Trey Songz Says Monica Is ‘Like A Big Sister’

'I'm so happy for where she is in her career right now,' Songz tells MTV News of handpicking her as tourmate.

[artist id="1838768"]Trey Songz[/artist] is having a big year. He’s already given a fearless performance on MTV’s Unplugged and toured with Jay-Z on his Blueprint 3 Tour. And on Sunday night, he continued his fortunate streak, bravely covering Prince’s classic “Purple Rain” at the 2010 BET Awards — as the Purple One looked on from the audience — and taking home the night’s award for Best Male R&B Artist.

At a pre-awards-show event, Songz told MTV News he had more reason to be excited, opening up about how his upcoming Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour with R&B songstress Monica came together.

“She’s kinda like a big sister to me, so we’ve had some conversations and we did a series of shows together, and I told her I wanted her to be involved,” Songz explained. The crooner said he had a lot of love for his tourmate: “Monica has been doing her thing for a while now. I’m so happy for where she is in her career right now and she got a great album.”

Like Monica, who gave viewers a glimpse into her world with her BET reality show “Monica: Still Standing,” fans will soon be able to see what life is like for the Virginia soul man offstage in his new docu-series “Trey Songz: My Moment.” The show, also airing on the network, chronicles the behind-the-scenes happenings of the singer’s tour with Jay and premieres Tuesday night.

Of course, fans who aren’t content to watch Monica and Trey Songz on the small screen, can always check out the duo on the road when the Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour — also the name of Songz’ upcoming album — crisscrosses the U.S. later this summer.

Are you glad Trey chose R&B singer Monica as his tourmante? Tell us in the comments!