“It’s a working relationship,” Monica flatly told an interviewer for VIVA, the German music channel, right after being questioned about why she named her sophomore album The Boy Is Mine (which, c’mon, feels just a little petty considering it’s technically Brandy’s song), but apparently she just wanted to “make a bold statement.” Monica, who excelled in her own right — though she never matched Brandy in star power — also made songs for the soundtracks for The Preacher’s Wife and Space Jam and scored hits like “The First Night” and “Angel of Mine.”, Monica, who was firmly slotted into the R&B category, would suffer a slump after the commercial success of The Boy Is Mine. !” For some time, the rivalry has felt one-sided. “Monica needs to really check her evil ass fans," Brandy said in an Instagram caption at the time. Though adept at singing, the two were not at all prepared to endure the manufactured rivalry that seemingly became a real thing. “We're friends and we're cool and no matter what anybody says we're going to stay tight,” said Brandy in a late-’90s interview clip about the collaboration. Brandy even dedicated her moving ballad “Have You Ever” to Monica. “Missy aint never screamed ‘New Brandy!’” another fan said, jokingly, referring to what hip-hop legend Missy Elliott excitedly wailed when announcing the arrival of a new Monica single. Monica, while promoting her second studio album, The Boy Is Mine, on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee in ‘98, also seemed to suggest they were on the same page. !” Fans of Monica purportedly began teasing Brandy for making a self-indulgent post about Houston that, inevitably, perpetuated the idea of their rift. As with everything online during the COVID-19 pandemic — and because the women haven’t been in close proximity in nearly a decade — the show got off to a bit of a clumsy start. While Brandy and Monica reunited once before in 2012 for another duet called “It All Belongs to Me,” the reconciliation was short-lived as old tensions began to take hold once more. And that was that – no more Brandy and Monica. She also let Brandy kick off the event, which was held in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios. The R&B superstar with the ear-to-ear smile was a force in the music industry from an early age, releasing her quadruple platinum, self-titled debut album at the age of 15. Though there were perceived jabs and playfully shady moments, the one thing that’s been made crystal clear from their Verzuz appearance is that there has always been, and always will be, room for the both of them to thrive.●. A list of fundraisers you can support right now. Harris thanked the duo during her brief cameo, telling Brandy and Monica that " Our voice is our vote, right?" Monica recognized that fans have been taking sides between her and rival Brandy. Brandy and Monica were the latest stars to challenge each other on Verzuz. It ended, of course, with “The Boy Is Mine” and the promise of an upcoming tour. She said she will be revealing the details of what happened at their upcoming Verzuz battle, set for Monday at 8 p.m. Monica also shared a new song called “Trenches” featuring Lil Baby. “I really am a straight shooter and I really do admire what you do musically,” Monica said at one stage. Meanwhile, in 2017, Monica celebrated Whitney Houston’s birthday with an Instagram caption that, in part, said, “You will forever be the greatest …. He never made me feel like, ‘If she's not selling records, she's not important.’ It was always about, ‘Look, are you okay? The duo, best known for their 1998 collaboration "The Boy Is Mine," reunited to celebrate their own solo back catalogs as well as donating proceeds to Michelle Obama’s non-profit When We All Vote. Career: Brandy Norwood was born on February 11th, 1979. Brandy and Monica were joined by special guest Kamala Harris during an eventful edition of the Verzuz series on Monday night. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies. Why can’t we just accept that these two women are great in their own unique ways, like we do with the beloved Reginas — King and Hall — and praise them both without it being a competition?! ... Fourteen years after they argued over the same guy in “The Boy is Mine,” Brandy and Monica reunited to release the female … When asked in 2016 if she would take part … The night ended with an embrace, after the two played “The Boy Is Mine,” and the former rivals exited stage right. Monica and Brandy performing The Boy Is Mine in 2020 I’m crying #Verzuz pic.twitter.com/4ELff890jW, We just broke our own IG record #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/BFP06cumjT, Crying at Solange and Tyler the creator trying to figure out what Monica is wearing #Verzuz pic.twitter.com/tmBmPHvhi3, LOOK AT MONICA pic.twitter.com/7glO6rLXCC. It was a very special time where each of us were individuals, we did our own thing, and we all made our own mark.”, On Monday night, with over a million people watching, Brandy and Monica seemed, for the most part, to leave the past in the past. Brandy and Monica’s joint hit single “The Boy Is Mine” came out back in 1998. and adding: "I’ll be dancing and singing all night with you all.” Joe Biden's account was active too, dropping a waving emoji in the comment section. Brandy’s image was the epitome of the girl next door. Though they were adamant there was no beef, looking at how often they were placed in opposition to one another, it’s easy to see how some kind of conflict was inevitable, even if rumors of actual strife were unfounded. Monica took advantage of the huge audience to debut new song "Trenches." Their reunion on the quarantine entertainment staple that has blessed music lovers with song battles between Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, Babyface and Teddy Riley, and Johntá Austin and Ne-Yo — just to name a few — was “for the culture” and a celebration of “the love of music.”. The idea to come together was originally Brandy’s, who was hoping to quell the persistent rumors that the two teenagers loathed each other. She was a TV star (Moesha) and a beauty icon (a Cover Girl with her own Barbie Doll) all before she could even legally drink. Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), better known by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman. When things cooled off for Brandy, the former R&B sensation did what many celebs have done to give their career a jolt: She joined Dancing with the Stars. — more than 20 years since their duet “The Boy Is Mine” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for an impressive 13 weeks, Brandy, 41, and Monica, 39, decided it was time to bury the hatchet that has shadowed their legendary careers and appear together on the Instagram Live show Verzuz last night. In July, Brandy released B7, her first studio LP since 2012’s Two Eleven. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Whitney Houston was Brandy’s role model and she wanted to be just like her when she grew up. It’s an unresolved pop culture mystery, and the singers have played into its longevity just as much as fans. And while Brandy was facing the pressure of being more of a commodity than a person, Monica was given permission to be what she described as “sassy and more attitude-oriented.” Speaking about her mentor and producer Dallas Austin, who signed her to Rowdy Records at the age of 12 last year on The Breakfast Club, Monica said, “It couldn't have been anybody better to have signed me at that age because he treated me as his daughter. Brandy and Monica are about to take their rivalry to a whole new level on Monday night (Aug. 31) as they face off in a can't-miss Verzuz battle. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Michael Blackmon is a culture reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. ET. And fans — more than 1 million, to be exact, including everyone from former first lady Michelle Obama to Lil’ Kim to, yes, even vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris — tuned in to see these women reconnect. — more than 20 years since their duet “The Boy Is Mine” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for an impressive 13 weeks, Brandy, 41, and Monica, 39, decided it was time to bury the hatchet that has shadowed their legendary careers and appear together on the Instagram Live show Verzuz last night. In the past few months, Verzuz has hosted tête-à-têtes between DMX and Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and Rick Ross, and many others. “I would work with her again. Because of their turbulent history people were trying to detect any tiny little movement, facial expression or compliment as shade. “It was her, Aaliyah, and myself. A definite crowd pleaser, the artist’s debut work was met with positive reviews; upon its release, critics also took the opportunity to describe the singe… That’s the thing, though, isn’t it? Brandy, on the other hand, recently spoke to ESSENCE and said that she is “open” to a potential matchup against the “So Gone” singer, but really hasn’t given much thought into it. 2 thoughts on “ see what really happened bts of brandy and monica at their verzuz ” $$$ says: September 2, 2020 at 9:42 pm Commenters talking about them “lowkey shading each other” was irking the fuck out of me. Brandy quickly added that things were in the past while Monica, attempting to keep things light, simply said, “What had happened was, we had a disagreement” and left it at that. As brandy stated they talked before verzus … Brandy spoke first, saying she was “so happy and elated that we are together.” Monica responded in kind, taking a moment to acknowledge the news of Chadwick Boseman’s death and the tumultuous year that has been 2020. Brandy and Monica were joined by special guest Kamala Harris during an eventful edition of the Verzuz series on Monday night. 2018-07-11. “There was a time when I was kicking in doors and smacking chicks," Monica said, right before introducing her song “So Gone.”. "You sure was," Brandy responded, who — in an attempt to make a joke — added that she was on the receiving end of Monica's wrath. Verzuz claimed to have broken their own record for live viewers on Instagram, with over 1.2m people watching on around the world. Don’t let them tell you different. Always thinking something is about her. Can we do a Verzuz part two?” while Monica let the singer have the floor for a moment to talk about her newfound freedom as an independent artist and the release of her latest studio album, B7. “Turnin Me Off” featured lines which some assumed were directed at her peers Beyoncé and Ciara. There’s real damage that’s done too. Monica plans on changing that soon. After signing with Atlantic Records in 1993, she released her self-titled debut album the … And let’s be real: There was a tiny bit of petty behavior, but the women made it clear at the outset that they were all about unity and friendship. Brandy went from sittin’ up in her room to sitting on top of the world. See how each round played out, and listen to a playlist below. Thank you QUEENS for such an EPIC #VERZUZ! Tonight (August 31), the singers faced off in a hit-for-hit battle. Monica’s most recent record was 2015’s Code Red. She put on her dancing shoes. Monica and Brandy feud and leads to fight “The Boy Is Mine” reigned while reports surfaced that Monica and Brandy did not get along. Posted on September 1, 2020, at 3:01 p.m. Watch Jazmine Sullivan, Moses Sumney, Brandy and Monica perform at the 2020 Soul Train Awards. Monica is clearing up the age old rumor that her beef with Brandy was over a boy. Watch King Von’s new video, “Wayne’s Story”, Report: G Herbo pleads not guilty to fraud and identity theft charges, faces up to six years in prison, A Boogie wit da Hoodie arrested on drug, weapons charges, Listen to Big Freedia and Flo Milli’s new Christmas song, Here’s what happened in Brandy and Monica’s Verzuz battle. The track is produced by The Neptunes and features Lil Baby. Tonight (August 31), the singers faced off in a hit-for-hit battle. So I felt like I was trapped in a happy image, where sometimes I was really fucked up. “When we did the song together, [there] were all these misconceptions about controversy, but I think it kind of took the fun out of it for people to see we got along,” she said. 1 on the Billboard 200. The pair fell out following their hit single and, while the tension didn't appear to completely a thing of the past, both sides agreed that they love one another. Brandy and Monica’s Verzuz Battle: Here’s What Happened Brandy and Monica were the latest stars to challenge each other on Verzuz. That’s all I can do, you know?” She came off very guarded in interviews, offering matter-of-fact statements when asked about her relationship with Brandy. Contact Michael Blackmon at michael.blackmon@buzzfeed.com. Some fans sensed a palpable “TENSION” between the women, while others picked up on an awkwardness emanating from Brandy and chalked it up to her excitement about the battle. As the two vied for attention from largely the same audience, they were presented with opposing images and pitted against each other. Spring 2019 saw Brandy and Monica's colossal duet, 'The Boy is Mine,' celebrate its 21st birthday. ©2020 The Fader, Inc. All rights reserved. In July, Brandy unveiled B7, her initial studio LP due to the fact 2012’s Two Eleven.Monica’s most modern record was 2015’s Code Crimson. It’s harder to be cordial with each other when there’s a constant narrative being spun that There Can Only Be One. Round 1: "The fans have no idea what really took place, what really caused the initial friction, and we vowed to keep that between us,” Monica teased in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. Whatever happened to Brandy? Brandy, as recently as 2018, performed “The Boy Is Mine” solo at Essence Fest, slightly changing the ending by singing “the song is mine,” an apparent dig at Monica. In 2009, Hilson remixed her hit “Turnin Me On,” changing not only some of the lyrics but also the title of the song. Neither were Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell nor Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Elliott intervened, saying, in an emoji-laden message, “Come on y’all... Let’s CELEBRATE the fact that these two women are coming together again … Let’s Enjoy both of their catalogues because they both are Legends with a IMPACT & have made UNDENIABLE TIMELESS music.” She was quickly reassured that it was all in jest. The showdown between the pair of R&B icons will take place at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on Verzuz's popular Instagram Live channel. Is this too much? It's not!!! But Hilson said she was essentially powerless because she was so young in her career and felt pressured to do as she was told. Written by Paul Meara. “You can dance, she can sing but need to move it to the left,” Hilson sings along with the line “go sit down and have babies.” She was, unfortunately, never able to live the incident down because the Hive never lets anything slide. Monica shooped in a way that Brandy could never, ever shoop, and still can't shoop. Brandy and Monica’s joint hit solitary “The Boy Is Mine” came out again in 1998. Away from politics, Brandy and Monica went back-and-forth with their most beloved hits, including Monica's "Angel Of Mine" and "So Gone" as well as Brandy favorites "I Wanna Be Down" and "Have You Ever." Brandy and Monica‘s record breaking Verzuz battle which took place Monday (August 31), was ranked as the most viewed out of the entire series with 1.2 million live viewers on Instagram. Created in collaboration with several music producers such as Keith Crouch, Damon Thomas and Arvel McClinton, it contained a blend of pop, contemporary R&B and hip-hop soul sounds. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston weren’t exempt. Monica addressed their long-standing feud but didn’t divulge any shocking details, only saying that the consistency at which they were discussed in the press during the heyday of their careers “led to it being more difficult” for the two women to connect. It may be all fun and games for onlookers, but these women were simply trying to entertain us and were saddled with unbelievable pressure. You will forever be missed.” Brandy later posted her own tribute and thanked Houston for “trusting” her “with the torch!! “So I’m trying to get to know myself, and to give myself a chance. She was born in Mississippi but grew up in Carson, Ca in since 1983. Finally — finally! Monica admits that in her and Brandy’s case, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, with reality eventually reflecting the “Brandy vs. Monica” narrative. 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