Everything about who you are is great. “But in this industry, you always have to be okay. 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.●. Monica also shared a new song called “Trenches” featuring Lil Baby. 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. It’s harder to be cordial with each other when there’s a constant narrative being spun that There Can Only Be One. That’s the thing, though, isn’t it? 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 were joined by special guest Kamala Harris during an eventful edition of the Verzuz series on Monday night. Career: Brandy Norwood was born on February 11th, 1979. If I’m not present to say it for you, you say it yourself.’”. 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. You will forever be missed.” Brandy later posted her own tribute and thanked Houston for “trusting” her “with the torch!! Tonight (August 31), the singers faced off in a hit-for-hit battle. Monica and Brandy, who have, respectively, sold a staggering 30 million and 40 million albums worldwide, have had a real on-again, off-again professional relationship, and the reason behind the static surrounding them has never been made plain. “Turnin Me Off” featured lines which some assumed were directed at her peers Beyoncé and Ciara. Round 1: Monica took advantage of the huge audience to debut new song "Trenches." 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. “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. 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. Check out Brandy and Monica’s interviews below. You brought joy at a much needed time ✨. Monica is clearing up the age old rumor that her beef with Brandy was over a boy. 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… “Monica needs to really check her evil ass fans," Brandy said in an Instagram caption at the time. Brandy and Monica should be commended for how hard they tried to resist falling into the trap, but they were, unfortunately, just next up in a long line of legendary stars who were forced to endure the tired rivalry trope. !” For some time, the rivalry has felt one-sided. 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. Brandy and Monica were joined by special guest Kamala Harris during an eventful edition of the Verzuz series on Monday night. “Once I speak with her and see how much of what she wants to share can be shared, then we'll share some things with you guys.”. Watch Jazmine Sullivan, Moses Sumney, Brandy and Monica perform at the 2020 Soul Train Awards. Brandy And Monica Verzuz Battle Is Happening And Twitter Is Losing It Social media is already buzzing over the matchup. ... Fourteen years after they argued over the same guy in “The Boy is Mine,” Brandy and Monica reunited to release the female … Monica was the tall, model-esque beauty, while Brandy had more exotic features — Asian-like eyes, small button nose and full lips — which she was both praised and ridiculed for. 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 first female Verzuz battle between Erykah Badu and Jill Scott is set to go down on May 9 at 7 pm ET. Brandy responded, “I just need you to know that I have the utmost love and respect for you, no matter the times where it seemed like I didn’t.”. 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. 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. “I would work with her again. You don't have to do this. “There was a time when I was kicking in doors and smacking chicks," Monica said, right before introducing her song “So Gone.”. Brandy and Monica’s joint hit single “The Boy Is Mine” came out back in 1998. 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. 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.”. “If Brandy plays one of the Cinderella tracks, it’s a wrap for Miss Monica on the spot!” one fan said, adding an oft-memed clip of Blac Chyna saying “Cut the cameras...deadass” for maximum effect. 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. Brandy and Monica‘s 1998 collaboration “The Boy Is Mine” was undoubtedly an instant classic when it first premiered. 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. Posted on September 1, 2020, at 3:01 p.m. Brandy and Monica are two very different women, two very different artists, who happen to make phenomenal music — as a duo — and as solo artists. 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. Check out a selection of the best tweets from the night below. Since its epic chart reign in 1998, the two as adults - jointly and separately in interviews over the The night ended with an embrace, after the two played “The Boy Is Mine,” and the former rivals exited stage right. — 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. 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. I was a human being.”, Monica, meanwhile, was presented to the public as a beautiful and talented singer who was very sure of herself — “wise beyond her years,” as Daily Press put it in 1995, when the singer was just 14 years old. 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. Want to see more stories like this? Monica shooped in a way that Brandy could never, ever shoop, and still can't shoop. “It just soiled my whole dream,” she said. It’s harder to be cordial with each other when there’s a constant narrative being spun that There Can Only Be One. Monica admits that in her and Brandy’s case, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, with reality eventually reflecting the “Brandy vs. Monica” narrative. Born into a musical family, Norwood was raised in Carson, California, beginning her career as a backing vocalist for teen groups. Brandy and Monica’s Verzuz Battle: Here’s What Happened Brandy and Monica were the latest stars to challenge each other on Verzuz. Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. 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. Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Michael Blackmon is a culture reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. 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. Monica’s most recent record was 2015’s Code Red. Don’t let them tell you different. He never made me feel like, ‘If she's not selling records, she's not important.’ It was always about, ‘Look, are you okay? 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. I was really sad, I was really hurt, I was really blazing. As the two vied for attention from largely the same audience, they were presented with opposing images and pitted against each other. Monica and Brandy feud and leads to fight “The Boy Is Mine” reigned while reports surfaced that Monica and Brandy did not get along. Not Kamala (and Biden in the chat) showing up for Verzuz between Monica and Brandy pic.twitter.com/KJ8DRb1wRS. Monica plans on changing that soon. 2018-07-11. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. It's not!!! featured attention-grabbing headlines that alluded to “catfights” and a “rivalry” that eventually got to the two women. Brandy and Monica were the latest stars to challenge each other on Verzuz. She was born in Mississippi but grew up in Carson, Ca in since 1983. 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. “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. So I felt like I was trapped in a happy image, where sometimes I was really fucked up. "It's so much stuff I can post about the hateful things they say to me... but I will never have time for that. 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 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. Tonight (August 31), the singers faced off in a hit-for-hit battle. Brandy and Monica’s joint hit solitary “The Boy Is Mine” came out again in 1998. “Chile bye” was Brandy’s response. 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?! Monica also shared a new song called “Trenches” featuring Lil Baby. She ent Though adept at singing, the two were not at all prepared to endure the manufactured rivalry that seemingly became a real thing. ©2020 The Fader, Inc. All rights reserved. “So I’m trying to get to know myself, and to give myself a chance. Neither were Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell nor Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. "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. “It was her, Aaliyah, and myself. Music was a huge part of her family and she followed into those footsteps at a very young age. 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. Whitney Houston was Brandy’s role model and she wanted to be just like her when she grew up. 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. Contact Michael Blackmon at michael.blackmon@buzzfeed.com. And that squeaky-clean image catapulted her to mainstream success: She was a pop star, called “The Vocal Bible” by fans who know her deep cuts, and held her own while singing alongside music royalty on hit soundtracks (Waiting to Exhale, Set It Off, Cinderella). Finally — finally! — 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. It's never been an easy situation, but the reason that I would do it is because we are from a special elite group,” Monica said on The Real in 2016. It’s an unresolved pop culture mystery, and the singers have played into its longevity just as much as fans. 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. Brandy’s image was the epitome of the girl next door. ET. I mean, if we really wanna go deep, we can throw it back to Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. 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. “So many of us, especially women, don’t know ourselves; we let other people tell us what we need and want,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 1998. When Brandy and Monica’s Verzuz was announced on Aug. 22, fans of the singers almost immediately launched into the ladies’ discographies, drawing battle lines and making their case for which star would ultimately prevail in the end. “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. Thank you QUEENS for such an EPIC #VERZUZ! Still, her 2003 comeback album, After the Storm, was delayed several times before its release, eventually debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. There’s real damage that’s done too. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston weren’t exempt. Still, this act of resistance proved futile as the wildly popular pop stars’ budding relationship inevitably became frayed. 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. “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. She put on her dancing shoes. She said she will be revealing the details of what happened at their upcoming Verzuz battle, set for Monday at 8 p.m. See how each round played out, and listen to a playlist below. It may be all fun and games for onlookers, but these women were simply trying to entertain us and were saddled with unbelievable pressure. It ended, of course, with “The Boy Is Mine” and the promise of an upcoming tour. Is this too much? Monica recognized that fans have been taking sides between her and rival Brandy. And apparently the pair came to blows during a rehearsal for a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1998. Ironically, the duet won the pair a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999, a shared honor that remains the only Grammy each of them have to their name. It ended, of course, with “The Boy Is Mine” and the promise of an upcoming tour. Years later, even when attempting to shed her good-girl image to show the world she had grown more mature, Brandy was candid about the costs of always presenting herself as perfect. 2020 marks the 25 year anniversary of Monica's debut album Miss Thang. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link. 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. On Monday night’s Verzuz faceoff, the two iconic ‘90s singers left the past behind. “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. Whatever happened to Brandy? And that was that – no more Brandy and Monica. Finally — finally! Now-defunct magazines YM, Fresh!, and Right On! Because of their turbulent history people were trying to detect any tiny little movement, facial expression or compliment as shade. “I really am a straight shooter and I really do admire what you do musically,” Monica said at one stage. 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. Published August 22nd. In 2009, Hilson remixed her hit “Turnin Me On,” changing not only some of the lyrics but also the title of the song. !” Fans of Monica purportedly began teasing Brandy for making a self-indulgent post about Houston that, inevitably, perpetuated the idea of their rift. Brandy even dedicated her moving ballad “Have You Ever” to Monica. 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. Here’s a look at what happened to Brandy. 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. The idea to come together was originally Brandy’s, who was hoping to quell the persistent rumors that the two teenagers loathed each other. After signing with Atlantic Records in 1993, she released her self-titled debut album the … With this kind of fabricated antagonism still prevalent in the music industry today, it’s no wonder the beef with Monica and Brandy has become the stuff of legend. Spring 2019 saw Brandy and Monica's colossal duet, 'The Boy is Mine,' celebrate its 21st birthday. Verzuz claimed to have broken their own record for live viewers on Instagram, with over 1.2m people watching on around the world. Always thinking something is about her. Keri Hilson, who began her career as a songwriter before becoming a singer, recently opened up to former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan on her talk show, Out Loud, about how she was essentially pressured by industry executives to start a rivalry with Beyoncé. In the past few months, Verzuz has hosted tête-à-têtes between DMX and Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and Rick Ross, and many others. Meanwhile, in 2017, Monica celebrated Whitney Houston’s birthday with an Instagram caption that, in part, said, “You will forever be the greatest …. Written by Paul Meara. But Hilson said she was essentially powerless because she was so young in her career and felt pressured to do as she was told. Though adept at singing, the two were not at all prepared to endure the manufactured rivalry that seemingly became a real thing. She also let Brandy kick off the event, which was held in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios. Later in the night, Brandy said, “I’m having so much fun. 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. Become a BuzzFeed News member. In 2016, Brandy was dismissive when asked if she would participate in the #SoGoneChallenge, where fans remixed Monica and Missy Elliott’s 2003 song of the same name with their own original freestyle. A list of fundraisers you can support right now. In September 1994, Brandy released her eponymous debut album, Brandy under Atlantic Records. When asked in 2016 if she would take part … 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. Harris thanked the duo during her brief cameo, telling Brandy and Monica that " Our voice is our vote, right?" Brandy and Monica were the latest stars to challenge each other on Verzuz. The track is produced by The Neptunes and features Lil Baby. Brandy was paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 2010 and established herself as a favorite due to her high scores. Though Monica hasn’t been completely innocent in the feud — Dallas Austin even went so far as to say Monica punched Brandy in the face prior to their 1998 VMA performance — she has since only praised Brandy in interviews. Brandy and Monica, who were 18 and 17 at the time, hadn’t actually met before they recorded “The Boy Is Mine” in 1997. 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. As brandy stated they talked before verzus … "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. In July, Brandy released B7, her first studio LP since 2012’s Two Eleven. Brandy went from sittin’ up in her room to sitting on top of the world. 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