Monica is ready to put the past behind her and would be willing to reunite with one-time collaborator Brandy. Brandy, however, is less enthusiastic.

Monica v. Brandy

Back in the late 90s, Monica and Brandy were two of the most popular female R&B singers. Together, they sang hit track “The Boy Is Mine,” which came out in 1998. Not long after the success of the single, the two had a very real falling out for reasons that are largely unknown.

When it was brought to Monica’s attention on The Real that Brandy had dismissed a fan’s suggestion that she do Monica’s #SoGoneChallenge, replying, “Child, bye,” she was unbothered.

“I’ll tell you on the real, I’m not bothered at all,” Monica told Loni Love. “Honestly, the old me and the new me are two different things. This journey of self-progression and self-love and empowerment that I’m on, I can’t go backward. I think that was just a test from God for me.”

Monica went on to say that Brandy was “legendary,” and that she had “one of the most amazing voices.” If given the chance to get back into the studio with Brandy, Monica wouldn’t hesitate to put the feud behind her.

“I would work with her again. It’s never been an easy situation, but the reason I would do it is because we are from a special elite group,” Monica explained. “It was her, Aaliyah, and myself. It was a very special time where each of us was individuals. We did our own thing, and we all made our mark. And the truth and reality of it is, the only Grammy either of us has is together. So yeah, I absolutely would.”

Brandy appeared to respond to the suggestion of working with Monica in an Instagram post. “Hey Hey Hey, #IKnowTHEREALStoryThatEverybodyDoesntKnow
#NewKeyOnKeyNewMeOnMe #MissSubstance #PositivityIsTheOneThingYouShouldNotFake,” Brandy captioned a picture of herself.

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