Did the fictional battle between "The Boy Is Mine" singers Brandy and Monica become reality?
There's been some subtle shade-throwing going on between the two '90s R&B singers lately on social media -- something Monica Brown opened up about on Monday's premiere episode of "The Real."
In case you haven't been following their Instagram accounts, Brown has been hosting something called the "So Gone" Challenge, where fans and celebs alike have been submitting freestyle lyrics to her 2003 song. When one of Brandy's fans recently asked if she would ever partake in the viral challenge, the singer reportedly dismissed it completely with a simple "Chile, bye!"
While Monica previously said any sort of feud between them was nothing more than "brilliant marketing" to promote the 1998 song together, it sounds like there could be more to the story.
"I'm not bothered at all," Brown said about the alleged shade.
"I think that that was just a test from God for me and I've always thought that she was one of the most legendary people and has one of the most amazing voices in the runs and riffs," she said, sounding like refrained from clapping back at Norwood online.
"I can't tell my kids to do something that I can't do. So it was just a test for me to always just take the high road and know that in anything that happens in this life, if it's meant for you," she continued.
Host Loni Love then asked if she'd ever consider working with Brandy again.
"I would work with her again. It's never been an easy situation, but the reason that I would do it, is because we are from a special elite group. It was her, Aaliyah and myself," Monica responded. "It was a very special time where each of us were individuals, we did our own thing and we all made our own mark. And the truth and reality is the only Grammy either of us has is together. So that to me says something special. So yeah, I absolutely would."
When asked about Monica last year by EW, Brandy had a pretty cold reaction.
"['The Boy Is Mine'] was so long ago, I'm just in a different space. I don't talk to Monica. We are on different paths," she told the publication.