Monica Discusses Decades-Long Feud With Brandy and Whether She'd Ever Work With Her Again

Singer opens up on The Real

By Kendall Fisher Sep 12, 2016 9:43 PMTags
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Remember the dynamic duo that brought us the Grammy-winning hit "This Boy Is Mine" in 1998 and subsequently broke out hearts by having a falling out and going their separate ways shortly thereafter?

Yes, Monica and Brandy still don't consider themselves friends after almost 20 years ago, but that doesn't mean there's still least not for Monica.

The 35-year-old singer joined The Real and dished on her feelings regarding Brandy and their so-called feud.

"There was a fan that sent a tweet to Brandy and asked her, 'Would you do the #SoGoneChallenge?' And she said 'Child, bye!'" Loni Love explained, regarding Monica's Twitter challenge and starting the conversation.

Monica smiled, "I'll tell you on the real, I'm not bothered at all…Honestly, the old me and the new me are two different things," she said. "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."

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She continued, going as far as praising Brandy in saying, "I've always thought that she's one of the most legendary people and has one of the most amazing voices…And I just think that some of it's been blown out of proportion to a degree. But 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 anything that's meant for you in this life is yours and nobody can stop you or stand in the way of it. So I wasn't bothered at all."

But would she ever consider working with Brandy again?

"I would work with her again," she admitted. "It's never been an easy situation, but the reason I would do it is because we are from a special elite group. 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 won mark. And the truth and reality of it is, the only Grammy either of us has is together. So yeah I absolutely would."

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Meanwhile, Brandy reportedly responded to Monica's discussion on The Real, taking to Instagram in a now-deleted post to throw some shade.

A few Twitter users captured screenshots before the post disappeared in which Brandy wrote, "#Inspire is the only reason #IAm," and then started hinting at the feud by adding, "Hey Hey Hey, #IKnowTHEREALStoryThatEverybodyDoesntKnow," the singer's post continued. "#NewKeyOnKeyNewMeOnMe #MissSubstance #PositivityIsTheOneThingYouShouldNotFake."