On Monica, Whitney Houston & Why Y’all Need To Leave Brandy Alone
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Today is Whitney Houston’s birthday, so it only makes sense that the people who loved and actually knew her would have something to say about the day she came into the world. And a couple of those people include Monica and Brandy.
Monica posted this image of Whitney Houston.
Hours later, Brandy posted this.
Lord have mercy on my soul!!! Happy Born Day Whitney. You live on in me… I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me. My angel, my friend, my fairy God Mother. I love you forever… thank you for trusting me with the torch!!! I remember every moment with you and I and I will cherish these miraculous moments forever and ever! I love you…. 8/9-2/11 #WhitneyHouston
Nippy, I wanted to be exactly like you… mannerisms and all… I didn't have your Range but everything else I could do that you did I tried to do. Then It dawned on me, I can never do what you did exactly the way you did it and then I found myself being like myself because of everything you taught me! You said, be yourself and later on after you said that, I became my own artist but with your inflections. Happy Birthday… you live on in me and no one on this planet loves you the way I do.(yeah I said it because that is what I know because that's what you told me) There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. #offwiththecomments already made headlines
And then this one.
In the comment section on one of these three posts, someone accused Brandy of posting and writing so much because they believed she was trying to compete with Monica.
And she responded. Her comment has probably since been deleted. Because I couldn’t locate it. But, as always, there was a screenshot.
Brandy says she has time today. pic.twitter.com/Q6P7MKuz7o
— Shar (@SharSaysSo) August 9, 2017
This is why I titled this post leave Brandy alone. She would have never had to compare her relationship with Whitney to the one Monica had, if someone hadn’t triggered her, knowing good and damn well how much she loved and admired Whitney Houston. Did she do the most? Yeah. Mourning people should never turn into a competition to prove who was closer. I’m sure all parties, both in this realm and the next, know the truth. In an ideal world, Brandy would have been able to ignore it, or seen this comment for what it was, instigating. But that’s not what happened here. And it’s sad that people are trying to prey on her emotions right now when the post was meant to be about something as positive as remembering a loved one.
Honestly though, despite her clapbacks, Brandy is still very sensitive and maybe even a bit fragile at time. And while I’m sure folks enjoy getting a rise out of her, y’all really should leave homegirl alone.