And yet, that hasn’t kept the 39-year-old star from throwing out slight jabs at her former collaborator. While performing at Essence Fest in New Orleans over the weekend, Brandy sang “The Boy Is Mine,” which she is known for singing with Monica. But at the end of her performance of the tune, she changed the lyrics to say, “The song is mine”:
When the two women came together back in 2012 to do the single “It All Belongs to Me,” Brandy made it seem that their past, believed to be resolved issues were caused by their desire to be on top. (“As teenagers we were both very competitive.”) But as adults, and considering that Monica says very little in response to her contemporary, fans can’t help but wonder what the real problem is. And why is it still a problem?
We may never find out, but the shade is real. Here are all of the things Brandy has said in reference to Monica over the years that have left people scratching their heads.