It finally happened! After a week of hype (and years of feud rumors), Brandy and Monica faced off for a "Verzuz" battle that saw the duo sing, laugh and attempt to set the record straight.
The singers reunited 22 years after their huge R&B hit, “The Boy Is Mine,” for the webcast series that pits icons against one another for a lengthy music-and-more battle.
And for those wondering who came out on top, it was no contest: Fans of both singers won.
In between the tunes, the women talked around the topic of their long-rumored feud, and while they never fully confirmed exactly what did or didn't happen, their banter made it seem as though they’re ready to put it all behind them.
"I wanted to speak to you face to face," Monica said. "The more we’re talked about, the more it led it to be difficult, unnecessarily. And I really, really am a straight shooter, and I really do admire what you’ve done musically and what you’ve also had to endure personally. I don't know all of it, but I know some of it."
Brandy returned the kind comments, telling her fellow hit-maker: “I have the utmost love and respect for you, as well, no matter, you know, the times where it seemed like I didn't. For somebody to start at 12 years old — the longevity of your career — you never gave up, no matter what you've been through. And I know a lot of the things you've endured, and you're still here.”
Despite their proclaimed mutual appreciation, they admitted that this event marked the first time they’d spoken in eight years, which means that their 2012 reunion for their follow-up hit, “It All Belongs to Me,” didn’t exactly lead to a renewed friendship.
And even though the women didn’t profess to having any bad blood these days, Monica, 39, repeatedly referenced the fact that she and Brandy, 41, “had a disagreement” at one point, and viewers couldn’t help but sense some frosty moments between them.