Brandy Norwood and Monica Brown want to set the record straight.
After more than three decades in the music industry, the two powerhouse R&B vocalists faced off in a Verzuz battle to the musical end, and discussed their alleged feud.
In the three-hour event on Monday, Aug. 31, the chart-topping singers live streamed their reunion. At one point, the Instagram Live event had 1.2 million viewers.
Celebrities including Keke Palmer, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott and former First Lady Michelle Obama all tuned in for the battle. Plus, vice presidential Democratic candidate Kamala Harris dropped in to encourage people to vote.
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After harmonizing to each of their own songs, and doing a rendition of their classic 1998 hit, “The Boy Is Mine,” the singers chatted about their supposed feud and any bad blood between them.
They revealed rumors that they were at odds were a marketing ploy to help sell copies of their song, and the two say they remain friendly. However, they admitted that prior to the Verzuz battle they hadn’t spoken in eight years, saying it had more to do with timing and business than any rivalry.
The last time the two collaborated was in 2012 for the song “It All Belongs to Me.”
“I wanted to speak to you face to face,” Brown said to Norwood at one point. “The more we’re talked about, the more it came 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 had to endure personally.”
Watch the full battle above.