Brandy and Monica Talk Tour, Remember Whitney Houston on ’106 & Park’

Monica and Brandy

Brandy and Monica continued their reunion tour with a visit to “106 & Park” on Monday. Before premiering the video for “It All Belongs to Me,” the R&B divas sat down with hosts Terrence and Rocsi to discuss why it took 14 years for them to come back together, a potential tour, and the late Whitney Houston.

Motherhood and maturity helped them put their differences aside and rekindle a friendship. “We realized that we did more together than separately,” said Monica. “We never won Grammys apart, we did it together. We never got a chance to reach the masses of people apart. It happened together.”

The Atlanta songstress also called for other artists to show solidarity. “I’m so sick of people divided and this lack of unity in music—I don’t care if you’re rappers or whatever—uniting for this music and the cause allows these kids to see that there’s strength in numbers.”

The ladies reflected on the loss of their idol Houston. “Devastating is almost an understatement. Even before her death, every night on stage I did tributes to her because I would always remind her that you are the greatest, no matter what place your life is in,” shared Mo. “I think it’s time that people ease up on these entertainers and recognize we’re human beings outside of what we do.”

Brandy added, “I just can’t believe she’s gone. I don’t understand. I don’t think I ever will, but I can only go forward just trying to make her proud.”

In the backstage interview, they traded stories about motherhood, their romantic relationships, and revealed which song of the others is their favorite.



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43 Comments

  1. Aaron

    Love them (:

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  2. kiddontplay

    These two young ladies are great! Brandy will forever be remembered and Monica is great to!!!!!It’s just something about that Brandy just so humble and so Earthly!!!!!Great Duo though!!!!I’ve notice that RCA has alot of Good Artist on their List!!!!!!

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  3. marcus

    I love both the ladies.. but U said remembering…only for her 90′s fans.. cause something Monica has and has done. that she havent is. Monica has songs that the kids of this era listening to.. Brandy dont..and what pushes Minoca is. she has always had THAT VOICE and those Riffs and Runs…thats why whitney always had her to sing or do a track..

    Brandy will always be rmemebred as the liing Whore, whom lied about her getting married. cause an child was born.. and heffa that Atlantic dropped. and a heffa to not have any #1 songs to her name.

    and Im a MO stan.. but this song is a FOOL. its a FOOL.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @marcus, Another retard who sits behind a keyboard to bash and to make ignorant statements about people he/she doesn’t know. Brandy has many #1′s, and she has a lot more success than Monica…have a seat u cornball!!

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    BOOKED Reply:

    @SdotB, She has many number ones but Brandy is outdated and Monica still sells. Yall kill me tryna put Monica down as if she no competition. Brandy last album flopped Monica’s didn’t #Ijs and I love them both

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    SdotB Reply:

    @marcus, And how u say u “love both the ladies”, then go on a rant about Brandy and how horrible she is in the next paragraph?? wtf??

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    BrandyTheQueen Reply:

    @marcus, you are the biggest idiot to ever walk this earth! brandy has a whole lot more songs that everyone still listens to to this day, monica got a few, no shade. brandy’s runs shit on mo’s, and what the fuck is a riff?! boy, sit! and whitney only has one song featuring monica, whitney handpicked brandy to do the cinderella movie and they did several songs together on that alone! you really just need to reevaluate your life before you speak again! and step your grammar and spelling game up boy you look like a got damn fool!

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    THE MALEZ Reply:

    @BrandyTheQueen, Sweetie DONT throw Mo under the bus 2 prove a point. Monica is HOT! N so is Bran! (Period)..All that otha shit you talkin bout is irrelevant..

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    BrandyTheQueen Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, sweetie, the “other shit” I’m talkin bout is not irrelevant since the fool who posted this comment jumped out the window with the shit he was saying. Like I said, no shade to Mo. But if someone wants to diss my girl B by saying Mo is BETTER, best believe I will shut those flawed fallacies down. Brandy and Mo are both eaqually great in their own individual right!

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  4. 4real

    “angel” is from monica’s sophomore record, stupid cows

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    thearlbred Reply:

    @4real, Actually, “Angel” is from her 1st album, ‘Miss Thang’ ……”Angel [of mine]” is from her sophomore record. Might want to take back that ‘stupid cows’ comment.

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  5. Sharp Tongue

    I love them both but Brandy’s outfit is ova I love that jacket the top and shoes perfect together.

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  6. Penny Proud Lil Sis

    Ch…Brandy has a couple of #1 songs…get ur lame ass facts str8.

    Have U Ever
    The Boy Is Mine (which she wrote)
    I Wanna Be Down
    Baby

    cuz we CLEARLY dont wanna list Brandy’s achievements vs. Monica’s…cuz that list is mighty long. god bless.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Penny Proud Lil Sis, Thank U!!

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  7. Lisa

    They have grown so much. Monica speaks with so much wisdom.

    I love that Brandy’s favorite Monica song is “Angel” (not “Angel of Mine”) from her Miss Thang album. Monica gave Brandy such a wonderful compliment on her voice too.

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  8. Music Lover 21

    I don’t get it they were just taking about unity and being together and saying that people need to stop bashing entertainers because at the end of the day they are humans and they feels just like you do and you all are sitting here disreguarding what they just said and comparing the two artist and torning the other one down. It’s a complete SHAME!!!!!!

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  9. danny

    Love Brandy but she gives Monica WAY TOO MUCH

    Brandy your career, (Even with a few failed albums) has shitted on MANY ARTIST including Monica (Yes I said it) Stop acting like your Less of a person just because… Be humbled Brandy don’t be stupid girl. You are the voice of THIS generation. Period, Get some confidence thats all you need. Monica is a Great person and she speaks the Truth you can NOT hate her for being her, Brandy irks me at times with this bashfulness, You’re 33 not 13…and Brandy You are MUSIC SPEAK UP!

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  10. THE MALEZ

    Lets NOT pin point them against each other! Ive NOTICED that BRANDY FANS always try and give Brandy cool points while subliminally throwing Monica under the bus! And im NOT having it!! Lets be clear folks! Brandy hasnt had a hit since the 90′s and sure as hell hasnt sold any records since then. STILL STANDING was a classic, grammy nominated LP which spurred a #1 and #2 single. Just be PRIVELAGED that MO decided 2 pick this heffer back up and give her ass a bit of shine! Cuz she NEEDED it waaay more than Monica! ijs

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    BrandyTheQueen Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, mo stans are the one throwing shade, & both full moon & afrodisiac were grammy nominated and they both came out in the 2000s! so the fuck u talkin bout?! still standing was weak as fuck! mo ain’t even had a platinum album since the boy is mine, whereas brandy went platinum with full moon, in the 2000s! Brandy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    IV. Reply:

    @BrandyTheQueen,
    Actually Monica went Platinum with After the Storm in 2003. They both have one album that isn’t certified BUT Monica’s career has been able to withstand time not to say Brandy can’t bounce back.

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    BrandyTheQueen Reply:

    @IV., check your facts, After The Storm only sold 900,000 or so copies, didn’t sell a Milli! I love them both and wish them both equal future success!

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    BOOKED Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, Speak that true shit. They always praise Brandy and throw a lil shade at Monica as if Monica has not outshined this girl since the 90′s getttttttt. Atleast Monica can fit in with the “new generation”

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    Shwaggg Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, i hate when people dont hav their facts straight. all of brandys albums have been nominated for grammys except Human whic i still dont understand why. they are all well put together albums and are timeless. Right Here Departed did chart at #1 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs.

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  11. Blaze

    Some of yall fans are so tired an so stupid.Clearly they love eachother an respect eachother they said stop the hate an sayin this one better an yall still doing the samething.I love both women I like Brandy more only cause she sings my life an I can relate more.Monica has a great voice an wisdom beyond her years.I have always supported both because WE GREW UP TOGETHER.

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  12. Jay

    Love it! This has got to be one of my favorite interviews of all-time. Brandy and Monica seem like good friends…they crack me up. It’s very refreshing to see how honest they are. I’ve been a fan since day one and following both of their careers. It’s just so cool to see them after all these years. If they do a tour together I’m most definitely going! And I agree with Monica, Never Say Never is that song!!! And love Angle of Mine and For You I Will!

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  13. common

    lets all be clearly here!! brandy is greater than monica, but monica is great 2!! brandy has more appeal than monica!!! her career is greater!!! her music greater, her albums greater, her sales greater than those of monica, is a succesful attress as well!!;her last single to chart on hot 100 was “right here” which became a top 40 hit, all singles frm monicas last 2 albums never cracked top 40 on hot 100!!! Brandy is 1 hit away frm her past glory..its only a matter of time!!! It belongs to me should crack top 40 hot 100 and no 1 rnb, that would bring both bck to the top like they deserve

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  14. LouLou

    Okay, I definitely love both of these ladies, but I hate that Brandy is almost too humble. I have heard rock groups, country stars, pop stars, soul singers, and even hip hop artists complimenting and admiring her voice. Brandy acted like second best in this interview. Her audience reaches beyond the states and has one of the most replicated and studied voices in the music industry. I wish she would act like it. She has been in the industry almost 20 years and needs to grow some confidence. I am saying this as an honest fan and just want to see her reach her full potential.

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    Shwaggg Reply:

    @LouLou, thank you! she inspired Red Hot Chilli Peppers for their Grammy award winning album! Red Hot Chili Peppers praises Brandy, calling her voice “multi-dimensional” and “inspiring”. In describing her voice and signature sound he said, “You can’t hear [the elaborate harmonies] with your conscious: you have to hear her voice with your subconscious.” He also mentioned that Norwood was the “main inspiration” behind the guitar work on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s 2006 Grammy winning album, Stadium Arcadium.I love Monica too but Brandy’s voice is simply on of a kind. the way that girl sings just takes me to another place.

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  15. hero

    i detected some major shade on brandy from monica on this interview. monica has such a bad attitude

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  16. @iJustoriginate

    Monica knows that Bible doe… lolol

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  17. iamqueen

    Timbaland said it best Brandy is the best singer. That girl can do things with her voice you would have never even thought of. Timbaland used her voice to make a beat on two of his tracks too sickening!!

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  18. Coreynorwood

    Brandy’s outfit is bangin,
    and as for comparrison i dont i love them both, brandy is my favorite artist and monica is my second, i love them both.
    Prais his light!

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  19. Mello

    You all kill me with this Brandy is better than Monica and vice versa. I am a die heart Monica fan, but being realistic about this, neither one of them did anything that was that damn spectacular that one is better than the other…im sorry. They both sold albums, neither one went platinum first week, they both flopped albums…they won 1 damn Grammy, they both did acting nothing to brag about and neither one of dance…they know how to move. They said stop the comparison cause they are two different artist under the same music umbrella. U either love them or u don’t. Just because u love Brandy does not mean throw Monica under the bus and again vice versa. Its like a damn natural reaction. These are the only two females that we have left from our 90s era and we complain so much about how R&B died and we need to bring it back but look how we badger them. It’s sad. I understand they are celebrities but this their jobs their jobs and we bash them as if their fault they don’t sell but if they do sell yall still gone find something negative to say “she may have sold now but back then she didn’t” REALLY???

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  20. JB

    Brandy wiki…..read it babeeeee!!!! #BEast

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  21. tonya phil

    Brandy fans are sooo over the top & delusional baaaaaaabyy.. its ridic!! there has been many artist to give monica props on her voice also…brandy is not NOOT the only chick to get props from other artist boo. bwahahaha. brandy sold 25mill to monicas 20mill… and the funny thing is monica did so WITHOUT a cheesy show on upn every week…or plastic doll…lies..or fakeness. shes kept it 100 from jump which is why shes relevant. dont knock it boo, brandys overly humble, & a sugery sweet ass kisser cuz shes taken a persons life. shes still tryna win over the masses. i see right thru her fakeness, shes really not a good actress at alll.

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    Freestyle unity Reply:

    @tonya phil, Bitch you need to stop doing drugs because your statement was weak, whack, and wrong! & if you want to talk taking a person’s life, Monica’s boyfriend took his own life meaning he’d rather kill himself than be with her. Brandy clearly is humble and Gid-fearing rather than being like that country ass ghetto rag doll Monica. If it weren’t for brandy, none of Monica’s songs would get this much exposure. Don’t hate on brandy because she acts in tv and movies, produces and is known for more than just singing. Monica. Fans love to hate on brandy and say she flopped twice but they all know that Monica needs to know her place which is right underneath brandy cause y’all not supporting her, otherwise Monica wouldn’t have had to beg brandy to be on her cd when this upcoming cd when it kept getting pushed back, no promotion, and all of its singles keep flopping. Monica is good but her fans need to know their role.

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    tonya phil Reply:

    @Freestyle unity, my comment was wack yet it has u feelin some type of way huh? #TRUHhurts but u proved ur delusional wit that reply…lol. Offbrand flakes went before MILLIONS OF PPL & said she begged monica for YEARSS & YEARS & yearsss to do another collabo but monica didnt want to,so who needed who?????..an d until monica called her desperate ass she had nothing goin for herself.hahaha she also said she was honored to be in monicas presence…& in thstudio with monica :-P, and she wants to tour with MONICA…..but its ALL UP TO MONICA bwahahaha…if that aint the most desperate ish i don heard smfh. Yes even from her idk whatt is!! that bitch LIVES for Monica. face it shes bowing to the queen…and ur pressed like my jeans #stayMad boo Mo is good, believe that!!!

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    Freestyle unity Reply:

    @tonya phil, Both of your comments had me feeling some kind of way alright — feeling sorry for you. You can believe what you hear all you want but we all know what happened behind closed doors. Monica has had more flopped albums and way more failed flopped and forgotten singles. Check Wikipedia darling then you will see that brandy has sold 50 mil worldwide & when her cd drops this summer and you make that sour face when brandy outsells her again :P you will see that you’ve been rooting for the underDOG all along. Monica knows brandy is all that, that’s why she keeps agreeing to work with her. Brandy is known internationally, while Monica, like your reply, is easily forgotten. Get will soon.

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  22. ....

    Brandy=ET with a wig =-O

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    tonya phil Reply:

    @…., lol hahahahaha et phone home!!!! i actually think bamby looks like finding nemo. jmo. *shrugz*

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  23. Jac

    Obviously not many people who posted hateful comments actually watched the videos, if you had you would have heard Monica say that there needs to be unity and there doesn’t need to be comparisons. There is enough talent in this world to go around, you can like more than one artist if you want. I am Brandy’s biggest fan but I would never say terrible things about Monica, she can sing, and I am glad they have re-united. I don’t understand why there is so much hatred in this world, especially over such pettiness, and why do haters have to call people names??? I don’t get it, *smh*

    These Ladies are artists in their own right, and honestly CD sales have nothing to do with talent. I don’t listen to much R&B anymore because of all the crap out there nowadays, but unfortunately all that crap sells records but it all lacks talent.

    Long live the queens of good R&B = Brandy and Monica!

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  24. Alex

    I love Brandy and Monica!! I can’t wait for their new albums :)

    #New Life
    #TwoEleven

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  25. jb

    While back Brandy did upset Monica once on their last duet 14 yrs ago.. Brandy went on tonight with out Monica cause problem for them did the sang with her…

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