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.