Brandy & Monica Will Face Off in a Sure-to-Be Iconic ‘Verzuz’ Showdown


Brandy and Monica will go head-to-head on Monday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on Instagram and Apple Music.

Ever since the Verzuz DJ battle series — where artists like Snoop Dogg and DMX square off and showcase their hits in friendly competition while fans cheer on via social media — launched in March, Brandy vs. Monica has been the matchup that fans have clamored for. Not only did they team up on one of the biggest hits in history — “The Boy Is Mine,” which topped singles charts for more than three months in 1998 — their relationship ever since has been up and down, to put it mildly.

The two will bring that history to the Verzuz virtual stage on Saturday, Aug. 31, organizers announced today.


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While the two often said publicly that they had no major issues with each other, several people close to them, not to mention tabloid scuttlebutt, said otherwise — rumors of intense rivalry and arguments have popped up multiple times over the years.

While the two performed the song together at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998, the relationship had become so loaded that a planned performance on the Grammy Awards the following year — where the song was nominated for three trophies and won Best R&B Song by a Group or Duo was called off.