Brandy's Joke About The Time Monica Slapped Her Almost Derailed Their Verzuz Battle

HipHop News Posted on August 31, 2020 at 12:32pm

Brandy's Joke About The Time Monica Slapped Her Almost Derailed Their Verzuz Battle

The "I Wanna Be Down" singer also noted Missy Elliott pushed her to do the event.

Brandy versus Monica was perhaps the most anticipated Verzuz battle since the Instagram Live series kicked of earlier this year. Why? Because their history is marred by a long-running feud and getting them to agree to a battle was a miracle in itself.

But as Monica promised in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Verzuz platform was the ideal spot to put the feud to rest. The main event kicked off on Monday (August 31) at 5 p.m. PST and before the two R&B superstars even arrived, over 500,000 people had tuned in. By the time they showed up, over 1 million people had tuned it..centered-ad {

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During the first half of the event, Brandy and Monica addressed the decades-long tension between the two and agreed all of the attention on it made it worse. They went on to express the mutual love and respect they have for one another despite their sordid past. Brandy also revealed Missy Elliott, who wrote and produced lots of Monica’s material, played a role in getting her to agree to the Verzuz in the first place —  but there were a few awkward moments.

At one point, things went momentarily left after Brandy attempted to make a joke about the time Monica slapped her backstage at a show, something producer Dallas Austin talked about in a 2019 interview with VladTV. 

“People already think I’m abusive,” Monica said, noticeably annoyed. “Why would


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