A Verzuz battle between 90s R&B icons, Brandy and Monica, is set to take place at Tyler Perry‘s studio.
Announced on producer Timberland’s Instagram page, Brandy and Monica have signed the paperwork and the battle will be streamed live on Instagram and on Apple Music.
Less than an hour after the announcement, Timberland’s post has garnered more than 60,000 likes. The post sparked excitement and debates from fans on who has the better catalog and which songs will be performed by the artists.
The event, which is being sponsored by Ciroc, will be “historical,” according to Monica, who tweeted about the event. Brandy also used the hastag #history after the announcement on Twitter.
The battle between the two singers was said to be in the works for a while, with Monica initially rejecting the offer two months ago, saying, “people have put us against each other for 20-something years,” The Source reported.
Brandy also made an appearance on Frank Ski‘s IG program, confirming that Monica decline to do a Verzuz with her.
The two singers also have a complex and long-standing relationship.
Their Grammy Award-winning duet, “The Boy Is Mine,” helped both stars launch their careers and many assumed that the two young stars were friends.
After a few years of being in the industry, there were conflicting reports that Monica disliked Brandy from the beginning, and that the two singers had a physical altercation.
It was said that Monica punched Brandy in the stomach, according to the executive producer of Monica’s first two albums, Dallas Austin.
It seems that the issues have been put behind them as the two are kind to each other on social media. The battle will take place on Monday, August 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
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