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For most, Brandy’s public display of so-called pettiness seemed odd, considering the ladies appeared to have buried whatever hatchet existed after they recorded their follow-up duet “It All Belongs To Me” in 2012.That same year, Brandy and Monica seemed to bond over the loss of their shared mentor and friend, Whitney Houston.Monica was the tall, model-esque beauty, while Brandy had more exotic features — Asian-like eyes, small button nose and full lips — which she was both praised and ridiculed for.Despite how different they were as artists and young women, their careers were constantly pitted against each other for over a decade, and for years, the singers would later admit, they never spoke.Lo, and yet “petty” was hardly used to describe the aforementioned women during their times of public shading.
And even when Mariah Carey, for example, came close to such criticism, it was often passed off as simply a part of her diva ways.I tell the truth just like it is…I will never allow another person to belittle me publicly and have the discernment to know that that’s exactly what’s being done and not use my voice to defend my position as [a] person and a polished entertainer.This has been going on for a long time, I’m just no longer a punk and won’t allow anyone to bully me. Always know there is something deeper and some things I know that no one else does.” To truly understand the rift between Brandy and Monica is to look at their long-standing musical rivalry with greater context.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s App Choices app here.Like I said before I will choose my battles wisely but there are some I must fight! For one, women in music, whether it’s R&B or hip-hop, have always been pitted against each other.