On Instagram, Monica posted a heartfelt message about Houston, who was a mentor, idol and close friend of hers. "Happy Heavenly Birthday Nippy ... You still inspire many & touch hearts daily... You will forever be the greatest .... You will forever be missed," Monica captioned a photo of the late singer performing onstage in a bedazzled outfit.
You can take a look at that IG tribute to Houston below.
Long too long afterward, Brandy published her tribute. It was a collage of several photos herself and Houston took together, including some pictures from their 1997 movie Cinderella. "Lord have mercy on my soul!!! Happy Born Day Whitney. You live on in me... I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me," Brandy captioned this post.
"My angel, my friend, my fairy God Mother. I love you forever... thank you for trusting me with the torch!!! I remember every moment with you and I and I will cherish these miraculous moments forever and ever! I love you.... 8/9-2/11#WhitneyHouston #offwiththecomments already made headlines"
See that one below, as well.
Lord have mercy on my soul!!! Happy Born Day Whitney. You live on in me... I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me. My angel, my friend, my fairy God Mother. I love you forever... thank you for trusting me with the torch!!! I remember every moment with you and I and I will cherish these miraculous moments forever and ever! I love you.... 8/9-2/11 #WhitneyHouston #offwiththecomments already made headlines
After seeing this message, fans began slamming Brandy for making the post about her and throwing slight shade at Monica. That's when Brandy snapped in the comments. “Monica needs to really check her evil ass fans,” she said, Us Weekly reports. “It’s so much stuff I can post about hateful things they say to me … but I will never have time for that. Always thinking something is about her. It’s not!!!! Me and Whitney have nothing to do with anyone but the two of us … we made history and I cared more about being with her than I did with anything else.”
But, that wasn't even the half of it! The former Moesha star continued that Monica better “come get [her] hating ass pigeons and put them in their place the way [she] did for her when the starz was out of place. They’re low key Brandy fans anyway … always lurking and always creating new pages talking to Me. I’m not to be F--ked with today! If this was rap or hip hop you would be praised for speaking your mind but since it’s rnb you have to take the so called high road … well because I can rap just look at this as my high road.”
Brandy closed: “Too real to be fake and because this is my idol’s birthday, I’m allowed to defend my position in her life and hers in mine. That’s what I have to hold on to.”
Dang, girl...OK. Brandy has since turned off her IG comments.
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