It’s lit at the 2018 Essence Festival. Everybody and their mother is there, including Brandy.

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The Songstress took the stage and performed her 1998 hit “The Boy Is Mine,” featuring Monica. In the middle of the chorus, the R&B vet switched the lyrics from, “The boy is mine” to “The song is mine,” a clear jab at Monica.


“The Boy Is Mine” was released as a joint single in May 1998 and included on Brandy’s sophomore album Never Say Never a month later. In July 1998, Monica also released the track as the lead single from her sophomore project.

Both queens earned their first #1 Hot 100 and spent 13 weeks atop the chart. They also won a Grammy Award in the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group category at the 1999 Grammy Awards.

Although Brandy and Monica reunited on “It All Belongs To Me” in 2012, it seems like Brandy still has some unfinished business.

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