Brandy Norwood on Wednesday rehashed her longtime tension with Monica Brown over social media in a spat which began with tributes to the late Whitney Houston on the anniversary of her birthday.
Early Wednesday, Monica, 36, posted on Instagram a shot of the late I Have Nothing songstress with a kind message that read, ‘Happy Heavenly Birthday Nippy … You still inspire many & touch hearts daily… You will forever be the greatest …. You will forever be missed.’
About six hours later, Brandy posted a collage of shots in which she was next to the I Will Always Love You singer – with a few references to herself, and the influence Houston (who died February 11, 2012) had on her.
Brandy, 38, wrote, ‘You live on in me… I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me … love you forever… thank you for trusting me with the torch!!!’
That opened the floodgates for fans who thought that Brandy’s tribute was a bit self-serving, letting her have it in the comments section of the post with varying degrees of shade.
‘This b—- is as fake as the Moesha character she played!!!’ one commenter wrote, while another chimed in, ‘Brandy is lucky to be a HAS BEEN.’
One wrote, ‘I just don’t like Brandy comparing herself to Whitney considering how much Whitney achieved. I don’t like her legacy being reduced constantly.’
One Twitter user noted, ‘There’s a BIG difference in Monica & Brandy’s posts about Whitney today. Only one of them was actually about Whitney.’
Brandi eventually vented to the torrent of negative posts, pointing to her longtime musical rival, proclaiming, ‘Monica needs to really check her evil a– fans.’
Monica is ‘always thinking something is about her,’ Brandy said, adding that her earlier post about Houston had ‘nothing to do with anyone but the two of us.’