AceShowbiz - Just when Brandy and Monica's drama seemed to be cooling off, their fans add fuel to the fire. The feud between the longtime foes is reignited after the two stars posted birthday messages for Whitney Houston, who would've turned 53 on August 9.
Monica posted on Instagram a black-and-white image of the singing legend with the caption, "Happy Heavenly Birthday Nippy ... You still inspire many & touch hearts daily... You will forever be the greatest .... You will forever be missed."
A few hours later, Brandy took to her own Instagram account to honor the late singer with a collage of photos of herself and Whitney together. She captioned it, "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."
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
Monica's fans took issue with Brandy's seemingly "self-centered" post. "There's a BIG difference in Monica & Brandy's posts about Whitney today. Only one of them was actually about Whitney," one wrote.
Another commented on Twitter, "[Monica honors Whitney in IG post] Brandy: I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIME WHITNEY AND I DID CINDERELLA AND SHE LET ME HOLD HER PURSE ON SET." Another added, "Say Whitney Houston's name three times fast and Brandy will appear to tell you about how much she thinks Whitney loved her."
Brandy then addressed the snarky comments made by Monica's fans. "Monica needs to really check her evil a** fans," she wrote. "It's so much stuff I can post about the 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 about anything else."
Nippy, I wanted to be exactly like you... mannerisms and all... I didn't have your Range but everything else I could do that you did I tried to do. Then It dawned on me, I can never do what you did exactly the way you did it and then I found myself being like myself because of everything you taught me! You said, be yourself and later on after you said that, I became my own artist but with your inflections. Happy Birthday... you live on in me and no one on this planet loves you the way I do.(yeah I said it because that is what I know because that's what you told me) There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you.
She continued, "I'm heartbroken that she isn't here and the things I say about her are my true feelings and based on the things she said to me. #Torch is a purpose and it is an understanding to help me get through the fact that she passed period the way she did and passed on my birthday. I'm crushed for life because of it. It's petty for everything that I say about Whitney for someone to have the audacity to think it's about someone else other than her."
She urged Monica to tell her fans to stop attacking her. "Come get your hating a** pigeons and put them in their place the way I did for you 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," she ranted.
Brandy then concluded her lengthy rant as writing, "Too real to be fake and because this is my idols birthday, I'm allowed to defend my position in her life and hers in mine. That's what I have to hold on to."