In case you missed this bit of news at the beginning of the month, while everyone was basking in the nostalgic glory that was the #SoGoneChallenge, based on Monica’s 2003 hit, Brandy (longtime rumored arch nemesis of the singer) was serving up shade on the gram.

Though the iconic ’90s singers have spoken out on their rumored teen beef numerous times, saying for the most part it was blown out of proportion and all is good in adulthood, Brandy’s response when someone asked if she’d participate in the #SoGoneChallenge suggested otherwise.


We don’t know what all that #Chilebye snark was about, but we do know Monica is #unbothered. The singer appeared on the premiere episode of Season 3 of The Real today, and when asked how she feels about Brandy’s reaction to the challenge, she said spoke a word for all (including Brandy).

“I’ll tell you the real; I’m not bothered at all,” Monica said. “Honestly, the old me and the new me are two different things and this journey of self-progression and self-love and empowerment that I’m on, I can’t go backwards. I think that that was just a test from God for me and I’ve always thought that she was one of the most legendary people and has one of the most amazing voices and runs and rifs, and I just think that some of its been blown out of proportion –to a degree. But I can’t tell my kids to do something that I can’t do, so it’s just a test for me to always take the high road and know that in anything that happens in this life, if it’s meant for you it’s yours. No one can stop it or stand in the way of it.”


Check out Monica’s full response below as she explains why she’d even work with Brandy again, despite the fact that their working relationship has never been “an easy situation.” Isn’t personal growth a beautiful thing?

Meanwhile Brandy appears to be responding to Monica’s interview with the caption for the photo below saying she knows THE REAL story that everybody doesn’t know.



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