“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 black and white photo of Houston, who died at the age of 48.
Then hours later, Brandy shared her own post of a photo collage of herself and the late icon together, writing: “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.”
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 accused Brandy of being “self-centered” in her post and did not hesitate to voice their displeasure.
“Monica needs to really check her evil ass fans,” Brandy wrote in a lengthy rant in the comments section. “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.”
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Adding, “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.”
In November 2016 at the Soul Train Awards, Brandy and Monica’s feud was sparked once again when Brandy changed the lyrics to “Talk About Our Love” to include references to someone “talking ish” and having their whole “fan base jump in” on Instagram.
In addition, Monica appeared on Oprah’s Where Are They Now during which she talked about her relationship with Houston, referring to the late icon as her “fairy godmother” and adding that she was like that for many people.