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Monica Addresses Rumored Brandy Beef

Everyone knows the biggest question of 1998 was, team Brandy or team Monica? There was no in between.

The legendary song “The Boy Is Mine” is a staple in 90s R&B music. The equally legendary music video saw the two stars vying for the attention of the same man, the then super hot Mekhi Phifer, and had absolutely everyone in their feelings.

Even now, over 17 years later, we all still want to know who ‘the boy’ is and thanks to Monica the mystery is finally over!

In an interview with “HuffPost Live” to promote her new album Code Red”, Monica explained, “People are still asking, ‘Who was the boy?’ and ‘Who got the boy?’ There was no boy! It just was a song!”

That’s right, take your moment to digest all of this. Because one of the biggest girl beefs of your teenage years, the one that may have ended a few of your friendships, never really existed.

READ: Monica Handled Ciara Beef like a Grown Woman!

Monica pointed out one pretty obvious fact that completely bursts our bubble, “We played up the dramatics of it all, but I’m like, ‘Guys, we were 16 and 17.’ We’re 35 and 36 now. There was no boy and no beef.”

According to Monica, what started out as a cleverly design PR feud grew into something much bigger, when fueled by both performers fans.

“It started off as brilliant marketing and what started to happen was people started creating these skits and then our fans divided and it became this really real thing.”

On top of that if you had any hopes of the pair remaking the iconic song then you’re just out of luck. Monica explained they were approached but didn’t feel right re-doing it. She is however on board with a remake from Jessie J. and Ariana Grande even though we’re vehemently against it!

“I was brought into that record by Brandy and Rodney Jerkins, and I feel like they know the origin of it, so if that’s something that they’re comfortable with, then I would be too.”

We should have known there couldn’t possibly be a man so good, he started a beef between Brandy and Monica, and that my loves, is a good thing!

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.