It was the event we thought would never happen. And then when we found out it actually was happening, we couldn’t wait for the day. But, finally, the Brandy and Monica Verzuz event went down on Monday night and it was everything we’d hope it would be and more!
The build up was everything. Fans immediately started taking sides and placing bets on who would walk away victorious in the battle. But, if we’re keeping it a buck, this wasn’t a battle, it was an appreciation of two impactful artists who had robust catalogs and brought back all the 90s nostalgia we needed.
The event started with a surprise guest — Kamala Harris stopped by to share her excitement and also thank the singers for supporting Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote campaign. Brandy and Monica crafted special merch for the battle, with all proceeds going to the organization.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) September 1, 2020
A limited run of merch for tomorrow's #VERZUZ is now available! — 100% of the proceeds will go to @michelleobama’s #WhenWeAllVote because November counts in every way for us 🔥 See y’all tomorrow night!
— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) August 30, 2020
Most fans loved every minute of it … even though it lasted THREE hours!!!
It’s SOOOOO FIRE that Brandy and Monica kept 1 million people on IG for THREE straight hours just vibing to their catalog! You love to see it! #Verzuz
— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) September 1, 2020
— Nelly Mamkeli (@nelly_mamkeli) September 1, 2020
That @verzuzonline was everything I needed and then some! 2020 has been some trash but this was worth it!
— GG (@Buzi_Bunnie) September 1, 2020
Thank you @verzuzonline @Timbaland @THEREALSWIZZZ for creating a platform for the Legends so they are always APPRECIATED & RESPECTED 4 their HARD WORK through out the years! I enjoyed every moment of @MonicaDenise @4everBrandy their CATALOGUE laced with CLASSICS🔥
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 1, 2020
— Jessica Murfree (@jessicamurfree) September 1, 2020
But some fans also noticed the shade. At times, the banter between the two singers was a bit off, awkward, and uncomfortable to say the least. Monica admitted she hadn’t spoken to Brandy in about 8 years and you got the impression that was due to some sort of fallout. However, they let bygones be bygones and apparently smoothed things over before hitting the Verzuz stage.
TBH what do y’all expect from Monica she hasn’t talked to Brandy in apparently 8YRZ! After some fall out they had. She simply was trying to be cordial around someone she don’t like. #Verzuz #BrandyVsMonica pic.twitter.com/9bgUdaiDMT
— Soney Brown (@soney100) September 1, 2020
Brandy is fucking annoying yes but damn at least she was trying to keep it upbeat Monica ass was being so off. Like damn we know you don’t like her so why’d you agree to this lol #verzuztv pic.twitter.com/9YhNfNTRi2
— Blitch™️ (@TheMelExp) September 1, 2020
After watching that Brandy x Monica verzuz, could y’all imagine how shady the Prince x MJ shit woulda been?
— Frozen Water 🏁 (@OfficiallyIce) September 1, 2020
You ever have to do a group project in school with someone you barely know & don’t really vibe with but y’all get up in front of the class & try to present still to get a good grade. That’s what It felt like watching the @verzuzonline battle last night with #Monica and #Brandy pic.twitter.com/YrfMDRqbcx
— MommaShi (@TalkToEmShi) September 1, 2020
Overall, the night was a major moment in music history. Viewership reached 1.2 million and the ladies ended the event with the song everyone had been waiting on — “The Boy Is Mine”!
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveMusic) September 1, 2020
What an epic night!!!! pic.twitter.com/eIjKwnxh79
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) September 1, 2020
If you missed even a minute of the Brandy and Monica Verzuz event, you can catch the entire thing right here!