Los Angeles, CA – No, hell has not frozen over. According to an Instagram post from Live Nation Urban, Brandy and Monica will perform three shows together as part of the “Femme It Forward” concert series. The two ’90s R&B stars have a tumultuous past, making this reunion almost unbelievable.
Brandy and Monica are expected to appear in Los Angeles on July 19 alongside Ashanti, Amerie, Keri Hilson and Lil Mo. They will do a follow-up performance on July 20 in Concord. From there, they’re scheduled for a show on October 17 in Dallas with Mya and Keri Hilson.
“Femme It Forward” will host panels and comedy shows from April through October as well. Some of the proceeds will go to organizations who are geared toward the advancement of women.
The bad blood between the former collaborators allegedly started to boil decades ago when they teamed up for the smash hit “The Boy Is Mine.” The song was originally released as a joint single in May 1998 and made it on to Brandy’s sophomore album Never Say Never a month later.
In July 1998, Monica also released the track as the lead single from her sophomore effort, the aptly titled The Boy Is Mine. Monica reportedly had an issue with Brandy performing the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno solo, and Brandy was reportedly angry Monica used the song’s title for the name of her album.
Last July, Brandy reminded the Essence Festival crowd the song was hers during her set. While performing the song in question, she changed the lyrics from, “The boy is mine” to “The song is mine.”
Tickets for the upcoming shows are available here.