That people respect…people want to be themselves.” “I like self-love a little bit better right now,” Brandy says.Depending on who you ask, Brandy Norwood is either an incredibly underrated cultural icon in music and film or she’s just another 90s R&B singer who had her ‘moment’ but failed to achieve sustained success.The show chronicled the backstage lives of both siblings, while taking on larger roles in their family's management and production company, R&B Productions.In fall 2010, Brandy appeared as a contestant on season 11 of the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.Monica described Houston as her “fairy godmother” — a term that was often publicly used by Brandy, who considered Whitney both her figurative fairy godmother in real life and literal one in their 1997 TV film Everybody wanted what we had/have and I am blessed enough to have been your friend, #Fairy God Daughter and make history with you as my #Fairy God Mother — and now you’re my angel— I wish that you were here in the physical to witness so much of my courage that you stayed on me about– but I know you are watching and I know what you expect me to do. The fan continued, “Ya’ll can’t be mad bc Monica beautiful and has beautiful children and a fine husband.That bitch rich and still can’t keep a man…you can understand why they don’t want her ass who wants a petty ass woman.” The shade throwing may seem in poor taste for the typically low-key and bashful singer, but it’s important to follow the old adage that says there’s always three sides to every story.Brandy was recently honored at the 2016 Soul Train Awards, and her live performance didn’t disappoint.
In September, a new talent show, Majors & Minors, created by musician Evan Bogart, premiered on The Hub.This journey of self-progression and self-love and empowerment that I’m on, I can’t go backwards. I think that some of it’s been blown out of proportion to a degree, but I can’t tell my kids to do something that I can’t do.It was 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. Brandy quickly clapped back on Instagram after the show’s airing, suggesting that Monica was “fake” and that her brand of positivity was all a cover-up. so many people liked my performance at the #soultrainawards , I think you would have too.Last night, Brandy changed the lyrics during her #Soul Train Awards performance allegedly taking shots at #Monica. pic.twitter.com/Zqk68Yx Z3R — the Jasmine (@thejasminebrand) November 28, 2016 Changing the lyrics to her Kanye West-produced record “Talk About Our Love,” Brandy sang, “Then your whole fan base jumps in, now the whole [Insta]gram’s buzzing.” The one-liner was an obvious reference to recent tension between her and Monica.In August, Brandy clashed with the singer’s loyal following online after she replied “chile bye” to a fan asking her to participate in the “So Gone” Challenge — an Internet craze that had people rapping to the instrumental of Monica’s 2003 hit of the same name.And you know what, what she’s saying, it might happen for you.But for right now, you doing you and we have to respect that and that’s all we ask….The public often compared their voices and, sadly, their looks.Monica was “Miss Thang,” the homegirl from around the way who had the more traditional voice suitable for ballads.Following the Soul Train Awards, Brandy continued her social media attack on Monica after the singer’s appearance on OWN’s “Where Are They Now? #fingerscrossed space: nowrap;” The series of social media posts caused Monica fans and the like to go on the attack, yet again, calling Brandy “petty” and bitter.” in which she recalled her relationship with Whitney. “It’s a shame how [Brandy] carrying on toward [Monica]…you know they say misery loves company and you can see she’s miserable,” wrote one fan in an Instagram comment directed at Brandy’s mother, Sonja Norwood.