For the young person living through the late nineties and early 2000’s, no song had quite the kind of cultural impact of Brandy and Monica’s ‘The Boy Is Mine’ – a duet between two RB powerhouses that came out at a time when the media loved to pit two successful, attractive female artists against each other.
Nothing much has changed in today’s world, but without the advent of social media to allow us to dissect our ideas and shoot down any kind of attempt at sexism in music, we all lapped it out.
Of course the two hated each other. Of COURSE the song was about a real person in their lives. And of course it was one of the biggest RnB songs of the era.
Monica and Brandy are still fighting today (so perhaps that little rumour was true)
But that’s besides the point.
This one was a banger.
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