If you're a 90s kid, you probably had a dance-off to Monica and Brandy's hit song "The Boy Is Mine" in your middle school gym at some point. Twenty years later, the jam about finding out your neighbor is humping on your boyfriend still holds up!
It's easy to forget those ladies were just teenagers in that video, fighting over some creep. Who was he to deserve two such talented girls vocally clawing each other over him? Well, Brandy and Monica are now grown women with kids of their own. And on Tuesday, Monica was interviewed by Huff Post Live, where she finally revealed who all the drama was about: nobody.
The whole clip is pretty interesting, as she talks about the evolution of female pop stars and feuds before the advent of the Internet. It seems like she regrets that their phony beef got blown up by fans, when really Monica wants everybody to succeed:
People are still asking, ‘Who was the boy?’ and ‘Who got the boy?’ There was no boy! It just was a song!
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.
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.
Monica also addresses some rumors about Jessie J and Ariana Grande potentially revamping the tune for the modern age of sending threats via text, but she seems to want the song to stay in the past. It was the only tune either pop star ever won a Grammy for. But Monica totally loves Jessie J. No comment on Ariana Grande. Beef 4 lyfe!