- 'The Boy Is Mine' Is a Radical Song About Choosing Friendship Over Drama
- When Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” ran the world
- Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
- Brandy: Forget the boy, the SONG is mine
'The Boy Is Mine' Is a Radical Song About Choosing Friendship Over Drama
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For Black History Month, writer Britt Julious pens a weekly column examining pop culture moments that deepened her understanding of her self and identity. By , Brandy and Monica—two successful teenage Black girls—each had at least one solo album, commercial success, and rising public profiles. Thus, a media-driven rivalry was born. Though the media pushed the rivalry narrative, each singer meant the world to me. I couldn't pick sides. I had two bright, beautiful, and talented young Black women to look up to as an aspiring singer and actress, so I chose both. It wasn't greed so much as an act of devotion.
Skip navigation! When you were a teenager, you didn't really think about the meanings of the words to your favorite songs. You just sang along — and possibly choreographed dances to them with your friends. And, since nostalgia and millennials are something of a package deal, it's likely that now you look back fondly on the songs of your adolescence as untouchable, perfect, not up for criticism. But have you ever stopped to think about what these songs are actually about? In our Annotated Lyrics series, we'll revisit No.
It spent a staggering 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot , sold almost 3 million copies, and netted them both a Grammy Award. In short, this was a monster record and for the third episode of our podcast FADER Explains , we went deep with the song, analyzing its importance, and finding out how it got made. We spoke with legendary songwriter LaShawn Daniels, who was part of the team who worked on the song alongside hitmakers Darkchild, Dallas Austin, and Brandy herself. He revealed how the song shares a bloodline with a Michael Jackson classic and what it felt like to make one of the most known Songs of the Summer ever. Stay tuned for more throughout the summer. You've worked on so many hits throughout your career with Darkchild, how does the construction of "The Boy is Mine" stand out in your mind? We had previously met Brandy for the first time in Los Angeles, California in a restaurant called Georgia.
If you've tuned into the radio some time in the last two decades, you've probably caught a few spins of the certified bop "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica, after all, it spent a whopping 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot chart back in Now, it's 20 years later, so you'd think that any bad blood between these two would have passed by now, but if we've learned anything from years of following celeb gossip, it's that pettiness lives forever. Of course, given that this is a year battle of wills, it's not the first time the duo have dragged one another. In fact, it allegedly all started back when they were first filming the video for "The Boy Is Mine". In the scene where the duo face off, there's a part where Brandy puts her hand in Monica's face to dismiss her, a gesture Monica hated so much she asked for it to be removed from the final cut. When it wasn't removed, Monica physically assaulted Brandy. In , the singers buried the hatchet for a time, releasing the "sequel" to "The Boy Is Mine" and dismissing the physical altercation and past beef as "a misunderstanding".
When Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” ran the world
Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
Brandy: Forget the boy, the SONG is mine