Monica and Brandy beefing? What year is it?

Story highlights

  • Their 1998 song "The Boy Is Mine" won a Grammy
  • Monica downplayed the latest incident

(CNN)We still have yet to figure out who the boy belongs to and now Brandy and Monica appear to be arguing again.

Here's how it all went down: The pair recorded what is easily one of the best duets of the 1990s, "The Boy Is Mine," which won a Grammy for best R & B performance by a duo or group in 1999.
    They portray rivals in both the song and the accompanying video, but were real-life friends (as far as we know).
    In 2012, the two reunited for a new duet, "It All Belongs To Me."
    More recently, Monica fans have been participating in the #SoGoneChallenge, offering their own renditions of Monica's 2003 song, "So Gone."
    Meantime, a Brandy fan posted a video rap of "I Wanna Be Down." When Brandy reposted the video on Instagram, someone asked her is she would participate in the #SoGoneChallenge. Brandy's response was "Chile bye."
    Monica was asked about that post on the talk show "The Real" last week and said she was not bothered by it.
    "Honestly, the old me and the new me are two different things and this journey of self progression and self love and empowerment that I'm on...I can't go backwards," she said. "I think that was just a test from God for me."
    Monica went on to praise Brandy and said she would be willing to work with her again.
    Then Brandy posted a photo on Instagram of herself with the hashtags: #IKnowTHEREALStoryThatEverybodyDoesntKnow
    #NewKeyOnKeyNewMeOnMe #MissSubstance #PositivityIsTheOneThingYouShouldNotFake
    Naturally, more than a few of Brandy's social media followers thought she was dissing Monica.
    One person tweeted that "since I can't get no decent rap beef to speak of thank you Brandy & Monica for making me feel like I'm in the 90s again."
    If that wasn't enough to make you feel like it is the 1990s all over again, consider this: Bell Biv DeVoe just released new music.
    The group who famously gave us "Poison" have a new single out titled "Run."