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During a recent interview, Brandy said that Monica turned down the opportunity for the two R&B singers to do a “Verzuz” battle.

“I heard that she doesn’t wanna do it,” Brandy said. “The last thing I heard is she pretty much turned it down, she didn’t want to be a part of that, but I understand.”

“I love what they’ve been doing with that platform,” Brandy continued. “I think it’s just a great way to share music and celebrate.”

“I mean the way Jill and Erykah did it, that’s the way to do it,” Brandy went on. “Even Teddy and Babyface. They were really just—it was great!”

As we previously reported, Monica was previously asked about the battle by the same interviewer and she replied, she replied, “I doubt it.”

“I guess I kind of feel like I understand the idea of it and I think it’s really really entertaining. It is an incredible idea,” Monica explained. “What I do like is it’s kind of turning into a celebration. I can handle a celebration.”

Brandy and Monica

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singers Brandy (L) and Monica attends the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

“One thing that has happened to me my whole career is that I’ve been pit against someone else that I’m not even remotely similar to,” Monica continued.

“I tell people all of the time because the only ‘Verzuz’ battle they want to see with me is me against Brandy, and the reality is that people have pit us against each other for 20 something years,” Monica said.

”The reality is that I think ‘The Boy Is Mine’ is such a phenomenal record because we’re polar opposites and I think that’s dope. And she’s one of the greatest artists of our time as well.”

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Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.