Brandy and Monica have reunited to bolster Ariana Grande’s rendition of their blockbuster collaboration from over two decades ago. On Friday, Grande released the music video for ‘the boy is mine’ from her Eternal Sunshine album, reworking the 1998 hit that earned the two singers a Grammy.

The new visual opens with Brandy and Monica as news anchors, setting the stage for a speech by disheveled mayor Max Starling, played by Penn Badgley. This appearance adds a fresh twist to the song, which has long been a staple in R&B history.

Earlier this year, Monica made headlines when she told Ray J to stop talking about a potential tour featuring her and Brandy. During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, Ray J expanded on the idea of a concert series with the two R&B stars, an idea he initially brought up during an Instagram Live session with Monica.

Monica later addressed the situation in a social media post, expressing her frustration: ‘I’ve been repeatedly contacted about interviews where my name and tour possibilities are being discussed,’ she wrote. ‘I’ve not received any contracts or calls about said tour. @rayj I’m kindly asking you to stop speaking on me in public! A private conversation would both be necessary and respectful! Brandy is a LEGEND! She’s one with an extensive back catalog that I deeply respect & a voice sent from heaven.’

She continued, ‘The conversation being had without she and I is beginning to muddy the waters severely! She and I are both consummate professionals that share a massive recording as well as an entire era! Please allow this to remain positive and beautiful! Neither should open, we should give someone else that opportunity and co-headline a massive shared stage if this is to ever happen. Any further convo should be private!’

Monica also said, ‘I get it, I will forever be the ‘bad guy’ in this situation and no one will EVER pay attention or read/listen to understand!!! I have no issues with anyone but it’s not real unless there’s a deal!!! There’s no 100 mill. No contract.’

‘Media outlets calling for comments about an imaginary tour & this unfairly spikes the excitement of our supporters and the insinuation that the hold-up of said (imaginary) deal taking place is, ME! The Breakfast Club interview is the first I’ve acknowledged of the antics! We both deserve the respect of real business being done.’

Ariana Grande’s homage to ‘The Boy Is Mine’ has not only brought a classic back into the limelight but also sparked renewed interest in Brandy and Monica’s iconic partnership. While the potential for a tour remains uncertain, their collaborative effort in Grande’s music video serves as a delightful nod to their enduring legacy.

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