Written by Raven Gaines
It’s been over 20 years since after facing off on their 1998 hit “The Boy Is Mine,” they’ll reconvene for a livestream from Atlanta on Monday, August 31st at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Series creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland announced the big news on Saturday, following increasing calls for the singers to face off in the virtual battle. The event will go down Aug. 31 live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Since launching in the spring, the Verzuz series has featured a number of heavyweights going head-to-head with their hits. Prior editions have featured Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, 2 Chainz and Rick Ross, DMX and Snoop Dogg, and RZA and DJ Premier.
Brandy released B7, her first album since 2012’s Two Eleven, at the end of July. Monica’s most recent album was 2015’s Code Red, which featured guest appearances from Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Lil Wayne, and Akon.
So who’s team are you on Monica or Brandy? It’s all going down on Instagram Live on August 31 at 8pm eastern.