In the latest issue of People magazine, singers Brandy and Monica talks about the death of their God-Mom Whitney Houston, relationships and working together again. The night before her death, Whitney Houston stopped by Brandy and Monica’s Pre-Grammy party rehearsal and gave the platinum-selling singers some advice. The twosome recently released their new single “It All Belongs To Me”, which will be feature on both of their upcoming albums. During an interview with Jenny Boom Boom of Hot 93.7, Monica revealed that the two are currently working on an upcoming summer tour. Below are some excerpts:
On what happened when Whitney Houston stopped by their Pre-Grammy party rehearsal
Brandy: She was like our godmom. I kept asking, ‘Does it sound good?’ and she said, ‘It sounds great but turn the band down’
Monica: She was lively and she us to make her proud. I thank God for those last few moments with her.
On what it was like for them to work together again
Brandy: I’m honored. It doesn’t feel like work [tears up]
Monica: Don’t start. In the studio she’d have glassy eyes. I’m like ‘Brandy!’ She’s very emotional.
On how they both been affected by death
Monica: Death made me appreciate life. After burying my first love, I realized life was too short.
Brandy: I wish I had spoken to Monica after that terrible accident. It was a very hard time. My life had to be perfect; I didn’t want to show my mistakes. I learned the hard way you had to take responsibility.
On their relationships
Monica: I sing differently since I’ve met my husband. And he is so attentive to my kids [Rodney 6, and Romelo, 4 with rapper Rocko Hill].
Brandy: My daughter Syrai [9; dad is producer Robert Smith] loves Ryan, and he loves me for me. But I don’t have a ring.
Monica: Girl, I got you. I talked to Ryan. You’re good.
Brandy: You did? I told Ryan I’d marry him with a bubble-gum ring!
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