Things kicked off Wednesday, Aug. 9, when Monica wished Houston a “heavenly birthday” on the day the pop vocalist would have turned 54.
Brandy followed up hours later with several dedications to Houston, who died on Feb. 11, 2012, which was Brandy’s 33rd birthday.
“You live on in me… I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me,” Brandy wrote in one post. “My angel, my friend, my fairy God Mother.”
Lord have mercy on my soul!!! Happy Born Day Whitney. You live on in me… I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me. My angel, my friend, my fairy God Mother. I love you forever… thank you for trusting me with the torch!!! I remember every moment with you and I and I will cherish these miraculous moments forever and ever! I love you…. 8/9-2/11 #WhitneyHouston
The message was slammed online as being selfish.
There's a BIG difference in Monica & Brandy's posts about Whitney today.
Only one of them was actually about Whitney.
— You Know My Name (@LookAtDustin) August 9, 2017
2/11, her birthday but she makes it about Whitney.
8/9, Whitney’s birthday but she makes it about herself. pic.twitter.com/fdwxol00xL
— K a r i o. (@itsKARY_) August 9, 2017
You mention anything about Whitney Houston and here come Brandy busting through the door with her Escalade like the Kool Aid Man.
— Travis Scooter (@PBS_Impulse9) August 9, 2017
Brandy responded to the bashing by calling on Monica to “check her evil ass fans” and to “come get your hating ass pigeons and put them in their place.”
Brandy’s message didn’t go over well and many simply mocked her further for saying Houston passed the torch to her.
Brandy is in possession of the torch lit by Whitney? pic.twitter.com/vEaKFWdBo1
— Lush For Life 💫 (@KingBeyonceStan) August 9, 2017
Whitney Houston passed a “torch” to Brandy?? pic.twitter.com/zmXSAUQwtS
— ThrillaFrmCamilla (@_Ahreeahnah) August 9, 2017
*convo in heaven*
Prince: So you passed the torch to…Brandy?
— Reclaiming My Wine (@koopa_kinte) August 9, 2017
While many have claimed a feud between Brandy and Monica has been reignited because of the social media posts, Monica hasn’t responded at all to her fellow “The Boy Is Mine” singer.
The rift between the singers began nearly two decades ago, with Monica seeming to admit on “The Angie Martinez Show” in 2012 that she fought Brandy backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998. Since then, Brandy has thrown shade, as recently as 2016 when she refused to participate in Monica’s #SoGoneChallenge, which took over the internet. But, again, there was no response from Monica.