Watch: Monica & Brandy Talk Whitney Houston’s Death

Published: Tuesday 14th Feb 2012 by Sam

As two of the last people to spend time with Whitney Houston, her tragic passing was inevitably going to hit R&B singers Brandy and Monica hard.

Attempting to soldier on through their grief, the duo shot the video for their duet ‘It All Belongs To Me’ yesterday in LA. E! News were on hand at the shoot, where they talked to the Grammy winners about their final moments with the late, great superstar.

Interview after the jump…

Via NB / E!:

Monica On A Fun Memory She Has Of Whitney:

She was a jokester and I don’t think people really understood the fact that she was hilarious. The other day she came in, and heard our song, and she walks up to me and she goes, ‘You killin’ that run at the end.’ You know she kept sayin’ it, and she was like, ‘And you know I know you stole that from me, right? You killin’ that run you stole from me.” I’m like “I didn’t steal it, I borrowed it in a respectful manner” and she just thought that was funny because every night in my shows I do a segment for her and always have. That was something she enjoyed ; watching the YouTube’s and watching me kind of emulate her.

It hasn’t always been easy for me but I think that I pushed through because so many people have loved, uplifted and supported me and she was at the top of that list.

Monica on Whitney pulling her on stage to sing with her

That’s something that she often did. She always liked for me to come sing because she told me, ‘I’ve never met anybody that I saw myself in,’ And the fact that I was signed and discovered singing ‘The Greatest Love of All,’ you know…it’s just been a rough week overall. But I recognize that she and I both, outside of music, had a lot in common. And our love for God and our belief in Christ was one of those things and it’s kept me strong and kept me fighting for what it is she loved, and that is family first, music and the rest is second.

Monica On The Advice She’s Received From Whitney:

Allow my love to lead me. That was something that she would always say. Be okay with who I was.

There are a lot of heart broken people but we should just keep her daughter in our prayers and be thankful that God allowed us the time we did have with her.

Brandy when asked what was on the note that Whitney gave to her during an E! interview last week

I’m going to just not say what it was and just keep it to myself for my own personal reasons. I really don’t want to talk about Whitney right now.

Brandy On if she’s been Able To Reach Out To Bobbi Kristina

Yes, I have. I was with Bobbi Kristina the other night. It’s just so unfortunate. Whitney meant everything to me—everything. She’s the reason that I sing. It’s crazy, so crazy. I just want to make her proud. Every step I make I’m just going to do my best to make her proud.


In still trying to digest this terrible, terrible tragedy, it’s both warming yet distressing to see them try and soldier on, while clearly broken. Our thoughts remain with Whitney friends, and more so her family, during this testing time.

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  1. @THE_MALEMADONNA February 14, 2012


  2. Realest February 14, 2012

    What is sad the media is spinning the video of her Allegedly interrupting the interview & you can clearly hear Monica ask “Why are you wet” & Whitney responds saying “Ive been swimming 2 hours a day and that she has too & loves it”.. That didnt sound like erratic behavior and it clearly explains why she was wet…

    It is all so sad my heart is hurting by this tragedy… & Thoughts off to Cissy, Bobbi Kristina, Dionne, Bobby and everyone who was touched by Whitneys legacy and presence either if they known her personally or like myself was a die hard Whitney fan…

    Forever a legend R.I.P Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

  3. Tristan February 14, 2012

    Wow! Brandy seems the most affected by it. I couldn’t even imagine losing your idol and mentor on your birthday.

  4. RomanAZolanski February 14, 2012

    Brandy flexed her tits 😮

  5. Millhouse February 14, 2012

    GORGEOUS, both of them…. but especially Brandy… they finally did her hair and make up right… 🙂 rip. Whitney

  6. Jessica February 14, 2012

    I feel you Brandy, I’m hurting too, and just remember she’s your Angel now and everyone else who loved her, ignore the negativity the media trying to spin and tarnish her as a icon. I don’t blame you for not sharing what Whitney told you, Monica, I love your respect and response with grace and class. This is why I love these 2 divas and respect them, they are sweethearts inside and out. At the end of the day God will put them through in all of this. Can’t wait for these divas drop there albums.

    TeamMonica TeamBrandy = #1 Much love!!!

  7. Always love you, Whitney (RIP) February 14, 2012

    They both look so gorgeous!!

  8. SAYINSOMETHIN-NICE February 14, 2012

    Thank U Brandy for Keeping that note personal to you, Wateva words are on that paper you will store in your heart, and showcase for the rest of your Career.- Use this time to EMbace Whitney and Sustain her legacy, she chose u as the cinderalla for a reason!!!

  9. Nina February 14, 2012

    Thanks for posting! That was a good watch…Whitney really impacted both of their lives ….They both look great…Im surprised they got everything right with Brandy… she actually looks cute…BUT i will say she has on a tone of makeup…so thet helps. But to all her fans, u need to know anytime Brandy takes a picture with Monica, she will ALWAYS lose. #FACT and u know it

  10. voneeluv February 14, 2012

    will always keep these two close to my heart I pray that God gives them , The Houston family especially her Daughter and all her fans strength thru this time. I have learned thru this tragedy to appreciate our stars, icons and Legends. because tomorrow is truly not promised. stop wit trying to divide out stars, pit them against each other pit fans against each other but as whitney did embrace all of them regardless of genre. RIP NIPPY!

  11. Amy February 14, 2012

    Monica is soooo gorgeous! And she don’t even need to Do much… All that extra sh!t she don’t need to be s***… She just is! I love hearing her speak also shes super intelligent

  12. THATORANGEJUICE February 14, 2012


  13. Tc23 February 14, 2012

    @nina umm speak for urself .. I think monica is a very pretty girl but brandy has an exotic beauty that’s stunning to me .. I duno whose been styling her the past few years but she’s be killin it lol but on a serious note both of their words were beautiful .. Whitney was a big factor in both of their lives and to see them press on is inspiring. The fact they hav each other right now is great. Stay strong girls!!

  14. Kate + 8 February 14, 2012

    Love the bond between the girls & Whitney… U can tell she was a great influence on them both!!! I have to say tho, u can tell Monica str8 studied Whitney… Monica has whits Manerisms down to a T! Loved her tribute

  15. ******** February 14, 2012

    Brandy looks cute but she looks about as exotic as a space creature…. Or something from under the sea. *shrugz* just my opinion… She’ll get over it

  16. Boopi February 14, 2012


  17. Dev February 14, 2012

    Of all the celebs THIS is the most genuine i have seen. there emotions seem recent and not from memories of ” when i saw her 10 years ago at an award show” “when we preformed together but i haven’t seen her since”

    Brandy was feeling it. I remember being the same way when someone close to me dies and you people wanna talk and ask you questions and you’re keeping your feelings inside because if you start to cry you’ll never stop.
    Monica was feeling it too but seemed able to deal with it better emotionally.

    I really feel for them

  18. Theman February 14, 2012

    They both look beautiful.

  19. SAYINSOMETHIN-NICE February 14, 2012

    Brandy is VERY exotic, and always holds the magic in her eyes. Both really cute together tho.

  20. JohnVidal February 14, 2012

    Brandy seems more affected. Same with Janet or Mariah (who was making an appearance on Good Morning America today to talk about health but she canceled cos she doesn´t feel like talking about anything else apart from Whitney so soon) or Chaka. I don´t see that much on some others, but I suppose everybody reacts different

    I´m still so shocked! The Diva, one of the true greats, the Voice is gone. Now I understand how MJ fans felt in 2009 cos this is breaking my heart for two days now

  21. KNUCK February 14, 2012

    umm.. you do know that when you post more than once they give you the same avatar face, right? Stop changing your name to take cheap shots at Brandy. Monica’s fans are so pressed, ghetto, and extra, much like their queen at times. grow up!

  22. gio88 February 14, 2012

    it’s amazing to see how much whitney was and IS important for so many people!she was an ispiration as a person and singer!and we can see it after her passing

  23. Frachella February 14, 2012

    You know, these were her industry babies. She was a huge part of of both of their lives. Look how she hugged and kissed them. She took them both under her wings. God brought them back together so they would have one another through this tough time. Whitney loved them both dearly, and they her as well. Brandy damn near broke my heart in that interview. I love them both. and am still mourning Whit…

    Whitney always did embrace the younger generation of singers that came after her and cited her as an influence. She was secure in her talent, unlike some others…

  24. Musicis_me23 February 14, 2012

    My poor Bran Whitney really loved her & they were very close. I still watch Cinderella to this day & it always takes me back to my childhood such memories that i’ll never forget:( My prayers go out to everyone affected stay strong pray constantly xo

  25. Tristan February 14, 2012

    BTW, both ladies look gorgeous, especially Brandy. I’m loving the tasteful sexiness she has going on.

  26. @THE_MALEMADONNA February 14, 2012

    I AM A MONICA AND BRANDY FAN ! But Monica looks 50x better than Brandy!

  27. LouLou February 14, 2012

    Seriously, who cares who looks better!? Some of you people are so petty.

  28. NikkiIsChillin February 14, 2012

    Brandy and Monica look beautiful. I so proud of both of them trying to carry on and be strong, but I can tell that both of them are grieving deeply. My prayers and thoughts got out to them and Whitney Houston’s family. God bless them.

  29. The Real B(randy) February 15, 2012

    I really don’t want to talk about Whitney either but Brandy is gooooorgeous! I can’t wait for this video.

  30. YOOSONDALOOSE February 15, 2012

    They both gave beautiful interviews, and looked beautiful!

  31. cocohearts February 15, 2012

    Kate + 8

    All said what i feel inside so salute to them.

    And yes they are both beautiful strong ladies who will grow and learn even more through their journeys of life

  32. Popeater February 15, 2012

    Brandy and Monica look amazing!!! Whitney was an inspiration to all.

  33. Twhist February 15, 2012

    I love me some Monica and Brandy! They poured paint all over Brandy smh. Monica has natural beauty, so makeup or not shes the prettiest out of the two. Can wait for both albums

  34. @antertain February 15, 2012

    I glad they got eachother to lean on as well as their family and friends and fans.

    Sad to see Brandy like that but she looked great
    Monica is such a poised woman. Speaks with realness, heart and wisdom

    Hope the video turns out great and the song does well on the charts.

    Whitney definately had the throne with vocals, beauty, pop charisma, ghetto divaness, the smile, loving spirit, stubborness and super strong aura. Thats a Queen.

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