Dallas Austin: I Saw Monica Punch Brandy in the Face Before an Awards Show! [Watch]

Published: Friday 30th Aug 2019 by Rashad

Spring 2019 saw Brandy and Monica‘s colossal duet, ‘The Boy is Mine,’ celebrate its 21st birthday.  Since its epic chart reign in 1998, the two as adults – jointly and separately in interviews over the years – may have reflected fondly on the song’s impact on the charts and their respective careers, but both acknowledge there was a rivalry between them fueled by outsiders.

As indicated in those numerous chats, the ladies agreed they never actually met before the tune’s creation and upon meeting were instantly at odds due to fan wars, constant pitting against each other, and murmurs from industry insiders.  Monica’s longtime producer, Dallas Austin, says that beef came to a head before their first live televised performance of the number at the 1998 MTV VMAs.  There, according to the hitmaker, “ghetto” Mo struck Bran in the face.

Ouch!  Hear it from his lips:


Hear Mo and Brandy speak on that drama from this 2012 interview (start at the 3:45 mark):


Click here to hear Monica talk about “putting hands” on Brandy, presumably the same episode Austin is referencing above.

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  1. Interac August 30, 2019

    It was always implied but no one ever really confirmed it like this. This can’t be good. He should have never spoke on it.

    • Dontrel Dontrel August 30, 2019


      Mo is a str8 hater for real. Let Brandy have her moment and Brandy and Monica fans deserve an apology for her actions. Street folk then God like assess. Mo is the most fake of all. Putting hands on folks and BTW Monica did attack Brandy. Mo said it as if it wasn’t all the way true but Mo is lame as hell for keeping it going. Thumbs down for Monica

      • gina August 30, 2019

        Lies, If brandy got punched in the face, she deserved it. dont try to make her out to be some innocent victim, she has a LONG history of ghetto ratchet behavior and causing trouble with her big mouth.

      • Jay August 31, 2019

        She deserved it?? Huh?? Boy you don’t even know that woman… shut cho dumb ass up. Messy ass bottom feeder

    • Antoinette August 31, 2019

      If one of the hijackers had just showed up in the ER with cutaneous anthrax, which would not be “skin irritation “ or a single lesion and not been diagnosed and aggressively treated he would probably have died… Read more <===

  2. Sweetnothings78 August 30, 2019

    Oh wow Mo is a good rat then lol!

  3. JD August 30, 2019

    Why is this news. Monica stated this already in a interview when they did the “It all belongs to me” duet.

    • Bam August 30, 2019

      Yup. We already knew this. I have always said though that at that moment on the breakfast club the feud was reignited. The joint tour discussions stopped, they stopped promoting the single, it was all of a sudden.

  4. Only Facts August 30, 2019

    I NEVER LIKED MONICA! I always felt she was jealous of Brandy! Ugh! And Mo tries to act all innocent and wholesome…b***h we know your a devil behind closed doors.


    • Interac August 30, 2019

      People love her. And it was a very long time ago. She was young.

      • Only Facts August 30, 2019

        She’s still putting on a front. She’s not a changed person. I’ve never liked her and this solidifies it for me. Brandy will always be the superior artist between the two of them. Record label execs my a$$….Monica was jealous of everything Brandy got in her career (the hits, Moesha, Cinderella, the acting roles, etc). Monica has not done anything experimental or anything outside of music in her career.

      • Paulo August 30, 2019

        Jealous of what? Brandy’s career peaked at that moment while Monica’s soared aftet that. Monica is humbled and will admit that their duet was their only Grammy moment while Brandy stay pressed and humiliated… she still dissing Monica even after agreeing to do another duet!

      • Dontrel Dontrel August 30, 2019

        Facts Monica is only good at sucking d***. The proof is there. 10 kids and where is her man hmmmmm I will wait. And where is her own Grammy not Brandy Grammy but Mo own Grammy. hmmm will wait Mo is full of it

      • Paulo August 30, 2019

        But wait where is Brandy’s OWN Grammy and OWN Hot 200 #1 album? And what about having #1s on the R&B charts over THREE decades and breaking Billboard records? I’m not even addressing the other sexist b******* cause not only is it disgusting but Brandy’s also a single mom so you should know better than to backward diss your own fave like that.
        The proof is there – Monica has moved on and Brandy stans won’t let Brandy move on too. It’s sad that yall revel in and promote your own fav’s bitterness

  5. Mr RCW August 30, 2019

    Monica wasn’t here for those looks Brandy was giving ????? Monica said shes gonna learn today ???‍♂️

  6. IAmKingBishhhh August 30, 2019

    That’s not true ??‍♂️ They met several times a.(mtv clip of them in the studio circa 98 brandy had that ugly crochet in ?) b.filming the video ? c. They actually did press together for the mtv awards special ? smh he might be speaking some truth but again that’s Dallas Austin who claims Chilli lied about her story ??‍♂️

    • Dontrel Dontrel August 30, 2019


      My gift to Brandy and Monica please enjoy the show. And Monica wrong for putting her hands on someone. Who raised her??? Really keep your hands to yourself. You are right straight ghetto. Smh

      • Celebrities have family online August 30, 2019

        Hey dont do that you may not like Monica as an artist but who raised her has nothing to do with 2 teenagers having a beef over 20 years ago they both have family so be respectful of that atleast!

  7. Dontrel Dontrel August 30, 2019


    My gift to Brandy and Monica please enjoy the show. And Monica wrong for putting her hands on someone. Who raised her??? Really keep your hands to yourself. You are right straight ghetto.

  8. I hate blaccck n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** August 30, 2019

    Monica you are a b****.

    She killed her ex boyfriend, shout to Brandy,, Whitney Houston baby

  9. Dontrel Dontrel August 30, 2019

    My gift to Brandy and Monica please enjoy the show. And Monica wrong for putting her hands on someone. Who raised her??? Really keep your hands to yourself. You are right straight ghetto. Monica always talking about good like. BS

  10. I hate blaccck n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** August 30, 2019

    Second of all..so what

    y’all need to do a documentary about the murders of Brandy and Monica cuz both of them b****** are killers.

    Both bitchezzz have a body

  11. Dontrel Dontrel August 30, 2019

    And this is the reason why I will never buy any of Monica music. She didn’t even want to do the song. Monica get gone. I’m so over Monica at this point

  12. Gee August 30, 2019

    This is old news, and both ladies have moved on since that time. Everybody needs to let it go both fan bases need to grow up. I can appreciate them both for different reasons. On another note Brandy out of the two is more of put together package in my opinion, while Monica is the balance between righteousness and ratchet ness.

  13. MUSICHEAD August 30, 2019

    Monica was extremely jealous of Brandy at that time. She was in Brandy’s shadow despite having an equal number of hit songs. She just didn’t have mainstream appeal which is why the mainstream media ignored her.

    • Interac August 30, 2019

      “Extremely jealous” is purely speculation, not fact. Did Monica confide in you?

  14. YAS BIH August 30, 2019

    I guess it was a reason as to why I always loved and choose Brandy over Monica I like the both of their music but Brandy has always been that girl.

  15. gina August 30, 2019

    I believe it. Brandy has a LONG history of hating on other females that are more talented than her, she even talked smack about Aaliyah back in the day, so if monica punched that alien head in her pie face she deserved it.

    • Paulo August 30, 2019

  16. I hate blaccck n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** August 30, 2019

    B**** Brandy won..

    She even had the last vocal on the song her voice was the last sound that we heard.

  17. ERIC August 30, 2019

    I’m old enough to remember the rumors of a backstage fight between the two and all the different versions of what happened. I get the feeling that Dallas is lying. I can’t even begin to guess why; something just feels off.

  18. Kim,Keisha&Pam August 30, 2019

    Monica is a REAL 1. All that fake, political, industry BS, Mo is not for.

  19. Ronna August 30, 2019

    Damn I remember this

  20. Just saying August 30, 2019

    That ghetto stuff about Monica I think is what held her back a bit. I always felt like she was trying to prove how black she was. And Brandy’s stuck up attitude seems accurate based off her comments and I think that held her back as well.

    Two black women who failed to realize they needed each other !!!!

    • Interac August 31, 2019

      Monica has stated that her outspokenness is what held her back when it came to endorsements etc…

  21. Rome August 30, 2019

    Monica has always been big mad. At the end of the day the boy is mine was a brandy record. She came up with the idea and co wrote the track and asked Monica to be on it. Which is why brandy started the song and ended the song. Monica was jealous of Brandy’s success in the 90s. From Cinderella to her cover girl add and her own doll.

    • High Price August 31, 2019

      Facts! I also get why Brandy has had kind of an off and on coolness with Monica because when a person reflects, sometimes it can make you feel some type of way. Brandy was trying to be the bigger person with Monica but I think the flashbacks got the best of her so she kind of switched up. And I kind of feel her.

      • Fhilanthro September 1, 2019

        Well put. 1998 being hood and unrefined wasn’t acceptable. Monica has spoken her truth, from a time of “packaged fake ness in the industry- no internet. Now 2019, it’s normalized- we see and hear this with female artists regularly and see this on Love and Hip Hop… let their lil moment go. At least they was teens in a different era

  22. glen Lovemore September 2, 2019

    who is monica and brandy? are they actress or singers i was not born in 1998, i know beyonce and tylor swift

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