Monica and Brandy have broken their silence about the death of their idol and inspiration, Whitney Houston.
In footage that was widely circulated, Whitney Houston was shot crashing an E! interview with Monica, Brandy and Clive Davis, on Thursday, two days before he death. She appeared somewhat erratic.
And while Monica and Brandy grapple with the loss of Whitney, they’re also having to deal with promoting their new duet, “It All Belongs To Me.”
In remembering Whitney, Monica told E!,
“She told me, ‘I 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 also described Whitney as a “jokester” and “hilarious.”
“The other day she came in, and her, mine and Brand’s 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?'”
Brandy, who’s younger brother, Ray J, had been romantically linked to Whitney, fought back tears during the interview and said, “Yeah it was a surprise, it was great to see her…It’s just so unfortunate. Whitney meant everything to me—everything. She’s the reason that I sing.”