Singers With Talent: Brandy & Monica Talks About The Death Of Their God-Mom Whitney Houston, Relationships & Working Together Again

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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, ‚ÄėDoes it sound good?‚Äô and she said, ‚ÄėIt sounds great but turn the band down‚Äô

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‚Äôt start. In the studio she‚Äôd have glassy eyes. I‚Äôm like ‚ÄėBrandy!‚Äô She‚Äôs 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!

Spotted: Necole Bitchie via Brandy Net

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