Brandy And Monica Made Up The Boy In “The Boy Is Mine”
The 1998 breakout jam “The Boy Is Mine,” which helped launch both Monica and Brandy’s careers, was just revealed to be a lie.
The seminal jam revolves around both singers arguing about who really has romantic ownership of “The Boy,” but according to their breaking confession, there was no boy at all — not even a passing boy.
Of the nearly 20-year long fan speculations, Monica clarified: “People are still asking, ‘Who was the boy?’ and ‘Who got the boy?’ There was no boy! It just was a song!”
Despite the common theatrics involved in pop music, this beef is one the public not only chose to believe, but wanted to believe — because c’mon, THE BOY!
“Guys, we were 16 and 17.” said Monica, “We’re 35 and 36 now. There was no boy and no beef.”
OKAY, FINE. I “BELIEVE” YOU.
[ NY Mag]