Brandy and Monica are continuing to put long-standing rivalry rumors to rest. The duo, who collaborated on their new single “It All Belongs To Me,” is covering Ebony‘s June 2o12 Music issue. In it, Brandy whose 2/11 album drops in June, dishes on her relationship and her brother, who’s been portrayed in the media as a ladies’ man all while living in her shadow.
“I know who he is. And I”m pissed off about some of the things I’ve been hearing. It really bothers me that [those are] the kind of things that people do for money,” she tells the mag.
“He’s misunderstood. It’s one thing to have this image of [a ladies' man], but it’s another to become this other type of person that they’re trying to make my brother out to be,” she continued. “I know who he is. This is a man who loves his mama and his sister and his niece. Ray J loved Kim Kardashian. They were irresponsible with their — you know — but he loved her. For five years, he was with her.”
“In his mind and in the world’s mind, he was in my shadow for such a long time. To watch his sister become whatever I became and to not have that same path or that same way it happened for me; to be called ‘Brandy’s brother …’ To finally break out of it, you’re going to brag; you’re going to feel something about yourself,” she added, mentioning his infamous “Money Team” rant.
“It’s not coming from a bad place, and I can tell you: Some of the shoes Ray J’s walking in, you’d take off immediately. You wouldn’t be able to handle the type of shoes he’s in.”