The 20-year-old feud between Brandy and Countess Vaughn has finally been laid to rest with a heartfelt social media exchange.
For four years during the ’90s, the two actresses co-started on the UPN sitcom, “Moesha,” but rumor had it that Vaughn was jealous of Brandy, the star of the show. In 1999, Vaughn, who had played Moesha’s best friend, Kim Parker, left the series to be the star of her own show, “The Parkers.” By then, the general consensus among fans was that the actresses hated one another.
In an April 1998 issue of Vibe, Brandy spilled some shocking information about her relationship with Vaughn:
“I think she’s very funny, very talented,” Brandy says. “I just feel like she wants to be in the position I’m in. People tell her, ‘You’re the reason why the show’s successful.’ And she’s told me that before. And she’s called me a b—h to my face. She said, ‘I’m the reason why the show is successful, b—.’ In front of a lot of people. And I looked at her like, Wow. I couldn’t say nothing about her because I wasn’t about to…”
“She knows,” says Brandy of Vaughn. “She wakes up and looks at herself in the mirror and she gets disgusted. I don’t.”
But Vaughn now wants to put all past disagreements behind her and the singer. The “Hollywood Divas” star recently wrote a tear-jerking message directed at Brandy on Instagram:
@4everbrandy I’m proud of you. For placing one foot in front of the other. For waking up every morning and simply giving it your best shot. for placing a premium on personal growth too. We been threw are ups and downs , high and lows … But at the end of the day I had to learn in find myself why not be friends when we’re both talented, Why call you names when your just an amazing person… I’m proud of you for being you and working to rise to the best you inside of you.You are an amazing being with amazing God-given capacity. I believe in who you are and who you are working to be. We are all works-in-progress. One of life’s purposes is to improve on the wiring under the hood of our lives. I believe in your ability to stand and courageously be the person you were meant to be. Im not perfect , no where near it..I care about your life and your happiness. I wouldn’t do what I did if I didn’t. I care about you as a person. We are spiritual siblings, you and I. I know this to be true. And it means a lot to me… I apologize for anything Negative I’ve ever done are said to you ….sorry this had to be on social media , I just want the world to see that I’ve grown out of my comfort zone ….. Hopefully one day I can tell you in person or on the phone to let you know I mean everything I’ve wrote …..I didn’t do this for applause, because we all know that some people don’t believe celebrities to be “human”, but this came from a very human place. No matter how or if she respond know that the Universe will continue to bring me growth and happiness because that is what im putting out there…???Congratulations on every thing you’ve accomplished… Love you beautiful ….happy holidays from Countess ????
Brandy responded, accepting Vaughn’s apology and even mentioned the possibility of working together in the future:
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We’re glad the two talented ladies have finally made up. Hopefully they’ll become close enough that we’ll see them in a project together sometime soon.