Brandy & Monica Cover Ebony

Singer’s Brandy and Monica have hooked up once again, this time to cover the June edition of Ebony Magazine.

The pair discuss their new single “It All Belongs To Me,” as well as their respective solo albums, Monica’s “New Life” and Brandy’s as yet untitled CD, which is set to be released later this year.

Check the excerpts below and look for the issue to hit newsstands this Friday.

Brandy on the status of her relationship with boyfriend Ryan Press:
I wish we were engaged. He’s taking a little long on the ring side of things, but I’m patient. I wanted to impress him. I wanted him to be proud of me; I was inspired by him. So making the record and his being there, it’s just all a part of it. Him and my daughter. I want him to love my songs. I want him to love my voice.

Brandy on her brother Ray J. being misunderstood:
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.

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. 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. 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.


  1. They look nice. However, Brandy needs to stop pressuring her man to give her a ring. Talking to the media about it isn’t going to help him pop the question any faster and if he does pop the question because of pressure, it won’t last. She needs to lay off because if it doesn’t work out, she’s going to end up looking like a fool.

  2. Wow Brandy. Isn’t this desperate the same thing that made that basketball player run away from her? It’s actually ironic that she’s so pressed about being married when her “marriage” to her daughter’s father turned out to be a big fat lie.

  3. Brandy’s desire to be married may also stem from being a commodity in hollywood, the entertainment industry, where she saw the difference in the “color treatment”…I believe she still has some remnants of unworthiness (esteem issues) and she shouldn’t in the least bit, the chick is AWESOME!!! It’s easy to feel a little less than because of what’s typically fawned over in the bizness and within society. Based on her realit tv show, she has some really strong mother-daughter issues, the way they treated her was beyond belief. It would affect my sense of self-worth! But, still life requires us to keep it moving!

    Brandy can’t base her whole existence and life on a man. She puts herself in the most fragile state. It’s something I’ve gone through and many, many other women too! Not that this means she doesn’t have a life or can’t make a move, it’s just placing too much importance on having that “partner.” People come and people go, tomorrow isn’t promised for any of us and sometimes a person simply changes their mind or get bored with “themselves” and seek some new excitement or aren’t comfortable having it all!

    I wish Brandy the best, she’s so deserving of it!

  4. brown sista’s representing..I LOVE IT!!! I love both of them!! Thank you Ebony!!

  5. I have never seen them look so good. It is nice to see them again. Both of them bring back great memories of yesteryear.

  6. they both look nice on the cover. tell me if i’m alone here but don’t their outfits make you want some lemonade(regular or pink flavoured)? sheesh, i could go for a sip right now.

    i see people are wondering what’s up with her putting her want of marriage out there. who is this guy to her though? her boyfriend slash something else. why would she want him to love her music/voice specifically? i wish them both nothing but happiness and good health regardless.

  7. You’re right, Branday has always had self esteem issues. About Marriage, I think she just wants to belong, I hope God blesses her with a good one. She’s been through so much

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