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On Wednesday, both Brandy and Monica shared tributes to Whitney Houston on the late singer’s birthday, but their different messages sparked fans to take sides.

“Happy Heavenly Birthday Nippy … You still inspire many & touch hearts daily… You will forever be the greatest …. You will forever be missed,” Monica wrote in the caption on a black and white photo of Houston.

Brandy’s message was on the caption of a collage of photos of herself with Houston: “You live on in me… I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me. My angel, my friend, my fairy God Mother. I love you forever… thank you for trusting me with the torch!!! I remember every moment with you and I and I will cherish these miraculous moments forever and ever! I love you.”

However, Monica fans immediately took Brandy to task for the message, claiming that her message was focused too much on herself and that it was a petty way of claiming that Houston loved her more than Monica.

–Brandy’s rivalry with Monica is deeper than you think–

Brandy responded to the fans in the comments section.

“Monica needs to really check her evil ass fans,” Brandy wrote. “It’s so much stuff I can post about the hateful things they say to me… but I will never have time for that. Always thinking something is about her. It’s not!!!! Me and Whitney have nothing to do with anyone but the two of us… we made history and I cared more about being with her than I did about anything else.”

She added, “It’s petty for everything that I say about Whitney for someone to have the audacity to think it’s about someone else other than her.”

KeKe Palmer also weighed in on the controversy, taking to Twitter to write in a series of tweets, “I just can’t deal with slander and discrediting of people that have broken BARRIERS. REAL BARRIERS. People kill me. They want to continuously tell you that you feel a way about someone or something and ern (sic) you acknowledge it you are wrong. Brandy slander? The first black cover girl? The first black Barbie doll? The one with the hit shows/albums? Internet has a short memory.”

“But I however, do not,” she wrote. “Forever an icon, that’s the reality.”

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