Only one of them was actually about Whitney.'Brandi eventually vented to the torrent of negative posts, pointing to her longtime musical rival, proclaiming, 'Monica needs to really check her evil a-- fans.'Monica is 'always thinking something is about her,' Brandy said, adding that her earlier post about Houston had 'nothing to do with anyone but the two of us.'Brandy said she remains 'crushed for life' that Houston - whose cocaine use was noted in the autopsy of her drowning death - 'passed period the way she did and passed on [her] birthday.'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,' adding that she was 'not to be F--ked with' on the sentimental day.Brandy and Monica both achieved their biggest commercial success on their 1998 duet The Boy Is Mine, which was a number one hit for more than three months and took home the Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group the following year.Norwood's joint record deal with RCA and producer Breyon Prescott's Chameleon Records was finalized in late 2010, however, it was not announced to the public until August 2011, when it was also confirmed that Norwood's sixth studio album would be released in 2012.Speaking of her new record deal during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Norwood commented: "I'm reinventing myself and I feel fearless, [Two Eleven is] mature, it's gritty, it's edgy.It peaked in the top-five of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming Norwood's tenth top ten single on the chart and her first in a decade.
Released on October 12, 2012, it served as the singer's debut release with Chameleon Entertainment and RCA Records after departing from Epic Records soon after releasing her previous album, Human (2008).
Prescott told Darkchild that he wanted to work on making an R&B record with Norwood. In 2009, Norwood introduced her rap alter ego Bran'Nu on Timbaland's album Shock Value II (2009), the result of artistic experimentation with the musician, who had tapped her for her rhyming ability after seeing a video on You Tube that Norwood had uploaded and showed her rapping freestyle.
Norwood, who had initially thought of rapping as a hobby and fun for friends, felt encouraged by Timbaland to write and perform her own verses on at least three tracks for his album, two of which eventually made it to the track lisiting.
Story lines take time to come together and expecting any show to be a hit from the jump is unrealistic unless obviously, you are a child liking everything sweet from the start.
It is beginning to come together and for this reason, I have given it an 8.
RCA reminds me of how Atlantic used to be, they really believed in my vision as an artist when they signed me at 14, RCA welcomed me and Breyon Prescott and Peter Edge showed such passion for what I wanted to do".