The next “Verzuz” battle is going to be fire!
Over the weekend, the official Instagram page for “Verzuz” — launched by producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland — announced that the next matchup will feature R&B superstars Brandy and Monica.
The event, which will be recorded live from the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, can be streamed on Instagram and Apple Music on Monday, August 31, at 8 p.m. EST.
“#History Thank you @monicadenise @applemusic and @verzuztv for making this happen. Let’s celebrate!!!!” Brandy wrote her page.
“This will be historical,” Monica added on her IG account. “It’s an honor.”
Immediately after the news went viral, fans demanded that the two singers perform their iconic 1998 duet “The Boy Is Mine” live during the battle.
“They gotta do ‘The Boy is Mine’ live,” journalist Jemele Hill wrote on her Twitter page.
“So do they both close the verzuz with ‘the boy is mine’ or nah......” wrote a social media user.
“Brandy Vs Monica??!!!! Who gets to play ‘The Boy Is Mine’????” said another.
While Monica released her eighth studio album, “Code Red” in December 2015, Brandy dropped her seventh studio album, “B7,” last month.
Previous “Verzuz” battles have included Babyface and Teddy Riley, The-Dream and Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo and Johntá Austin, Scott Storch and Mannie Fresh, and T-Pain and Lil Jon.