To help kick things off, the duo got a surprise from Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who dropped by on the screen behind them (repping her alma mater in a Howard University t-shirt) to show support for Verzuz’s partnership with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote.
“I just wanted to thank you ladies, you queens, you stars,” Harris exclaimed. “Thank you for doing this for When We All Vote. It’s so important for everyone. You both used your voice in such a powerful way, and an extension of our voices is our vote.”
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“We understand the importance of people getting out and voting right now,” Monica added. “And they feel so helpless right now, but that’s how you help yourself, help your community, help your brothers and sisters.”
“I’m fangirling right now,” Brandy excitedly added. Brandy and Monica’s battle is the second girls-only clash following Erykah Badu and Jill Scott battling it out back in May. In fact, the face-off is so hyped that it’s even arriving with its own line of limited-edition merch.