Countess Vaughn and Brandy Norwood are burying their 20-year-old beef after the Grammy-winning singer’s Moesha co-star issued a lengthy apology on social media.
Countess — who played Moesha’s best friend Kimberly Parker on the hit ’90s UPN show that ran from 1996 to 2001 before taking her talents to the spin-off show The Parkers from 1999 to 2004 — took to Instagram on Saturday (Dec. 19) and said sorry to Norwood in a lengthy open letter after two decades of being at odds.
“I’m proud of you,” Vaughn wrote. “For placing one foot in front of the other. For waking up every morning and simply giving it your best shot. for placing a premium on personal growth too. We been threw are ups and downs , high and lows … But at the end of the day I had to learn in find myself why not be friends when we’re both talented, Why call you names when your just an amazing person.”
@4everbrandy I’m proud of you. For placing one foot in front of the other. For waking up every morning and simply giving it your best shot. for placing a premium on personal growth too. We been threw are ups and downs , high and lows … But at the end of the day I had to learn in find myself why not be friends when we’re both talented, Why call you names when your just an amazing person… I’m proud of you for being you and working to rise to the best you inside of you.You are an amazing being with amazing God-given capacity. I believe in who you are and who you are working to be. We are all works-in-progress. One of life’s purposes is to improve on the wiring under the hood of our lives. I believe in your ability to stand and courageously be the person you were meant to be. Im not perfect , no where near it..I care about your life and your happiness. I wouldn’t do what I did if I didn’t. I care about you as a person. We are spiritual siblings, you and I. I know this to be true. And it means a lot to me… I apologize for anything Negative I’ve ever done are said to you ….sorry this had to be on social media , I just want the world to see that I’ve grown out of my comfort zone ….. Hopefully one day I can tell you in person or on the phone to let you know I mean everything I’ve wrote …..I didn’t do this for applause, because we all know that some people don’t believe celebrities to be “human”, but this came from a very human place. No matter how or if she respond know that the Universe will continue to bring me growth and happiness because that is what im putting out there…——Congratulations on every thing you’ve accomplished… Love you beautiful ….happy holidays from Countess ——–
“We are spiritual siblings, you and I. I know this to be true. And it means a lot to me,” she continued. “I apologize for anything Negative I’ve ever done are said to you ….sorry this had to be on social media , I just want the world to see that I’ve grown out of my comfort zone.”
After playing BFFs on Moesha, Norwood revealed her rocky friendship with Vaughn beyond the cameras in the April 1998 issue of VIBE.
“I think she’s very funny, very talented,” Brandy said at the time. “I just feel like she wants to be in the position I’m in. People tell her, ‘You’re the reason why the show’s successful.’ And she’s told me that before. And she’s called me a bitch–to my face. She said, ‘I’m the reason why the show is successful, bitch.’ In front of a lot of people. And I looked at her like, Wow. I couldn’t say nothing about her because I wasn’t about to. She knows. She wakes up and looks at herself in the mirror and gets disgusted. I don’t.”
Following Vaughn’s apology, Brandy had nothing but kind words for her former co-star.
“oh Countess. My heart is touched right now. You are beautiful to me. Always have been and always will be! I’m so thankful that we had such an amazing journey together as artist and as sisters growing up and growing through the pressures of being child stars,” she wrote, according to a screenshot on Vaughn’s Instagram. “I would love to start a new friendship with you with new heads on both of our shoulders. It will also be great to work together again. Without you, Moesha would not have lasted as long as it did. I love you.”
Brandy’s next small-screen endeavor is BET’s Zoe Ever After, a rom com that the singer/actress recently described to Billboard as “Moesha all grown up.”