Last night, VH1 premiered the music video for Monica Brown and Brandy's lackluster duet "It All Belongs To Me". Veteran director Chris Robinson doesn't stray far from the song's concept of 2 fabulously wealthy women who give their men everything they could ever want -- only to take it all back when they find out their men cheated on them.
"It All Belongs To Me" was written by Hip Hop producer of the moment, Rico Love. The song, with its socially conscious lyrics about Facebook and Twitter, is the wrong vehicle for Monica's powerhouse vocals. It's obvious that Monica toned down her vocals so she wouldn't overpower Brandy's.
And what kind of message does this video send to their young fans? In the video, the roles of women and men have been switched. And now women are the bread winners who lavish gifts on their men, including jewelry, clothing, and expensive cars -- all of which are used by their men to impress other women.