Monica and Brandy talked about their close friend Whitney’s passing. Monica told reporters that:

“Our faith, our strength, and also our unity…has kept us in well enough spirits to do what it is she would have wanted us to do.

Monica & Brandy were on the set of their upcoming “It All Belongs to Me” video on Monday.

The two ladies have been able to lean on each other for support as they deal with their shock, as well as look to the tenacious Ms. Houston for guidance.

“Giving up was not an option. It was just the way that she lived. I think she would expect that of us,” Monica said, concluding, “We’re learning to cope, with one another.”