Long after TV’s Moesha ended in 2001, Brandy and Ray J remain part of the VH1 family with their shows Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, For the Love of Ray J, and most recently Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. But where have all the other stars been this whole time?
What hath Moesha wrought? While the rest of us were watching Moesha Mitchell the fictional teenage deal with crushes, school and her adorably annoying brother Myles, Brandy Norwood the actual teenage was struggling with what sounds like a devastating eating disorder. “I wanted to be so thin. That was my main thing,” the singer reveals on VH1’s Behind the Music tonight. “So I started not taking care of myself — not eating properly, not eating at all, diet pills, regurgitating, and all of these things that girls do.” Oh god, Brandy‘s real life was a very special episode of Moesha. And it probably lasted way longer than a half hour minus the commercials!
The singer also discusses being “crushed” by her break-up with Boyz II Men‘s Wanya Morris. “People don’t understand that being the hottest star or making the most money does not mean anything,” she says. “I’m here to tell you I was making so much money — I was omnipresent — and I was the unhappiest teenager probably in the world.” Man, if Brandy was this miserable as a teen starlet, we don’t even want to know how Countess Vaughn was doing. Actually, of course we do. Leave a comment if you’re reading this, girl!
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