After nearly three decades in the spotlight as an R&B idol, Brandy is done keeping up with appearances. Perhaps that’s why her interviews as of late have been so raw and uncut (and we’re not complaining!). However, when it comes to family business…there’s just some things that will forever remain private.
You may recall that back in March, Brandy and her sister-in-law Princess had an online spat about Brandy skipping out on Princess and Ray J’s baby shower. Ray J and Princess later appeared on The Breakfast Club to clarify that it all stemmed from a “family issue” and the nasty comments were made “in the heat of the moment.”
In a new interview with True Exclusives, Brandy tells her side of that story, explaining her whereabouts and the “family issues” that exist.
“I really wanted to be at the baby shower. I had a show, so that happened. I know my mom would just not not show up to the baby shower. There was something there that I just…I don’t really ask about. You know, families get into it all the time. There’s something about when families get into it, it stings a little bit more than just a regular person you get into an argument with. Families go through things. This is a new situation. This is a baby. It’s all new. So everybody wants it to go right…that baby will change everybody’s lives, so I’m really looking forward to that. I’m really looking forward to being an auntie.“
Speaking of babies, now seemed like the perfect opportunity to address the pregnancy rumors that have been following Brandy for eons. Fans and followers have made comments about the singer’s body:
“I didn’t think the pregnancy thing was body-shaming. I didn’t feel that from people who obviously saw that I put on weight and thought I was pregnant. I went on a foodcation, because I’d been eating clean for like 7-something odd years, in the gym, every day, playing tennis. I’m like, ‘Yo, I’m tired of this crazy discipline. I need something to eat! I want some pizza, I want some pasta, I want some cake! I want something other than salmon, broccoli, and asparagus. Right after [playing] Roxy in Washington DC I went on a foodcation and I’m telling you — it’s been very tough to get off of it.”
These are just a few soundbites from Brandy’s juicy interview, but there are many more in the full version which you can check out above.
If you recall, Ray J and Brandy’s mom Sonja has never quite been team Princess. In this clip below, Sonja gets honest with Princess about why she has some reservations about her marriage.