Catching Up With Brandy
"Brokenhearted" is a R&B ballad performed by American recording artist Brandy. It was written Single by Brandy featuring Wanya Morris. from the album. A lot of people talking about Brandy Norwood this week regarding her upcoming feature on VH1's Behind the Music series. For those that. Brandy dated Wanya Morris - - Brandy Norwood dated Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris in the late '90s. The media made much of their 6-year age.
A frail, anorexic, and overworked Brandy was hospitalized for dehydration and exhaustion. She was also trapped in an abusive relationship that she once referred to as 'very bad, very, very bad.
All three failed to set the charts on fire. After a year-long investigation, the Los Angeles City Attorney determined that Brandy would not be charged with a crime, but to this day the tragedy still haunts her. But Brandy Norwood is rising once again. In one of her most revealing interviews to date, no subject was off limits and we chatted about everything from living her life in the spotlight to her candid disappointment with her latest album to her love of Diana Ross. What made you decide to do a reality show?
I will be honest -- at first I was a little hesitant. When you're on a reality show you have to be completely yourself, no phoniness. That's what I was concerned about.
If you're feeling bad, you have to show that. As a celebrity you've been trained not to let them see you sweat. You always have to keep a smile on your face. Then what finally made you do it? I loved the concept with it being my brother, Ray J. Our family is very unique. We are a family that is trying to build a business. Every family in the world is not doing that. However, for normalcy we are just like everyone else. Also, I think my brother and I are insanely close.
Were you always like that? It's always been like that, but when we were kids we fought a lot more. I'm his biggest fan. I love being his sister.
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I wanted people to see that. But isn't the show scripted? I don't know how the others work. A lot of people in the public eye try to keep their private lives to themselves. Why expose yourself like this?
I don't think for us it's airing our business. We're teaching how to join this business and how to stick together as a family. I think our show is very classy and has a lot of quality. On one of the episodes from last season you addressed the car accident you were involved in. Why did you decide to put that on TV? My mom kind of brought it up. I didn't know she was going to. When she felt that I should address it in detail and make a whole interview surrounding it, it freaked me out.
I want to do what's best, but at the same time that was such a tragic experience for me. It's almost like you don't want to say anything to disrespect anybody else that was involved. You don't want people to think that it's a publicity stunt. Did you feel like you were exposing too much? But I'm really not. I'm putting my emotions out there, but I'm not going into what happened in detail and how.
How do you think the episode turned out in the end? I didn't watch that one. How did you feel after you addressed it? I feels better to get it off your chest, but it's a situation I don't think I can ever really explain. It's one of those experiences you wish had never happened.
It was something management and publicists thought I should address for some reason. You had your first hit when you were How is that Brandy different from the Brandy today? I'm so much more evolved. I'm so much more spiritually grounded and connected.
I have more of an idea of who I am as a person and not just as an artist. And who are you?
I probably have one of the purest hearts you'll ever come in contact with. I'm a very loyal person. I'm fascinated with God and life. I embrace beauty all around me. I love my daughter so much. I try to lead by example as much as possible, without becoming a nun! Even though I am a nun because I don't have a love life! You can definitely rely on me. I'm becoming a better friend as the years go on. Let's talk about your most recent album, Human. To hell with that album!
You didn't like it?
I believe a lot of the songs on that album have inspired some of the fans. In that respect it's a blessing. But, where I felt creatively it could've gone and the space I was in creatively, I needed everybody around me to be in that same space.
What would you have liked out of that album? First of all, it would've been a different album, but with the same inspiration and same blessing for other people.
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It would've been hotter music and a hotter look. Number 1 on the charts! Which brings up a good point. Your career has slowed down over the years in terms of chart success. How does it feel when you're no longer number 1? I say this in the most humble way, but I'm a winner.
So, when a winner feels failure, it doesn't feel right or good. It's a like a champion who gets knocked out. That's why I'm so hungry on making this next project about what feels good to my gut. When I follow my intuition or my creative guidance, there's success.
Another difficult obstacle you've faced is an eating disorder.R&B Singer Brandy Is PREGNANT. She And Her Boyfriend Of Just Four MONTHS. Are Already Expecting!
Is that something you still wrestle with? I want to be so fit, but I can't get fit! I want my butt back! I want my thighs back! When I was younger I just had all of that.
It was a very tough time, and it was around the time when skinny was the thing. I ended up in the hospital. Not just from wanting to be thin, but also from being overworked and not taking care of myself in a lot of ways. You also struggled to get out of an abusive relationship.
What advice would you give to men and women who are in an abusive relationship? Get out of the situation and understand the worth of who you are. The reason people end up in situations like that is because somewhere in their mind they believe they need this person to validate who they are.
That's not the truth. The only person you need to validate yourself to is yourself. You need to tell yourself every day, all day, who you are and say it until you believe it. Your mother, Sonja Norwood, is also your manager. On her eating disorder as a teen At 19, Brandy revealed she stopped eating properly and suffered from bulimia and anorexia. Everyone thought she was perfect on the outside with her career being on top, but she was the unhappiest teenager in the world.
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. And it took a toll on her health. She worked alongside music producer Robert Smith as well, and started to fall for him.
She found herself unexpectedly pregnant with Robert's child, and that wasn't "ok" for the Brandy brand. Brandy remarked that it's a sin to get pregnant out of wedlock in her family, based on their christian background and beliefs. Because I don't want to get married. It's the biggest mistake I've ever made. At one point, Robert felt Brandy had gone into too much detail tot he media about the problems they were having as a couple.
So Robert went on Wendy Williams' radio show to expose their fake marriage saying it never happened. Everyone around Brandy told her not to own up to it and to not address it.
And the entire situation devastated her career and her fans. On changing her music direction to more sexy on Aphrodisiac Brandy said she felt totally awkward doing this "sexy phase" and it just wasn't believable.
The album was a flop. On that fatal accident on the Brandy slammed into a car from the back while on the L. A mother of 2 was killed. And she couldn't handle the blame. She said she gets hurt when people still gossip about it and try to hurt her. It was her way of apologizing for her past mistakes and she wanted to reconnect with her purpose.
Her mother Sonya stepped down as her manager after 20 years. Whitney came to their soundcheck and told them to tell the legendary Ricky Minor to turn the band down because she couldn't hear them!
Brandy thought it was so cute and that was the last time she saw her.
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Sonya told her 2 days after that Whitney was dead, and her heart left her body. Attended Whitney's funeral on Feb 18th. She gave me a dream. In a divine love. If he's not the one, then I am done with love honey.