Brandy is the cover subject of this month’s Kontrol Magazine that is out on news stands right now. Inside, she discusses her relationship with her brother, Dancing with The Stars and what it is like to be held back by fear. Check the excerpts and photos from the spread below:
Brandy’s Advice to her brother
Where he is in life, I’ve been there and I don’t want him to go down some of the same roads I’ve traveled. It’s like, dude, I’ve traveled those roads for you. You don’t have to make the same mistakes. I want him to balance his career and his love life. I don’t want him to feel like he has to choose one over the other. He would rather find out on his own. He don’t want nobody telling him. I have to learn how to do it in a way where it’s not combative, so you see the struggle there with us.
On Dancing with the Stars
It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done physically and mentally. It required a lot of courage. It reawakened the competitive nature within myself. It was what I thought I lost, which was my confidence, courage, strength. I was afraid! Dancing has never been a comfortable art for me. You know dang on well, with these girls; Ciara, Beyonce and them, it’s a different type of thing when they are dancing in their videos. I’ve never been known for my dancing. Let’s just keep it one hundred!
On Being Held Back By Fear
You’re afraid of how great you could be, not if you’re not great. All fear does is keep you from the highest version of yourself. The truth is courage, but you need the fear to introduce you to the courage, just like you need the lie to recognize the truth. It’s all spiritual. It’s all about becoming the version of yourself that God created. I don’t mean to get Evangelistic, but it’s the truth.
You have to start listening to that intuition, that positive voice that’s within us all. It’s real! You don’t trust it because the other part sounds more believable. We’ve been taught that realistic is negative. It’s too good to be true. No; it’s too good not to be true! You change your thinking, you change your life. You got to prove to yourself that you are already are what you want to be.