On the latest Oprah: Where Are They Now, Brandy talks about her 2002 wedding announcement on Oprah’s national talk show, which the singer later revealed was false. The 36-year-old candidly spoke about the pressure and need to feel perfect during her younger years in the industry. Oprah also questioned her about how Kim Kardashian became her friend which later led to her relationship with Brandy’s brother, Ray J. Brandy also revealed the worst moment of her life and the impact of Whitney Houston’s death. Check out the highlights of interview.On Why She Lied to Oprah About Being Married to Her Daughter’s Father:
Oprah: I asked you were you married at the time, and you said you were. Brandy: I said that I was. Oprah: Why did you say that? Brandy: Because you know, at that time being pregnant out of wedlock was not a trend. It was not something people praised. It was a sin. And I felt that I could not be honest about it. I felt the pressure of having to be perfect. And I was scared. I thought that everything that I had worked hard for and everything thing I had work to build and the image I had worked so hard to build was threatened. And I felt like having a child out of wedlock… Oprah: Would ruin that?On Her Daughter And What’s She Learned About Being A Mom:
Brandy: She’s truly the light of my life. Really special, wise little lady. Yeah, she’s very strong-willed. It’s hard for me, sometimes I want to wring her neck but I have to just give her time and respect that that’s apart of who she is. Oprah: What did having a daughter teach you about yourself? Brandy: I know through my relationship with her that love is truly unconditional.On how She (Brandy) and her brother (Ray-J) dealt with the death of Whitney Houston:
Oprah: One of the last times I saw the two of you together was Whitney’s [Houston] funeral. You all were sitting sort of cattycorner across the aisle from me. That was a tough day. Brandy: It was a tough day. Oprah: That was a hard day. How did you all get through it? Brandy: Together. Whitney and I were close and she was my idol. I couldn’t accept that fact that she was no longer…here. Oprah: There were all these rumors that she and your brother were together and they were really a couple. Did you help him get through it? Brandy: I did. My brother was very distraught, very disconnected. That was a very hard time in his life. Whitney and my brother were very close. I feel like she’s still here. And I feel like she’s one of my angels.Brandy speaks about her next album:
Brandy: I’m so excited about the next album. I just don’t care about hits or fitting in. I just want to be whatever I’m supposed to be and let the fear guide me throughout my music and not think about all things that don’t really matter. I want to be as truthful as I can in my music and I think that’s been my problem. The moment I tried to fit in is where I lost my way.
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