I had the PLEASURE of seeing my childhood IDOL Brandy live the day before my birthday!!! As a little black girl growing up in the 90s, Brandy was my everything. I wrote her a letter, I never missed an episode of Moesha, I had all of her CDs (thanks to my brother Kofi who literally had every 90s R&B album) and I had the Brandy barbie doll. Yes, I was a stan ya’ll. Anywho, my twin texted me the image below one Friday night and I IMMEDIATELY texted my best friend so we could purchase our tickets ASAP!! We bought our tickets that night!
YASS!!! I LOVE Brandy !! And she was coming the day before my birthday, it was a no brainer!!! It was meant to be! I mean c’mon!! The stars were aligned and I NEEDED to be there.
Anywho, today’s post is all about WHY you should see Brandy live in case you were wondering why.
1. Brandy is a LIVING LEGEND
She has worked with all the greats such as Whitney Houston and Diana Ross. It’s no wonder she was honored last month with the Soul Train Lady of Soul award, presented to her by Jill Scott (I mean c’mon!..lol) #Winning
#tbt — I couldn't and still can't believe this. I haven't held a trophy in so long and I don't remember feeling like an entire stadium of people and peers were genuinely happy and rooting for me. I wish I had better words to describe what my heart felt this night. This was so beautiful for my daughter to see me in this kind of light. I am deeply thankful… Never give up on yourself. Never give up on your dreams… they are memories from the future. #GodInMeAsMe #LadyOfSoul 💡💡💡💡💡💡💡
2. She is the VOCAL BIBLE.
Even though I’ve just recently heard her being called this nickname *side eye*..lol
But seriously, her voice is AMAZING live. She has the voice of an angel and her voice is truly heaven sent. She has taken care of it throughout the years. Good for her! #SayNOtodrugsandhardliquor
This is so special @4everbrandy101 🖖🏾can't believe we have on the same color and gloves. I only hold my mic in my right hand when I'm singing so here I must have been speaking to my extended family💡Thank you for putting us together in this photo🙏🏾 #Blessings #FairyNippy #Angel #GreatestLoveOfAll — what's also lovely about this is—this is my wardrobe for the tribute to Whitney during my show. God is amazing and she's always with me!
3. She is an ENTERTAINER!
Brandy is an actress, former CoverGirl spokesmodel and an amazing singer. #TRIPLETHREAT
So you know her stage presence is LIT then, right? And you know she can dance right? She starred as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago so please don’t sleep on her dancing skills! Get it Bran!!!
4. Brandy is our childhood.
She was apart of every black girl growing up in the 90s childhood. She is 90s ROYALTY and her music is timeless! *Ques* Have You Ever She was our Moesha! She was our FIRST black Cinderella! She was our CoverGirl. She was the first to die in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer..lol Just kidding, I think her boyfriend played by Mekhi Phifer was ..lol. I watched that movie only once just for Brandy but I she was barely in it. #Ugh
Anywho, Brandy was everything to little black girls such as myself growing up in the 90s and she wore braids all the time! Even on red carpet! How cool? She made braids classy AF.
5. She’s the original Awkward Black Girl.
My BFF who attended the concert with me said that Brandy IS awkward and I agree. Growing up, I always sensed she was TOO nice, a people pleaser, insecure, self-conscious and shy. It appeared to me that she didn’t know her worth and talent. Although sad, those qualities definitely resonated with me and I saw myself in Brandy. Those qualities made her more relatable to me back then because I was and I still am awkward AF …lol.
I remember watching interviews with her and her being so shy and unable to take a compliment/ praise from the interviewer. However, she’s truly blossomed over these past few years! She’s more vocal (Twitter fingers AF) and more comfortable in her skin. She’s popping off at folks online and throwing lots of shade at Monica..lol #messyAF
I’ll forever and always be #TEAMBrandy
no matter how petty/messy she is .
Coincidentally, I saw Monica with my BFF last year, the day before her birthday..lol
And I remember summer of 98 re-enacting the Boy Is Mine music video with my BFF, I was always Brandy and she was always Monica. She loved her some Monica in the 90s. I was and will always be #TEAMBRANDY!
Now my BFF is #TEAMBRANDY, no comparison between the two.
I would pay to see Brandy again!!!!
Snippets of the Night
The Whole Concert
Because it’s 2016 and you don’t have to leave the house to live, the whole concert is on YouTube here for viewing pleasure! I loved this clip below especially!
The petty queen in me wants to know if you’re #TeamBrandy or #TeamMonica?
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