Brandy Covers PYNK And Talks Being Underrated, Being In Love, And Being Against Another Reality Show Based Around Her Life

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April 5, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

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In the newest issue of PYNK magazine, the very beautiful and #WINNING Brandy opened up about how she fell in love with Ryan Press, her fiancé, her work on The Game, being underrated, and the reality that doing Brandy & Ray J: Family Business for VH1 was probably not the best decision at that time of her life.

On how she met Ryan Press:

“He’s a music executive. So, we actually met in the studio a long time ago. We reconnected at a music event sometime later and when we talked, it just felt like I knew him. Then I would just run into him in random places in New York…I’d walk into a restaurant for lunch and he’d be there. I ended up running to him at another event and he kept staring at me the whole night. It made me so uncomfortable because I thought he was married. So, I told him that he should stop staring at me because he’s married and it’s not a good look. He was like ‘what are you talking about? I’m not married.’ [laughs] From there, we just started talking on the phone. Then, dating. When he told me he was relocating to LA for his job, I just thought to myself, ‘he’s going to be my husband’. I took that as a sign.”

The singer also opened up about the state of R&B and who she does rock with in the game:

“I’m not okay with the current state of R&B. That’s why ‘Two-Eleven’ was so important to me. I wanted to do an album that contributed to that genre of music. I think it was very necessary for the music industry and the hearts of people. As far as newcomers, I hadn’t really been paying attention because I was so focused on the album but I can’t help but pay attention to Kelly Rowland. I admire her so much and would love to collaborate with her. Beyoncé is phenomenal and Rihanna is amazing too.”

On whether or not she agrees with fans who say she’s underrated:
“Sometimes I agree with it because I know there are a lot of talented people that have shown me a lot of love on top of my fans really expressing their love for me. Sometimes I think your ego gets in the way because you know you want everybody to feel that way about you. You want to get the credit. You want to get the props but I try not to live in that space because I know it’s ego. I’m just happy with being me. I’m happy with being able to be so connected in my being that I’m able to express that in my music. There are so many people who get the credit but they’re not really connected to their music. I would take the honesty and the connection with my music over the credit any day…but both would be nice! [laughs]“
She spoke up also about the harsh reality of doing reality television after exposing her life (the struggles of her music career, relationship with her family and love life) to the public:

“You know, I think I did reality TV at the wrong time. When I was on [Family Business] I wasn’t as consistent in my career. I wasn’t connected to my purpose at the time. After that, I said I wouldn’t do reality TV again but there are shows out there now like the ‘Mary/Mary’ show that are good. I would consider it if it were centered more on my career.”

Love us some Brandy, and we definitely agree with how underrated she is. She’s been in the game forever! You can check out more of the interview with the singer where she talks about her relationship with her mother, being on The Game, and her recent album sales (and to see more fab photos) over at pynkmag.com.

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  • scandalous7

    Rhianna?

  • hollyw

    Omg they fixed her nose! Either that or she got a nose job! I just saw her YESTERDAY in Tyler Perry’s new movie Temptation and that nose bridge was flat and wide as a board. I’m not trying to throw shade and I think Brandy’s a beautiful girl, but I think it’s apparent something was doctored…imo

    • Annette

      She does not gave a nose job. That’s the same wide nose she’s always had just with some conturing (sp?). Makeup tricks… She does look great, though.

  • JaneDoe

    She looks so happy.. I am happy for Ms Brandy

  • Lisa

    so happy for her and her new relationship

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