Niecy Nash On Friendship With Brandy: “My Friend Is Actually An Icon”

September 15, 2013  |  

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My daughter Dia is turning 14 in a few weeks so I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday. Her reply? “I want to see Brandy.” I said, ‘She lives down the street, we could go by her house right now.’ Her reply: ‘No, I’m not ready, I’m not in a cute outfit!’ As she continued to talk about Brandy, I started to sing “Mo-to-the-E to the: Moesha! Dia’s eyes got big as saucers and she yelled, ‘Wait, Brandy is Moesha?!’ This became a teaching moment.

The woman I call my friend is actually an icon. I think I missed it too because she doesn’t act like one. Down to earth, funny and approachable and the best ways to describe her. I took the opportunity to educate my daughter on Brandy’s contribution to entertainment. I told her that she is so much more than Chardonnay on BET’s The Game. When I was growing up Brandy was TV star, reality star, a pop star, a Cover girl, Grammy winner, had her own Brandy doll, and was the first African American to play Disney princess Cinderella.

You can read the rest of Niecy’s dedication to Brandy over on  The relationship between Niecy Nash and Brandy is adorable; there is something so beautiful about true friendship.  “They say” that it is hard to maintain friendships in Hollywood, but clearly these two are doing a great job.

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  • MonicaT

    Yes she is and still doing her thing!

  • JRoc85

    Amen!!! Before there was Rihanna & Beyonce, there was Brandy!!! Brandy had #1 albums, #1 tv show (Moesha), a Brandy doll, & a top rated tv movie produced by Whitney Houston (Cinderella)!! Brandy is DEFINITELY an icon!!

  • bigdede

    She’s an icon…..ok. I just thought she was a child star who made it

    • IGotItLikeThat

      Brandy’s WAYYYY more than that!

  • Nikki

    Love THIS! Sisterhoods are a beautiful thing.

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