For months and months near the end of 2017, there were rumors swirling that claimed singer Brandy was with child. To make things even more crazy, it was then speculated that she was carrying Ray J and Princess Love’s child. And while we know that’s not the case (Princess is obviously happily carrying her own baby girl), the chatter began because Brandy had put on a little weight. The 39-year-old singer, who already has a 15-year-old daughter named Sy’rai, repeatedly refuted such rumors. She shut down the speculation last October after performing at a show in Chicago and telling her followers, she’s not pregnant, just thick.
“#vocalsandsoul are all that matter here… close your eyes if you think I’m pregnant,” she wrote. “(As long as y’all been saying it, the baby would have been born and at least 1 by now) #thickerthanasnicker I love it.”
But even Ray J said he had to call her up and get some answers when he saw his big sister looking a lot different than he’s used to. What he found out was what he told PEOPLE. The only thing Brandy’s been carrying is happy weight.
“You know, she likes the weight,” he said. “You know, I hit her like, ‘I haven’t seen you, B.’ I had to ask, too. She said, ‘I like my weight.’ She’s just enjoying her weight.”
And he’s supportive of that. But what he wasn’t happy about were those surrogacy rumors.
“Somebody said she was having our baby. That she was our surrogate!” he said. “I’m like, that would be love. That would be the ultimate hook-up if my sister was able to take time out of her life to have our baby. It’s a little outrageous, but those are just some of the things that happen in the press. So for me, I just chuckle it off.”
For the record, sis still looks amazing. Check out a few recent pictures of the singer looking happy and healthy: