Last week R&B’s problem child William Ray Norwood Jr. aka Ray J dropped controversial track, “I Hit It First.” Considering the title of the song, his previously released sex tape and his use of a pixelated photo of Kim Kardashian for the single’s art work, it didn’t really take a rocket scientist to figure out what (and who) the song was about. Since its release, the track has received mixed reviews. Some are begging Ray J to sit down and be quiet, while others have sheepishly admitted that they kind of dig the ratchet spectacle being offered in the form of a three-minute song. Ray J’s big sis Brandy, however, seems to be among the group of those begging her baby bro to have a seat. During a recent interview with Karen Civil, Ray revealed that Brandy isn’t at all please about his newly released track.
“I gotta be honest with you, Brandy’s a bit upset. I haven’t talked to her because I know what type of lecture I’m going to get. Brandy is a whole different type of person. She lives in a different kind of world. I’m way more turnt up, my lifestyle is way more on the edge. For her, a lot of things I do, she might not understand but I can say she has my back. She is a little bit concerned and worried about the journey. But in every campaign I do, at the end of it, it always comes out with a positive message. It’s a beginning of a story that we are telling, there’s a middle and there’s a finale, so everyone has to stay tuned, including her.”
He ironically went on to say that the goal of the “I Hit It First” marketing campaign is to not say names because he wants to be “respectable.”
“I don’t wanna say no names. Like the main mission for this whole campaign is to not say no names. Even though the song is edgy and the song is intense and people think it’s a little over the top, we want to be respectable, especially in these interviews. So I don’t really know what’s going on with the other parties and with other people that might feel like they’re involved in the record.”
That’s very noble of you, little Willie. I think you and your “marketing campaign” passed “respectable” a long time ago.
In case you were wondering, Ray also says the video, which he hesitantly compared to an “SNL skit,” will be dropping sometime next week.
Turn the page to watch Ray J’s full interview. Should Brandy be upset with her little bro or should she just chill out and let him live?