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I’ve been a fan of your blog for a few years now and this is my first time writing to you. I just got home from a lovely concert with my family and had the opportunity to be backstage to meet a few of the artists. The reason I’m writing to you is to tell you about my experience. I got there and noticed that Brandy was arriving during the show with her current boyfriend and her brother, Ray-J.
I was excited to see someone I have been a fan of for years but was immediately turned off by her behavior towards the staff at the venue. From what I was able to witness all three of them (Brandy, her boyfriend and Ray-J) were checking in and getting their passes to get in and right off the bat she was extremely rude. She had this standoffish attitude that led everyone to believe that she had to be catered to because of who she is. At this point, Ray- J was doing all of the talking and she was waiting to the side annoyed. He was basically talking to anyone that was listening because no one was really checking for him or better yet knew who he was. Out of nowhere he just starts talking about Brandy’s boyfriend and giving him all types of praises. He kept saying how he loved him, and how he was good for his sister because he just does whatever she says and doesn’t argue with it. I believe it because the entire night he kept following her around like a puppy looking for a new home and when they would engage with others in a conversation he just stood there. Either way I don’t know why he was telling his sisters business to anyone that would listen, yet cared.
I then noticed she was mingling and asked one of the staff members for some water. Yeah it might not seem like a big deal but the way she did it was very unnecessary. She looked at this woman and said, ‘Get me some water,’ and the staff member snapped back and said ‘the correct word that comes after that is please,’ and pointed to the bar and said, ‘the bar is right over there for everyone backstage if you need anything.’ At this point I thought something was going to pop off LOL but instead Ray-J tells the woman, ‘do you know who we are?’ The woman replied and said, ‘yes, I know who you are and like I said the bar is that way.’
Then she was complaining how she didn’t like the food that was there and wanted to send one of the staff members to go get her food and have THEM pay for it. WTH?
From what I saw she was there attending the show as an audience member but felt she had to have the green room service as if she was performing. I felt bad for the staff member and how she was spoken to but at the same time I was surprised she said something back. Usually people don’t say anything because they might be afraid to lose their job but at the same time there is a fine line between keeping your job and being disrespected. I personally would have reacted the same way.
I have been a fan of hers since she first hit the scene but now I am no longer a fan. You have to remain humble in a business like this because the public is who makes you who you are. I remember she had a similar episode at another concert I attended and she was there but I figured she was just having a bad day. Either way I am no longer a fan and will no be supporting her new album, she is extremely rude and at this point, she needs to realize she is trying to make a come back and this isn’t a good time to be rude to the public.
P.S. Her lacefront application was horrible and as much attitude as she had she is lucky no one brought it to her attention that the edges of it was damn near at the tail of her eyebrows.
An ex Brandy fan!