If Brandy thought her music career was still relevant, her record company is here to let her know she’s nothing but a washed up early-2000s singer!
In March of this year, Brandy filed a lawsuit against her record label, Chameleon Entertainment, demanding to be let out of her contract. She refiled the suit in NYC, and now her label is officially dragging her!
A rep for the label stated:
“Brandy’s allegations are a desperate ploy to drum up publicity instead of facing facts — her best days are behind her. [Chameleon] took a risk signing an artist that hasn’t had a chart single success since the early 2000’s.”
Damn, that’s gotta hurt. But did they lie?
Nah, they didn't lie.
She's a hits artist at this point. She does have value, and she could easily ride the wave of newer artists. It's a matter of the right associations and packaging.
I haven't paid much attention, but I believe she's been visible recently through "reality" tv; so that also helps her marketing. People will come out to see her, and those on the fence will come out if she's grouped with the right acts. She's making way more than Tinashe and other new/newer girls.
She'd clean up touring Europe and Asia.
She has never been a great artist although she thought she was 'n' acted like a diva. She could not dance (why she went on that dance show) had a hoarse sounding voice and has a face only a mother can love…they are right this bitch is over!
She looks alright in that pic –
Makeup does wonders…
She only looks funny when she's too skinny. She was kinda thick for a while and she looked good; then she went vegan. SMH.
Jermaine Dupree is more like it – a face only a mother could love. Brandy looks good to me.
Jermaine Dupri looks human though. Brandy looks like a cross dressing E.T.
But Jermaine is all under the bridge TROLL!
She needs to do something else, or just do a Vegas act of her few hits or part of an oldies 90's tour…
Boyz II Men have a residency in Vegas, maybe she should link up with them and become their opening act. Wasn't she dating one of them when she was a teenager anyway?
Brandys albums were better than the garbage we have today. Her never say never album>
Lol I didn't even know Brandy was still singing.
These chicks stay weaved up, purposely use lighter makeup and contour the fuq out of the noses…and then wonder why people aren't buying "Black is Beautiful" and "Black Girls Rock".
You are so full of crap. No matter what BW do people like you would find fault if they wore their hair natural you'd say they needed a comb. Go listen to your Kanye albums, you cornball.
I don't listen to rap, and natural hair is fine by me. I'd rather touch some natural hair then scrape my finger on a track any day. Let's keep it 100 though, sistas like you wouldn't come out of all that fake sh t even if you had a black man that appreciated you as you truly are. Do you even remember what your natural self looks like? SMH
I'm gonna say the same thing I said on the other post: Y'all nothing but gay ass idiots who do nothing but argue about women's hair all day long. Can't get a job typa nigga but knows all the different types of Remy. STFU and MAN UP. Why the hell are you gay ass black men masquerading as straight thinking it's ok to discuss hair with us all the time? Stop involving yourself in lady business. You want me to recommend a good tampon brand for you too? Advice: Kotex tends to leak too much for my liking. Next up you wanna discuss what dress type would suit my pear shaped body?!
Run your hands through your own afro! Oh I forgot, you cut it all off at the barber every week. Can't stand the sight of your own 'fro. Dumbass.
LOL looks like I really hit a nerve here. I can tell you're more concerned about what non-African country your hair is shipped from, but if you bother to read what I said, it was about far more than hair. Y'all will be mad when brothas make women of other races a priority, yet y'all try to so hard to look like those other women. You even buy their hair. How silly and hypocritical. FYI, my hair is locked, and I only go to barbers for shape-ups. My girlfriend's hair is locked as well. So much for many of your hostile assumptions. If you were happier in your own skin, you'd be far less angry, sista. Free yourself from yourself.
Boy, does your black girlfriend know you clown black women on blogs? Does she know that you're a closeted Remy obsessed queen too? Shame, a closeted queen who yearns for beckys while dating a "sista". Mess?
White man your age couldn't be bothered about a Brazilian or Indian Remy look like (and those white women are wearing the hell out of those extensions in peace) because they are too busy WORKING and providing for their families and taking over economies while you're distracted by a hairpiece. Fools.
It's the same amongst Arabs and Asians too. You will never find those men sitting lazily amongst the women talking about fashion and shit. Only black men. I gotta have the conversation I have with the ladies at the salon with black men?! MEN?! Ha! You're gay AF.
This is all you have to contribute to this deep conversation we have in our community about race: "they shoot us because of the Peruvian hair" REALLY?!
Sarah, I can tell some brotha hurt you something serious, but you shouldn't let self-hating black men that can't accept you as you are dictate how you present yourself to the world. These brothas got y'all out here sewing Asian hair to your heads, bleaching away your blackness and using makeup tricks to look more like the white woman. If you have to go through all of this to get that brotha, don't you know he will still leave yo ass for a white woman? Demand respect and stop hiding from yourself as you are, and you attract someone who can appreciate it (once you get rid of that combative attitude).
I live in Africa. I'm not a unlucky as black American women to have to deal with "men" like you. You think your worthless behind is so valuable that women would cry about being left by you. ? show me the economy that you dominate before you talk like a hairstylist. Maybe then I'll have a bit of respect for you. Lastly I love gay men, even you and I truly hope that you'll embrace your true sexuality one day. Let those locks down, put on some Mac on your lips, wax that upper lip and you'll be good to go.
Your respect isn't necessary. And yes, I am valuable. I want you to try to value yourself, Sarah. You're so upset and super defensive of self-hate because believe your worth is cheap. You weave up, bleach and bash all these other groups of people because of low self-image. I'm sure all that jealousy, anger and self-hate boiling inside of you makes you look much uglier than you actually are. Makeup, bleaching cream and weave won't fix what's broken on the inside. Be well.
Lauryn hill put up with you ashy hoteps and look what that got her. Crazy baby mama status. Miss me with that.
Sarah I h ave a question, do you think all black people in America should move to Africa?
I understand black people in America wanting to stay there because it's the only home they know but I believe black people will never truly be able to build until they come back to Africa and make Africa their true home. We're not accepted anywhere else in the world. And I'm not saying Africa is some perfect haven of sort but it is ours and we need to own everything about it. I live in SA and there are racist white people here too but we're in the majority and walking down the street, going to school, the mall, you mostly see people who look like you and it immediately affirms you. I can't even describe it. I took it for granted until Solange shot a music video (losing you) here and I heard a black American woman say she was amazed at how everyone in the video was all kinds of just black. Psychologically I think black people do better here. Economically Africa is where it's at right now. So many opportunities, resources, the youngest population in the world and if anyone is going to take advantage of this I'd rather it be black people.
But also Americans also tend to have the "Africans hate us" misconception and I will let you in on a secret: Africans don't all like each other. We fight, we bicker but we don't outright hate each other like how racist white people hate black people. For example I hear Nigerians call you "akata", Nigerians don't like ANYONE who isn't Nigerian tbh. Everyone in Africa knows. And I don't trust them for shit but they are my fellow Africans. So Africa for black Americans won't be some kumbaya but it's a chance at belonging and owning.
Sarah is a white American pretending to be a black woman living in Africa. 90% of this person's posts trash black men.
Ignore the troll.
You're apparently dating a sista with locks yet you don't believe "black is beautiful". That poor gf of yours is dating a gay man with a nasty spicy attitude and she doesn't even know. I will definitely pray for her. You're probably jealous of the girls wearing quality luscious remy while you watch from the sidelines pretending to be a straight man.
Sarah, I want you to notice how all of your replies mention make up and weave brands. It's almost like these things are all you know. You poor thing. Tell me, is hinting at a man being homosexual considered an ingenious argument in Africa? You seem pretty stuck on this. In the U.S., people that stay very preoccupied with homosexuals are usually fighting their own sexual confusion. Maybe you desire to do a little lickey lickey, yes? Seems you're having trouble accepting more than your blackness. I will pray for you too.
Listen. I never have these convos with the men in my life. You on the other hand wanted to queen so you mentioned hair and now you're embarrassed coz the closet door is open and the cold wind is hitting you hard. Also you're insulting gay people by implying that anyone you think is homophobic is also gay, ask them. The bottom line is you ain't no man. Still can't point me to the economy you dominate?
Sarah…DR1 & I read your comments at almost the same time & we applaud you.??????????
That's because you don't know any men. How can you meet men to converse with when you're in the salon surrounded by women 24/7? Nothing but my most sincere apologies if anything I've said has offended you and your rainbow sisters. Tell me, what economy does the skin-bleaching, weaved up African lesbian "dominate"?
Sarah is white.
She ain't white! THATS A SISTAH TALKING!!! LMAO! ?????WELL SAID SARAH!!
I don't think she's white either. Her vehement defense of self-hate seems pretty genuine. She keeps calling me a homosexual in hopes that her ad hominem will divert my attention from the self-hate issue I was discussing. It's a typical hoodrat trick.
Lol yeah they do. Especially that contouring of the noses shit. It's either that or getting a shitty nose job. You have to comply with white beauty standards in order to make it into this industry. Black people and especially black women need to stop upholding , and looking up to these damn negrogpeans.
SO why won't they just let her out of her contract then? If she is washed up, why does she have to sue them to let her out of the contract? Dragging her? It seems like her label is hating on her. They tgalking shit, but keeping her signed to them! #FreeBrandy, lol
Yeah, they're definitely being petty.
Oddly enough seems that Brandy, Monica & Jennifer Hudson's little coup with Clive Davis hasn't been as fruitful as any of them thought it would be….yet. The way to gage this situation is like this: IF Brandy has made it clear she wants out of her contract & we hear they let her go anytime soon without requesting a buy out payment means her relationship with Clive Davis was useful to her as HIS pull is far reaching to say the least. If this matter lingers on & is further heard in the media Brandy is working her own angles without Clive's involvement.
Truth. Clive Davis is a real snake and a sociopath. It's sad how not only he, but also the industry just see's these guys as nothing more than puppets and pawns to be used, abused and later thrown away. Though I will say that she needs to be careful with how she goes about this. Those who have tried to rise up and get out of contracts or get their royalties and such have ended up getting whacked ( ie prince)
Ms Reg This isn't politically correct at all, but it's honest. I don't believe that Clive Davis did any less to promote Brandy, Monica or JHudson than he did Whitney. The thing is, Whitney clicked with white people like few ever have, especially black female singers. Black male singers have had much more success in crossing over. Why? Because white women drove the market for purchasing albums, CDs, downloads forever. They felt they could "see" themselves in Whitney and BOOM that's all it took. The other three ladies never caught on with a white audience.
I believe you are tangentially connected to the entertainment industry, so I know you are well acquainted with the complex studies of who will cross over and who just won't.
Well if there's one thing I know, Jennifer Hudson won't EVER be getting out of her contract. Not after sacrificing her entire family.
There's something I've meant to say but I always forget because like most of the world I firmly believe Clive Davis highly benefited from Whitney Houston's death even if he orchestrated her demise or not.
We all can only speculate on what the little pow-wow was about between Clive Davis, Brandy & Monica at the time of that interview Whitney interrupted. What everyone overlooked was the fact that Whitney died on Brandy's 32nd b-day. (Coincidentally or not) The infamous note may have been nothing more than a happy b-day card/note for all we know but of course, in grand dramatic fashion Brandy vows to never share with the world the contents of the note. This makes her "special" AND if her life ever gets to a point where she needs money she can easily spin the contents of the note into a money maker.
Seriously. …this is all a great possibility.
Also, while Clive Davis' relationship with Brandy may not be more than that of distant mentor his relationship with her brother is vastly different in a lot ways & for many reasons. Ray J can marry as many women as he chooses but his truth is held in the hands of quite a few men in the industry.
Ray Jay's pretty much a pass around. I read on another site about a week ago, about he and danny boy getting down at deathrow.
I agree Mrs. Reg, they got rid of Whitney and thought their careers was gonna take off but that didn't happen. Brandy tell us what that note said. When I watched that video of Clive, Brandy, Monica and Whitney my flesh crawls. They knew something was gonna happen to Whitney. Smh
Brandy's 'oldies' are always on my playlist. She has a couple hits that will live forever, one being "I Wanna Be Down". That said, it's time to move forward and try something else if music aint a workin' anymore. Don't be a Ray J Jr!
I must say, that I really love the comments on here. There are a lot of classy, intelligent, free thinking people. I hope that I haven't spoken to soon! May peace be upon you! Now with that being said, Brandy's career isn't the same as it used to be, and no, she doesn't have any hits, but I think that she ruined her brand, when she went on hiatus for a few years. Fans will grow up and forget that ass! I was just bumping Brandy last night too. "Sitting up in my room!" Remember? When Donald Faison was cute, and into black girls…lol! No but seriously, Brandy just needs to get in, where she fit in, and maybe that's in a chair somewhere! ????
You just reminded me of my song!?
"I have but one concern, how can I get with you…"?
Yassss! The jam.
she already knew…nothing new
I have yet heard Brandy sing a really soulful song. Maybe she should try that because apparently her pop career is done. She has a unique voice that I haven't seen duplicated…yet.
Brandy sings worse than Rihanna. How the hell did she become a superstar? I really want to know!
Brandy is so far…extremely far from what's known as superstardom in spite of her various bodies of work & her time vested in the industry. Maybe it's just me but I not only can actually listen to quite a bit of Brandy's music especially her older songs. I can listen, sing along with & dance to Brandy's music. I know & understand the lyrics. I actually own some of Brandy's music. For me, Rihanna has & will forever be a NO GO. Every song of hers from day one sounded demonically backmasked even while being played normal to me. Her & Beyonce are 2 female artist I could never take much of.
Naww, brandy can sing over a nice melody or two. She even worked with quincy jones on the 1995 Q's Jook Joint album. And to work with quincy requires some level of talent. She may be a second rate singer, but she ain't even on rihanna level. At least brandy can act and such. Rihannas just a dick hopping at this point to keep herself relevant.
She stayed stuck up under Whitney Houston and some of WH fame rubbed off on her. She has never moved me with her singing. In Africa they walked out on her while she was singing.
One thing is certain, that tv show Moesha is cursed!
Brandy acted like s bitch going around cursing everybody and she was on drugs then I'm not gonna blame her cause Lamont Bentley and Yvette Harris died sorry brandy had nothing to do with Lamont's death not gonna blame a curse for everything
I heard a rumor that on the set of Moesha, Brandy cussed out Sheryl Lee Ralph. I hope this isn't true.
I wouldn't be surprised if she did. A lot of these stars- a good majority of them are just real shitty people when the camera's
Wow, she's still alive?
LOL you're wrong for that
Let's face the truth, Brandy and her parasidic brother were biting off of Whitney Houston's fame. Now that WH is dead she has no real major player in the industry to feed off of and hide behind.
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