MOTHER'S DAY EXCLUSIVE: Brandy Dishes On Her "Industry Mothers" And Motherly Advice On First Loves And Heartbreak
R&B diva Brandy talked exclusively with TheYBF.com about the women in the music industry who she's called Mom, how she uses her past relationship controversies as teaching tools for her own daughter, and also shared nuggets of wisdom about motherhood. Get the deets inside…..
On the heels of a much-talked about VH1 “Behind The Music” special and her single “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown climbing the charts, singer/actress Brandy talked exclusively with TheYBF.com about her most important role in life….mother.
As the mother of Sy’rai, whom she says is obsessed with Justin Bieber and Beyonce, Brandy shared what she thinks are the best things about being a mother. And, based on her own controversial experiences, what advice she offers her daughter about love.
I love being a mother because having a child inspires you to be a better “you.”
On maternal hardships
The hardest thing about being a mother is that you realize you aren’t perfect and you’ll make mistakes. But you do the best you can.
On what she tells Sy’rai about relationships
I teach Sy’rai to always be who you are. Sometimes you can loose yourself if you don’t have a strong foundation so I talk to her about knowing who she is.
On handling heartbreak and first loves
When I was dating Wanya Morris, my mom was afraid of me getting my heartbroken, so she was cautious. But with Sy’rai, when it comes to relationships, I’m going to be a little more open and allow her to make her own choices.
On her “industry mothers”
I’ve had so many women who have been good to me. Whitney Houston was my everything and she opened so many doors for me and also offered good advice. Also, Oprah Winfrey has been over to the house and we were able to talk without cameras and she’s been a huge inspiration. And Kesha Epps (formerly of Total and wife of actor Omar Epps) is a dear friend and like the big sister I never had.
What’s next for Brandy? She’s going to make a huge splash in the next few weeks as she drops her highly-anticipated Two-Eleven album. Though she doesn’t have a release date, she promises it will drop this summer.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE FABULOUS YBF MOMS!