Brandy & Monica Cover the May 2012 Ebony
Published on May 3, 2012 by Sincerely Smith · No Comments
Veteran singers, Brandy and Monica look amazing as they cover the May 2012 Ebony Magazine Music Edition. The vocalist have been getting mad press as of late, of the tidal wave of their first duet after 14 years, It belongs To Me.
The one-time enemies turned genuine friends have made their rounds to all the press junkets and outlets; now landing on Ebony’s music issue where they discuss working together, their individual singing styles, and an array of other interesting topics.
Brandy On Her Boyfriend Ryan
I wish we were engaged. He’s taking a little long on the ring side of things, but I’m patient. I wanted to impress him. I wanted him to be proud of me; I was inspired by him. So making the record and his being there, it’s just all a part of it. Him and my daughter. I want him to love my songs. I want him to love my voice.
On Her Brother Ray J
I know who he is. And I’m pissed off about some of the things I’ve been hearing. It really bothers me that [those are] the kind of things that people do for money.
He’s misunderstood. It’s one thing to have this image of [a ladies’ man], but it’s another to become this other type of person that they’re trying to make my brother out to be. I know who he is. This is a man who loves his mama and his sister and his niece. Ray J loved Kim Kardashian. They were irresponsible with their–you know–but he loved her. For five years, he was with her. In his mind and in the world’s mind, he was in my shadow for such a long time. To watch his sister become whatever I became and to not have that same path or that same way it happened for me; to be called ‘Brandy’s brother…’ To finally break out of it, you’re going to brag; you’re going to feel something about yourself. It’s not coming from a bad place, and I can tell you: Some of the shoes Ray J’s walking in, you’d take off immediately. You wouldn’t be able to handle the type of shoes he’s in.
The full article, including a four page photo spread, can be seen in May’s issue of Ebony on shelves now.
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