Brandy Doesn’t Want More Kids After Her Daughter Sy’rai: ‘It’s Me and Her For Life’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Brandy at Black Girls Rock

Brandy followers have been having an awesome 12 months. In July, she launched her extremely anticipated eighth studio album B7, which coincided together with her common ’90s sitcom Moesha being added to Netflix. A month later, she reunited together with her longtime frenemy Monica for an equally anticipated Verzuz battle.

Now that issues have calmed down a bit, Brandy stopped by The Wendy Williams Show to speak about Verzuz, B7, motherhood, Moesha, and far more.

Brandy at Black Girls Rock
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Brandy grew to become a mother 18 years in the past

It could also be exhausting to imagine, however Brandy is the mom of a college-aged woman. In 2001, Brandy met producer Robert “Big Bert” Smith whereas engaged on her Full Moon album. They revealed their relationship in February of that following 12 months, and in addition revealed that they had been anticipating a baby collectively. They even mentioned publicly that that they had gotten married, which Brandy mentioned later that she did out of “pressure of having to be perfect.”

Sy’rai Iman Smith was born in June 2002, and the lead-up to her start was chronicled on the MTV actuality present Brandy: Special Delivery. The couple break up only a 12 months later, and Smith revealed in 2004 that that they had by no means been legally married, however that they pretended to marry to protect Brandy’s “good girl” public picture. Brandy later mentioned that she regarded her relationship with Smith as a “spiritual union and true commitment to each other.”

Brandy’s daughter Sy’rai is all grown up — and he or she’s an artist too

18 years later, Sy’rai Iman Smith is a grown girl and simply began school (albeit nonetheless at dwelling together with her mother). Brandy opened as much as Wendy Williams about how briskly she’s grown up.

“It’s unbelievable. The time goes by so fast,” Brandy mentioned. “She’s just a beautiful, solid young lady. I really trust her with her life, and I feel like she’s on the right path.”

Brandy additionally mentions that Smith is a musician herself, proving that the genes actually do run within the household. She’s launched some songs herself and appeared as a function on Brandy’s new B7 album. She even has her personal YouTube channel.

Sy'rai Iman Smith and mother Brandy Norwood pose at the Opening Night After Party for Brandy's debut in "Chicago" on Broadway (2015)Sy'rai Iman Smith and mother Brandy Norwood pose at the Opening Night After Party for Brandy's debut in "Chicago" on Broadway (2015)
Sy’rai Iman Smith and mom Brandy Norwood pose on the Opening Night After Party for Brandy’s debut in Chicago on Broadway (2015) | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

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Brandy doesn’t need any extra youngsters

Even although Brandy loves her daughter with all her coronary heart, she doesn’t have any want to have any extra youngsters. When requested by Williams if she’s an overprotective mother, Brandy says she is aware of she’s overprotective.

“I’m super overprotective, I get on her nerves, I embarrass her still,” Brandy acknowledges, “but that’s my girl. I love her.”

Every protecting mum or dad smothers and embarrasses their baby, and it’s no completely different for those who’re the kid of a Grammy-winning singer and actress. But regardless of her love for Sy’rai and her love of being a mom, Brandy has by no means been in any rush during the last 18 years to have extra youngsters, and now, at age 41, she doesn’t see herself having any.

“She’s all I have, and I feel like she’s the only child that I’m going to have,” Brandy smiled. “It’s me and her for life.”

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