Say Cheese! Brandy and her “Sunshine Sy’rai” smile big for the camera.
In less than two weeks, the working mom will debut her new album titled Two Eleven. The day 2/11 has special meaning for the star. “It’s the day I was born, it’s also the day that Whitney [Houston] passed away. So it’s just my way of paying homage to her because of what she told me right before she died, stay true to myself and just do what I do because you can’t be anybody but yourself. I just felt like that’s a responsibility that I have going forward in my career and as a person as well. So that was tough for me, but I’m excited about the new album. It’s rooted in R&B and I think the fans, they’ve been waiting for so long. It’s been about four years, so I’m happy to be back and putting out music that means a lot to me.”
As for motherhood, the singer and actress says, “It’s great. [Sy’rai] keeps me on my toes. She’s cute. She can’t get into the entertainment industry until she’s grown. We need her to self develop.”