Brandy had the support of her family at the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend. The veteran singer delivered a stunning rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the game began.
Ray J and Princess Love joined along with their kids, Epik Ray and Melody Love, to support Brandy at the game. The ‘Almost Doesn’t Count’ singer’s daughter, Sy’Rai Smith, was also cheering from the crowd. “Did amazing, mommy,” Sy’Rai wrote to her mom in Instagram Stories after Brandy’s delivery. “I love you,” the young adult wrote to her mother.
Brandy’s parents, Sonja and Willie Norwood, were also in attendance and even posed in photos with their granddaughter Sy’rai.
Brandy channeled the late Whitney Houston with her outfit at the game. “One thing about Brandy, she’s gonna always find a way to pay homage to Whitney Houston #NFCChampionship,” one Twitter fan wrote after watching Brandy’s performance. “Brandy and her ode to Whitney Houston with this jumpsuit is (sic) literally giving me the chills,” another social media fan said.
Brandy has honored Whitney Houston as a phenomenal singer since her days as a little girl. The veteran singer recently discussed her collaboration with her idol in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella during an interview with PEOPLE.
“My childhood dreams were to be a singer, touch as many people as I could, and to meet Whitney Houston, just meet her,” Brandy told the media source. “So to meet her, hang out with her and sing with her,” she added, “it was unbelievable. For her to cast me in such a role, the first Black princess, I don’t know the words to really describe what that feels like,” Brandy said.
“What I loved about working with her is that I was allowed to contribute, I was allowed to be myself,” the celebrity said. “And then I was allowed to get all the pointers from her that I could soak in.”