Brandy is ready to clear the air with Oprah Winfrey about a huge fib she told the media maven more than 10 years ago.
When Brandy sits down for a chat on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN, O’s going to call her out for lying about being married to the father of her daughter Sy’rai.
Instead of getting defensive, Brandy offered up a heartfelt apology (with a little humor), stating, “I’m really sorry for that because you don’t just lie to Oprah!”
Although Brandy has explained why she felt the need to lie about her marital status in 2002 before, she spelled it out for Oprah again during their one-on-one chat.
“At that time, being pregnant out of wedlock was not a trend. It was not something that people praised,” Brandy stated. “It was a sin, and I felt like I could not be honest about that.”
The issue might seem like a small one now, but remember there weren’t shows like “Teen Mom” or “16 & Pregnant” in 2002. Back then, Brandy had created a spotless persona for herself, and she was terrified to admit that she was an unwed mother.
“I felt the pressure of, again, having to be perfect. I was scared,” Brandy told Oprah. “The image that I worked so hard to build was threatened, and I felt like having a child out of wedlock would ruin my career.”
With that issue addressed, Brandy will also be speaking out about her memories of Whitney Houston. They were incredibly close, and Brady looked up to the “I’m Every Woman” diva, not just as a friend, but as a trust mentor.
Losing Whitney on her birthday was a devastating loss for Brandy, but it’s not the only tragedy to befall her. The “Game” star will also be talking about the devastating car wreck in California that haunts her to this day when “Where Are They Now?” airs Sunday.