Strong. Protective. She’s funny too. And don’t cross her. Don’t you cross her.
Since the beginning of her career, Brandy’s mother worked as the singer’s ‘mom-ager’. Sonja explained:
Yeah, you know actually, when you start off being a mom. Not really knowing what management is all about so, you play more of the mother role–the protective role….So, I didn’t know anything about the industry so yes, I’m going to be more of a mom then. But now that I am very much skilled, and uh, experienced, I don’t necessarily like the title ‘mom-ager’. Because I believe I’ve earned my seat at the table and I should just be called a manager, right?
While both of Sonja’s children are entertainment, she doesn’t want her granddaughter, Sy’rai (Brandy’s daughter) to be in the business. Brandy, who agrees, explains:
I just–I want to give her a normal life. I feel like, I sacrificed a lot in my childhood and I just–this business is crazy sometimes–vicious.
I want her to become something…Ive been instilling in her to aspire to be a Supreme Court Justice…
Absolutely, this is the perfect time for me to be singing. I plan to start working on the album in the summer…And I really want for this to be personal for me. And I wanna tell a story that I haven’t told before–with this album….I just wanna scream on this album.
She adds that she be rhyming on her album on this go ’round though, telling Arsenio:
Rap is never gonna be in my future.
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