Singer Brandy Norwood was profiled in VH1′s Behind The Music this week, a show I often find sad, and never moreso than when the subject is a child or teen star. Brandy’s episode did nothing to dispel this perception. The singer, whose 1994 song “I Wanna Be Down” catapulted her to fame when she was just 15 years old, revealed that she was deeply unhappy despite her fame.
“People don’t understand that being the hottest star or making the most money does not mean anything. I’m here to tell you I was making so much money — I was omnipresent — and I was the unhappiest teenager probably in the world.”
Brandy’s negative feelings manifested themselves in an eating disorder. She admitted:
“I wanted to be so thin. That was my main thing. So I started not taking care of myself – not eating properly, not eating at all, diet pills, regurgitating, and all of these things that girls do.”
These days, Brandy’s got a lot more on her mind. She’s focused on her 9 year old daughter, Sy’rai, and her new gig on BET’s The Game. Much better times!
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