Brandy: “People Call Me A Murderer”

Published: Friday 5th Nov 2010 by Sam

Re-surging star Brandy features in the latest issue of Upscale magazine. As well as snagging a classy photoshoot with the Grammy winner, the publication also secured what has to be her most in-depth interview to date.

Candid, and at points emotional, the 31 year old recounted her early career success, motherhood, her hit VH1 show ‘A Family Business’, her current stint on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, and what to expect from her new studio album (due next year).

Most piercing, however, was her revelations about the taunting she, even as of today, still receives regarding the fatal car accident, she was involved in back in 2007.

Her comment after the jump…

“People call me a murderer, they taunt me and send pictures of cars that are basically annihilated. Every report has stated that I was not at fault. People still don’t care”

Wow. For Ms. Norwood to still hold her head up, smile, and keep doing her amidst on-going strife, she earns that much more of my (and many others’) respect. More power to her.

In other Brandy news, hitmaker Bangladesh has opened up about the sound he is cultivating for the singer’s eagerly awaited new album. The producer, most notable for his work with Beyonce (‘Diva’) and Lil’ Wayne (‘A Milli’), appears to have a heavy hand in the direction of the LP. Click here to see what he said.

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  1. jay November 5, 2010

    stunning pic!!!! What a lovely person…. its sad she has to live with the death of a person….but GOD will see her through it!

  2. Carey November 5, 2010

    my eyes are filled with tears, bran has been thru alot but she is a very strong and amazing woman and i love her so much!!!

  3. annie November 5, 2010

    Some people are just lost souls, dark souls and are just mean-spirited. People like that you pray for and hope God blesses them so way they can find the light. Brandy has all my respect for staying strong, keeping it moving and do it all with a smile on her face. That’s amazing to me.

  4. antha November 5, 2010

    I think I could point out a couple names of some little idiots and queens on twitter that find it HILARIOUS callin her a murderer and bringing up the accident as often as possible. I love my PEOPLES but some of yall take the idea of twitter and combine it with the art of dragging people. Most of yall take it too damn far.

    Imagine the day some of these idiots become famous and the tables turn….

  5. QT November 5, 2010

    It really does saddens me to hear such cruels things. I can just imagine if that were me receiving tweets messages saying Im a murderer would def make me feel so hurt & sad. BUT, I do love the fact Brandy has kept it moving & it seems she’s at a better place right now in her life. She looks happy! & Im really happy for her! DEFINITELY, UBERLY EAGER TO HEAR WHAT THIS NEW ALBUM WILL SOUND LIKE! #teamBrandy

  6. Becca November 5, 2010

    EVERY REPORT confirmed it was NOT her fault

    and yet some R***** haters send her those pics? DISGRACEFUL.

    Brandy hold your head up high. These haters are jealous you have talent and success.

  7. S*** November 5, 2010

    Can somebody, Anybody please tell me why this Flop Alien Mole-Rat looking Non Driving Non Singing, Non Dancing, Non Acting B**** Sounds like Kelly Rowland drowned under Water??

  8. S*** November 5, 2010

    …………

  9. BEYDABESS November 5, 2010

    Seriously, Why does Brandy sound like Kelly Rowland Under Water Sam??

    NEXT ==>>

  10. THE BRANDY SUPPORT SQAD November 5, 2010

    Nothing but brandy love.. Shes my Black Wonder Women.. To power thru something like this is an amazin journey for her… Dancing and making a new album.. and the picture itself is PRICELESS.. Fukin love her..4ever.

  11. Becca November 5, 2010

    Pressed Beyonce fans are at it again.
    Mad that Beyonce will never have the emotional depth that Brandy has?
    Beyonce hits all those high notes but she’s a robot. She doesn’t FEEL the song.
    Brandy gives me life with her singing and Bey stans are stuck with their puppet.

  12. KD November 5, 2010

    I’d rather be a robot with money, fame and acclaim then some tired hater that vents their anger at an artist because of comments left by some stans…if they are actually that at all. Yeah I was talking to you BEGGAR oops sorry I meant BECCA.

  13. Becca November 5, 2010

    @KD

    actually, you are right. I should not let the crazy Bey stans provoke me.

    That being said, you sound pretty mad yourself.

  14. bc November 5, 2010

    @s***: the funny part is Brandy penned a song for Kelly Rowland (Love/Hate). And since that, Kelly has been steal… ooopps “borrowing” Brandy’s sound… the layering vocals, the harmonies. And guess who is working with Rodney Jerkins AKA Brandy’s mentor in 2010? Kelly Rowland.

    Brandy been in the game as a solo artist since 1994… Kelly debuted in 2002. Who copy who? Who has the Platinum selling albums? Thank you.

    Respect your peers…

  15. veebz November 5, 2010

    People need to let her live her life, people commit suicide over getting taunted like that. She didn’t cause the bloody crash

  16. nobeyoncestanbutlisten November 5, 2010

    Brandy talks about her “incident” again and she must be commended, Rihanna talks about hers and is using it for publicity….. despite the fact Brandy is on Dancing with the stars now, has a vh1 program out soon and wants people to be behind her for new album. Sam you sicken me with your shade……

  17. Boricua November 5, 2010

    She looks gorgeous in that pic.

  18. Kyus93 November 5, 2010

    O_O HER WEAVE IS ACTUALLY ON POINT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. danielle November 5, 2010

    It’s sad, the amount of Ignorance. It’s 2010 I feel bad for some of you people, It’s time to let go and let god. You can’t sit down and judge her or Anyone, Famous or not, it’s not your right.

    Brandy Is talented in many fields but what makers her much more of a Beautiful person is her heart and her personality, I can tell she is truly a Beautiful soul.

    I wish Brandy nothing but the best. She has over came so much and has accomplished many things, God is not done with you Hun. Her voice is truly anointed.

    God bless you Brandy, I can’t wait for your successful return, Because you are already on a hell of a start!

  20. dante0127 November 5, 2010

    I love B rocka .. sad she has to go through this

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  22. Soulful Roses November 5, 2010

    Usually the people that sit back and judge all the time, have the most skeletons in their closets. Keep ya’ head up B-Rockah 🙂

  23. Kyle November 5, 2010

    I really feel for her with the car accident thing. I had a friend in a similar situation where someone died and he wasn’t at all at fault, and it really did a number on his head.

    The things that make me look at Brandy suspiciously are:
    1. Her fake marriage
    2. The way she totally disses Human, and album that made so much sense. Listen to the intro where she says: “what i feel being a human being is…. …. having the power to be yourself”. That’s the theme of the album. My favorite track from the album, Camouflage, talks about how she won’t pretend to be someone she’s not. Then 2 years later, she pretty much says all she cares about is an album that sells, and those songs mean nothing to her now. Hopefully on the next album she’ll actually “have the power to be [herself]”.

    My gut tells me that she’s not gonna see a hit the size of Right Here (Departed) again anytime soon. I think she’s tried to walk the line between R&B and Pop for too long without committing to a side. Kind of like my favorite, Toni… she had such big crossover success, that she started to lean so far to the pop side, and now she struggles with her core audience. Monica on the other hand tried to go full on pop with All Eyez On Me, didn’t get the success, and completely scrapped an album to return to R&B with the #1 R&B song of the year (So Gone). Several years later, she has a stable career.

    Not sure why I felt like this was the place for this rant, but oh well.

  24. Selah November 5, 2010

    SAM I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’RE SOUNDING SO SURPRISED AND SYMPATHETIC ABOUT IT WHEN YOU YOURSELF WERE MAKING JOKES ABOUT IT ONLY A FEW WEEKS AGO ON TWITTER. EFFING HYPOCRITE!

  25. bc November 5, 2010

    Monica has a stable career?!

    Her fanbase paid her DUST during The Making Of Me Era. R&B singles – they were not Pop, that’s R&B at its finest so cut the b******* – like A Dozen Roses and Sideline Ho never took off. And her album was certified Plastic.

    Just because she met success again 9 months ago does not mean anything.

    I guess the day Brandy will meet success again, people will act brand new, as usual. Today you flop nobody give a f*** about you, tomorrow you s***, and everybody is on your c***. A mess.

  26. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ November 5, 2010

    Hate that cover, her hair looks ridiculous and her face looks way too ‘skeleton-like’. But I LOVE me some Brandy. THE VOCAL BIBLE. 🙂

  27. remmy November 5, 2010

    Love brandy but she is doing too much for me…just do what we love and leave the extra alone…for the longest people were saying she was a brat and that’s why people don’t want to work with her and her mom doesn’t help at all…I didn’t belieive it but after watch “some” of her show I see it was true and it makes it hard for me to ride with her…I love her music forever tho…

  28. True November 5, 2010

    Brandy is such a beautiful person to me, inside and out. I think that she is criminally misunderstood because of some of the mistakes she has made although I can completely understand WHY she made the decisions that she has. People can be so judgemental when it comes to others yet their flaws are not under a microscope for the world to see.

    I love Brandy for the HUMAN BEING she really is. I love her for continuing to put out great music and staying true to a sound that SO many have TRIED to duplicate (but it never comes across quite right).

    Keep your head up Brandy! I cannot wait for some new music.

  29. DEALwidIT November 5, 2010

    I love brandy no matter what

  30. Kyle November 5, 2010

    @BC
    I’d say Monica only having one flop album out of 5 is pretty stable considering what other people go through. And in addition to that, with this latest album, she’s positioning herself as someone who does timeless music rather than following trends (which was what The Makings Of Me looked like it was trying to do with Everytime The Beat Drop as the lead single).

    I hope I’m wrong about Brandy’s future success, because regardless of where the music fell on the pop/R&B spectrum, every album has been a top notch collection of songs. I hope with her next album, either SHE stands behind it regardless of its performance or has the sense to admit that it’s not really her before releasing it.

  31. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    @BEYDABEST LOOK HERE YOU DIRTBAG B**** WHY THE F*** ARE YOU ON THIS POST U RATCHETT ASS RAT LOOKIN H** & GET THAT FUNKY BREATH B**** OFF YOUR PICTURE! YOURE POLLUTING THE BLOG SITE…

    B**** IZ IT BECAUSE BEYONCE HAS YET! TO TOP BRANDYS ALBUM SELLS OR ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! B**** GETTA CLUE BEYYAWNCE WILL NEVER COME FOR BRANDY RAYANA NORWOOD EAT A D*** YOU DUMB B****

    @ S***

    I DONT MIND CLOWNIN NAHHHH ONE OF YOU B****** PLEASE COME FOR ME U DUSTY ASS H***! WHEN YO B**** CAN TOP BRANDY IN HER CAREER THEN U CAN SPEAK B******!

    WHO MADE THE TOP SELLING R&B SINGER EVER LIST FOR BILLBOARD??

    BRANDY DID! YA GIRL BEYONCE AINT DO S*** THE B**** AINT GON BE S*** WHEN BRANDY’S BACK

    THAT BIITCH BEYONCE IZ A STAIR FALLING THIEVING TRAINWRECK H** & GOD BLESS YOU BITCHEZ IM OUT!!!!

  32. Michelle November 5, 2010

    You kno wat i can’t take it no longer..i have to speak up..everytime i come on this site ya’ll always talk s*** about Brandy(with the exception of a few ppl) ya’ll need to leave her alone & let her do her thing!!! Everytime i read something about her on here ya’ll always have to bring other artists that are not even on Brandy’s level mind you(Monica,Beyonce etc.) into the picture…its a dam shame ya’ll still bring up the accident..how would you like it if someone threw some horrible s*** like that in your face every min…so f***** heartless..wat ya’ll need to do is sit your ass down & get a f***** hobby & think about wat u say before you say it!! Try coming for me & don’t be surprised if you get your feelings hurt..try me b****!!!

  33. Michelle November 5, 2010

    @S*** shut the f*** up you dusty ass h**…you ain’t got nothing better to do but talk s***…you ain’t nothing but a f***** lame..try me b****!

    Sam you need to sit your ass down & stop coming for brandy all the f***** time just to boost your flop ass artists careers

    @BeyDaBess b**** take a f***** seat. you f***** lame..come harder next time b**** & stop kissing beyonce’s ass..she aint the s***!!!!

  34. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    @ SAM YOURE A MESSY LOWLIFE F** WITH NO MORALS ITZ SAD THE S*** YOU PULL TO GET VIEWS ON THIS SITE….YOURE A PATHETIC MOTHAFUCKER! GET A CLUE YA B**** KELLY ISNT & WILL NEVER BE SUCESSFUL! THE B**** STAY MIMICKING BRANDYS VOCALS & EVEN USING HER PRODUCERS…THAT B**** IZ TRASH! & SHELL ALWAYS BE KNOWN AS THAT BACK UP SINGIN B**** FROM DESTINYS CHILD!..

    YOURE PATHETIC FOR THE S*** YOU PULL TO KEEP THIS SITE VIEWED…F** GETTA LIFE OR GO EAT A D*** CAUSE KELLY AINT EVER GON TOUCH BRANDYS SUCCESS!!!!

  35. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    @ AMAZING LEE

    F** OR B****! WHATEVER YOU ARE B**** DONT HATE BECAUSE BEYONCES RAT LOOKIN ASS LOOKS CRACKED OUT & DONE IN HER INTERVIEWS
    THAT UGLY B**** BEYONCE ACTUALLY THINKS IT CUTE WEARIN NO MAKE UP! B**** PLEASE SHE NEEDS TO CAKE DAT S*** ON HER FACE

    MATTER FACT I SAW THAT DIRTY B**** BEYONCE ON THE TODAY SHOW & THE B**** HAD THE NERVE TO HAVE NO MAKE UP ON! :/ I LOOKED LIKE B**** ARE YOU SERIOUS! THE B**** HAD SWEAT & OIL ALL OVER HER F***** FACE & THEN HAD THE F***** AUDACITY TO BE WEARIN THAT CHEAP B**** CLOTHING LINE HOUSE OF DEREON

    THAT B**** LOOKED LIKE A STRUNG OUT CRACKHEAD

    B**** BRANDY NEVER COMES OUT HER CRIB NOT LOOKIN FLAWLESS

    GETTA CLUE H** & TELL THAT B**** BEYONCE TO STOP WEARIN B*** PADS & A THOUSAND POUNDS OF WEAVE IN HER HAIR CAUSE THE B**** LOOKS DUMB

    WHOSE SHITTIN ON BEYONCE

    BRANDY IS!!!

  36. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    DAT B**** BEYONCE HAS THEM ALIEN VS. PREDATOR TEETH TOO!

    I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY COVERGIRL ASKED THAT ANTEATER LOOKIN H** TO BE THEIR SPOKESPERSON

    THE B**** ALREADY DOES HAIR COMMERCIALS & DOESNT EVEN HAVE HAIR TO SHOW THE B**** WEARIN LACEFRONTS CLAIMIN HER HAIRS BEAUTIFUL

    I F***** CANNOT!!!

  37. Michelle November 5, 2010

    @TC;D PREACH!!!

  38. k November 5, 2010

    Brandy is a class act with immense talent.

  39. Anonymous November 5, 2010

    Let’s keep it real, the only ones I’ve seen with those pics and comments are the gays!

  40. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    & I WISH ANOTHER MOTHAFUCKIN STAN OF ANY F***** FANBASE WOULD COME ON HERE TALKIN S***! IM LETTIN B****** HAVE IT TODAY!!!!

  41. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    & SAM U A SALTY ASS SCARY ASS F**! B**** BLOCKIN ME ON TWITTER WONT STOP ME H**!

  42. GangsterA November 5, 2010

    WTF WITH PEPOLE HERE ACTIN LIKE SUPER HEROS OR SOMETHING #SITCHAASSDOWN ANY WAY BRANDY KEEP DOING U AND SHAKE THEM HATERS OFF

  43. BrandyNMonicaStan November 5, 2010

    uhg…ya’ll hatin ass people are really gettin on my nerves with all this Brandy verses Beyonce, Rhianna and KellyRowland s***! Brandy doesn’t need to be compared to anyone because she stands alone. I have been down with Bran since ’93 and no one will ever take her spot in my heart musically. All you haters and bandwagoners can kick rocks with an opened toed shoe and bust up all ya s***!

  44. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) November 5, 2010

    LMFAO @TC ;D! I see you’ve had everything under control while I was having a nap…lol!

    Haters keep it coming cuz didn’t realised you infact LOVE our Bran that much otherwise why do you even bother?????????????????
    Well news flash…….you can f****** go and hung yourselves up for all me and my crew cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please follow Brandy on twitter and don’t forget to watch as well as vote for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) November 5, 2010

    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!

    Please follow Brandy on twitter and don’t forget to watch as well as vote for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    @GANGSTERA

    B**** WHO U COMIN FOR??? I KNOW NOT ME!!!! U TRASHBOX B****!! U BETTER LOG OUT & LOG THE F*** BACK IN B**** CAUSE CLEARLY YOUVE LOST YOUR MIND!

  47. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) November 5, 2010

    Hey to all my crew up there.
    Please follow Brandy on twitter and don’t forget to watch as well as vote for her!!!

    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!

  48. TC ;D November 5, 2010

    FOLLOW BRANDY @4EVERBRANDY ON http://WWW.TWITTER.COM

    & TUNE IN TO DANCING WITH THE STARS ON MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

    @ NAS

    S*** HIT THE FAN TODAY ITZ SAD THAT SAM HAS TO DO STUPID S*** LIKE THIS FOR VIEWS ON A BLOG…I LET HIM HAVE IT ON TWITTER & HE BLOCKED ME HELL ALL THE FANBASES GOIN HAM ON HIM & TRENT

  49. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) November 5, 2010

    lmao….ignore him that f****** idiot and smelly b**** sam. Don’t know whether to wipe him up my ass or flush him down the toilet. He can be such a queen as well as hypocrite as hell especially when it comes to our girl Bran Bran. That said what can you do right, I guess anything for money these days.
    Onething they fail to realise is we are always ready when it comes to our girl so HATERS including you smelly b**** sam better recognise that!

    TC ;D, go on give it to em from wall to wall…lmao!

  50. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) November 5, 2010

    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!!
    Haters you can kill your selves!!
    Haters don’t get it TWISTED!

    Please follow Brandy on twitter and don’t forget to watch as well as vote for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. True November 6, 2010

    Damn. I’m a Brandy fan but, why are y’all going in on Sam? He didn’t say anything against our girl at all. Read the post carefully.

  52. Beystanbish November 6, 2010

    Dead at tcd. A hot ass mess. I’m not even gonna go in cause I love Brandy but you need to sit the f*** down somewhere.

  53. love November 6, 2010

    I wish this Brandy vs Monica B******* would stop, Who introduced monica to mainstream success? (Brandy did)

  54. TC ;D November 6, 2010

    BEYSTANBISH.

    B**** U CAN GO 2 HELL DID I ASK FOR YOUR PERSONAL OPINION H**…….NO B**** SO SPEAK WHEN SPOKEN TO U SCUMBAG H** GO RIDE BEYONCE P**** ON HER POST YOURE NOT NEEDED HERE!

  55. TC ;D November 6, 2010

    MONICA DOESNT APPEAL TO THE MASSES THAT H** APPEALS TO THE HOODRATS & BROKE B****** OF AMERICA WHICH IS WHY SHE HAS YET TO GO PLATINUM….HER LABEL TREATS HER LIKE A NEWBIE IN THE INDUSTRY! THEY DIDNT EVEN WANNA RELEASE HER LAST ALBUM & WHEN SHE FINALLY GOT IT RELEASED THEY ONLY GAVE HER ASS 10 SONGS ON THE ALBUM

    HER LABEL DONT RESPECT HER SO WHY SHOULD I

    AS FAR AS THAT BEEF S*** IS CONCERNED THATS OLD NEWS….

  56. BENJAMIN November 6, 2010

    Looks too photoshopped.

  57. CHOCHA_PELUA November 6, 2010

    Brandy looks amazing but she looks even better shittin on jennifer gray on Dancing with the stars, can’t wait for the new album luv her vocal creativity, I will never understand y Moesha is still not on DVD bran fans get into that, yonce fans need 2 chill with the silly comparisons, Yonce is the best cuz she recognize Brandy SHITS on her in every single level!

  58. Michelle November 8, 2010

    @Benjamin
    STFU it aint photoshopped its just pure beauty f**!!!!

  59. Infamous Doll November 8, 2010

    People are just ignorant as they want to be BRANDY! You are not a murderer! People always try to keep people down, just so they can part take in someone agony. To be relevant in someone life. Even though I know you will carry the burden forever, but only you and GOD know the truth. Just know to keep it moving and stay strong because its a bunch of weak people out here and Im sue you dont want to be amongst those

  60. Tony Romo December 31, 2010

    Brandy is black trash. Dumb B****

  61. NGOBENI GLEN September 14, 2011

    BRANDY KILLS I DOT WATS WRONG WEN THEY GO TO AWARDS BECAUSE IT LOOKS LYK DE WHOLE WORLD IS ENJOYING HER MUSIC

  62. BROTHER HASSAN February 2, 2013

    Look, if you kill someone, you kill someone…..she is a killer, not a murderer…..it is what it is…..there are plenty of people in Cell Block A,B,C,D,E,F,G and on and on that felt bad about killing people too, but the folks they harmed are still D-E-A-D…period. Her actions caused the DEATH of a human being, so with all due respect to her fans, y’all can save the sensitive s***. NO I don’t want to be Brandy,and NO I am not hating on her, but it is what it is…she feels guilty for a reason.

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