‘Wildest Dream’ singer Brandy has apologised to media mogul Oprah Winfrey for lying to her during an interview taped in 2002.
Shot after the singer announced she was expecting a child with then boyfriend Robert Smith, Norwood’s interview with Oprah brought with it claims that she had secretly wed Smith before she was pregnant, something Brandy now admits was a lie.
Now watch the performer reveal why she felt having a child out of wedlock would ruin her image, and scare away supporters who saw as the wholesome alternative to R&B’s more provocative stars, below…
On this Sunday’s ‘Where Are They Now?’, Brandy tells Oprah:
I felt the pressure of having to be perfect. And I was scared. I thought that everything that I have worked hard for and everything that I worked to build — the image that I worked so hard to build — was threatened. At that time, being pregnant out of wedlock was not a trend. It was a sin.I’m really sorry for that. I mean, you just don’t lie to Oprah.