Did ‘Put It Down’ diva Brandy lay the smack down on a member of 90’s R&B trio Immature? While the rumor mill says “yes,” group member Romeo says the explanation is a bit more complicated.
Born Jerome Jones, most assumed the singer wore an eye patch as a fashion accessory for most of his career with the boy band. Yet, when quizzed about the eyewear during a recent interview on Nick Cannon‘s radio show, he revealed the patch was worn after an accidental incident with the R&B songstress.
“That’s a true story,” Romeo said of the long-standing rumor Brandy blinded him after an accidental attack. Taking to “Nick Cannon Mornings” (October 30), Romeo continued:
“Her and [former Immature member] Half Pint had got into it and she had a book in her hand, just tossed it back not thinking I was that close, cut my retina, detached it. The lens to my eye had fell out. And, actually, Brandon Adams had caught it. He was there. So he was there holding my lens, he didn’t know what was going on. Marq come in and we tryna hide it.”
Fans know this isn’t the first time he’s addressed the rumor. In fact, details are in his song, “Look Down at Me,” from his debut solo album, “Food for Thought.”
“I remember when Brandy Norwood hit me in my eye / I had a detached retina, my lens came out I had to have tree eye surgeries,” he said on the track. “And she thought we’ll never be cool again / But I put that on my life / I love her to death / And if she hear me talking, I know she can hear the honesty in my voice and my sincerity / But you gotta get up.”
As of time reported, B-Rocka has not responded to the claims.