Brandy Interview Extras: The Advice She Gave Frank Ocean


Clover Hope / October 19, 2012

Brandy lands on the cover of VIBE Vixen this month. And the R&B vet gave such a great interview that we couldn’t fit it all in one story. Check out the extras below.

On Realizing Her Boyfriend Was The One

I was working with a writer that he managed at the time and [Ryan] walked in. I was like, ‘He’s cute and really quiet.’ We never really connected because I’m old school. I’m not going to say 19 words to you [but] you only said two. We were always working together at certain industry events and I always remembered him and [thought] it was a connection there but I didn’t move on it and he didn’t move on it. We were at this party together and I was so exhausted and bugged out. I didn’t want to be there but I went anyway with my cousin, my manager. He (Ryan) was with his boys and he wasn’t even supposed to be there because he didn’t feel like going to that party either. He came up to me and I was like “Hey Ryan,” like I had seen him yesterday…but I thought he was married for some reason. So I walked up to him and said, “You’re married. Please stop staring at me.” He was like, “I’m not married. What are you talking about?” We parted and he tried to get my number through a mutual friend. My friend hit me up like “Yo Bran, somebody’s looking for you and no, he’s not married. Look, he’s smart, he’s good with his money, he’s a good dude [and] his dad’s in the Temptations.” That was like the icing on the cake. When he called, the moment I heard his voice, I was like, ‘He’s the one.’

On Being Open About Her Relationship

I’m just an open person. It’s like when you feel this type of feeling [where] you want to tell the world about it and don’t care what nobody say. People that keep their relationship private that really have that undeniable love, it’s hard for them to keep it private. Trust me. They want to tell people to [but] just choose not to. The type of love I feel for my daughter, I want to tell the world. I’m not afraid of it.