Brandy is set to release her highly anticipated ‘B7’ album which marks her first in eight long years. The Disney first Black princess in a recent interview with Billboard revealed what working with her now 18-year-old daughter Sy’rai means to her, co-producing the album and more. Take a look below.
On Working With Daughter, Sy’rai:
Oh my God. First of all, I’m just so proud to be her mom. Just beautiful to see her grow into this beautiful musician, this young artist that’s coming into her own. I just want her to be herself. I want her to follow her creative gut, her creative flow, and just try everything that she possibly can with her voice. And listen to her heart about her music. That’s what I tell her all the time.
On Co-Writing/Producing B7:
It was really important for me to just discover that part of myself. I was working with some amazing people like DJ Camper and LaShawn Daniels, who helped guide me, and it was a way for me to really use music to heal and be therapeutic. It felt different than anything that I had ever done, and it’s something that I felt like I needed to do.
Her Advice To Halle Bailey:
I think she needs to understand that she has everything that it takes to do everything that she’s meant to do. I think that she needs to keep positive people around her and to also stay positive and to not live her life for anyone but herself. And I mean that in a way where sometimes in this industry, we can get caught up in what everybody thinks that we should do.
But she should stay true to herself. I believe that her staying true to herself is the reason why she’s in a great position to do all of the things that she’s meant to do. And I think that she’s such a positive role model already. So I just wish her all the best. I absolutely love Halle and I love Chloe. I see so much of myself in Halle. Oh my God.
See full interview here.