Every Wednesday night, when the country sits down to watch the latest round of American Idol, Brandy Norwood is right there with them. With a string of hits like “The Boy is Mine” and “What About Us?,” though, the successful singer/actress doesn’t have to worry about impressing nasty Simon Cowell.
Of course, Brandy has been something of a reality TV pioneer herself. In 2002, she invited a crew from MTV’s Diary to film her giving birth to her daughter, Sy’rai. Her new single “Talk About Our Love,” featuring Kanye West, shows how far she’s come since then, thanks to motherhood and her new relationship with L.A. Clippers star Quentin Richardson.
If “Talk About Our Love” warns the gossips not to pry too much into her business, Brandy still can’t help watching the dirty laundry that sometimes gets aired on television. She’s quite aware of the roller-coaster ride that drives shows such as American Idol and Making the Band. During a recent interview about her forthcoming Afrodisiac disc, she synopsized her thoughts on the reality stars.
Ruben brought something else to American Idol. He wasn’t what you expected. He didn’t have the American Idol image everybody thinks you should have. Ruben went on there and it was all about his personality, his voice and what he had to give. That proved to me it’s about the talent. At the end of the day, that’s what matters, and Ruben definitely had it. I wanted him to win. I’m so glad he did. Sorry Clay!
William Hung was so funny. It was like he knew he was going to be the next American Idol. He was so confident, he was silly. I remember him going “She Bangs! She Bangs!” I just thought that was funny. I was cracking up. He’s become a cult figure because he has personality. He really believes in himself – that’s the thing about him. What’s really funny is that he’s always on key. Like, he’s really not that bad of a singer! I would buy his record!
It’s so funny about Simon