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Brandy Dishes On Meeting Her Fiance, Playing Whitney Houston, & Singing With Beyonce In Pynk

Submitted by on April 13, 2013 – 7:45 amNo Comment


 Brandy is at the top of her “game.”

The R&B singer is not only starring as Chardonnay Pitts on the sixth season of the hit BET series The Game, but the thirty-four year old is also riding high off the success of her latest album, Two Eleven, and recent engagement to her music executive boyfriend Ryan Press. In the latest issue of PYNK magazine, the singer showed no signs of stopping and explained how she manages to balance it all.

“It’s hard,” Brandy said in the cover story “Brandy: A Bran Nu Beginning.” “I haven’t worked this hard in my life! My daughter has her own life now. She’s getting older so she has her own schedule now. Sometimes, I want her to travel with me and she’s like ‘No, mom. I have a school trip I have to go on.’ [laughs] I have a great support system though. My fiancé, my mom and god-sisters they definitely help out.”

When the singer isn’t working on her music or on set, she’s hard at work planning her wedding to the man she initially met, where else, but on the job. “He’s a music executive,” said Brandy. “So, we actually met in the studio a long time ago. We reconnected at a music event sometime later and when we talked, it just felt like I knew him. Then I would just run into him in random places in New York…I’d walk into a restaurant for lunch and he’d be there. I ended up running to him at another event and he kept staring at me the whole night. It made me so uncomfortable because I thought he was married. So, I told him that he should stop staring at me because he’s married and it’s not a good look. He was like, ‘What are you talking about? I’m not married.’ [laughs] From there, we just started talking on the phone. Then, dating. When he told me he was relocating to LA for his job, I just thought to myself, He’s going to be my husband. I took that as a sign.”

Now that she’s met her dream guy, Brandy is hoping to one day land her dream acting gig. “Honestly, my dream role would be to play Whitney [Houston],” said Brandy. “I studied her growing up, I knew her. I just feel that connection with her. I would love to be able to play her. I believe it could happen.”

Besides dreams of embodying Houston on screen, Brandy is focused on changing the face of R&B. “I’m not okay with the current state of R&B,” she confessed. “That’s why ‘Two-Eleven’ was so important to me. I wanted to do an album that contributed to that genre of music. I think it was very necessary for the music industry and the hearts of people. As far as newcomers, I hadn’t really been paying attention because I was so focused on the album but I can’t help but pay attention to Kelly Rowland. I admire her so much and would love to collaborate with her. Beyoncé is phenomenal and Rihanna is amazing too.”

Read Brandy’s entire interview with Pynk here, check out the photo gallery above and go behind-the-scenes of her fab photo shoot below.

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