Brandy Norwood was one of the biggest and brightest R&B stars in the 1990s. Now she’s teetering on the verge of being a laughing stock.
According to a new report, Brandy refused to perform at a recent concert at the Kennedy Center because she was not allowed to lip-sync. The new report claims that Brandy was “uncomfortable singing live” and pre-record some of her set.
The report also claim that Brandy is saying that she needed to lip synch because of a “medical issue.”
Here’s what the Daily Mail is reporting:
Brandy didn’t want to sing live, bottom line. She wanted to pre-record vocals and lip sync [instead of] singing at this venue with the orchestra. Everyone around her told her there was no way she could do that.
She became unhinged and ultimately pulled the plug on the entire weekend. We were told it was a combination of stage fright and her being a perfectionist. Whatever her phobias, you just don’t lip sync in front of an orchestra and she wanted to.
The singer was scheduled to be performing an orchestra concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Jan. 25 & 26th, but was forced to cancel due to being diagnosed with multiple vocal illnesses.
Brandy personally announced the cancellation with an extensive caption on Instagram.
“Dear everyone that I love and care for and everyone that loves and cares for me, I know a political announcement was made for the cancellation of the Brandy Kennedy Center shows, but I wanted to give a detailed explanation after seeing an otolaryngologist. Most of all time when I’m not feeling my fullest potential, I’ll ignore everything related to the opposition and clear Universal signs to avoid claiming illusions of illness. Dr. Thomas Winkler, in DC, did an extensive examination on my ears, nose and throat. His findings were sinusitis, acute laryngitis, hemorrhagic right true vocal and bilateral severe vocal cord edema. (That’s a lot and I don’t truly know what that all means.. doesn’t sound promising) Additionally, I’ve been experiencing hemorrhaging on my left eardrum and was firmly advised by Dr. Winkler to stay on strict vocal rest for a week and to cancel any professional performances. Deeply hurt by that because these kind of performance opportunities don’t come around #ADimeADozen. I am thankful to the Kennedy Center family for true understanding. I apologize from the bottom of my heart to my extended family, my fans and the members of the Kennedy Center for this unfortunate experience.”