Brandy’s daughter Sy’Rai Smith once thought her famous mother was “ashamed” of her when she was heavier.
“Sometimes I felt a little sad or felt like she was ashamed of me,” the 19-year-old revealed on “The Real” on Wednesday.
However, the teenager clarified: “These are just insecurities in my head.”
“[Brandy] It was never like that, ”Smith insisted. “She always supported me. She always knew that I was beautiful and supported me whether I wanted to lose weight or not. “
Smith is Brandy’s only child. She welcomed her daughter with record producer Robert Anthony “Big Bert” Smith in 2002.
The “Boy Is Mine” singer is known for her slim body, which Sy’Rai said made her “feel like the odd one out” and sometimes ask herself, “Why am I not like that? Why am I not that size? Why was I made the way I was made? “
However, when the teenager finally lost weight, the rising singer realized that her family “still loved her” no matter her size.
“I was Ra Ra to them either way,” Sy’Rai added. “I love my whole family. They are so supportive.”
Host Jeannie Mai Jenkins praised the young guest for acknowledging that she was only projecting her own feelings and not receiving real criticism from her family members.
“For you to realize, ‘This is me. This is what I’m getting from myself, and not from my mother and other people “… I’m very proud of you with that,” he said.
After the interview, Brandy posted a screenshot of her daughter from the segment on her Instagram.
The proud mom captioned the photo: “What an amazing human being ♥ ️ I love your spirit and your smile. So brave to walk in your purpose and shine in your truth all in @therealdaytime Your smile ♥ ️…. @syraismith #inspire “.