Brandy's Daughter Sounds Like Famous Mom in New Video after Thinking She Was 'Embarrassed' about Her Weight
Brandy has, for years, thrilled her fans with her distinctive sound, voice layering, and intricate riffs. And she seems to have passed on her music genius to her daughter Sy'rai.
During Taco Tuesday, an event that provides opportunities for upcoming artists to showcase their voices, vocal coach Stevie Mackie hosted the 19-year-old Sy'rai, who sang her heart out.
She sang the song "Almost Doesn't Count" from her mother's 1998 hit album "Never Say Never" and wowed the crowd with a voice that mirrored her mother's.
Brandy Norwood with her daughter Sy'rai Iman Smith greets her fans at the Ambassabor Theatre before her opening night Broadway debut party on April 30, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
Her Taco Tuesday appearance is, however, one of many covers she's done of her mom's hits. In July, the teen took to her TikTok account to recreate the intro of her mother's Grammy-winning song "The Boy Is Mine."
Dressing up just like the original singers of the song, Brandy and Monica, Sy'rai put on a bob wig while Sy'rai's friend and influencer, Stella Williams, took on the part of Monica.
Singer-songwriter Brandy attends 2019 Black Girls Rock! at NJ Performing Arts Center on August 25, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images
So far, the teen has released a full-length song, a cover of The Isley Brothers "At Your Best (You Are Love)." She, however, continues to do covers of her mother's songs.
CLOSE BOND BETWEEN MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Now that her daughter is almost an adult, the two have become best friends. Their bond is quite often uncommon between mothers and their daughters.
Brandy says they are friends before anything else. She explained the key to their excellent relationship is approaching her as a friend instead of someone in charge.
The "Put It Down" singer says that with that kind of approach, her daughter is likely to be more open with her and come to her with her problems.
But away from being best friends, the resemblance between them is uncanny. While many may argue that Sy'rai looks more like her producer father, Robert "Big Bert" Smith, the similarity with her mother is undeniable.
WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY
In November, Sy'rai appeared on the "The Real." She spoke to the hosts, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai, about her health struggles, disclosing that her mother encouraged her through it all.
Sy'rai opened up, saying she often compared herself to her mother, who has always had a lean body and the insecurities led her to believe that her mother was embarrassed about her weight.
However, she says the insecurities were in her head. She added that her mother always supported her irrespective of her weight.
The "Missing You" singer often reminded her daughter how beautiful she was, which helped put her fears about her weight to rest. Sy'rai says her family loved her regardless of h her weight, and she has since gotten rid of her insecurities.