Did you know that Whitney Houston personally chose Brandy to carry her legacy? We didn’t either, but that didn’t stop the singer from claiming so on Instagram.
Brandy spent Wednesday (Aug. 9) honoring Whitney, who would have turned 54 today. The singer posted three tributes on Instagram, all in which Brandy practically bragged about her relationship with the icon. However, it was Brandy’s claim that Whitney passed the torch to her that got social media’s attention.
“Happy Born Day Whitney. You live on in me… I can feel your Spirit inside of me and all around me. My angel, my friend, my fairy God Mother. I love you forever… thank you for trusting me with the torch!” she wrote in one of the tributes.
Apparently, because Whitney’s untimely passing in February 2012 happened on Brandy’s own birthday (Feb. 11), she took it as a sign that Whitney chose her to carry on her legacy. She explained in the comment section of The Jasmine Brand’s IG post about Brandy’s Whitney tributes:
Don’t project your petty on me… she passed the torch when she passed on my birthday. I have a duty to do what she asked me to do and not anyone else. No one knows what we talked about and no one knows what the note said but she gave it to me and I made her a promise!
Black Twitter was as just as confused as I am by this declaration and, of course, went on to drag the singer.
— Madame (@Codename_Goose) August 9, 2017
Brandy: SHE DIED ON MY DAY SO I CAN LIVE. She liked you but loved me. I am her successor. I am who she wanted. ME. not you. ME!
— Shadina Adia ?? (@heybuddy1) August 9, 2017
brandy really be spending her nights talking to whitney via ouija board
— #touchedbytáy (@colormetaay) August 9, 2017
Brandy, seeing everyone wishing Whitney happy birthday. pic.twitter.com/mjK6LWSItf
— TBD (@geish_) August 9, 2017
I used to think Ray J was Brandy's corny brother but as time has gone by I think corny just runs in the family.
— Store Brand Jae Crowder (@el_budget) August 9, 2017
— gardensflower36 (@gardensflower36) August 9, 2017
Someone should tell Brandy that Whitney being her fairy god mother was only for the Cinderella movie
— LeTroy (@mrLdavis) August 9, 2017
When you haven't had a gold or platinum record since Whitney passed you the torch pic.twitter.com/ADHQGGWzTq
— Spotify: T R B L (@LeeTRBL) August 9, 2017
2/11, her birthday but she makes it about Whitney.
8/9, Whitney’s birthday but she makes it about herself. pic.twitter.com/fdwxol00xL
— Afro-LightskinO. (@itsKARY_) August 9, 2017
say Nippy three times in the mirror & Brandy appears in a SUV.
— Nola D. (@yeahRIFAsaidit) August 10, 2017
Sometimes I feel like Whitney died to get away from Brandy, Imma stfu about it tho. pic.twitter.com/zXcdY8TBAV
— Jonathan Rogers (@SKEJayRogers) August 9, 2017
Though Brandy is an incredible vocalist, she will never claim Whitney’s title of “The Voice.” And I know for damn sure we didn’t ask her to carry Whitney’s torch.
Even if (and that’s a big if) Whitney sent Brandy a special note before her passing, Brandy should keep statements like this to herself. Otherwise, she’s just going to get dragged by Black Twitter over and over again.