Last night at the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C., Brandy performed “Put It Down” for the first time live. The song is the first track off her upcoming album, 2/11.
Once she got off stage, the singer sat and discussed with TheBrandyBlog.com how love, true real love, has changed her life.
Love has healed me from pain. When you are with the wrong person, you feel like you have to change who you are to make someone love you. A lot of that is because you don’t love yourself.When I started to take a break from people, I started to get in touch with who I am, love myself and said, ‘If you don’t like me, oh well.’ And I found a guy who likes me for me, and he loves me just for me.”
Brandy also shared how she met her man, Ryan Press, and how mistaken identity brought them together.
Ryan’s a music publisher so I met him at industry events and stuff and at this one event, he was staring at me. I thought he was married, so I was like ‘Stop staring at me, you know you married. You are not being right toward your wife.’”
Turns out Brandy was wrong about him and he refused to give her up.
He called a mutual friend of ours and said, ‘I gotta find Brandy, she thinks I’m married, I have to set the record straight. I’m not married.’ So he called me and was like, ‘I’m single. Let’s go out.’ And we went out and have been together ever since.”