And, she seems really mad, like she's doing them a favor. She should realize that if weren't for Brandy (and RayJ), she wouldn't be living in the nice big house.
That's true but Brandy also very clearly said that Sonya has delivered for her as her manager in terms of getting her the type of deals, treatment, etc she deserved. That's why she returned to her. It is a 2 way street in that regard. Its highly likely that without Sonya being the beast that she is when it comes to riding for her children that Brandy would've been very undercompensated & ill treated throughout her career. I feel like most times business with family is difficult and relatively speaking they have not done badly in terms of holding it together and remaining a unit when celebrity & fame peaked.
I think that if Sonia was a man, the image would be a strong business-savy father protecting his daughter yet because she's a woman, she gets the "Bitch" label. She has always struck me as someone who doesn't put up with a whole bunch of foolishness & the record industry is nothing but - a lot of those men have an image of women as sexual playthings and Sonia made sure neither she nor her daughter were viewed that way & for that I respect her. On the other hand
I totally agree.
The scene that convinced me is the so called talk that the mom and Ray J had after he showed up late and with sunglasses on for the meeting. He's calling her by her 1st name, is indifferent, arrogant and stupid in that conversation. It has to be fabricated.
Many children call their parents by their first name. Ray is a spoiled mama's boy, to me that's not anything new. I mean in comparison to the Osbournes (for example) Ray J being late with the sunglasses is damn near Leave it to Beaver type disrespect. I think the situations being discussed & put out there are actually very real.
I totally agree. It's obvious to me that Sonja wears the pants in that family. Dad just agrees with whomever he happens to be talking to at the moment to avoid them being mad at him. Don't make waves and keep cashing the paychecks.
Wow. I think there's a place for the man in the family to be the more nurturing one as opposed to everyone playing to stereotype & gender roles. I surely don't believe that Brandy's father is simply after the dough. Imo, that's real harsh and nothing he's done has shown me that. I feel like its a credit to the strength of their family how very close they all actually are - despite the rather typical family issues that plague them.
Edited by girlnuyorican, May 11, 2010 @ 5:25 PM.