Because the Los Angeles Rams geared as much as face off towards the San Francisco 49ers within the NFC Championship Recreation on Sunday (Jan. 30) on the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., it was Brandy who set the tone for the occasion as she delivered a panoramic rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Escorted by her brother, Ray J, the Vocal Bible took the stage in a white Prada tracksuit with parts of crimson and black, together with white Louboutin pumps. In each type and vocals, Brandy channeled the spirit of her mentor, the late Whitney Houston, with a efficiency we’re certain she would have been happy with. Brandy’s stylist, Ashley Sean Thomas captioned a photograph of her look, “Heroes get remembered, however legends by no means die.”
The 42-year-old Queens star’s distinct, raspy tone stuffed the stadium with some followers feeling as if they had been transported again to the 1991 Tremendous Bowl. Following her efficiency, Brandy took to Instagram posting highlights together with a side-by-side photograph of herself and Houston, captioned, “What a second. Thanks God for braveness and a stable basis. I really like you.”
Brandy has by no means shied away from paying homage to Houston and honoring their particular relationship. When talking on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Brandy mirrored in a 2021 interview, “We had some stunning, humorous moments that I can bear in mind endlessly. She’s actually my angel, and I’m simply so appreciative to her for this chance.”
Whitney Houston’s rendition of the nationwide anthem turned so widespread that her label launched it as a charity single and is considered certainly one of Houston’s biggest performances of all time. For extra, hearken to Danyel Smith break down the historical past behind it on Black Woman Songbook.
Watch Brandy’s efficiency above and Whitney Houston’s under.