After discussing her life post "Special Delivery," the MTV special that chronicled her pregnancy with now 6-year-old daughter Sy'rai, Brandy has come forward with her reason for lying about her now much-talked-about 'marriage' to Robert Smith.
"I lied," Brandy told US Magazine following her interview with Vibe earlier this week.
"I lied because of the fear of what people would think and the pressure to be a good role model."
While Brandy's confessional comes roughly six years after the deed was done the former "Cinderella" star has a point.
During those years, Brandy was the quintessential black Hollywood role model for young girls, teenagers and even adults. She had starred in Rogers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' on ABC and she had been on the hit UPN show 'Moesha' for a number of years following runs on family shows like 'Thea'. In many eyes Brandy's unmarried status would have been controversial to say the least.
Of course today, role models or child stars gone bad are taking nude photos and using them for publicity stunts... so an unmarried mom seems to be less controversial.
Ending the interview, Brandy says "Our relationship was very real, we just weren't legally married."