Thursday, January 21, 2021

Brandy Calls Thea Vidale ‘Bitter’ After Claims Singer Was Disrespectful on TV Sitcom [VIDEO]

Thea TV series via Twitter
Thea TV series via Twitter

Brandy has responded to Thea Vidale’s claims that she was disrespectful to the comedian when they worked together back in the day.

We previously reported… it all started when Thea took to social media recently to note her support for Monica ahead of the virtual Verzuz between the two singers. 

“Let’s go—I’m rooting for Monica !” Vidale wrote on Twitter.

As reported by MadameNoire, when folks slammed her remarks, the comedian fired back by setting a few things straight. 

“I’m tired of people coming at me sideways about Brandy,” she wrote. “I never said she wasn’t talented. I do and will always fundamentally disagree with her and her mama’s disrespect while we worked together on my sitcom. And I stand by that sh-t !!”

READ MORE: Comedian Thea Vidale Says Brandy and Her Mother Showed ‘Disrespect’ While Working On ‘Thea’

 

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NOW WAIT A ‘BLAST FROM THE PAST’ ASS MINUTE #HOTSHOTS Chile, while #Monica and #Brandy have been adamant that they’re going into their highly anticipated #Verzuz battle peacefully, it seems like everyone else can’t help but choose sides. —- One person who’s made It clear they’re “Team Monica” is Brandy’s former costar #TheaVidale who played her mother on the 90’s sitcom #Thea Vidale took to her twitter and made some accusations that Brandy and her mother were shady and disrespectful on set back in the day. —- Listen, y’all already know Brandy Rayana Norwood can do no wrong for me so I’m not trying to hear all that. But what do yall think of this? #brandynorwood #rayj #neversaynever #almostdoesntcount #haveyouever #theboyismine #monicadenise

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“Your favorites can be wrong sometimes,” she wrote. “Stop being selective about that, just because you like a celebrities [sic[ work ! ! We are all humans who do sh-t that we need to be checked for, sometime !!!!,” she added. 

She went on to name other female celebrities who claimed to have an issue with Brandy including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Adina Howard and Countess Vaughn.

Weeks later, while speaking to the cast of “The Morning Hustle,” Brandy denied that there had been an altercation with Thea, herself and her mother when she starred on the 90’s sitcom “Thea.”  

“Thea didn’t really treat me the way that I deserved to be treated. I was a child. I respected her and I loved being on her show. I felt like that was the stepping stone to get to my music career,” Brandy explained. 

“I think that maybe she’s just a little bit bitter, because I haven’t seen her do a lot since then. So I think it was just a way to get attention. I honestly believe that. She needs a little love right now.”

“Thea” ran for one season from 1993 to 1994. Brandy went on to star in the hit sitcom “Moesha” for six seasons, which is currently streaming on Netflix. While speaking to The Morning Hustle, she also responded to criticism from fans that her onscreen father Frank Mitchell is toxic.

“You know what, I haven’t even paying attention. I’ve just been so thankful that it’s on such a platform like Netflix and it’s been trending forever. I’m focusing on the possibility of us doing a reboot. ‘My dad’ can make up for all of that in the reboot.”

You can listen to Brandy’s full interview via the video below.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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