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Ouch. Brandy Performs To Empty Stadium

Ooof. This is rough. We love us some Brandy, so this stings. 

WENN reports:

R&B singer Brandy had been looking forward to playing to a 90,000-capacity arena in South Africa but was reportedly left sulking after just 40 people turned up.

The star had been booked to appear at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday as part of the celebrations of Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day, which included soccer and rugby games as well as live music.

However, Brandy was left playing to a tiny crowd of around 40 people in the 90,000-capacity arena after taking to the stage at the end of the event, and she reportedly performed just two songs before walking off.

Reports suggest Brandy's set was not properly advertised.

South African singer Kabomo, who was at the stadium, described the incident in a series of posts on Twitter, writing: "I have no words for what I just witnessed...

"Brandy performed to an empty stadium. With the stadium lights on. She sulked after two songs and walked off...

"It was late. People didn't know there was a concert after the games. No one knew Brandy was around. Maybe a 40 people audience (sic) ...

"There are more people there on a random Tuesday... Depressing."

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The SHADE, Kabomo! The shaaade.

Keep your chin up, Brandy. We're gonna blast "Sittin' Up In My Room" and "Departed" in your honor today.

What do you think about Brandy's experience, Instincters? And how do you feel about the way she allegedly handled it?

 

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And how do you feel about the way she allegedly handled it?

I think it depends on some factors... How full was the stadium before the music part began & did the music start directly after the games or was it hours later? Just because it's held in a 90,000 seat stadium are we supposed to believe it was full to capacity for the sports and 89,960 left as Brandy walked on the stage?

Was it advertised as Brandy performing or simply 'live music'? It would also depend on if these 40 people paid to see either her or just live music. If they paid to see her then she handled it poorly. She was paid to do a gig. You do the gig whether 40 people show up or 40 thousand. If they paid to see her, she gypped 40 people out of their money by only doing 2 songs.

If it was simply advertised as live music and she was one of many performers, then I think it was still a little unprofessional depending on how many songs she'd agreed to sing. She was still paid to perform. She should have sucked it up and sung, because honestly, how many people are really clamoring to hear Brandy in concert?

Did Brandy promote herself on Twitter?   If those 40 people were true fans, she should have kept going.  Take off that Diva tiara and suck it up.

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