Don’t sing on the subway. Don’t yell “Showtime! Showtime! Showtime!” then break out into dance. Don’t employ a stereo system or musical instruments. The New York subway system is a collection of hot, smelly tubes packed with humanity ever in a rush. And your “entertainment” is not welcomed. Even if you’re Brandy.
In what seems nothing but a desperate bid for attention , the singer went incognito with a cameraman to film herself surprising straphangers with an impromptu performance. And much to her chagrin, no one gave a shit.
On her blog, the former Moesha star claimed she’s loved living in New York during her stint on Broadway’s Chicago since April, and wrote of this video:
“I feel like a real New Yorker. I’m learning the streets and everything, y’all! There’s something different about NY. The energy and the drive of the people is just DIFFERENT. I like it!…I decided to hit the subway and sing my little heart out. You’ve GOTTA check out this video and see why this fun-filled morning left me asking: Can a Sistah get ONE fan?!”
Despite your mocking Valley Girl-toned claim in the video that “The people in New York are very rude,” the real jerk here is you. Maybe you thought you’d be giving people a thrill, but to them you were an unavoidable disturbance during their commute. You had a literally captive audience in that once those doors closed, they are trapped and cannot escape your nonsense attention-seeking behavior. They didn’t choose to see you. They didn’t want to hear you. So being stunned at this icy reception just proves how little you’ve ridden the subway while playing tourist here.
Kristy Puchko appreciates Brandy’s casual look though. No shade there.