Exclusive: Brandy Says Naomi Judd Was “Remorseful” For Racist Remark Towards Ray J
According to Brandy, her brother Ray J and My Kitchen Rules contestant Naomi Judd are back on good terms after an unfortunate fallout last year.
The sibling duo are stars on Fox’s new hit series and are working alongside Judd, who, according to Ray, made a racist remark towards him during production last May.
Per the singer, Naomi suggested that “she didn’t like grits because it was slave food and she’d rather starve than eat grits.”
Ray said in a video that’s since been deleted, “I felt uncomfortable. I thought we were trying to be better people in America and kind of look past color and look past racism. This smells like some racism. I don’t like it. God bless her but it ain’t cool.”
Now, almost eight months later, the two are cordial after Judd apologized repeatedly for her comments. While on the blue carpet for the Fox TCAs, Brandy revealed to HipHollywood exclusively that things have calmed down.
“I didn’t know that was going on. I hated that he had to experience that,” she said. “When people come from the heart, they are remorseful, they apologize, it’s our job to forgive and more forward.”
My Kitchen Rules, also starring Lance Bass, Andrew Dice Clay and Brandi Glanville follows a group of celebrity duos cooking against each other as “they cook and critique each other’s food, in Hollywood homes.”
Tune in for the premiere on Thursday night on Fox at 9 p.m.