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Brandy just took to Instagram to shut down pregnancy rumors soon after the chatter hit the Web.

On Monday morning, the singer posted a snapshot on Instagram of herself with the caption, “Dear God, I can finally see you in me. Continue to use me so that I may continue to know the joy of being used by you. I promise to cut back on my clap backs.”

Although not confirming anything, Brandy’s former television frenemy, Countess Vaughn, concluded herself that the singer was indeed expecting. “Congrats on the baby I’m sooooo happy for you and I love you.” It was unclear at the time if Countess was being sincere or shady, but now we have the answer.

Shortly after fans started blasting her with congratulatory messages, the singer and mother of one changed her Instagram bio to: “People, I’m not pregnant!!! I got too much work to do. I just like pancakes and chocolate cake… let me live!!”

She then added two snapshots that her 11-year-old-daughter, Sy’rai Iman Smith, posted on personal social accounts. One photo read: “My mother is not pregnant. I’m not gonna have any more siblings. I like being an only child. Thank you lord.”

Another co-signed Brandy’s comment about bad eating habits. “She just ate chocolate cake and pancakes everyday. I was there.”

So there you have it, folks, Brandy will not be expecting another child.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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