Jack Harlow had a family tree lesson during his recent appearance on Hot 97 Ebro In The Morning. The artist went viral after learning Brandy and Ray J were brothers while playing the ’90s R&B guessing game. Reactions to the moment varied, from shock to disappointment and even jokes. when invited to cook. India Arie came across the interview and didn’t seem to enjoy a series of her Insta Story posts.
“Just because you make black [music] doesn’t mean you know Black culture,” India wrote. “If you don’t know Brandy’s voice when you hear it… WHO ARE YOU?”
Jack Harlow studied spirits and Ray J are siblings
For context, Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez played Brandy .’s 1999 hit song Angel in disguise. Jack initially guessed the voice belonged to the late Aaliyah, but the host quickly interrupted his answer before offering additional hints.
Peter said, “Her brother is why so many people are famous.” Ebro continued, “Her brother has a great sex tape.” At this point, Jack replies, “Who is Ray J’s sister?” As the hosts burst into laughter, Jack wore a lifeless expression. After he confirmed the relationship between Brandy and Ray J, he declares“No one has ever told me that in my life.”
India Arie apparently hit Jack Harlow for not recognizing Brandy’s voice
India Arie further emphasizes her views on the creation of Black culture versus understanding this culture. She gets around Jack’s failure to recognize Brandy’s voice – and by extension her influence over the music industry. India also highlighted Brandy being Ray J’s sister, rather than the iconic singer and actress she’s culturally known for.
“When a real musician! Who makes black MUSIC! Dedicating to one of the industry’s MOST IMPORTANT VOICES! @brandy to Ray J’s SISTER? celebrities (mostly) for being close to Kim Kardashian,” India wrote.
India above Brandy’s musical influence to close her reviews.
“And WE HEAR @brandy influence Eh-VER-REE-WHERE! PLENTY of non-Black singers (ask them). Even MALE singers. AND HUMANS KNOW RAY J BETTER? STUPID sh*ts. STUPID,” India writes.
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