American R&B singer, Brandy Norwood, recently canceled her anticipated live orchestra concerts because she wasn’t allowed to lip sync.
Sources exclusively told DailyMail.com that few hours before she was set to appear, Brandy called off her performance then her second show on Saturday, January 26, at Washington, D.C.’s storied Kennedy Center.
The 39-year-old singer took to Instagram to apologise to her fans attempted to explain her late notice cancellation by saying she had a host of illnesses and it would go against her doctor’s orders if she carried on with the shows.
But event organizer insiders said the real reason behind the cancellation was that Brandy was uncomfortable singing live and wanted to lip sync some of her set.
The source said: ‘Brandy didn’t want to sing live, bottom line. She wanted to pre-record vocals and lip sync [instead of] singing at this venue with the orchestra. Everyone around her told her there was no way she could do that.
‘She became unhinged and ultimately pulled the plug on the entire weekend.’
A Kennedy Center executive with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Brandy had trepidations about performing an hour-long show fully and despite her pleas to pre-record some of the show, her own team was adamant that it was unacceptable and a violation to the culture of the theater.