Twitter Detectives Can Now Rest. Brandy Has Addressed Rumors That Her Braids On ‘Moesha’ Were Wigs.
Glad we can lay that conversation to rest.
by Blavity Team
August 05, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Update (August 5, 2020): For decades, fans of the hit show Moesha have debated about whether starring actress Brandy Norwood wore wigs on the show.
The legendary singer and actress’s crisp braids have become a hallmark of the show. The debate over whether they were real has been reignited since Netflix added the fan favorite to its platform.
Fans have gone to ridiculous lengths to figure out whether Norwood was wearing wigs on the show, sharing zoomed-in photos of her hairline to prove their stance one way or the other.
But now Norwood has addressed the rumors herself, shooting down the theories that she was wearing wigs in an interview with Dish Nation.
“I have worn wigs in my life before. Ain't nothing wrong with a wig. But back then, when I was doing Moesha, I saw a picture where somebody thought that my braids were wigs. No, they were not wigs. I got my hair braided, not every show, but I got my hair braided as much as I possibly could to keep it fresh,” Norwood said during the interview.
She later tweeted out a clip of the interview, writing “the people needed to know.”
Twitter detectives came to the singer's defense, pointing out that there's no way her braids could have been a wig.
You gotta be born in the 00s to think Brandy was wearing braided wigs IN THE 90s— Sadie B (@NaturalllySadie) August 5, 2020
Brandy did not wear no damn lace front wigs she was the braid guru 👸🏽 act like y’all know!!! Those didn’t exist then this was 20 years ago people #MoeshaOnNetflix if y’all knew anything she was on #thea before having her own show google that new generation https://t.co/zkCzZwSVEQ— ♌️ (@mskeita_) August 1, 2020
Other people were just relieved that she finally shared the tea.
Aye, I’m happy he asked cause that’s been bothering my spirit ever since somebody said that lmao. Like wow Brandy really had us wearing micros and she wearing wigs??? https://t.co/vL9KQUAj2x— LILGIRLBLUE (@JerLisa_Nicole) August 5, 2020
Brandy just set the record straight once and for all.— Blk Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) August 5, 2020
She did NOT wear wigs while on Moesha— them micro braids were real and fresh 🔥 pic.twitter.com/FaOGLhldhx
During the interview, Norwood joked that she has always wanted to address the confusion but never knew the proper way to bring it up.
“I’m glad you asked that because I was like, ‘When am I going to ever answer that question’ because it's not like I can tweet that I never wore a wig on the show,” she said.
Original (January 31, 2019): There were many cultural staples in the '90s, but few things were as consistent as the presence of the braids in Brandy's head.
Brandy’s braids were just as well-known as her music and television gigs.
She sported them in a bevy of styles.
Sometimes, they were sleek.
Sometimes, she put them in a sickening updo.
Or a pair of cute pigtails.
Before our president was Black, Brandy gave us a Black Cinderella who, yes, had those braids.
Brandy’s braids are ICONIC. Or, at least, they were until someone’s cousin paid too much attention to the Moesha star’s hairline.
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Not only did Nneoma's Instagram post show she was paying attention, but she made us notice, as well. An old-school picture of Brandy featured in the post does show what appears to be a frontal in the star’s head.
We could have gone the rest of our lives without this revelation. Yes, we wondered how she made the time to keep up fresh braids, but we believed in her. Is nothing sacred?!
We’re not the only ones finding ourselves saddened and burdened by this information:
I just found out that the “Moesha” braids was just a wig on Brandy the entire time and idk how to feel right now...— Zhane’ (@_heyzhane) January 25, 2019
I’m still stuck on the fact Brandy’s braids were a wig..... I feel my whole life is a lie.— Sweetbabykayss (@sweetbabykayss) January 26, 2019
High key shook that Brandy’s braids was a wig the whole time 😭😭— Cardi A (@ayshaaax3) January 25, 2019