Fans Couldn't Help But Notice Brandy's Homage To Whitney Houston While Performing The National Anthem
The singer paid tribute to the late singer by wearing a similar outfit during her performance at the NFC Championship.
January 31, 2022 at 11:20 pm
Brandy blew the house — or rather, the SoFi stadium in Inglewood, California — down on Sunday as she performed the national anthem before the Los Angeles Rams took on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. But the main focus has been placed on her performance outfit.
brandy singing the national anthem OMG please and thank you pic.twitter.com/TjaVXunv9r
— dinah (dee-nuh) (@ratherbebrandy) January 30, 2022
The singer, who's been affectionately called "The Vocal Bible," opened the big game while wearing a red, white and black Prada tracksuit that bore a striking resemblance to Whitney Houston's outfit from her 1991 Super Bowl performance.
Houston's glowing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is remembered not only for her effortless vocal delivery, but also for the sporty Prada windbreaker set she wore that day. It was an outfit that, according to her longtime musical director Rickey Minor, wasn't meant to steal the show.
“Whitney’s thing was, she was there to cheer on the New York Giants,” Minor told Today in Feb. 2021. “She was there for that and after she performed, she wanted to be comfortable to go and sit in her box and relax and watch the game. So it’s like not putting on the makeup and the gowns and stuff… it was really, I’m at a football game. I’m not at the Met.”
Fans were quick to draw comparison between the two outfits, pointing out Brandy's homage to the late singer.