The entertainment world is a cutthroat industry, so just imagine what itâ€™s like for a 13-year-old girl from Mississippi trying to make it to the top. But the worries of Tinseltown didnâ€™t hinder Sonja Norwood, Brandyâ€™s mother, from letting her follow her dreams.
When it became clear that Brandyâ€™s solo act was headed for the road, Mama Norwood did what any mother would do to prevent their child star from transforming into tabloid newsâ€”she took on the role of mom-ager the moment the young soulstress started her career in 1992. Due to the excessive travel, the two became extremely close, some would say like sisters instead of mother and daughter. Eventually, Brandy told ABC that the relationship was â€œdestroyingâ€ her, and Sonja eventually stepped back as manager for the sanity of their familial relationship.