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There’s a popular celebrity magazine out there that has a little segment called something like “They’re Just Like Us!”, in which they highlight every day things celebrities are caught doing.  I really hate that segment because it makes it seem like celebrities aren’t human.  But I guess sometimes people need to be reminded of that because it’s easy to put them on another level.  VH1 aired their Behind The Music special featuring Brandy last night, which went into a lot of areas Brandy has never really talked about before.  Specifically, she went into the 2006 fatal car crash that she was involved in, which resulted in the death of Awatif Aboudihaj.

I would hear what people would say, and still to this day they know that that’s a button. They know that they can call me a murderer or call me someone that killed someone. They know that is a button for me. A murderer is someone who premeditates it. I didn’t wake up that day to be involved in a fatal car crash.

I know on Twitter it seems as if there’s always a Brandy joke regarding the car crash at least once a week but this really put it into perspective for me.  It’s a very emotional and revealing segment of the special and quite honestly, it makes her human to me.  Not that she wasn’t before but I watched this and thought of what it would be like if I were in her shoes.  It’s a hard pill to swallow.  Check the video below:

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