Sy’rai Smith, the daughter of singer and songwriter Brandy, is sharing her weight-loss journey.
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 19-year-old appeared on “The Real,” where she explained that the health concerns she was having as a result of her weight prompted her to start a weight-loss quest.
“I had a lot of health issues when I was at the size that I was,” Smith explained. “My mom was with me during everything. She saw me go through a lot. I just decided to really take my health seriously. So I changed my mindset, changed my mentality, and I knew that being in the body I was in, I knew my life wasn’t going to be as long.”
Smith went on to say that she would often compare herself to her mother, and that her insecurities made her feel as if her mother was ashamed by her, despite her mother’s love and support.
“Seeing my mom dress a certain way or wear certain things … it was kind of difficult because it was like, ‘Why am I not that way? Why am I not that size? Why was I made the way I was made?’ Sometimes I would feel a little sad or I would feel like she was embarrassed of me,” Smith said.
“These are all just insecurities in my head. She was never like that. She always was supportive. She always knew I was beautiful. She supported me whether I wanted to lose a lot of weight or not. She always told me that I was beautiful.”
“What an amazing human being I love your energy and your smile,” Brandy wrote on Instagram after the interview aired, expressing her support for her daughter. It takes a lot of courage to walk in your mission and shine in your truth all the time.