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Brandy sings on subway, gets ignored

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Brandy Norwood attends the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Current “Chicago” star Brandydecided to try belting out a tune while riding the 1 train recently, and the results were less than career-affirming. “There’s something different about NY. The energy and the drive of the people is just different. I like it,” she writes on her blog. “I decided to hit the subway and sing my little heart out. You’ve gottacheck out this video and see why this fun-filled morning left me asking: Can a Sistah get ONE fan?!”

“What you all thought of that? You thought that was cool,” she asks after serenading the straphangers, turning to her fellow riders — who don’t even make eye contact. “Nobody heard me singing? Nobody thought that was cool?” Way harsh, Upper West Siders.

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But at least one rider — when pressed by Brandy directly — had some advice for her, suggesting she wasn’t selling herself strongly enough. “You’ve got talent, you’ve got to go for it,” he offers. “We’ve seen this a million times, you’ve got to do something different.” Even successful pop stars in Broadway shows need some constructive criticism every now and then, apparently.

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