Brandy loves Beyoncé, but not new single 'Bow Down'

VIDEO - During an interview with theGrio, singer/actress Brandy weighs in on Beyoncé's new song 'Bown Down/ I Been On'...

Grammy Award winning singer Brandy Norwood, stars alongside Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams, Jurnee Smollett, and Lance Gross in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film Temptation.

During an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, Brandy opened up about her new film role, and also weighed in on Beyoncé’s new song “Bown Down/ I Been On.”

Since being released a week ago, the song has sparked a whirlwind of media coverage, with some calling out Beyoncé for telling “b*tches” to “bow down,” repeatedly in the song’s lyrics.

Brandy weighed in on the backlash Beyoncé has received since the release of “Bow Down,” and said the “Single Ladies” singer should be free to express herself artistically.

“I think art is freedom. You should be able to express yourself the way you choose to express yourself. Of course people are gonna have their own opinion, but opinion is opinion. I think art should be expressed the way it should,” she said.

However when asked whether or not she liked “Bow Down,” Brandy confessed she didn’t.

“I don’t love the song. But I love Beyoncé. I just have to be honest. You know…”

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