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I know there are a lot of Brandy fans out there, and you all want your girl to win in more ways than one. But I just wish she would stop trying to pressure her man into giving her a ring every time she’s interviewed by the press.

When Ebony asked Brandy about potential wedding bells and her relationship with boyfriend Ryan Press in May, the singer replied:

“I wish we were engaged.  He’s taking a little long on the ring side of things…”

Now in an interview with Sister 2 Sister three months later, she’s still singing the same old I Wish song like she’s Carl Thomas.

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“I keep hearing about a ring,” Brandy told the site. “People keep calling me, hinting to me about it, but I don’t know.”

First off, I need those people to stop trying to spoil any potential surprise engagement/not get Brandy’s hopes up unnecessarily. Second, even though the singer talks about the journey to finding the right one, saying, “It starts with me” and that she has to marry “somebody that I can completely be myself with,” it’s clear she isn’t being completely honest when she tells S2S “I’m going to be patient and let it happen and just let it be.” If that was the case, she wouldn’t have ended the interview with:

“I guess it will happen when it’s the right time. Keep your fingers crossed for sometime soon I will be engaged.”

You guess? Keep your fingers crossed? Correct me if I’m wrong (and I know you will) but that doesn’t sound like someone who is too secure in her relationship moving forward, or who has even had a discussion about marriage with her boyfriend. I know how exciting the prospect of marriage is for women and I think it’s totally fine to admit that you want to be married and you want to marry the man you are currently with. But why not tell the media that she and Ryan have talked about marriage and they’re not rushing into things or something that doesn’t make the potential engagement seem so one-sided? I know proposals are often talked about like something that just lands into a woman’s lap but any couple who intends on building a successful, lasting marriage will have real discussions about expectations and timelines and all of those important things prior to any ring shopping or press interviews.

Maybe Brandy considers this a way to drop not-so-subtle hints to Ryan and get that coveted rock sooner, but this is also a way to get embarrassed quickly if that ring never comes.  I will cross my fingers that the latter never happens. What do you think about Brandy’s engagement talk?

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