Brandy reveals why 'Queens' script was something she 'could relate to'

Catch "Queens" Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

October 19, 2021, 1:31 PM

You'll see some veteran music stars in the ABC drama "Queens" that premiers Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.

Rapper Eve stars alongside singer Brandy and former 3LW member Naturi Naughton, playing a group of women rappers who were popular 20 years ago but for whom that success and lifestyle is a distant memory.

For Brandy, joining the show was a no-brainer, telling ABC Audio, "I just loved the fact that it was a '90s hip-hop legendary group of women. I've never seen that, even in hip-hop today."

"Then, it was never a hip-hop girls group, ever. And so I was like, this is different," she continued. "This is deep. I love it. I want to be a part of it. Where do I sign up?"

Additionally, Brandy said she found the "Queens" relatable.

"The entire struggle of being at the top of your game and then kind of losing it and getting an opportunity to do it again -- like, I could relate to that," she added.

Included in that script is some original music and rhymes, which Eve said she didn't pen herself, joking, "If I had to, it would be 'Old McDonald had a farm' over and over again."

As for Naughton, it wasn't so much coming up with lyrics that intimidated her as much as having to rap in front of one of the most successful female rappers of all time.

"I was a little bit scared when Eve was next to me," she said. "Whenever my verse comes after hers, I'm like 'God daggit I really have to kill it! I can't come after Eve and not kill it!'"

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