Jack Harlow didn’t know Brandy and Ray J were siblings… apparently, and because of it, Twitter has ripped him to shreds.
The 24-year-old rapper recently paid a visit to HOT 97 and participated in their #WhiteIshWednesday challenge to show off some of his musical knowledge.
However, although the rhymer may be great with lyrics, that’s only if they’re his own. Pun intended.
Ebro, Laura Stylez, and Rosenberg played Brandy’s “Angel in Disguise” from her 1998 album, Never Say Never, which ironically happened to have been released in Harlow’s birth year.
In an attempt to guess the song, the “First Class” lyricist failed the test, and the hosts had to put him up on game.
“Aaliyah?” Harlow searched for answers, listening to the intro.
The showrunners dropped clues, alluding to her also-famous brother, Ray J, and his controversial sex tape being The Kardashians’ gateway into the industry.
The answer was revealed at the end of the segment, and Mr. Harlow shocked us all when he asked, “Who’s Ray J’s sister?”
Take a look at the clip below.
We still love you, Jack!
Jack Harlow Didn’t Know Brandy and Ray J Were Siblings
— Brandy Legion (@BrandyLegion) May 11, 2022
Watch the full episode here:
Following the now-viral clip, of course, #TeamBrandy weighed in on the subject at hand. Let’s what they had to say…
Jack Harlow Didn’t Know Brandy and Ray J Were Siblings; Twitter Reacts
Aren’t some of yall tired of making excuses? While I don’t think him being 24 is the primary reason as to why he didn’t know this information, it still wouldn’t be a valid argument. Take time to learn some music history. Brandy is not an obscure artist, that should’ve been easy.
— Det. Del Spooner (@stillcysoleil) May 11, 2022
Okaayy… I do like Brandy. I NEVER knew anything about Ray J except for his and Kim K’s tape. So I did NOT know they were siblings… damn
— TheOrdinaryYellow (@TheOrdinaryZB) May 11, 2022
this shit be so funny cause istg y’all are looking for reasons to not like a clearly likable person. He’s white cool, so was Eminem, Mac Miller, Vanilla Ice and they all dis that wanting to be black shit worse. Looking for a problem is hilarious. His music is okay like it’s okay
— Mahweh 💜 (@Kstack715) May 11, 2022
And this who y’all be trying to invite to the cookout? pic.twitter.com/Esvww718N9
— Tall DC (@TallDC) May 11, 2022
first of all, how do you confuse brandy for aaliyah, that’s means he doesn’t know aaliyah songs either but this is who a lot of you simp over and let make hip hop music.. pic.twitter.com/ZW2to66OIG
— chu (@chuuzus) May 11, 2022
1) I’m not a fan of gatekeeping but gatekeeping definitely would have prevented this
2) Unfortunately too many of us are easily impressed when colonizers do basic ish (not just rap)
3) This is what happens when you don’t know/care for the history of a genre you are in
— P. Against The World🤘🏿🕊 (@chillin662) May 11, 2022
Jack Harlow was born in 1998, in fairness.
Brandy’s last big single that I remember (Talk About Our Love feat. Kanye) dropped in 2004 when he was 6.
We’ve realistically just gotta call this a teaching/learning moment for the dude and keep it moving.
— Dre | #BLM ✊🏾✊🏾 (@HoopRants) May 11, 2022
Imagine a black man in the country music industry and don’t know who Leann Rimes is.
— Nia Long Stan Account (@HeOuttaControl) May 11, 2022
— Brandy_Fanpage 🌕 (@Noel30580245) May 11, 2022
It really bothers me when artists are not students of music… like how do you not recognize one of the best songs by a living icon 😐
— Angelita ✨ (@fashiondiaries) May 11, 2022
A lot of people don’t know that. Also I hate when ppl play music from a different era and expect the younger generation to know exactly who it is and all the info about it. Music like everything else has its time and older ppl seem to just not get that.
— Arrow Santi (@ArrowSanti) May 11, 2022
Being young is not an excuse. My niece is 15 and nephew 24 and they both know who Brandy is
— Valerie Complex (@ValerieComplex) May 11, 2022
You know what? This is unacceptable. I recognize that Never Say Never was released the year Jack Harlow was born, but to not recognize that ubiquitous voice AND not know real basic Black music culture stuff just doesn’t pass.
— Jay Ray | Podcast Host & Coach (@jayrayisthename) May 11, 2022
Jack needs more black friends.
Wait until he learns about the six degrees of Ray J. This little musical moment only scratches the surface pic.twitter.com/1cnafsmNYZ
— ᴘᴏᴛᴘᴏᴜʀʀɪ ᴍᴇʟᴏᴅɪᴇꜱ☘ (@PotpourriTalks) May 11, 2022
To be fair, he’s 24. Moesha was big during its time. Now I rarely see it played in syndication but I would say the same about her music.
— Wade Elawad (@WElawad) May 11, 2022
He clearly knows who she is from the video. Just not that she was related to Ray J…
— John Coleburg (@ColeburgM) May 11, 2022
and this what happens when y’all bring ‘em to the cookout they embarrass you! pic.twitter.com/EcVzAaiEKW
— Airfrier Enthusiast (@devante_malone) May 11, 2022
Sadly it’s too late. Now he has too many supporters of all races. It’ll keep him afloat long term. That damn Fergie sample song is EVERYWHERE. 💀
— ⚡️ (@nickitellem) May 11, 2022
Ok fuck it….. I’ll say it…. I didn’t know that song nor could I recognize the voice at first pic.twitter.com/OlBbPQeZs6
— ♀️ LEGALIZE ABORTION ♀️🌸✨🇯🇲 (@Britt_The__Shit) May 11, 2022
I’m more mad that he didn’t know Brandy’s voice pic.twitter.com/6m9pxGakmL
— Dr. Erinisha Johnson (@Nisha_LJ) May 11, 2022
“Who’s Ray J sister?” Ray J sister?!? You mean BRANDY?!? And this the man some of my fellow sistas thirsting over?!? pic.twitter.com/4eLG9jCPbo
— Levi’s Lover 🇩🇴 (@spicy2siracha) May 11, 2022
Tbh a lot of ppl didn’t know they were siblings. No one ever told me that till I was older cause no one cared to say it. And on top of that he grew in a white household.
— Kate (@taylor75192185) May 12, 2022
It’s time to revisit Jack Harlow’s black card application because it’s giving no invite to the cookout pic.twitter.com/vwhdzdfX2q
— The Nowhere King 🖤 (@Axarionx) May 11, 2022
Not knowing Brandy and Ray J are siblings is one thing, fine. But, not recognizing Brandy’s voice, unacceptable 🤨 You get one Jack Harlow. pic.twitter.com/bk4iRqJId1
— Kayy (@podfemslashgurl) May 11, 2022
This one will probably hurt him. Black culture is not a jump in jump out thing, you gotta live it. That’s why ‘Em was one of the greats.
— RoyalBeam The Lioness💙💎👑🔆 (@ModernScribe007) May 11, 2022
This is all due to age. Brandy was trending a few months ago because people didn’t know they were siblings. There’s some black kids today that don’t even know a Brandy song.
— Shivonne (@scentedwildrose) May 12, 2022
Naw 🧢 he knows who Dolly Parton is
— HarleyQBladez♈️ (@StarTink202) May 12, 2022
Some of yall in here acting like he supposed to know this? Why would a random person need to know this information?!?!? Lol yall need to chill. I’m sure if I named two country artist that’s related you wouldn’t know it LOL
— 🖖🏾♍ (@Bougie_Suzy) May 11, 2022
Naw his label needs to hold a class ASAP!
— Yung Miss (@YungMiss) May 11, 2022
Is Jack Harlow still invited to the cookout? Let us know in the comments!
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