Brandy Norwood Credits Her Daughter Sy'rai With Keeping Her Going Through Tough Times

Brandy Norwood has been in the spotlight from a young age, and as a result, so has her daughter, Sy'rai Smith. Sy'rai was born in 2002, during Brandy's relationship with record producer Robert "Big Bert" Smith, although the couple later revealed that they pretended to be married to avoid the potential scandal of Brandy being a single mother. Sy'rai has even gotten into the family music business, posting a new single to her YouTube page in April 2020 and proving that musical talent definitely runs in the family!

In past interviews, Brandy has also credited her daughter with giving her the strength to get through the lowest points in her life. "I [told] myself, 'So, you're just going to go out like this? That's wack. You have a daughter. If you can't do it for yourself, do it for her because this is not the way to leave a mark in her life,'" she recalled to People. "If Sy'rai wasn't here, I wouldn't be either. The place that I was in, it just felt like I wasn't going to make it through." Take a look at some of Sy'rai best moments — with her mom and on her own — that the mother-daughter duo have shared on Instagram!