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Brandy performs to nearly empty 90,000-person arena

Published On: Aug 23 2013 07:01:49 AM MDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 07:57:46 AM MDT

Keith Bedford/Reuters

R&B singer Brandy reportedly played to to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.

A surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert, the Grammy-winner came on stage at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium in Johannesburg and discovered only about 40 people left in the 90,000-person arena, according to the Guardian.

Earlier in the day, there had been thousands of people in the stadium celebrating the festivities, which included soccer and rugby games as well as live music.

Reports suggest Brandy's performance was not properly advertised. South African singer Kabomo, who was at the stadium, described the incident in a series of posts on his Twitter page in which he wrote, "I have no words for what I just witnessed. Brandy performed to an empty stadium. No one knew Brandy was around. There are more people there on a random Tuesday...Depressing."


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