This past week Brandy premiered her highly anticipated video for her soulful single “Beggin & Pleadin.” The video pays homage to The Color Purple and actress Margret Avery who portrayed Shug Avery. It’s no secret that it was Shug who Brandy was channeling after seeing the set and costumes, but it was confirmed with a post Brandy put on her Instagram.
The day “Beggin & Pleadin'” video dropped was also Margret Avery’s birthday. Margret took to Instagram to express her love and appreciation for Brandy using Shug as inspiration for the video. Marget wrote, “It’s every artist’s dream to inspire and possibly add to another artist’s creative journey. Best birthday present ever funny.” Check out her full message and Brandy’s response below:
Heart dropped❤️ Miss Avery, you have inspired this entire new movement in my life. I have loved you from the first time I saw you as #ShugAvery Happy And Blessed Birthday❤️ #Repost @MargaretShugAvery ・・・ WELL!!! I woke up this morning, grateful for another year of life and got the added blessing of seeing Ms. @4everbrandy's new music video "Beggin and Pleadin" with it's #ColorPurple feel and Shug Avery Inspiration!! It's every artist's dream to inspire and possibly add to another artist's creative journey. Best birthday present ever hunny. ☺️ And damn, that girl can SAAAANG!! #BegginAndPleadinVideo #ShugAveryInspired #Brandy #BirthdayGirl #MargaretAvery #Artist #TheColorPurple
The video is amazing and creative. And Ms. Avery is right, “that girl can SAAAANG!!” Make sure you watch Brandy’s new video for her current single “Beggin & Pleadin” below: