Moesha star Brandy Norwood has made '90s teen dreams come true as she's revealed that she is "in discussions" about reviving the popular sitcom.
The singer and actress starred in the lead role of Moesha Mitchell on the show, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles.
Speaking to Rap-Up Brandy, whose hits include Monica duet 'The Boy Is Mine', confirmed that she is "completely open" to rebooting the show.
"I’m completely open to it. I would love to experience that," she said. "It's an idea. I just want for everyone to know that I'm open to it and I'm in discussions with the right people to make it happen."
Brandy's words come shortly after it was revealed that the show, alongside others with strong Black leads such as Sister, Sister and The Game, are now available on Netflix US.
In the sitcom, Moesha lived with her car salesman dad Frank, stepmum Dee – who much to Moesha's disapproval is the vice principal at her high school – and pesky younger brother Myles.
The show dealt with a number of issues that affect real teenagers, including race relations, drug use, the death of a parent and teen pregnancy. It also spawned the spin-off show called The Parkers about Moesha's best friend Kim Parker.
Considering that the show ended on several cliffhangers that were never resolved after the show was cancelled by network UPN in 2001, picking the series up and resolving those major plot points would certainly be welcomed by fans – even if they have had to wait 20 years.
Also in the interview, Brandy expressed her love for rapper Kanye West, who she collaborated with on 2004 song 'Talk About Our Love' and who is living with bipolar disorder.
"My prayers go out to Kanye and his family," the former America's Got Talent judge said. "Mental health is a real thing and I just pray that he gets the help that he needs, that he pulls through. It's just a tough time for him right now, a tough time for his family and my heart goes out to him."
We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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