Brandy's Star Turn on "The View"

7/5/2006 1:31 PM PDT

Brandy's Star Turn on "The View"

Brandy's first guest hosting gig on "The View" got off to an interesting start: Barbara and the ladies asked her to show them her tattoos, and wondered aloud if the pop starlet was wearing a wig, prompting her to ask at one point, "Can I get a little love?"

Other than that, Brandy was largely content to let Barbara, Joy and Elisabeth blather on about their weekends and the unusually insipid "hot topics," staying largely in the background. And even though Joy and Elisabeth made reference to the absence of the fired Star Jones – Joy said that hosts were "dwindling down" – Brandy (quite diplomatically) didn't take the bait.

The multi-hyphenate actress/singer/talent show judge is being considered as a possible replacement for Star, and will be coming back on Friday for another go-round.