The good folks of Jackson, Miss. want R&B siren Brandy to be the Grand Marshal of their parade -- possible vehicular manslaughter charges be damned. Her brother, semi-pro pornographer Ray-J? -- not so much.
Just yesterday, as the Clarion-Ledger reports, the City of Jackson officially had to ditch Ray-J (real name: Willie Ray Norwood) as a Grand Marshal of its annual Christmas parade, after a press release had gone out Tuesday announcing that he'd be in the lead car with his sister. "I assure you," said Jackson Mayor Frank Melton, who is a friend of the Norwood family, "he will be with me -- not in the Grand Marshal car with Brandy."
As for Ray-J, he might want to skip the trip home altogether. Mayor Melton isn't terribly happy with Ray, whose family is from nearby Macomb: "I'm going to beat his little butt when he gets to Jackson ... He knows better than that."