R+B star Brandy hated her first concert, because she couldn't get close to her idol Whitney Houston.

The WHAT ABOUT US? singer went to see Houston perform live when she was a budding wannabe and spent the whole gig hoping to persuade the idol to help her become a star.

Brandy says, "I didn't enjoy myself because I was at work. I was trying to get to the front of the arena.

"I was working the ushers, like, 'Look I'm young. I'm gonna be a star and if you hook me up I'll remember you.'

"I really wanted to meet Whitney Houston. In my mind that was my big chance to become famous.

"I talked my way down to the front, but I didn't meet her. So that night I was very disappointed and upset."

13/10/2004 17:29