The sad story of Brandy coming onstage in a 90,000 seater South African venue to find just 40 people waiting is, well, quite sad. After all, this is the woman who was responsible for the 52nd best selling R&B album in the US last year. She's still quite a big deal.
Her most recent album, Two Eleven, even got a South African release. Albeit without much of a splash, but it least it came out.
There are attempts to put on a brave face:
Singer Kabomo tweeted: "Brandy performed to an empty stadium. With the stadium lights on. She sulked after two songs and walked off.Or, possibly, people knew there was a Brandy gig coming, and rapidly made alternative arrangements.
NME.com reported he later said: "People didn't know there was a concert after the games. No one knew Brandy was around. Maybe a 40 people audience."