The problem that I face is being unknown, but considered known so I am formally introducing myself as the unknown, known Shay! I come from humble beginnings born the eleventh of thirteen children. Please, know that I have heard it all before so I know what you are thinking; “Did you have cable as a child,” or “Your parents really got it on!” Well, the truth is my parents are both from families of thirteen from the South raised in a Christian home where children were considered a blessing.
Today, children are not really considered a blessing because people lack understanding of love, devotion, and determination. I grew up in a family filled with love, devotion and for that I was determined, big family or not to succeed. I worked hard for my personal independence which was also a means of survival. I put myself through college. I earned by B.A. in English because I worked for it. Nothing, nothing was given to me and not because my parents could not afford it but because I wanted to display my devotion through determination. I worked in Corporate America for ten years before joining the “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” television show on VH1.