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Brandy Performs Surprise Concert for 40 in 90,000 Seat Stadium

The R&B singer was in South Africa to perform at the Nelson Mandela Sports & Cultural day music concert

Singer and actress Brandy Norwood gave a surprise performance in South Africa last Saturday during the Nelson Mandela Sports & Cultural day music concert, but there was one minor problem: Only 40 people were left in the 90,000-seat stadium to watch.

The media just picked up on the unfortunate turnout Wednesday through Twitter chatter from the few who stayed to watch Norwood sing to — as South African musician Kabomo described — "an empty stadium." 

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To the "Boy Is Mine" singer's credit, one fan noted "she held it down performance wise," and pictures (above) prove she kept a humble smile on her face despite the small crowd left at the event honoring the county's ailing former president.

On top of touring, Norwood currently stars on the BET series "The Game."