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On “Where You Wanna Be” T.I. pledges faithfulness to a lady for “the rest of eternity.” Another guest, Kanye West, gives nods to a woman for standing by him (“Talk About Our Love”). Brandy gets giddy about a new love (“Say You Will”) and elects to simply be herself (“Sadiddy”).
The artist uses “Who I Am” to rationalize her 2003 divorce on the grounds that her feelings dried up. Similarly, “Finally” values personal happiness above lifelong commitment. Brandy announces that she’s available for intimacy on “Afrodisiac.” “Focus” states, “Every time I see you I’m reminded of the time we did it.” Other cuts with sexual overtones feature heavy breathing (“Who Is She 2 U”), and equate being a woman with being sensual and in control (“Come As You Are”). Profanities or vulgar slang mar four songs. “I Tried” contains barely bleeped s-words.
Beyond blowing off marital commitment, Brandy demands too much of romance and, having been disappointed, believes sexual aggressiveness and control will be her salvation. Afrodisiac is an exercise in dysfunction.