One of the biggest tales in R&B folklore is the reason why Romeo of Immature wears an eye patch. In a recent interview with Nick Cannon, the singer has revealed Brandy as the reason and says she made him blind in on eye.
Who is Romeo Jones and who else was in Immature
Immature (IMx) is an R&B group that has been active since the 1990s. It consists of Marques “Batman” Houston, Jerome “Romeo” Jones and Kelton “LDB” Kessee. Don “Half Pint” Santos was an original member and was replaced by Kessee.
Arguably, their most-known member is Marques Houston, a solo R&B singer in his own right and an actor known for his roles on Sister, Sister, You Got Served, and more. Together, the group appeared in many films and television series like House Party 3, Family Matters, and All That.
They’ve released six albums between 1992-2001, as well as an EP that was released in 2015. Their most popular song is “Never Lie,” which hit No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. As for Jones, under the name Young Rome, he released his own album in 2004, called Food for Thought.
Along with Ty Dolla $ign, Brandy also used to be a background vocalist for Immature.
Romeo Jones’ eyepatch
Throughout most of his career, Jones has been known to wear an eyepatch. He wore it so much, fans always speculated that he had an eye condition.
Now, years, later, he has officially confirmed that the patch over his eye is due to Brandy, as the R&B singer left him blind in one eye. The incident happened when she was fighting with his former bandmate, Half Pint.
He told Nick Cannon on his new podcast, The Green Tea Livecast, “It’s true Brandy blinded me, Her and Half Pint got into [an argument]. And she had a book in her hand and tossed it back, not thinking anyone was that close. She cut my retina, detached it, [and] the lens to my eye had fell out.”
“And, actually, Brandon Adams had caught it. He was there. So he was there holding my lens, he didn’t know what was going on. Marq come in and we tryna hide it,” he continued. He was eventually taken to the hospital.
This fact was actually revealed in a song
Though this is the first time he officially confirmed it in the press, many may have forgotten that Romeo named Brandy as the reason in a track from his album. He discussed the situation on the song, “Look Down on Me.”
I remember when Brandy Norwood hit me in my eye
I had a detached retina and my lens came out I had to have 3 eye surgeries
And she thought we’ll never be cool again
But I put that on my life
I love her to death
If she hear me talking, I know she can hear the honesty in my voice and my sincerity
If this tidbit of information has you feeling very nostalgic, then you can go see Immature, Ray J, B5, and J. Holliday on tour next month in numerous cities across the country.