If you ever wondered what led to the Bobby Brown vs BBD onstage brawl during a past show, you should definitely check out the January premiere of The New Edition Story. But until then, watch this intense BET extended super trailer of how it all went down.
BET has set aside three nights in January to air the stories of six men who collectively are known as the legendary R&B group, New Edition.
A Billboard exclusive listed the air dates for the six-hour, three-day miniseries as Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, Jan. 24 to Jan. 26. The three-part series is set to reveal many undisclosed details surrounding the group's beginning as a five member group; with only Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Travis Pettus and Corey Rackle. It will delve deeper into their careers where many changes took place within the group.
Pettus and Rackle ultimately left and were replaced by Ralph Tresvant and Ronnie DeVoe.
Later, after things went south between the remaining group members and Brown, they voted him out and replaced him with Johnny Gill. Success as a group eventually earned them even more success as solo artists with the exception of Bell, Bivins and DeVoe who chose to branch off as a trio known as Bell Biv DeVoe or BBD.
Their rise to fame added a lot of highs and lows to their lifestyle. It also created much tension between some of the group members - even after they were no longer officially group members. The scene from the 3 minute super trailer revealed the brief moments that led to the altercation between Brown and DeVoe while on tour for their 1996 reunion album Home Again. The Home Again album and cover photo featured all six members which was a first ever for the group, and was so historical the network recreated the image for the film with the The New Edition Story cast members.
The cast members include Empire's Bryshere Y. Gray as Bivins; Luke James as Gill, Algee Smith as Tresvant, Elijah Kelley as Bell, and Keith Powers and Woody McClain as DeVoe and Brown. As Soul Train's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, a full three-nights are necessary to full tell their story. Tune into BET on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to watch.
Today in 1996, @NewEdition releases their only album as a sextet, "Home Again". It goes 2x platinum (US). pic.twitter.com/myYaw3iL14 — throwback hits/facts (@goldenerahits_) September 10, 2016