Bobby Brown is really banking on his new BET show The Bobby Brown Story to help set him free of his bad boy image. A belief that Bobby Brown had become a bad seed arose from him exiting New Edition on the cusp of adulthood. Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe would all eventually copy his exit strategy as Bell Biv Devoe, but none more X-rated than Bobby Brown from the group itself. It wasn’t like Bobby Brown was alone in his depiction of “adult themes,” but Bobby Brown was a reformed child performer, so the image of his innocence was something many fans were slow to relinquish.
The three-episode series put on by BET will explore the early stretch as well as his transition to solo stardom in ’86. But on a personal note, Bobby Brown hopes the right the wrongs of his public image. During the part of the series in which a panel obsesses over detail, Bobby Brown said it himself, “There was no violent incidents between me and Whitney.”
In 2003, Brown was charged with assault and battery over a domestic disturbance with his late wife. Whitney Houston famously appeared next to him in court with a battered and bruised cheekbone. Bobby Brown is here to tell his side of the story (if you’ll listen).