Once such moment is a tension filled appearance on BET’s ‘Video Soul,’ which was done during the peak of their success.
The interview was reconstructed during Part 3 of ‘The New Edition Story’ (click HERE if you missed that), but the real live version is way more entertaining!
Bobby Brown was acting a plumb fool throughout the group interview, Ralph Tresvant is clearly agitated and annoyed, Mike Bivens is getting beeper calls and deflects to Ronnie Devoe, Johnny Gill is just happy to be there, while Ricky Bell seemed high as hell when he was trying to explain ‘BBD’ to host Sherry Carter.
Watch the full flashback New Edition ‘Video Soul’ interview below…
VIDEO: New Edition of BET’s Video Soul (Part 1) – Bobby Brown Solo Interview
VIDEO: New Edition of BET’s Video Soul (Part 2) – Bobby Brown & Ralph Tresvant
VIDEO: New Edition of BET’s Video Soul (Part 3)
VIDEO: New Edition of BET’s Video Soul (Part 4)
Ronnie Devoe mentioned their legendary tension-filled ‘Video Soul’ interview recently when asked about why they chose BET as the home for their biopic stating:
When we look at the history of New Edition, from Video Soul and a lot of the stuff that allowed us to be seen across America and even across the world, initially, and the magnitude of success that we had, that was BET.
They had a footprint on our success. So there was no better place, especially when they were talking about three nights. We just felt like we could get deeper into our story.
In case you missed it, read recap + watch full video of ‘The New Edition Story’ (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3).