Over the years, some journalists have portrayed the relationship between New Edition members Johnny Gill and Bobby Brown as fraught. However, Johnny tells Oprah: Where Are They Now?, everyone has it wrong.
As Johnny tells it, it was widely believed that he came on board to replace Bobby when the R&B star was kicked out of the group in 1985. In reality, Johnny says, he was asked to replace Ralph Tresvant, who was beginning to embark on a solo project.
Here, Johnny explains what the culture of “reality shows” have to do with this long-standing rumor.
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