Fans accused Brown of shading Tresvant after taking to Instagram on Saturday and posting a picture of Ronnie Devoe, Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins and himself. The “Every Little Step” singer cropped out his former group-mate and captioned the photo, “#fbf #RBRM
@rbrm_2018 @bigrondevoe @kingbobbybrown @mrrickybell @617mikebiv.”
Fans instantly caught onto to Brown’s “petty” behavior and blasted the “New Edition” star for cropping Tresvant from the photo.
“Where tf is RALPH??what’s their beef?? These mean are damn near 60…..and still the antics. Which sucks because they’re so AWESOME TOGETHER,” one fan commented.
Another Instagram follower said, “Even though I LOVE me some NE…Am I the only one that had to sing it first. Bobby, Ronnie, Ricky annnndddd..”
One person defended Brown and said the “Do What I Gotta Do” artist is the reason “New Edition” is divided, “The members of NE has not said one mean word about Ralph. Its Ralph doing all the negative talking. on their biopic he was suppossed to always be the one that tried to bring unity. guess thats a lie. and its was jg and ralph DO NOT own the name. mike biv and ronnie devoe stated that fact. but they are too old for continued foolishness.”
The popular 80’s music group split in the early 90’s and began working on separate solo projects. Fans were amazed when the group announced they would tour again. But the happy reunion was shortlived as friction began to surface amongst the members. Tresvant and Gill were accused of trying to trademark “New Editions” name without the other members. While Bell confirmed that Tresvant was not ousted from the band, it still didn’t stop Tresvant from shading the group in his birthday message.
The remaining four members, including Brown, announced they would be touring without Tresvant and Gill and the new name of the group would be called “RBRM.”
Brown told V-103 in May, “We’re thankful you know to the fans that have followed us all this time that keep us coming back together that keep us wanting to come back together. Its fun performing together.”