Bobby Brown: Lack of Prayer Caused New Edition Split

Singer Bobby Brown has identified the reason for the split with his former R&B group New Edition – a lack of prayer.

Brown entered the music industry in 1980s with early pioneers of the boy band trend New Edition before embarking on a successful solo career in 1987. Having a strained relationship with New Edition, Brown wasn’t able to rebuild the broken relationship with his former group despite attempts on both sides.

To the surprise of many former fans, Brown revealed in an interview with Sister 2 Sister Magazine that the group is once again attempting to reunite but this time with added spirituality.

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“We’re putting [New Edition] back together. I think the thing that was missing with us was prayer – us being able to pray together and understand our differences.”

Brown, who is the former husband of pop singer Whitney Houston, became a cultural icon during the late 80s stretching into the 90s of his solo music and acting career, recording top ten Billboard hits that led to a Grammy Award.


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