Michael Bivins

A gossipmonger on the Alley dropped some interesting tea on New Edition‘s Michael Bivins. It gives new insight into his antisocial, anti-woman personality.

It’s been said that the most ruthless leaders are narcissists, which explains why Bivins was successful as a businessman but sucked at interpersonal relationships.

About a decade ago, Bivins called my home demanding that I turn over a disc containing hundreds of photos that I had taken of the group. He wanted to use my photos for an album cover and promotion for the group’s new project.

When I asked him for adequate compensation for my time and creativity, he told me it wasn’t in the budget. So I politely declined to hand over my photos.

That’s when Bivins lost it. He went on a profanity-laced rant, dropping f-bombs and calling me a bitch and a hoe. He told me he didn’t care if I was recording the phone call (I didn’t).

Bivins was reportedly raised by a single mother in the Roxbury projects. Bivins’ home environment lacked the stable family structure that children need.

As a young boy Bivins ran the streets with drug dealers and delinquents who didn’t hold a very high opinion of women.

Incogneato writes:

“For those who have noticed the tightness between Bobbie and Ralph yes they have been tight since they were in diapers because their mothers are bestfriends. Mike has always been jealous of Ralph because Ralph looked better and had a mother that cared about him and made sure he stayed out of trouble but Mike’s mother didn’t care what he did and allowed him to hangout with drug dealers because she did drugs. The other mothers really didn’t like Mike’s mother but tolerated her because of the group. Mike always had self esteem issues because his mother was a drug addict and sold drugs that’s how Bobbie started selling drugs, they both were. Mike was dealing, Bobbie was dealing and smoking, Ricki was smoking, Ralph was smoking, and Ronnie smoked weed.”

Photos: WENN.com





  • whitty hutton

    key words in this cold ass brown water:

    “A gossipmonger”

    “It’s been said…”
    reaching indeed stretch armstrong!

  • shay2shaymd

    Exactly

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    You must want a cookie Sandra

  • Justlooknout

    many were dealing back then….Mainy Many Mainy…

    Whispers he only in deals and cash now.

  • missmiami305

    I’ll take this tea even if it is lukewarm. Sn, auntie do you still have the pics?

  • Lovezoe

    Word is he scammed ABC like white dude scammed him. Truth?

  • thehumble1

    He scammed Boys II Men also. that is why they sued him.

  • LibraGirlonly

    BYE Sandra!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Well, according to the gossipmonger and Sandy…..he was bound to not be shiat, as he was a product of projects and a single momma.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    “It’s been said that the most ruthless leaders are narcissists, which explains why Bivins was successful as a businessman but sucked at interpersonal relationships.”
    ========

    Interesting… this sounds a lot like President Twitter himself.

  • Phuck_trump

    Soooo, since this is an open post, what do y’all think will happen at the end of these four years? Another civil war? World war? Concentration camps? Or not a damn thing? I’m leaning towards one of the first three. Hopefully not, but anything’s possible with that sunny d in office.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Mawning y’all!!

    Sandra why disqus keep logging me off? I’ve never had that problem

  • Phuck_trump

    Ego big as phuck. Don’t have a lick of experience, yet thinks he’s right alllll the time. Oh, that’s right, he said he has a good brain?. Lmao @ president twitter though.

  • Buttercup

    Young folks who experimented with drugs. Riveting.

  • Buttercup

    Young folks who experimented with drugs. Riveting.

  • Tonia Hannah

    Mmmmm whatever…

  • Tonia Hannah

    Mmmmm whatever…

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Provocative!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Provocative!!

  • JerseyMom

    Why has Ralph Tresvant been so quiet tho? He was quiet before, during and after the movie. Hmmm!

  • JerseyMom

    Why has Ralph Tresvant been so quiet tho? He was quiet before, during and after the movie. Hmmm!

  • Buttercup

    Hmph. Now that’s interesting.

  • Buttercup

    Hmph. Now that’s interesting.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    REally Sandra?? That man must have hurt your feelings something serious! Lmaoooooooo

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    REally Sandra?? That man must have hurt your feelings something serious! Lmaoooooooo

  • 2brefrank

    Is this a summary of the 3 part series movie I just watched on BET? The one they all approved? Oh, okay.

  • SandrasNewFave

    New post

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Whale those looks have reversed….

  • Oliver Brady

    Seems to me he deserves more praise then. Drug addict mother. Very little love, guidance. Yet rose up as the premier business man of his forever troubled singing group. Bravo Mike?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    A quick study on all the hustlers that came before him. And all with little to no education.

    Morning

  • Soda
  • Rachel

    ? droplets of tea courtesy of Lipstick Alley. There’s much more over there, good reading if you’ve got the time.

  • Lovezoe

    New post

  • 2brefrank

    Right, he has the highest net worth because he knew to make dough he had to grow his brand. So I’m like he took that hustling to the music industry which is one of the most if not the most hustling legal industry (for the most part). I’d say he did very well for himself and has a beautiful family.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I can believe it.

  • SummerBaby

    I heard that all his artists had horrible deals.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I bet Hillary Clinton isnt looks so bad now after all !!!!

  • SummerBaby

    Oh! ?????

  • Oliver Brady

    Morning. And if memory serves me right, one of the mothers said in the movie she didn’t want her son hanging with Mike because he did and sold drugs? So, it’s not like this alleged incog told us anything new. Except maybe his mother was on drugs. And who wasn’t?! The 70s/80s. Keeping your head above water. Lots of them folks used dope to cope. Especially with the govt allegedly flooding their neighborhoods with the coping mechanism?

  • Renee26

    Ok! He used his struggle as motivation. His drive and ambition got him where he is today. Can’t take that away from him just because he cursed Sandra out.

  • Renee26

    I never though Ralph was cute…he was rat like to me. I preferred those wide noses and big lips.

  • Renee26

    He’s sensitive

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Really?? Very interesting. I would have thought he’d do better.

  • Renee26

    Debt, Debt, and more Debt….we will have troops on the ground all over the world and here in the US the poor will still be poor but have less community programs to give them hope. The rich will be richer though.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    How I feel about it

  • TexasMocha

    Yes I was thinking the same thing

  • TexasMocha

    I hope his money was right

  • Renee26

    Right, key words being ruthless…doesn’t mean good or successful….just ruthless

  • TexasMocha

    He really is a nice guy.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    I heard Chan was in here. *got popcorn* so what is happening? Did Dubb leave or what? Lord….. I miss a few days I miss a whole lot.

  • Renee26

    And will do anything to get his way…it doesn’t matter who it affects because he’s right

  • Renee26

    Oh like Brian “Baby” Williams you say?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    And there it is!!

  • Renee26

    Dope fiend single momma at that

  • Torae

    In the movie it seemed like Ralph just went with the flow and tried to plz everyone while getting left in the wind. Everyone seemed out for self except for him….

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I dont think the Mango Messiah will even last 4 years. Even some top Republicans are showing signs of turning against him. Wouldn’t surprise me if he gets impeached within 2 years.

  • MsSincerity

    “Bivens was reportedly raised by a single mother….As a young boy, Bivens ran the street with drug dealers and delinquents, who didn’t have a very high opinion about women”…… Your boy Donald was raised by both his parents, but apparently that didn’t stop him from being a proud s-e-x-i-s-t, who apparently goes around grabbing chunks of P – U – S – S – Y. Anywho, I don’t care about any of this. The most important news is that they are working on an album with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and they’re preparing to go on tour again. Woot Woot

  • R in NYC

    Exactly! His ass is sensitive.

  • therealashland

    Maybe that is why God gave him 3 girls. Karma

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That was bae until Home Again then Ronnie fever took over.

  • Mel

    Not grabbing chunks of poosay ? Good lawd lmaooo

  • Sexy CJ

    The New Edition Miniseries Was A Total Hoot………#BET Did That.

    Lol…….@ “The King Is Here”……..”I Say”……..”The King Is Here”……..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f5d77468c1756540f3492596037d8332b5619afec878dc0164a9d979be3da2a.gif

  • Renee26

    Yes! Ronnie tall, sexy, and mysterious!

  • Sexy CJ
  • Ni Ni

    Mike did seem arrogant, but maybe age has changed him.

    I’m just on a New Edition high right now. Been youtubing videos, reading articles. Ralph’s character piqued my interest so i have really been trying to find info on him. So, i been going over there to the alley to drink some tea ?.

    It seems Ralph has been MIA since November on Twiiter which is odd cause all the other members been tweeting. I hope he’s not shamed that he was hooked on the stuff, like someone said they were young and experimenting. Then again, he might be like me, an introvert. His solo career didnt kick off, but i loved his songs and his gentleman appeal. He did his part already and dont have nothing to prove. I do wish he’d come out more.

  • Low E. TUH!

    I KNEW RONNIE WAS A POTHEAD! I STILL AIN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE…DON’T JUDGE!

  • Low E. TUH!

    -SORTS BY OLDEST-

  • bemetoo

    I thought sandy tea was going to be piping hot ghey..but whatever

  • country57

    I have not watched it yet either. Don’t worry, BET will rerun it to death. I’ll watch it soon.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Omaroso, the intern, is at the helm. ?

  • GuestSTAR

    I was wondering the same thing. Last few weeks most of the members have been on the promotional trail except Johnny & Ralph, haven’t seen them anywhere.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I watched over the weekend and I must say the movie was great. I really enjoyed watching it.

  • GuestSTAR

    Right about now Ralph probably wishin he’d taken that solo offer 35 years ago.

  • shun king

    Ralph snorts cocaine

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Mango Mes…?

  • SummerBaby

    He was on The Breakfast Club early last year talking about it.

  • Ni Ni

    He still doing it?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Did you see him doing cocaine?

  • KarmaBackAround

    I have nothing for this! But Good morning!

  • We Can Do This

    Stories like this are all to common coming from dysfunctional and unstable environments.

    Some can turn their life around and others can’t.

    Some people carry their childhood struggle into their adulthood. They all came single parent household’s because welfare replaced the male role, but that’s another story.

  • Sexy CJ
  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Yup. That’s one of the key signs of a narcissist. With this guy, any news that doesn’t build him up or flatter him is “rigged “, “fake news”, or created by the “dishonest media”.
    This guy’s mind is so detached from reality, it’s scary.

  • Lisa daniels

    . He told me he didn’t care if I was recording the phone call (I didn’t).********
    I record every phone call. Never know a mofo going talk crazy and make a threat on your life or try to screw you over. Judge Judy says document ever thing (especially if you are your own police) Ijs

  • shortygrape

    It’s sad that the person above felt like they had to come up with this BS story. Thank God I am smart enough to know BS when I read it! Lies and BS! Poor attempt attention seeker. And, the story sound dumb as hell. All around stupid sh*t

  • charallday

    Yeah, I think hes tallking about it now to clear his conscience. Boyz to men and him are alll on good terms now though. 702 was with him too. I like the new BBD album, Three Stripes. New Edition is alright with me…we all live and learn.

  • Pebbles

    In the movie it was Ricky not Ralph

  • Michelle

    I believe every word of it. If married, I wonder how he treats his wife behind closed doors? He conceals that behavior very well. I would have never thought.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Okay, I thought Bobby’s mother was deceased so how is she and Ralph’s mom still best friends? ???

  • charallday

    Lol

  • Valerie

    Sandra I wish you would find out more about Ralph!!! I loved the movie but he was one of the only ones that I feel like didn’t disclose much. I love Ralph but he looks bad. We all know what Bobby was up to hut Ralph looks worse than him. He either has medical issues or he is strung out!!! PLEASE FIND OUT AND SHARE!!!!

  • Sexy CJ

    Mike has always been jealous of Ralph because Ralph looked better and had a mother that cared about him and made sure he stayed out of trouble ………….#Ralph Was A Cute Lil’ Boy………..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e56904f0138e9d7c5fd651751e0b402d95226aa55ebdd4afba31f2928c8c144a.jpg

  • SummerBaby

    It was a lot going on last night. Some think @Scromes is actually Chan. ?

  • Angela

    There you go…She praises Donald Duck but is ALWAYS quick to throw dirt on a Black man…#Self-hatredIsTheDevil

  • Ni Ni

    He looks better than he was a few years ago but i hope Sandra contacts her sources. Ralph reminds me of my uncle, except he drank. He was small in size anyway, but that drinking had him looking sone type of way. He looks like he indulged as well. Po thang, i just wanna give him a hug. ?

  • Ni Ni

    I know in the movie, but from what im reading online seems like bobby and ricky weren’t the only ones into the hard stuff. I will edit my comment because they are allegations.

  • Ni Ni

    I know in the movie, but from what im reading online seems like bobby and ricky weren’t the only ones into the hard stuff. I will edit my comment because they are allegations.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    All I gotta say after reading this post is, people gone find anything to talk about. So with that being said, this disagreement that Mike had with someone over pics is Irrelevant to me and I just don’t care!

    Rather he had both parents or not, rather his a narcissists, or had difficulties in previous relationships, that still doesn’t take away that he was a part of a successful R&b group that could sang and perform their asss off! Now that’s all I care about… The Music!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    All I gotta say after reading this post is, people gone find anything to talk about. So with that being said, this disagreement that Mike had with someone over pics is Irrelevant to me and I just don’t care!

    Rather he had both parents or not, rather his a narcissists, or had difficulties in previous relationships, that still doesn’t take away that he was a part of a successful R&b group that could sang and perform their asss off! Now that’s all I care about… The Music!

  • Dr. P

    I’ll answer your question, hell nah…just spreading gossip…ahem alternative facts

  • Dr. P

    I’ll answer your question, hell nah…just spreading gossip…ahem alternative facts

  • Dr. P

    ice tea

  • Dr. P

    ice tea

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Umm Idgaf ????? I’m here for Biv ? He’s married FYI to a gorgeous woman so he must be doing something right.

    SR mad at Biv but not Trump? With his vile and visceral speech ? Girl bye ??

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Umm Idgaf ????? I’m here for Biv ? He’s married FYI to a gorgeous woman so he must be doing something right.

    SR mad at Biv but not Trump? With his vile and visceral speech ? Girl bye ??

  • LuLu

    Ralph’s mom is deceased, also.

  • LuLu

    Ralph’s mom is deceased, also.

  • Dr. P

    Well if he’s anti-woman, hope he’s as good a dad as I’ve heard he is. He has three, and a wife of some sorts. No one knows when and where they were wed. Chile just because Lathawrence let me put the light bill in my name doesn’t make him my husband

  • Reina1718

    Now yall wanna come with this after the movie! Let them enjoy this time & stop bringing each other down.

  • Reina1718

    Thank u!

  • Lisa daniels

    ???

  • MissyJ

    links to share.. I can never navigate LSA to find the good stuff

  • YES I SAID IT…

    🙂 YW lol!

  • Bea Mack, Pro-BLACK

    Bwahaa haa

  • shun king

    Friend did some with him and took some pics with both their eyes bulging

  • bemetoo

    And bitter

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    It is. He gave himself away. And he needs to quit e-stalking that girl. All that he did so she would “stop contacting him” and all of that and now here he comes. I’m so annoyed. Like just let this die already and let it be dead. Because now I feel like I want to be petty for her.

  • Keekz

    lmao

  • Wolfperm

    Who cares. We saw this in the movie. Step your gossip game up.

  • Milf80

    ????

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    my dumb azz waiting for them to start working on a part 4!.. BET did a good job on this biopic….

  • Keekz

    ???

  • Cam Bianchi
  • tintin

    hahahhahhahahaha. i know seriously. i was expecting a better read up on this but nothing over here. Come better Sandra. you reaching but you gonna drop hard.

  • millz

    I could go for the bobby brown movie next

  • millz

    I could go for the bobby brown movie next

  • millz

    I could go for the bobby brown movie next

  • softness1

    Bobby claimed in his book that his own mother was a drug dealer. They came and arrested in front of the kids.. His father was in his life.. Not sure about Mike tho

  • softness1

    Bobby claimed in his book that his own mother was a drug dealer. They came and arrested in front of the kids.. His father was in his life.. Not sure about Mike tho

  • softness1

    Bobby claimed in his book that his own mother was a drug dealer. They came and arrested in front of the kids.. His father was in his life.. Not sure about Mike tho

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Now now…I am sure many good things have come of people born to single mothers in projects. That’s not nice.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Now now…I am sure many good things have come of people born to single mothers in projects. That’s not nice.

  • Pebbles

    From the movie you could see that he was a young street hustler . So no surprise there.

  • Cricket404

    He’s sensitive..

  • Pebbles

    I remember during that time I remember there were rumors but no confirmation, so imagine my shock when it was showed that it was Ricky..

    Plus back then there wasn’t Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.. What people coming out the woodwork shouldn’t be a real surprise…. They’ve been honest about every aspect of the movie you can find a video clip of it in YouTube.. I hope they work out the issues that still there. All of them said during the interview that there was a lot they didn’t know.. Hopefull it will open the door for healing

  • Desiree Edwards

    people always focus on the negative….this tea is not piping hot

  • surprise2012

    I thought Ralph’s mom passed but It didn’t even reference any of that in the movie, so I started second guessing myself. Thanks.

  • guest

    BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. God blessed him with all girls that’s ironic!

  • Soon2BWife

    Gorgeous!!

  • leapyearpisces

    His wife kinda puts me in the mind of Mariah from Married to Medicine.

  • thehumble1

    never knew he had 702 also…RIP Orish Grinstead. I like the new song also.

  • Dkwitty

    He even looks like an asshole. People really praising him because he got out of the projects despite him being a crooked shady asshole. Morals are not valued highly these days.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Right? This was something that should’ve been in the theaters.

  • kiddo1

    Is this all you got…GTFOH! Mike made nothing out of something, people just can’t let people shine no matter what…#NewEdition foreva!!!!

  • Rachel

    Just download the LSA app. Look in the celebrity forum. There are about 5+ NE threads with good tea.

  • nyla00

    Wow! Is Ralph still smoking?

  • kiddo1

    Yes the movie did address it, in the scene when they came together for the photo shoot, where Ricky put the pills in his glass..Ralph showed up and said he needed a haircut, then Mike said ” I would have not shown up if my mother was dead” then Ronnie said I’m a go check on him…

  • therealkym

    I’m yawning!

  • Ridingfinest

    Exactly, that’s why in the movie Ricky’s mother said no he couldn’t hang with Mike because of what he was doing hanging out with drug dealers. So why is this TEA again….not.

  • Glorious Sun

    that was some iced tea

  • surprise2012

    AW okay. I remember that, I just didn’t put 2 & 2 together. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Allisha Jackson

    So, she watched the movie and gave us some 20 year old stale azz Lipton tea…with a reused Tbag I might add….#Nothingtoseehere

  • SuggaB

    heeeheee

  • reddfoxxy16

    BEAUTIFUL…

  • reddfoxxy16

    MIKE IS SO SEXY 2 ME….

  • LuLu

    It actually did…when they were doing the Home Again photo shoot, Mike was talking to Ronnie when Ralph was pulling up. They said something like, “I’m surprised he still wanted to do the tour. I couldn’t do that if my mom just passed.” I didn’t know it was around that time.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Why are all these blogs now releasing these scandalous,unknown news items about New Edition all of a sudden!? It’s like they hate that their back in the limelight. Black people LOVE bringing each other down..Smh

  • Chocolate Bliss

    I wonder why he never talks about his oldest son Michael anymore?

  • K_

    well wasnt that in the movie? i forgot whose mom but somebody wanted to go to Mikes house and their mom was all mike who? mike bivens? nah hes a bad influence

  • Mercedes Simpson

    That was not tea, more like lemonade. Get a life, because New Edition will always be great and their past is just that, in the past.

  • Tammie Reed

    Dang!

  • Empress

    I think Auntie had been waiting for a chance for mike to be on any blog again so she could tell everybody he is a jerk. LOL

  • RJ

    Probably with Dante and them.

  • RJ

    Right, Rick’s mom didn’t want him hanging with Mike, cuz of Dante and them. Still love em, grew up with em. We’ve all had so,e issues at one time or another. Doesn’t negate their influence on music.

  • Irish

    The relationship a man has with his mother will set the to as to how he will relate to women.

  • Pam

    He definitely was the brains of the group , but was always the least attractive one in my opinion. Now Ronnie was That Dude to Me. ??

  • divainkpen

    Ok so shoot brothers in the foot. Call out Mothers! Miks Biv made his way out with no dead bodies PERIOD!!! Go Zimmerman hunting instead. Or just slow your roll. Mike is mike regardless.

  • Emily post

    Love me some Mike Bivins??. Black man who employs black people and is a big contribution to black culture in a positive way…
    I have nothing but respect… He kept his image amongst his fans good. After I saw them on the breakfast club I was like wow what a positive man.

  • Michelle Nicholas

    That was only one mother that said that and that was ralph mother.how can someone be bad in fluence on the others they have a mind of their own people need to stop if it was for mike the group would be where it at today if he didnt stand up for them.so stop believeing everything you here if they didnt say that from their mouth then i dont believe it.

  • Michelle Nicholas

    And so do you mike was the strongest out the group he the one that got them the money they supposed to have if it was for him they would’nt have the money that they supposed to have.

  • Michelle Nicholas

    It fake why mike be jealous of Ralph mike had it all from basketball trophy and and mike the only one who dress better then them.

  • Michelle Nicholas

    How was that because he liked to play basketball and he had a lot of trophy his mother look like she did play with him you must did look at the movie right his mother was not on drugs that was bobby mother that the mother didnt want to go over his house.

  • Michelle Nicholas

    That was ricky mother that was Ralph mother that said that .if you look at one of the interview they did mike said they Ralph mother though he was hung with drug dealer because she him play basketball with them but he never hung out with them.

  • Michelle Nicholas

    No people just make stuff up just have something bad to say

  • AggieMom96

    So all that is why he became the most successful mogul of the group?!? Gtfoh lol

  • Michelle Nicholas

    Mybe because the son is grown you know how that go

  • Michelle Nicholas

    He has a son too

  • AggieMom96

    And he was the one that got them their due money smdh I like the pep talk his mom gave him. She said he would run the group too and guess what? He did lol

  • Michelle Nicholas

    Mike said they tryed to put it in theater but something happened i forgot what he said

  • Marquetta Ware

    Wow……now that the New Edition movie has aired you have so much to say about the group. Their story is no different than most black men who was raised by single mother’s in the project. At least they made something of their self & didn’t have a problem helping other’s along the way. So was this your oppurtunity to put them on blast because Mike cussed you out? Regardless, it wasn’t worth reading. Trick no good, come hard or don’t come at all.

    #neweditionfanforever

  • Michelle Nicholas

    Thank you

  • Yetunde

    I can’t see what the story is supposed to be here. He’s not the first person to be raised by a single mother who may or may not have been an addict. He’s not the first black male to hang out with drug dealers. I’m finding it difficult to believe what has been written especially as he was in New Edition since he was a preteen. Where did they find so much time to do all of his drug dealing?

  • Yetunde

    Crabs in a bucket.

  • Yetunde

    He said that Bobby didn’t sign on to the project, so it couldn’t go ahead without his agreement.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Anywho..

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    So where’s the tea? Did he beat women, pissed on them in their sleep, etc? I think people who are focused on their business don’t make much time for personal relationships. Like, if it’s not on business, they don’t spend time trying to develop that relationship. Shrug.

    Although NE are legends, is it safe to say legends who continue to tour (NE, TLC, and whoever else you can think of) didn’t write their songs or no longer own the publishing? I think about this when I see the legends touring frequently vs sporadically.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You know that’s how folks do once that spotlight shines on you. We all have something not so flattering about us at one point or another.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sounds like he was focused on his business, relationship building is a challenge. I’m still a fan!

  • KcoolMuziq

    The way Mike was raised before New Edition started is the way a lot of urban kids to this day are raised. It’s unfair to throw that back in his face. When he escaped that life and made something out of himself. He should be celebrated NOT ridiculed. Black men have a hard enough time in this world

    . He made It out the ghetto. LEAVE HIM ALONE!

  • TDK

    It was Ricky’s mother.

  • Blue

    What tea? Where? Nothing here. Let Biv be great.

  • Dkwitty

    K.

  • JayCee087

    judging by the comments it’s good to see stans going so hard for New Edition (hopefully they’ll put their money where their fingertips are). I loved the biopic, tho I feel the third part was a bit rushed. I would have like to see Biv developing Boys II Men and coming into his own as a producer/businessman and go more in depth about how Johnny Gill linked up with Keith and Gerald to form LSG after falling out with NE. I supposed it would have been in bad taste to show Bobby’s professional/personal life with Whitney

  • K_

    i dont believe everything i hear first of all and second I was ONLY speaking to the statements in that if true what was said in this article Mike didnt seem to be a “good kid” from jump if he was the kid that other mothers didnt want their kids around … according to the movie. Also I could see if they werent involved but literally every.single.member of NE said that they individually and collectively interviewed and spoke about what happened and so far at least NONE of them have come out and said this was inaccurate that was inaccurate..it was all I didnt know so and so felt that way so in light of that why wouldnt I believe out 5 boys at least one mother didnt want their kid around another kid ..thats just everyday par for the course growing up with anybody. And as far as from their mouth ..how in the heII would Mike know that someones mama told them not to be around him? that would be from the mouth of the mother and/or the member who it was told to (which im still not clear whose mother like i said i forgot and ive gotten two different answers) so one has to assume that whoever it was told the producers/writers thats what happened so that is from the persons mouth

  • Pebbles

    I didn’t say his mother was on drugs.

    What I did say is that it was obvious that you can tell he was a hustler ( hustler does not always equate drug dealer) & he had street smarts .

    Mike hustling intellect was the spark that had him question about getting paid, hustling smarts is what gave him the sense to look into helping the group start getting paid, hire people to make sure they do & helped him understand where the money really was at & it’s not always behind the Mike.

    I blame the adults for not reading contracts & asking questions, not once but twice getting fooled because no one read.

    The movie only confirmed all the stories I heard growing up as a kid

  • Pebbles

    Well! That goes back to people not reading there contracts.

    I’m not in the entertainment field but When a contract is in front of me I read everything including the fine print & if I’m not clear on something I ask questions.

    Sometime people will say: don’t worry about that part but just sign here… Here…. & here

    I be like nope not until I read first.

    In an interview boyz to men have residency at the miraj… If Mike lying about that it’s easy to look up.

  • Pebbles

    Yup! He said they have residency at the miraj in Vegas

  • Pebbles

    The thing is what Ralph mad about no one knew… Until the movie , so how can you be mad at people when he didn’t tell them about him wanting to go solo?

    A person can’t be upset about missed opportunity that no one knew about…. Jerald sold Ralph a dream & didn’t fall through…

  • Stacey

    To the person who blogged…Well it seems to me this “incident” happened some time ago. I question the timing of your rant because that is how I read it…ranting. So. Ow let me do the same ? If and I say if MIKE called you a bitch …how long ago did this take place? Did it bother you then when he said it? Where was your blog when it happened? Last week…last month …last year. You waited until now to try and tear this man down. You have taken an alleged conversation…to try and get additional followers out of the millions that watched the mini series The New Edition Story. And that is my opinion. And before you ask …does it bother me that he called you a bitch..NO! Words do not offend me that easily…im not trying to be politically correct because I don’t give a shit. And to insinuate because he was raised by a single mother ..his home wasn’t stable.. ..how many people are you trying to offend…another shame on you. I am a NE4LIFER ..do I think they are perfect…no…absolutely not. But neither are you and this blog is proof of that. If you havent already seen the mini series…check out your local station on the BET network…and go out and get the new CD Three Stripes…you will love it! #NE4LIFE ? enjoy your day

  • Sexy CJ

    Word…….Especially the way that their early manager was conditioning them 2 have the stamina 2 get the job done.
    #Flawless Choreography…..#Longevity…….#Still Shining !!!!

    Shout Out @ Brooke Payne……….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82a18e089985a7c1301dcd4b651d1614c42493367a3afdcf661ba48afe7a2f8f.jpg

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  • kekeb

    He looks like Jay-Z

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  • Andrea Monique Dantzler

    This post Still will not Change the Fact that Biv is Smart and About his Business and new Edition is the Greatest Group of all Time and So Dammm what that all Smoke weed and Drink it’s was all apart of Growing up then Learn there lesson and they can Live there Life as The Best Group #NE4life #Team Devoe

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Is this THE Pebbles discussing contracts? :popcorn:

  • Peter Piper ATL

    A decade ago was about when Bivins’ so-called influence in the industry had completely waned. I have to agree with Sandra: Mike Bivins is one of the most gutter, most egotistical, most foul mouthed, most rude and most unattractive industry figures I’ve ever had to deal with. For real.

    The truth is, Mike Bivins never adapted to the blogosphere. He’s old skool; he still thinks he’s in the 1980s, when MCA Records controlled Right On and Fresh magazines–then the power players in urban print media, which was boss–and made their editors write these nauseatingly phony and gushing articles month after month about New Edition, covering up the real drama this group had going on. He still thinks the press is supposed to be a tool for his own glorification.

    I worked with Bivins and NE back in those days and I can attest to Biv always being an azzhole. I’ve never been able to verify the story I was told way back when about him impregnating a groupie who also gave him Herpes though…

  • Pebbles

    Yup! Nancy drew is all the way up..

    I read every contract that is put in front of me…even the fine print and most times they will try to brush you off..saying it’s not important just minute details…..

    I noticed that with other people (family ,friends) when they don’t read and something happens..the first thing the rep will say is that did you read the contract.. and whip it out etc. then they’re bound and obligated … which is why I read, ask questions…and want it explained to me..

    I don’t sign nothing until I know and understand what I’m signing.

    ..

  • DeeFromLA

    Sorry, Mike Bivins is the shit. Shrewd businessman who made it with limited musical talent. Sorry but I would’ve cussed you out too. You are suppose to work out the fees before the pics. If you wanted money you should’ve had that worked out way up front.

  • etaboo

    This is one person’s ppointof view, someone who does

    n’t like him so I will take what they r saying with a grain of salt. To say his mom dddnt care about him is harsh, especially coming from an adult who should know better than to say something like that. That’s a big statement to make. Most of us were raised in single parent family homes so r u saying that all children who r raised in single parent homes lack family structure? My mom’s held it down so that a broad statement to make. Who says he was jealous of ralph? That’s an opinion, did it come from his mouth? Sounds like a little hating going on. To even write an article like this, shows he left u in ur feelings hard. Call him what I want but don’t take away the fact that he is a successful business man with a wide and daughters. In the music business u have to be ruthless. As I can c they were being ripped off left and right maybe that’s why he is the way he is. It’s one thing not to like him but to write an article bringing his mom and family into it is wrong and disrespectful.

  • etaboo

    Just read a post about his mind hike she held it down and worked ttgre jobs to support the family. Never led him from money either. Sounds like she cared.

  • Oshay Morris

    Kiddo1 it’s that crab in a bucket mentality bro

  • Pebbles

    Yes! I learned from watching family & friends fall into debt because they didn’t read that fine print. ( that’s typed real small , that some people don’t take the time read) yezzz i’zzzzz reaaaz now..lol

  • Top cat

    Even though its after the fact I really hate hearing this. It makes you see them all differently now…

  • Top cat

    Apple cider vinegar anyone??(herpes) damn it….

  • chococherry

    And ralph’s drug use, i see they left that part out.

  • chococherry

    Im sick of Bobby stupid azz.

  • Yetunde

    Aren’t we all?

  • Jorjapeach

    That part…

  • Jorjapeach

    That part…

  • Jorjapeach

    That part…

  • Jorjapeach

    That part…

  • Lithonia Grady

    sandrarose.com you should be shame of yourself!!! and your blog!!! #actingthirsty

  • Lithonia Grady

    ALL artist have something in their contracts that can be considered bold, not right …even prince and Michael Jackson. But if you heard them on interviews Ricky said they have no regets … the bible speaks of reasons and seasons a time for everthing. That is prevalent to ALL of our lives. There is none perfect except the Almighty….so people should stop judging and enjoy the music…#ne4life #threestripes

  • Rodney Bible

    A long time ago, one of the first things that I read about BIV, was when asked what made him the happiest. He answer was that he was able to buy a house and move his family out of the projects. He was always my favorite in the group.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    You are so right!

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    I do this too, Lol!

  • Pebbles

    Don’t y’all be mad at Bobby. The other part Mike said is that Bobby mess up was a blessing in disguise because the studio didn’t give them what the wanted back then.. This time the got what they wanted.m & Bobby signed off

  • Realtalk2

    Only a miserable bit@% wrote this article!! Anything to bring someone down!! Disgusting…

  • S. Williams

    they OWED Ralph to not show that bc in the end he held them DOWN!!!!!!! the least they could do was bypass his drug use. that man is the definition of loyal yo lol

  • S. Williams

    I could go for each and every one individually bc they all had group success and individual success. how 1 group ALONE produce 4 different acts from it and STILL come together and be the ish?!?! how…HOW?! I Love the Jackson 5 and all things MJ but this GROUP did the damn THANG!!!!!

  • S. Williams

    best part about them being able to tell their own story is them telling their own story so no one can come around and bring up old shady ish. they owned it, showed it, and it’s literally the GREATEST biopic of all time right now. I need a part 4-20 on some R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet type ish lmao

  • da troof

    you can look at him and tell. outside of bobby, ralph looks the worst

  • Simple_humbleMe

    Exactly, and as old as he is he is still hating on Ralph. It appeared Ralph and Bobby were really close. At least that is what the Biopic showed to me.

  • twosweet86

    When was this and what was he doing?

  • teeohwell

    Because their ungrateful asses knew they had to record an Album and let him do all the lead and background vocals yet came their dirty asses around when it was time to get paid even though Ralph did all the work. The fact that Ralph sacrificed for them just made him even more mad at them.

  • shortygrape

    WOW! teeohwell… I am glad you got that off your chest but, I do not believe it. Have a good day!

  • Pebbles

    I disagree! From the interviews I watched they all said the same thing. Which they learned a lot of things by watching the movie thier selves that they didn’t know.

    From every aspect of the movie there were videos that backed up the story.

    I’ m gonna tell you this Ralph was a great singer in a group but by himself he didn’t have that “It” he had to good sings but after that nothing else , while Bobby he had the bad boy / nasty thing going on , bellbivdevoe had poison and few good hit they stood out.. Ralph didn’t

  • Pebbles

    Mike was a hustler from a young age, it’s just the record producers pulled his coat strings & showed him the business and told him the real money is behind the scenes. It always in front

  • shortygrape

    Look! I really do not care- really! This is old and you are late.

  • teeohwell

    He’s a really foul person. You can deny all you want bitch.

  • teeohwell

    LIES! Ralph is an amazing performer even alone. He had “it” the record label and the fellas fucked him up! He had to shelf his first album in which he was gonna do everything Bobby did but Bobby got to put his album out first. He let them talk him into doing one more album with NE first. That hurt him because his plan B was that Sensitivity act which was becoming unpopular in the midst of the bad boy era. I feel like the label just threw a project out there just to shut him up. He had no HIT songs ,no promotion, and the timing was off. That’s when that guy asked if he thought his album he shelved would be better than Bobby’s he said that’s just it… he’ll never know! ?? Bugsby played him. He got the short end if the stick. A hit record and promotion are key elements when creating a great album. His loyalty to MCA and the group costed him a successful solo career.

  • Pebbles

    I’m not his song wasn’t a hit,& im not saying he wasn’t a good entertainer, but he just didn’t have that “it” that made him stand out from the rest.

    Ex: Luther wasn’t fine, at times he was fat, middle, skinny not did we know if the songs were about men or women.. the key thing about him is that he had the”It” which made him stand out.

    Micheal he wasn’t fine , good entertaine, but he had the “it” that made him stand out.

    Prince running around with make up on, heels, & perm he , good entertainer, he had the ” it” still could pull any woman he wante & he was a sexy

    Bobby he not fione ,good entertainer , but he has that ” it” that makes him stand out from the rest .

    All these men weren’t fine, great entertainers , but they had the ” it” that made them stand out from the rest ..-and Ralph don’t have that ” it” nothing about him stand out

  • teeohwell

    No honey. You’re not making sense. Ralph’s unique tone is what made him stand out. Bobby had a hit song and and was always in the news going to jail. People flock to drama. NEW EDITION was successful because of Ralph. He’s the person ppl came to see. The main attraction so he definitely had “it”. Ever see a NE show without Ralph? I did. It was horrible. Bobby was the same person he was before when he put out another album but without hits and promotion ppl aren’t interested. Timing is EVERYTHING. The#1 song in the country was bad and boujee because someone went on the golden globes and spoke on it. Ralph was offered 2 solo deals for a reason. He had”it” bit artist development is importan. He missed his window. The sensitivity act wasn’t gonna cut it. Maybe in the 80’s but not 90’s. You don’t get a co-sign from M. J. or offered 2 solo deals without having “it”.

  • teeohwell

    All those men you named had one thing in common… A huge HIT song. That matters. A hit song or album propels an artist. Look at Off the wall in comparison to Thriller. That hit song makes a HUGE difference.

  • Pebbles

    I’m not saying the songs weren’t a hit.. but they had that something in them that made them stand out.

    I got another two for fantasia & Jennifer Hudson lisa stansfield etc these women can SANG but they don’t have that ” thang ” that makes them stand out.

    Diana ” the boss “Ross, beyounce ( I don’t like her to much) Riri these women are not best singers , populate sings and all but it’s something about them that makes them stand out

    The point I’m making is that a person have to have ” IT” that makes them stand out from the rest

  • Pebbles

    Hwv was co signed by mike too but still that’s not enough a person still have to have ” it”

    Bobby thing was he had that bad boy thing going on .. I don’t remember about promotion and all

    Ralph was offerered cause he was hot but I remember being a youngin hearing the song sensitivity & thinking this is ok but watching the video thinking Ralph uh ! No & went back to listening to nwa ( sorry mom) , snoop dog , prince ( sorry mom)

    Good dialogue I’m going over to read the comments & talk mess on at love hip hop Atl and patiently waiting to see if Huck lived or died ?

  • teeohwell

    Nooooo. Once again the successful people you’re naming had either a GREAT marketing team or a big HIT song that propelled their career. Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia have Gospel sounding voices and are trying to do r&b they’re never gonna make it UNLESS they get that huge hit record. Both Rihanna and Bey coasted in the music industry until they had that one HIT song that sent them to the moon. Single Ladies and Umbrella. Rihanna could’ve kept doing the same things she was doing but if The Dream never gave her that Umbrella song she would’ve still been coasting. Britney Spears is very untalented BUT she had someone writing her hits. new Edition had HITS. Bobby had a HIT. Even Johnny had My, my, My a hit record. Ralph didn’t have that smash hit. Most times that’s all an artist needs along with a good marketing team or promotion. He had neither. BBD were garbage to me BUT Poison was a hit record. That’s why they saw success. None of them had “it”. Poison carries them. He needed that one great record. Damitt man. I know he still kicks himself.

  • shortygrape

    I am well connected bitch! Seek me out! Punk Ass Bitch!

  • teeohwell

    Lol

  • teeohwell

    Sensitivity went platinum. Maybe not 7 times like Bobby and that was with no promotion. Again you keep naming ppl with a HIT record. That’s what he really needed. That or he should’ve taken that second solo offer. Then the label would put up good money for hit records and promo. Just because you don’t find Ralph attractive that doesn’t mean others don’t. Couldn’t rap one song by NWA. Didn’t care to see Straight outta Compton. I hate Dr. Dre. Bottom line he should’ve taken try the deal. Besides Johnny they all ate off of Ralph’s talent and left him high and dry and didn’t think twice about it. That regret is probably why he started using so heavily .

  • Pebbles

    I know! Tee

    Ralph record did all of thatd but in my opinon Ralph just doesn’t have that thing that make them stand out…. all the people I named had a hit record but it was something about them that made them stand out from the rest……… I couldn’t either ,but I was young you know and most young people don’t listen to the words only the beat and only part we know was _ the Popo….ice cube, dre, snoop.. it wasn’t until we bacame adults did we know what we were saying… I give you another song my mother use play a lot… one song was I be stroking.. I woould sing loud I stroke to the east , I stroke to the west I strong to ____ i like the best .. I be stronking..again it wasn’t until I became an adult did I understand the meaning, another one woman to woman…..poppa was a roling stone….. just one kiss say good bye .. I gonna miss by and byyyyyyyyye chakka khan I feel for you ….. I guesss loooove… you…..

    It’s my prerogative to do what I wanna doooooo.. tell me tellll me whyyyyy whyyyyyywhyyyyyy………. tell the truth I don’t even remember the words to ralph song.. come on over to love and hip hop atl

  • teeohwell

    I know what you’re what you’re what you’re what you’re saying Pebbles, but Britney, BBD, and countless others had nothing special about them. The one thing they did have though was a HIT. There is nothing special about Beyonce. Just another light skinned Singer with an OK voice, but a hit record and great and great choreo made her a HUGE star. Not every artist has to have something special about them if they have marketing and a hit song. Hell you and I can have a solo career with a HIT a fan following and hard work. It doesn’t always have to do with having “it”.BtW he clearly had “it” since a child when they first wanted him to go solo. He was professional, charming, had a unique tone, great performer, cute, and hard working. He just didn’t have hits. Trey Songz for damn sure doesn’t have “it” but he had some hits and took his shirt off and women loved him. That’s why he made it.

  • Pebbles

    I think trey sings like a goat buwahhhhhhh! ..And I don’t like his music..but you’re right the gurlz/womenz lovz him. He was a kutie when he first arrived on the scene,but now he either going through somethings…. or he was “low key” under the radar out of pocket before …but now he just all out “wildin'” out….

  • teeohwell

    Yes Trey has the voice of a goat. Idk how he ever got a record deal. Can’t deny he had some hits though. I wonder what he’s going through right now.

  • Pebbles

    I don’t know! The change in his behavior is very noticeable

  • 1Love

    Yes it was Ricky’s Mother who did not want him around Michael Bivens, according to the movie.

  • 1Love

    According to all the members out of their own mouths, touring is how they earned most of their money. That’s why NE is known for touring, and for their performances. They are a Superb Group. One of the Best.

  • 1Love

    In the movie, It shows Ricky wanted to go with Mike Bivens to see Bobby in a talent show. In the movie, Ricky’s Mother as plain as Day says she does not want him hanging around that Mike Bivens.

  • 1Love

    I agree I do not care what anyone says, Ralph Tresvant lead that group to success. True others added on in their own special way to the group, but not in the way that Ralph Tresvant had. Yes NE would have been done if Ralph had left he is a great performer. I always wonder how far Ralph would have gone, if his music hit first as a solo Artist. I could see him as another Michael Jackson, but his duty to NE hindered his Solo career. Ralph didn’t receive the recognition or the money that he deserves.

  • 1Love

    I do know Ralph is a vegan, which explains his small frame size. By Ralph being so small being a vegan isn’t that good for an already small frame body. I think he should put a few healthy pounds on, because of his size. Loosing too much weight can make you look sick and frail. His looks have changed somewhat, but he’s still a good looking man, just need to gain some weight.

  • 1Love

    Mike Bivens is my least favorite member, he always seems to be the one who starts strife in the group, especially with Ralph and Johnny. I do not hate him, but he loves drama. Johnny Gill even said on a Breakfast club interview in January 2017 (see you tube) that Bivens was mad at him for not supporting the movie and helping as the rest had. Johnny says that his Mother was sick, and he could not be there, and Bivens was mad at him. Charlamain the interviewer asks Why do you think Mike seems to fall out with just bout everyone?
    You can see it on YouTube.

  • Ni Ni

    I agree with everything you said. i been listening to his radio show since the movie and he mentioned he had been on a strict diet and had Gastric issues (acid reflux). I have them to but, imo its about staying away from what meats flare you up. Him gaining about 10 pounds would fill him out to look healthy. I suspect he’s had other issues as well. However, he is indeed still good looking.