The highly anticipated miniseries, The New Edition Story, made its debut last night and man, was it a family occasion for the history books. The biggest production in BET history did not fail to disappoint its fans. But it also left us with some questions, inspired by Black Twitter. Take a look.
Who will make an unexpected cameo?
— Chenise Johnson (@chenisej) January 25, 2017
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 25, 2017
Our friends Leon and Jenifer Lewis have played some classic roles in many of our favorite movies. We can’t help thinking that just maybe…one or both may surprise us in Part 2 or Part 3.
Why is there so much pressure on Black kids to be anything other than kids?
#NewEditionBET highlights that often black kids are singing or playing sports to try and solve real life family economic problems. Pressure.
— fredara (@fredaraMareva) January 25, 2017
Even with such pressure on them, as kids, New Edition still managed to have some fun – it’s obvious now that we can’t overlook the statue part. Thanks Ricky!
We’re just gonna ignore that statue part ???????? #NewEditionBet
— Ricky Bell (@MrRickyBell) January 25, 2017
Are the days of shady managers in Black music history finally behind us?
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) January 25, 2017
Matthew Cherry brings up an excellent observation. We’ve seen the crooked deals dealt by crooked managers far too many times with music groups (NWA and TLC, anyone?). Hopefully this is in the past.
????After 9 seasons of Unsung and countless biopics I hope we stop signing contracts (of all kinds) without reading them first
— Asha Kay B (@AshaKayB) January 25, 2017
Can BET just make all of the Black musical biopics from here on out?
— muva. (@jahnaimonroe) January 25, 2017
As we learned during last year’s BET Awards, the network is serious about paying proper tribute to our legends when mainstream media fails at it (*clears throat* Madonna). We won’t throw any shade at the other networks but there’s a certain biopic about a certain R&B starlet that we still can’t bear to watch.
So there we have it, part 1 of the New Edition is done. Share your favorite moments with us in the comments or on Twitter!