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Turns out, Bobby Brown still has reason to sing the lyrics “everybody’s talkin’ all this stuff about me.”

On Tuesday night, he took to the stage, with a circle of gyrating, youthful dancers surrounding him, in front of reportedly 30,000 people at the Fourth of July celebration at Centennial Olympic Park and faced the same grating criticism he did when he first performed “My Prerogative” in 1988.

Only this time, his fans and foes weren’t only dragging him for his hard partying and fast life. Audience members took to social media to diss the R&B legend for his subpar singing and accused him of being more “lit” than the night’s fireworks show.


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Here’s a few moments from Bobby Brown’s performance for reference:

Last night, the rousing rendition of that song and a handful of others nearly immediately conjured up memes and snarky remarks.

Though many called for Bobby Brown to retire after the Fourth of July performance, Brown is not done with his reign as the so-called “King of R &B.”

The “Every Little Step I Take” singer and his New Edition bandmates will be touring the country later this year, according to New Edition’s Michael Bivins. The plans were announced when the group accepted their Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards last week.

View Bobby Brown and New Edition’s acceptance speech here.

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