“The Bobby Brown Story” on BET won the top spot in the cable ratings last week, thanks in part to renewed interest in his 2016 best-seller “Every Little Step,” where Brown confesses to dating Madonna and kicking a naked Janet Jackson out his hotel room.
The cast of the “Bobby Brown Story” dished about the most talked about BET biopic during the American Black Film Festival. During a discussion with rollingout.com, Brown talked about reliving some of his darkest days during the filming of his story.
Watch the full video interview below and be sure to catch Brown’s #classic entrance at 3:36.
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How did you cope with reliving some of those dark moments in your past during filming?
I didn’t. Some of the times that they were shooting things, I just didn’t show up. I couldn’t relive it [while] watching it. But on paper, I could read it, and feel crazy about it, but when they were shooting, I just couldn’t be there.
Why was it so important for you to tell your story now?
That’s an amazing question. I think the right time is the right time. I think when it’s time for you to tell your story, when it’s time for you to give your life to everybody, it’s important to do it while you’re alive, you know? That’s why I wrote my book Every Little Step, and that’s why me and Jesse got together and we did this film. You can’t be gone and tell your story. You gotta be here, so that you can see your story and know your future. And now, I know my future, so I’m grateful.
Let’s move it to a lighter note. What does fatherhood mean to you?
Alright, yeah, I have seven kids, and [fatherhood] means everything to me because my Father’s Day for my father was always the most special day because my father was a “G”. He was the working man, he worked 14 hours a day, but then he would come home and get “g-d” up , and he would go out. So, my father was a father, you know? So, [fatherhood] means to me that as long as you take care of your children, as long as you take care of your family, nothing else matters. You gotta think about that. What else matters than a father being a father? A FATHER. You gotta think about that. And I always do. So, I try to be a father in my life.