At least this time it wasn't Bobby Brown. Whereas in the past, the
bad boys of New Edition might have traveled with handcuffs as a treat for those
especially freaky groupies, now they'd be advised to bring their own to save
the police some time.
Singer Ronnie DeVoe was arrested early Monday
morning after police were called to the Louisville, Kentucky hotel where the
band were staying amidst reports that a drunken man was wandering the halls.
When police arrived around 4:15 a.m., they spotted DeVoe in a hallway and told
him to return to his room, according to the Associated Press. But the
former Bell Biv DeVoe member allegedly refused and called for two of his posse
to back him up. The trio then reportedly verbally assaulted the officers and
got into an altercation with them, resulting in their arrest and charges of
resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, and inciting a riot for DeVoe
and disorderly conduct, menacing and failure to disperse for his
This isn't the first trouble the New Edition tour has run into.
The tour, which one member has described as "pure hell," has seen oft-arrested
member Bobby Brown bare his assets and walk off stage several times in recent
weeks and "miss the flight" to the band's appearance at the American Music
Awards. On February 8, only four of the six members were standing at the end of
the show at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Brown was absent
due to the "flu" and Ricky Bell had to leave the show early to accompany his
uncle, who was hospitalized after a mild heart attack.