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YBF EXCLUSIVE: BET's "Bruthas" Lying About Their Age?!

So we got a tip that some of these Bruthas from BET's show "Brothers To Brutha" are lying extra hard about their ages. The boy bandish group (Brutha) is being featured in a reality show right now on the channel and the mess is a pain to even watch. But we came across a little nugget of info about 1/4 of the group--Anthony Harrell. While BET and the group pub his age as 22 (above pic), IMDB--the official database of all actors and industry folks--lists Anthony as 31, born in '77. And if he was on "Saved By The Bell"--which aired like 10 years ago--I seriously doubt he did that show and all those other ones listed under his name when he was like 10 years old.  One show--"KIDS Incorporated"-- even has him on file as working in '84.  That would be before he was even born!  Same goes for a couple of his other "Bruthas"--filed as working on shows where they would have not have been born yet or too young to even be on if these fake ages were real. These dudes even look old as hell in the face. People really need to stop the stupid games and fake musical talent. This "let's make a fake reality show so we can act like we're a group and get some fame" tactic is beyond wack and overdone. Do better BET.
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All yall can shut up because

All yall can shut up because most of yall lie about yall age. brutha aint said nothing to yall and how do you know how old he is were you in the delivery room ? no! so shut up!!!!
Anonymous's picture

i beleeve dat dey are lying

i beleeve dat dey are lying .....noww kids incorperated came out in '84 but anthony didnt appear on da show until 93 n he looks he was 15 0r 16 then
smooth's picture

Sounds like their Dad had his

Sounds like their Dad had his issues in the late 80's lol I cant post the link but Google pops name and this article comes up Archive for Saturday, February 20, 1999 Singer, Actor from Van Nuys to Serve 2 1/2 Years for Fraud February 20, 1999 in print edition B-7 A Van Nuys singer and actor featured in a 1992 ABC miniseries has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for passing a counterfeit check purportedly issued by CBS, U.S. Atty. Alejandro N. Mayorkas said Friday. Grady “Baby” Harrell Jr., 42, was convicted in September of bank fraud after depositing a phony $150,000 check at a Studio City bank in 1996. The bank accepted the check, and within four days Harrell had drained the entire sum from his account. A CBS vice president testified at Harrell’s trial that the performer had never worked for the network. Harrell played legendary R&B singer Jackie Wilson, an inspiration to the young Michael Jackson, in the ABC miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream.” He also recorded the song “Sticks and Stones,” which made Billboard magazine’s list of Top Black Singles in 1989, according to the U.S. attorney. “The audacity of Mr. Harrell to pass a completely bogus check was rewarded today with a 2 1/2-year stint in federal prison,” said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ordered Harrell to pay $132,939 in restitution.
Avidpoet's picture

im loving this group....i

im loving this group....i doesnt matter their age i love them to death. and their show is live!!!1because thats the shit that happen in life for real... All the haters take two step back... If you dont like that show dont watch it man shyt, change the change and whatch something else but im loving them They are brother and i love them like no one else!!!!!!!!!! yezzer Haters get to stepping
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Quaz's picture

i jus saw that oldest dude on

i jus saw that oldest dude on sister sister he was a extra...
mydaps dot come's picture

We have small children who

We have small children who watch a children's show called Hip Hop Harry- a "hip hop version of Barney the Dinosaur for up to middle school aged children". Brothers appeared on an episode and sang. This is where I first heard of them. It was a great episode of them being role models for chidren, then I saw them again on an advertisement for their show on BET, big difference from Hip Hop Harry to "save the drama" for your mama" on BET..... But then again, we all have some type of drama theirs is publicized.
Sis Hallelujah's picture

I GIVE UP! If someone is

I GIVE UP! If someone is telling you from first hand knowledge what their correct ages are and you still won't believe it, there's nothing more to say.
Last Laugh's picture

I know 4 a fact that these

I know 4 a fact that these guys are not the ages that they are claiming to be. No Ant aint as old as 31 but he 4 sho aint 22 either. LOL. Dont know why their lying bout the ages but....whatever
Tee Cee's picture

Michelle - If you're

Michelle - If you're referring to the IMDB site, if a birthdate is not included for someone, all it means is that they weren't provided that info. Grady is 32 and Anthony is 31 and that's that.
Last Laugh's picture

"fake musical talent"-I

"fake musical talent"-I disagree; The Bruthas sound fantastic in harmony.
Diva's picture

the website is real, however

the website is real, however the info is fake, the whole layout is fake....look up another actor/actress on the site and look at the layout and tell me if you see a birthdate for them. it was a good try, but someone on the website is clearly trying to make him look older...what a shame!
michelle's picture

Yeah, I knew they were

Yeah, I knew they were lying. One episode Anthony was talking to his daughter on the phone and the daughter sounded at least 12.. So how would that make him 22?!
Brandi's picture

Big Sexxy On Dec 9, 2008 at

Big Sexxy On Dec 9, 2008 at 6:17 pm | Reply | Quote Ok born in 77 is 31 years not 33 years firast lets get the math right. Second this is a lie. I’ve known these boys since they were kids and Anthony is 22 actually he just had a b-day so he is 23 now. so please don’t beleive what you read. ___________ Why you lyin if you've known them since kids??? I know for a FACT Anthony Harrel is 31 and Grady is the older one but who really cares.....
OhF@ckThat!!'s picture

[quote

[quote comment="328808"]Anthony may be like 28 or 29, but not 33. Somebody can't count. And look at the damn parents, they don't look like they had no damn 30 year old kids, even if they were 15 having the first one. Last night the mom said she met the dad when she was 19! Do that damn lady look anywhere near 53! Come on now. Don't gossip just for gossip sake. And it just amazes me how dirty this industry would go. I think they can really sing though. The two babies, look like babies-they showed a 1993 tape of them two and they looked younger than I did in 1993 and I was born in 1983-so......they are younger than 25 for sure, maybe 18 or 19 at most! But the one who steals, he kinda looks older, like 30. But I would say they are 18-30, but can't be much older than 30. Even with an 8 year old, he can be 30. And it's not the fact that they are 30, but the fact that they would lie about it. Damn.[/quote] I'm 20 years old. My parents both turned 50 this year and people still think they're my older siblings; not my parents. They also think my mother is the mother of my 2-year old niece instead of her grandmother. Some people just look young for their age.
Southern Queen Dee *THE FUTURE MRS. ANDERSON*'s picture

Excuse the typo, it's IMDB.

Excuse the typo, it's IMDB.
Last Laugh's picture

Ok, let's squash the debate

Ok, let's squash the debate right now. IMBD is correct. Even though they look very young for their age, Grady is 32 and Anthony is 31. I'm related to them so I know this for a fact. Their dad is 51.
Last Laugh's picture

I knew he was lying about his

I knew he was lying about his age because I remeber him from Saved by the Bell so I knew he could not only be 22. And on the show their sister said that she looks up to him like a father I also thought that was strange. I didn't know men had to lie about their ages as well.
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Anthony may be like 28 or 29,

Anthony may be like 28 or 29, but not 33. Somebody can't count. And look at the damn parents, they don't look like they had no damn 30 year old kids, even if they were 15 having the first one. Last night the mom said she met the dad when she was 19! Do that damn lady look anywhere near 53! Come on now. Don't gossip just for gossip sake. And it just amazes me how dirty this industry would go. I think they can really sing though. The two babies, look like babies-they showed a 1993 tape of them two and they looked younger than I did in 1993 and I was born in 1983-so......they are younger than 25 for sure, maybe 18 or 19 at most! But the one who steals, he kinda looks older, like 30. But I would say they are 18-30, but can't be much older than 30. Even with an 8 year old, he can be 30. And it's not the fact that they are 30, but the fact that they would lie about it. Damn.
TJ's picture

Not to say that they aren't

Not to say that they aren't lying about their ages but I definitely not going to by what someone claims is listed on International Movie Data Base. IMBD.com is like the wikipedia of film and television, meaning that it is user created. So anyone can type up anything and there are always a lot of errors, misspellings, inaccurate information and more on that site. I mean look up Beyonce and all her roles have the her pic from the Austin Powers movie she did. I think they even have her birthdate wrong on there as well.
ironcladrecords's picture

[quote comment="327201"]these

[quote comment="327201"]these dude's are 30 wearing skinny jeans and sh** scull cap shirts? no way.....false were are there chicks? are kids? i dont belive this ish :([/quote] did you mean to say, "where are their chicks? or kids?" blogging has just let loose all kinds of unnecessary illiteracy!!! dauuuummmmnnnn!!!!!!
CoolCaliCol's picture

[quote comment="328263"]AND

[quote comment="328263"]AND LET ME ADD ONE MORE THING... IF THEY ARE "FAKE MUSIC TALENT" THEN WHY DID PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA PERSONALLY ASK FOR THEM TO PERFORM AT THE PRESINDENTIAL INAUGURATION??????????????!!!!!!!!!!! HE ALSO SAID HE LISTEN TO THEIR ACCAPELLA SONGS ON HIS IPOD DURING THE CAMPAIGN!!!!!! U FORGOT TO ADD THAT TO THE POST!!! :)[/quote] You need more people. Stop it.
Natasha's picture

lol...i seen this comming cuz

lol...i seen this comming cuz i remember that cat on saved by the bell...also when angie martinez interviewed them on tv, they mentioned their ages and anthony looked guilty as hell when they put tha camera on him..lol
cdub's picture

anthony played eric little on

anthony played eric little on saved by the bell which ended in 2000 so obviously he is NOT 22... someone needs to fix that! however they can sing and i like the show and i like their song! they have talen !!!
Mila  Timberlake's picture

Yup I knew Anthony looked

Yup I knew Anthony looked familiar so this past weekend I looked him up in IMDB...So it is mad funny to me that you are doing this story cause I just looked him up!!!! Anyway he is cute in a funny looking kind of way, but they really don't need to be lying about their age, cause its NOT that serious. If it wasn't for the show I wouldn't even be interested in their music. I just saw their video today for Music and it is corny as hell!!! I mean brothers was rockin Michael Jackson gloves, and looking really odd doing those dance moves. They should've used a more natural and realistic image.
Chris Styles's picture

I knew it. The best is when

I knew it. The best is when they were on BET and Roxie and Terrence asked their age and they would not say. Then my daughter that knows everything said that one of them looked familar...and started digging and found out he was way older than what BET's profile said.AND the uncle was on a reality show with Brandy. The worst is seeing dude that killed himself "Shakir"... something is not right at all.
tash's picture

I was watching the episode

I was watching the episode where Grady was in the park with his daughter and ex, and my mom yelled out "She's old!" Why he get with that old lady? Some things that make you go hmmmm?? Back to Kids Incorporated though, that was my show, I begged my dad to get cable just so we could get Disney channel to see kids incorporated, (ahhhh memories).
Monique's picture

Thank you YBF, It was

Thank you YBF, It was bothering me to remember wher ei knew him from, and saved by the bell was my show!!! I know its him, shuch a damn shame.
lipz's picture

[quote comment="328283"]Lets

[quote comment="328283"]Lets talk about Beyonce's real age! Everyone in the industry lies about their age[/quote] Naw Queen Creole is really 27, her passport is plastered all over the internet.
xyz's picture

If he is actually in his 30's

If he is actually in his 30's that would explain why I thought that I had seen him on something before. That would also explain why when he was talking to his daughter on the show a few weeks ago she sounded like she was about 7 or 8..which doesn't mean anything but still.
keqi's picture

[quote comment="328057"]It's

[quote comment="328057"]It's all making sense now, on the show last week they showed the oldest brutha baby momma and she looked old as hell. She looked old as hell because he's old as hell too.....Damn[/quote] LAMO you are so right, when they did the close up of her face I was like DAAAANG, how old is she???
Badgirl23's picture

Lets talk about Beyonce's

Lets talk about Beyonce's real age! Everyone in the industry lies about their age
Stonie's picture

Wow, I really like the

Wow, I really like the Brother to Bruthas. The guys don't look old to me. If Anthony is 33 he looks good for his age. It's actually good to see some brothers on TV that shows real emotion, learning from their mistakes and trying to be successful.
Liz's picture

[quote comment="328057"]It's

[quote comment="328057"]It's all making sense now, on the show last week they showed the oldest brutha baby momma and she looked old as hell. She looked old as hell because he's old as hell too.....Damn[/quote] OMG YESSS!!!! had me thinking she robbed the cradle...
shak's picture

well they bootsie anyways i

well they bootsie anyways i cant stand they show.... only really watch BET for keyshia cole
mzL2200 aka lexi's picture

[quote

[quote comment="327432"][quote comment="327404"]LMAO!!! I know these dudes VERY well. I went to school with them, know there ex-WIVES, NOT girlfriends etc!!! YFB is right!!! I don't like them personally because they are disgusting and foul, especially Grady Jr, (ask any of his friends' girlfriends and his ex-wife Reinada) and that's why they are divorced. When I heard it on power 106 this morning I was LMAO, I went to school with Anthony (who used to date Brandy) and Grady. They are INSEPERABLE!!!! He is 31 for SURE which makes Grady @ least 32 or 33!!! Jr like 29 and the younger 2 didn't grow up being raised by their father out here so I don't know how old they are, but they were just going to Birmingham High a few years ago so I would guess 22 and 23 or something. WHen I did see a show of theirs this weekend being interviewed by Angie Martinez and they said their names, I was LMMFAO!!! I ran and told my mom and she laughed too!!! I won't deny they can sing though. Always have (although I thing Anthony ALWAYS sounds like he is straining) But their father is a sicko that has been to jail for statutory rape for like 7 years and he fucked those boys up and left them to pick up the pieces themselves. But yeah, they have been around for a LONG time!!! I was there when they got signed AND dropped from Aftermath before AND after they got all of their cars and wives cars repo'd etc.....[/quote] *begins to pop the popcorn* Damn!!![/quote] WOOOOOOW. I was just gonna say I remember Anthony from Saved by the Bell actually, it wasn't the original it was the new class and I wasn't more than 11 or so if he was playing a hs student damn 14 yrs ago, I strongly doubt he's only 22. But now after reading this I have no words...how corny...
shak's picture

I don't really watch this

I don't really watch this show, but is it good?
PrincessMiMi's picture

People this is clearly

People this is clearly buffonery. It's like Coon and Uncle Tom all wrapped up into one show. BET hasn't been good since the 90s u know when they actually showed music videos. And when music videos has a point instead of just random girls shaking their asses.
Diva- is a female version of a hustla's picture

[quote comment="328237"]for

[quote comment="328237"]for real like in pissed now cause people don't know what they talking about i knew them since they were little he 23 now not 22 because why would he do soething like that. that would make him the first one born and that isn't true b/c grady is the oldest. plus his dad ain't that old himself.[/quote] Brutha is that you? dude IS pushing 30. If he's really 22 that means he would've been 8 when he was on save by the bell. Check youtube dude wasn't 8 years old. If you're gonna lie about your age please make it something plausible like at least 25-27 range.
xyz's picture

AND LET ME ADD ONE MORE

AND LET ME ADD ONE MORE THING... IF THEY ARE "FAKE MUSIC TALENT" THEN WHY DID PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA PERSONALLY ASK FOR THEM TO PERFORM AT THE PRESINDENTIAL INAUGURATION??????????????!!!!!!!!!!! HE ALSO SAID HE LISTEN TO THEIR ACCAPELLA SONGS ON HIS IPOD DURING THE CAMPAIGN!!!!!! U FORGOT TO ADD THAT TO THE POST!!! :)
Nicki=Maxwell Fan♥OBAMA!'s picture

I thought one of the members

I thought one of the members looked familiar. Anthony sure did appear on Save By The Bell New Class and figured he was around my age. I'm 30. No way in hell he was 12 years old when the show aired LOL
Barack, Michelle, Sasha & Malia Stan's picture

for real like in pissed now

for real like in pissed now cause people don't know what they talking about i knew them since they were little he 23 now not 22 because why would he do soething like that. that would make him the first one born and that isn't true b/c grady is the oldest. plus his dad ain't that old himself.
BB07's picture

ok look thats stupid then

ok look thats stupid then grady would be born second but they aired on the radio station and they went in order plu s why would he do that ok and his ain't that old himself where is yall gettin this info from.
BB07's picture

IT'S A SAD DAY AT

IT'S A SAD DAY AT YBF...dissing real talent. Tasha said they were a FAKE MUSIC TALENT!?! looks like somebody did'nt do their research before posting! Check their youtube page! Their accapella videos are good! Maybe one of them lied about their age...SO WHAT! This is the music business & a lot of other artist do it 2. I honestly believe that they are a genuine talented group.
Nicki=Maxwell Fan♥OBAMA!'s picture

ye sure DID play on "save by

ye sure DID play on "save by the bellthe NEW class", i remember him now right after u said that, he was in Screeche's class lol, use to alwayz wear a hat
Isis's picture

ok i know this issue is being

ok i know this issue is being dragged through the mud but i think that its funny they would lie that much about their ages. i was just on you tube and their dad grady harrell's video for his song "sticks and stones" is on there. its dated 1989. grady jr and anthony are in the video and they appear to be between 8-10 yrs old. i was 9 in 1989 and im 27 going on 28. so that gives you some insight into how old they are. thats sad that they felt they had to shave that many years off to be marketable because they are truly talented.
coco's picture

Well, if he was born in '77,

Well, if he was born in '77, I doubt he could be 33...just a lot of information assymentry going on. Regardless, it's all irrelevant!
Damz's picture

I thats funny, i told my

I thats funny, i told my sister he was on Save by the Bell... he should be in his late 20's or early 30's
Holly's picture

I'm not saying they aren't

I'm not saying they aren't lying because this wouldn't be the first time someone lied about their age to get in the entertainment industry, but IMDB gets their info from PEOPLE not reliable sources. Case in point, if he were born in 1977, he'd be 31 not 33.
Southern Queen Dee *THE FUTURE MRS. ANDERSON*'s picture

I do know that they have some

I do know that they have some age on them. We did some filming together once. They were guest on our show "Hip Hop Harry" and we spoke of their age during rehearsal. I hate that people feel they have to lie about their age in fear of losing sales are market ability, but in this business that's how some have to play it.
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