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EXCLUSIVE: Mike Bivins Responds To Beyonce's Ode To New Edition+Helps The Homeless Of NYC

New Edition & BBD founder Michael Bivins is still in the industry mix.  On the heels of the male group working on a reunion tour, Mr. Bivins dished exclusively to TheYBF.com on how he feels about younger artists (most recently Beyonce) paying homage to vets like N.E. who opened doors for the huge boy bands after them.

 

Check out what he had to say about Bey's new "Love on Top" nod to the fellas, plus inside details on his mission to help the homeless of New York City....

In the sneak peek of Beyonce' Knowles' "Love on Top" video, she's clearly serving up her own rendition of one of the most popular R&B boy bands, after saying she wants to start her own some day.   But was New Edition founder Michael Bivins, who helped pave the way for NKOTB, N'Sync, BSB, & Boyz II Men, feelin' it?  Yup!  He tells TheYBF.com:

When I saw Beyonce on the MTV awards in the sequined jacket this year and with the dancers in R & B group positions, I knew then she was showing love to NE! The video teaser was part two...the classic video "If It Isn't Love" reference.

And the advice he has for Bey about the type of father Jay will be:

Jay-Z is a trailblazer of no fear and is totally a blueprint for all kids with dreams from the hood. As a parent-to-be, he has the answers.  It started with marrying his wife. Their child will be born into professional hustle!

Awwww!

Mike also gave us some deets on how he's been giving back to the community.  And the 43-year-old Boston native decided to tackle the often-ignored issue of homelessness.

"Chivon Dean, the queen of the Ruff Ryders empire, was the messenger who invited me to speak encouraging words to her group of men at the Willow Men's shelter," Mike explained to TheYBF.com about how he got involved. "Rock bottom room of souls that want live and need help!"

Biv produced a webisode of his visit to a men's homeless shelter in the Bronx. He's hoping to bring a broader awareness to homeless shelters specifically in the African American community.  Check out the trailer above produced by his own Sporty Rich Enterprises company.

About how others can help too, Mike says, "When you see something in your community that touches you to the core, whether it be homeless shelters, turkey giveaways, or a donation to a politician, just do what you can when you can because one person does make a difference."

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This is what I am talking

This is what I am talking about. Be a focus individual to make life changes. Give back, share, conquer or give your all. I can live this positiveness make love show in some music too. Be a man, show that there are men. Create a topic, show our epic and our well-being. Remember those most beautiful Christmas songs- priceless. If you know about music this is understandable.
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Everyone loves Bey. It's the

Everyone loves Bey. It's the haters that start that b.s. hoping people won't every time she puts out something that has a global positive reaction. POW!
Anonymous's picture

i bet all the B stans was on

i bet all the B stans was on pins and needles wondering what his comment was LMAOOO...i'm glad it's positive.
holla06's picture

I love NE they give a hell of

I love NE they give a hell of a show
NYbabe's picture

Love mike bivins...always

Love mike bivins...always have...he respects Beyonce...because talent recognizes talent...luv Beyonce too.
N.E. fan for life's picture

Love mike bivins...always

Love mike bivins...always have...he respects Beyonce...because talent recognizes talent...luv Beyonce too.
N.E. fan for life's picture

Love mike bivins...always

Love mike bivins...always have...he respects Beyonce...because talent recognizes talent...luv Beyonce too.
N.E. fan for life's picture

Love mike bivins...always

Love mike bivins...always have...he respects Beyonce...because talent recognizes talent...luv Beyonce too.
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Shout out to Mike Bivens it

Shout out to Mike Bivens it must really suck to see people stay postive about something. Poor yall
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Shout out to Mike Bivens it

Shout out to Mike Bivens it must really suck to see people stay postive about something. Poor yall
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Anonymous's picture

Im am and will always be the

Im am and will always be the BIGGEST NE fan!!! I have been to everyone of their concerts since the 1st one. I still have every album including ALL FOR ONE!! Its great to see him do some good in the community. I cant wait for another NE concert so I can show the group all the love and respect they deserve.
Anonymous's picture

I am New Edition's biggest

I am New Edition's biggest fan!!!! I have ALL their albums, records, casettes, CD's and videos. Do you have or know about their single called 'Goldmine"...I have that too!..I aint trying to argue..lol..I know NE have many of fans but I LOVE New Edition too. Mike have always been positive and the speaker of the group. happy to see he still accomplishing things.
Cookie's picture

Big up to Mike loving his

Big up to Mike loving his positivity.
Anonymous's picture

It's wonderful to see

It's wonderful to see celebrities giving back to ANY community. Keep up the good work Mike Bivins.
Anonymous's picture

Last I checked and I'm 617

Last I checked and I'm 617 all day he got a banner hangin in orchard park gym he got a no books no ball young kids basketball league at the Shelbourne rec and he throws a Biv10 20k streetball basketball tournament at Derby park that I support and he do mad events and give backs at the Roxbury Y and he got cheerleading banners for the young girls hanging up on the wall at Madison Park High School. Come again money stf.
Anonymous's picture

Please Mike Biv need to help

Please Mike Biv need to help Boston where he came from. He does get mad love here in the Bean with th groups he has worked with. But you are still from BOSTON Orchard Park fool. NY really?????
Anonymous's picture

dum nigga last i checked Mike

dum nigga last i checked Mike bivins gets mad love from niggas in the bean for doing positive shit in our ghettos like starting basketball leagues that give money away to poor niggas in OUR hood! and i think its great that he also sho luv & do positive shit for niggas in other citys during this fuckedup recession. Dude u must be from the suburbs
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last I checked Mike Bivins

last I checked Mike Bivins gets mad love from nigga's in the bean for Doing POSITIVE shit in ghettos like starting basketball leagues that give money nigga, just becau
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I love NE!!!

I love NE!!!
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Okay so Jay-z is a new father

Okay so Jay-z is a new father to be I thought he already had a son ummmm
Anonymous's picture

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amazing

amazing
Rachell's picture

I didn't know Mike BIvens was

I didn't know Mike BIvens was married, I always assumed he was gay. But I am and will always be a diehard New Edition fan. I was 13 when they came out with their first song, so I grew up with them. Where the heck is the video?
Anonymous's picture

No way...he's not gay...I met

No way...he's not gay...I met Mike, Ricky and Ronnie in West Palm Beach, FL back in 1996 or 1997. Anyway they were staying at a hotel on Singer Island Beach. My godsister found out where they were staying and we went there in hopes of finding them...Mike had paid for some girl to visit him who lived in Miami and she was leaving as we were waliking up, and he was checking me...BUT I love Ralph, wasn't checking for Mike. He and Ricky are sooo cool. Ronnie was an ass and I let him know it too; he hurt my godsister feelings. He was her favorite and he wouldnt even speak to her because she is a big girl..how awful..anyway still loves NE. My godsister say she met Ralph (my baby) and say he was so kind toward her...made me love him even more.
Cookie's picture

I mean 1986 or 1987

I mean 1986 or 1987
Cookie's picture

wow u sound very strange

wow u sound very strange man, only a gay ass nigga would make a comment that!
Anonymous's picture

I think that when Beyonce

I think that when Beyonce came out she was young and hungry to make it and with that she was fresh with ideas and stories that she wanted to tell, but I think after years of being in the business and so much pressure being put on her (not just by others but also by herself) she has had the equivalent of writers block where she is not connecting with the video aspect of her songs and using other videos as references, which is no different from a writer/ movie producer getting writers block and using other writers/ movies and situations for inspiration. Just look at all the remakes and same storyline movies that have been coming out for the past years. I think people need to cut her some slack and stop being critical of her every move, trying to tear her down. There is enough room on this planet for each of us to go for our dream and accomplish as much success as she has. The fact is that not all of us a brave enough to get past the doubts and fears so in turn we direct our negativity towards a person who decided to go for it and actually succeeded.
TKO's picture

I'm a DIE HARD NE stan AND

I'm a DIE HARD NE stan AND Beyonce stan so this post works for me. ***head held high*** Hi to all the haters. Smooches...
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I am loving all of the

I am loving all of the positiveness~ Beautiful.
Anonymous's picture

I love this comment. Michael

I love this comment. Michael is expressing love towards Beyonce for being "inspired" by his old group. But what would you expect him to say???? He works with Diddy and Jay-Z. You think he's going to be real??? NO. But when I saw that video I was just annoyed with it. I don't know anything about New Edition but the video was just Boring to me because Beyonce was uninteresting and looked awkward. And those gay dancers in the background were more annoying than anything. I did not get the impression they were a group. Beyonce is still very much a thief. She runs to the "inspired" default statement when people don't respond well to her creative borrowing or taking. It's so old hat with her at this point. I'm simply unimpressed with Beyonce's videos and music. NEXT
FURIOUS FoX's picture

How old are you? I'm

How old are you? I'm seriously asking b/c you said you don't knw anything about New Edition, so I'm assuming you're really young?
JoJo's picture

NE is long before my

NE is long before my time. I'm still a teen yes but I'm in college and I did see the video of these guys on Utube. It was nice! But Bey's video did not work too well for me. I never felt she was in a group. If there were all girls it might have made better sense than the gay males. It just threw me off.
FURIOUS FoX's picture

Your assumption is correct

Your assumption is correct JoJo. She is 17, young, and dumb.
Anonymous's picture

Didn't know NE was considered

Didn't know NE was considered the 'original' boy band. What about the Temptations, Stylistics, The Four Tops, The Ojays. I could go on and on. I'm just sayin.
NekeT's picture

I think those artists were

I think those artists were grown men. But Frankie Lymon and them wld be the original boy band. But I get what ur saying.
Janae's picture

I think that those bands are

I think that those bands are not counted because they were grown men, as opposed to boys; and when New Edition started they were all teenagers. The original boy band is the Jackson 5. **TEAR** We still love and miss you, Michael!
Anonymous's picture

Kidding right? NE started

Kidding right? NE started when they were straight up children. That said, you have a point but I think the main difference is they came about during the video age so we cold actually "see" they were boys, which added to their appeal. The groups you name were MEN. I can give it up to the J5 being a boy band...maybe.
LABoheme's picture

Oh and how could I forget the

Oh and how could I forget the Jackson 5.
NekeT's picture

They did a show in Amsterdam

They did a show in Amsterdam and rocked it!! Fab..
AMSTERDAM's picture

They where just in Amsterdam

They where just in Amsterdam and did a show.. IT was Fab, they rocked it..
AMSTERDAM's picture

Nice to see artists

Nice to see artists supporting one another and good to see what Michael Bivins is doing in his community!
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