We’re all counting down to 2017’s most anticipated TV moment: BET’s New Edition Story, and the star studded cast is drumming up just as much excitement as the iconic group did for over two decades! R&B Singer Tank has a role in this 3-part biopic, and his connection with his character is deeper than the film.
In a recent interview with TheBobbyPen.com, Tank shared his special bond with Jheryl Busby, the music exec he’s portraying in the New Edition story. Busby is the first black President of a major record label and is responsible for the success of many musical stars, including New Edition– and apparently Tank too. As a struggling artist, Tank was sleeping in his car and living off just $1000 when he first moved to Los Angeles as a young singer / songwriter. Busby believed in his musical ability and wrote him not one, but two FAT checks that saved his life and kick started his career.
What a great comeback story, but who knew Tank was homeless?!
Watch the video above for more from Tank on the bond the New Edition cast continues to develop even off set, his relationship with his “little brother” and co-star Luke James, plus how much of a NE fan he’s been all his life.
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1. #Repost @madeinindya・・・#TANK #RnbMoney #theGeneral #Atlanta #SOLDOUT #madeinindyaphotography
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2. #Repost @madeinindya・・・Let me parenthetically pause from flooding your timelines with #TANK to say THIS... His voice is from heaven. If you're a TRUE lover of soul music, then you're more than entertained when you hear him live. You feel privileged to be in the room with his gift. I almost feel to old to be a "fan" of artist anymore lol. But, I'm a follower of the people who create music that's everlasting. @therealtank 's music is everlasting 🎶🎶🎶 & I'll go see him EVERY single time he's in ATL ❤️ #RnbMoney #theGeneral #madeinindya photography: Thank you for this amazing photo and those amazing words! I love you!.. #RnbMoney #SLP2 #OutNow #SLPTour #TheGeneral #Atlanta #SOLDOUT
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3. I share these moments with you because you make them possible for me! Now I wanna give back! I want to thank all my fans who have been posting about #SLP2 I appreciate the love! Now is the time to get rewarded for your hard work! I’m giving away $1000 to whoever creates the best Sex Love & Pain II Commercial. Post your video with #TankTV and Tag me in your post for a chance to win! I’ll be reposting my 10 favorite videos to my page, then the decision is up to the people. I'll be picking the videos this Friday Jan 29th! The video with the most likes at the end of the day on Friday will be the winner! So what are you waiting for lets start shooting some commercials! #SLP2 #OutNow #TankTV #TuneIn
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4. I love my #MCM's 💙💙
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5. You might have pushed her too far.. #BetterForYou A @mikeho_ film! #comingsoonerthanyouthink #RnBMoney #SLP2 #JAN22 #PreorderNow #TheGeneral
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6. It was an honor and a pleasure sharing the stage with my lil bro @chrisbrownofficial! #Royalty Dec 18!!! #WhiteHotHolidays #RnBMoney #YouDontKnow #SLP2 #Jan22
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