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Published on December 11th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor


Bell Biv Devoe Make a Cameo Appearance on ‘Rickey Smiley For Real’

Rickey Smiley returns to his alma mater Alabama State University with the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” radio crew for homecoming on the next episode of TV One’s RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL, premiering Tuesday, December 11 at 8 p.m./7C.

Rickey’s a natural crowd-pleaser, commanding the stage with jam-packed jokes and high energy that is matched only by the hype crowd and marching band. Rickey interviews legendary group Bell Biv DeVoe and discusses the initial moment the R&B crooners hit super-stardom after branching off from New Edition.

“It’s the very first show we did actually and they made us take the headliner slot. The people, 18,000 strong, were in their seats [shouting] BBD, BBD!” Ronnie DeVoe says. “We went on to smash it for an hour and fifteen minutes and at that moment we felt like we are definitely on.”

Back in Atlanta, Beyonce reunites with her mother who has struggled with substance abuse and introduces her to her son. She’s eager to rebuild a relationship with her estranged parent in hopes of becoming a stronger family unit.

Meanwhile, Rickey spends precious time with his 92-year-old grandfather, Ernest Smiley, who’s in his final stages of life. While it’s a somber moment for Rickey, he keeps the mood light and Ernest’s spirits are high as they exchange some laughs like the good old times.

“You are my number one grandson,” Ernest says. “If I am his number one grandson, it’s because I bring him that Crown and Coke and that Hennessy,” Rickey jokes.

Also this week, Juicy finds a new beau which causes Gary with da Tea some concern. Gary and Lisa Wu discover some racy photos and videos of him on the internet, exposing some naked truths. While feeling protective over his friend, Gary admits he’s not surprised as Juicy once managed a group of male exotic dancers.

Is Juicy in love with a stripper? Tune in to find out just how juicy this romance is on the next episode of RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL.

Season five of the popular franchise returns to TV One with more fun, family drama and life challenges.  The RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL season finale premieres Tuesday, December 18 at 8 p.m./7C.

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