Sadly, one of the best R&B male groups of our generation, still can’t get it together. After all of these years, the drugs, alcohol and rehab, Jodeci hasn’t conquered it’s demons. All of that talent….wasted. Substance abuse is a terrible disease. We were hoping that the reality show on TV One with Life Coach AJ Johnson was the beginning of a change. However, as soon as the season ended, I went to a K-Ci and JoJo concert to see if they remained sober. K-Ci could barely get thru the show. He was sweating from the time he stepped foot on the stage, he jumped into the crowd and back on stage a few times. JoJo was extremely frustrated and their opening act, Dru Hill had to come onto the stage and help JoJo sing the songs and finish the show. That was my experience. It seems as though the fans in London experienced something similar.
According to our Associates EURweb:
*R&B group Jodeci was booed off the stage at London’s Wembley Arena last night after a performance that can only be described as a piping hot mess.
The group was part of a bill titled “The Show,” which featured an array 1990s R&B groups. Blackstreet, Dru Hill, SWV, Damage and Changing Faces were also on the bill.
According to Soul Culture, Jodeci showed up late for their headlining final slot, sang out of tune, and even had Dru Hill perform a track for them at one point.
Original member DeVante Swing was not in attendance, while Mr. Dalvin jumped off stage just 30 seconds into the performance, and was unable to climb back up. Someone had to help him.
Crowd members starting booing after the first song, with the band apparently singing out of sync with each other and begging the crowd to let them continue.
Watch clips below.
Dalvin jumps off the stage at :49
Here’s how the above YouTube poster , DJ Weighty J, described his experience at the show:
After great performances from Changing Faces, SWV, Dru Hill and Blackstreet, Jodeci came out headling the show. With high exceptions now been set, within the first 30 seconds of Jodeci’s performance, Dalvin jumps off the stage almost breaking his back with another member leaving the stage immediately after!!! They tried to carry on with thier performance after that with 3 members, but thier singing was out of beat/tune, where clearly no rehearsals had taken place as THEY were all over the place, with one member singing acapella whilst another talking over him….it was safe to say they were under the influence of something (again) The crowd started booing them within a couple of minutes and the arena started to empty rapidly.
Jodeci do NOT need to come back to the UK (not even for a holiday!!!)