For many, Jodeci define the golden era of R&B. However, at a 90’s reunion gig in London last night, the troubled quad reminded why some things are better left in the past.
Full story after the jump..
According to multiple sources, the group were disheveled, out of tune, and by most counts “wasted”. Indeed, so bad were the ‘Forever My Lady’ singers, they were embarrassingly booed off stage. Forget the Apollo, London crowds clearly don’t play.
Check out Tweets and clips from attendees below…
It was all going so well… Then Jodeci turned up. One fell off the stage, vocals struggled & Dru Hill sang their song for them 🙁 #TheShow
— Dionne Grant (@DionneGrant) March 24, 2013
Some US artists need to realise that this isn’t 1995. You can’t roll up on stage late/high/sloppy & not feel the wrath of the crowd. #Jodeci
— Keysha Davis (@MsQuiche) March 23, 2013
Still cant get over jodeci last night what a hott mess so shocking
— Noir Hair Salon (@noirhairsalon) March 24, 2013
— Laura ♥(@Ms_Scorpio80) March 24, 2013
Well..Jodeci ‘killed’ it last night.. literally. I don’t think they’ll be coming back to the UK any time soon! … m.tmi.me/P81oC
— Gee Gee (@MissGee80) March 24, 2013
Jodeci on stage looking Pensioners R Us. Can’t be holding your crutch and licking your lips at 56.
— #DirtyGames 6thAPRIL (@DearRobTV) March 24, 2013
I don’t get why #Jodeci are still being booked for shows though. Aren’t there enough YouTube videos showing what condition they’re in?
— Wendi B (@WendiWrites) March 24, 2013
And then there’s the footage…
The episode is the latest in a long-line of tragic showings from the former chart-toppers, whose legacy has been rocked in recent years by drugs shame and performances such as this.
It’d be easy to “read”, “clock”, and “drag” them — and deservedly so. However, we’ll just keep them in our prayers and hope that last night serves as a much-needed mirror to the messes they’ve become.
Whatever the case, we’ll always remember them for hits like these…