Bobby Brown Follows Up ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ With Defiant Single

Bobby Brown of New Edition performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California on August 1, 2014. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Fresh off BET’s popular biopic on his life, Bobby Brown has released a new single.

The song titled Like Bobby is the Boston native’s first new single since 2012.

The fiery track includes defiant lyrics aimed at Brown’s detractors.

“When God has a plan you don’t ask why / I been living deep in my redemption / Swear to God they got me on a mission / I’m coming back like I never was missing,” he sings.

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“Gotta do what I do yeah / Gotta be what I be / ‘Cause in the end, goddamn, I gotta be real like Bobby B,” he continues. “And Everybody gonna talk about it, talk about it / And I don’t really give a f-ck about it, f-ck about it / ‘Cause in the end, goddamn, I gotta be real like Bobby B.”

Brown turned to hit-makers Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley for production help with the single. The songwriter-producers previously worked with Brown on his multi-platinum solo album Don’t Be Cruel after he left New Edition.

On Monday, Sept. 10, Brown took to Twitter to let his followers know he was dropping a new track.

“Like Bobby,” he tweeted. “New Single Out Now on all streaming outlets Teddy ?Face ?Brown.”

The release of Like Bobby comes a week after The Bobby Brown Story premiered Sept. 4, on BET.

The two-part miniseries featured powerful performances by Woody McClain and Gabrielle Dennis as Brown and the late Whitney Houston.

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The biopic drew a combined 4.5 million viewers over the first two nights it aired on BET, with the ratings ticking up over repeat airings.

You can listen to Like Bobby below.