INTERVIEW: Bryshere Gray On New Album & New Edition Movie At NBA Awards

By Isha Thorpe

June 27, 2017

iHeartRadio interviewed Empire and The New Edition Story star Bryshere Gray on the red carpet of the first NBA Awards Monday (June 26) evening. 

The actor/rapper revealed that he couldn't wait to see Drake host and Nicki Minaj turn up for her performance, during the awards ceremony. Gray also commented on Russell Westbrook's personal fashion sense. "Russell Westbrook just got done with True Religion. I think he probably had the best creative style," he said. 

Gray also announced that he's been hitting the studio for his new album. "I'm working on my album, it comes out soon." He continued that the project may be called "'Syndication' or it might turn into 'Goin' for the Crown,' or something like that. I am working with Jazze Pha, Timbaland and Swiss Beatz... It's good music."

We couldn't finish speaking to the star without asking about the New Edition movie that he portrayed Mike Bivins in, as well as the New Edition Lifetime Achievement award tribute at the 2017 BET Awards that he was a part of the night before. "It was amazing working with Michael Bivins of New Edition, the greats who just got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So, that was amazing," he said. "And doing a tribute for them was really an honor. it was really like a life changing experience last night."

The actor also expressed how grateful he was for the success of the biopic that aired on BET and blew up with amazing reviews, and gave the network recording-breaking views. "I didn't expect it [the movie] to blow the way it did," Gray admitted. "But, luckily it did because that kinda put everyone in the movie on a certain situation. Everybody kind of leveled up from it. And now it's like, where do you go from it and what do you do now?"

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