K-Ci and JoJo take their turn on reality television tonight with the premiere of their new TV One reality series, K-Ci & JoJo…Come Clean. The nine episode series offers viewers an unvarnished glimpse into the journey of the R&B superstars as they fight their shared demon, alcoholism, in an attempt to save their lives and careers.
R&B legend Charlie Wilson; actress and celebrity lifestylist A.J. Johnson; recording industry mogul André Harrell, and their Jodeci bandmate, Devante Swing will also make appearances throughout the series. The series premieres Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9 PM and 9:30 PM ET in two back-to-back episodes.
After learning about the show we were excited to hear about the brothers getting off rocks and jumped at the chance to interview them. The last thing we expected was for both brothers to deny using cocaine and to reveal that it has been alcohol that has taken such a toll on them, but that’s exactly what they said. Check out our interview below:
BOSSIP: Watching the teaser, we noticed that a lot of the promotion focuses on alcoholism. Since the public perception has always been that there was substance abuse, or some type of drug abuse, was alcoholism the worst of your substance abuse?
JoJo: No No No. Stop right there, I don’t want to cut you off, but I have to stop you right there. There was never no drugs, okay? Ok, whatever you want to call it, marijuana yeah okay, but other than that drugs like cocaine and all that, no that never came to into play. Alcohol was my choice of drug, because that’s a powerful drug too, so we’re just going to focus on that and let people know, we are not the only ones. If you were to dissect the whole industry you’d be surprised.
TV One Producer: When you watch the program you will see that part of the treatment is a medical treatment that is supervised by doctors.
Bossip: That’s what we wondered when we saw the promo video. What kind of medical treatment was JoJo getting done in that?
Damon (K-Ci and Jojo’s manager): Accelerated detox. To answer your other question, that’s why we wanted to be so open, to show people what they came up positive for and what they came up negative for. In order to do the treatment they had to know what was being taken so they had to be tested. All that will come out on the show.
Because you’re skinny, or looking a certain way, people definitely assume you’re doing something, so we definitely wanted to set that straight on the show. We definitely addressed it and let people see what it was. They wouldn’t have been eligible if it was something other than that.
K-Ci: In the black community, if you’re skinny, they automatically say you’re doing something. If you look back I’ve always been skinny. But for some reason when I get on that stage I think I’m something. I know I don’t have no muscles.
Hmmm… do you believe them???