publication date: Sunday, July 17, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)

category: Music

clue: It's my prerogative whether to release a new edition of a goo if the celebrity becomes better known for criminality than music.

explanation: Brown's singing career started in the R&B group New Edition, but he later went solo, scoring his biggest hit with "My Prerogative." In the 1990s his career sank in a long string of drug busts, drunk driving charges, and erratic behavor that was still going on when this goo was published. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, Lori S., Dave Stoppenhagen, and Derrek White

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Lori S..


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