He eventually made it to the venue in time for the gig, and the band was forced to leave its preparations to the very last minute. A representative for New Edition tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "He made it in time for the gig, and the band got dressed as fast as they could."

The rep also dismissed rumors Brown got himself into trouble by pulling a waitress' hair at the party, adding, "It wasn't anything detrimental or anything. He did it in a playful way and it was fine. It was a misunderstanding. Everything was fine; no one had any issues."