Sisqo laughs about the fight now.
"There's been a lot of those fights we haven't filmed," Sisqo, 34, said. "Me and Nokio have fought a lot of times. He pulled a knife on me when we were 16. Nokio had got with my girl at the time."
With the new lineup in place, Dru Hill headed to Atlanta to reunite with longtime mentor Keith Sweat and, more important, to start its comeback. The reality show "Keith Sweat's Platinum House," which aired on Centric, a subsidiary of BET, focused on the recording of "InDRUpendence Day" but also the group's struggle to reconnect as friends.
It wasn't easy — episode arcs are typical reality-TV fodder, with fighting and bickering at every turn — but Dru Hill says the group has emerged stronger than ever.
On top of touring in support of the latest album, members are working on their own projects. Sisqo plans on releasing a new single in the next couple months. ("I'm really not playing. I'm about to reset the game," he said.) Black Angel Down plans to release an album this year. Jazz is working on a solo record.
Older and wiser, the group has entered a new phase in its career, one with less emphasis on charts and numbers. They may not be international stars anymore, but Dru Hill — a group that takes its name from Druid Hill Park — still feels the love from its hometown.
"I can walk in the 'hood with my jewelry on," Sisqo said. "Everybody can't say they can do that."
As things change, the Dru Hill brotherhood remains the same. No matter how many scraps and arguments they've had, its members never hesitate to call it what it is.
"Would I describe it as 'dysfunctional'? Nah," Sisqo said. "It's an American family, with the ups and downs that go with it."
And no matter what happens, family sticks together.
If you go
Dru Hill performs Saturday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place in Power Plant Live. Doors open at 7 p.m. $35. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.