Bobby Brown I Wanna Bawl Wit'cha, Baby ... Emotional Award Show

9/28/2015 6:45 AM PDT

Bobby Brown -- I Wanna Bawl Wit'cha ... Emotional Award Show (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE

Bobby Brown burst into tears in a room full of his celebrity friends ... who gathered to honor him in Beverly Hills Sunday night.

Bobby's emotions got the best of him while Tommy Davidson was heaping praise on him at the 26th annual Heroes and Legends Awards ... given to celebs who help at risk youth in their communities.

El DeBarge, Tony Toni Toné, and jazz great Barbara Morrison were also honored.

There was a lighter moment ... we got Bobby and one of his sons after the ceremony talking fashion.