Bobby Brown: Whitney Was On Drugs 'Way Before' We Got Together
Singer comes clean, says he isn't to blame for Whitney Houston's downfall
In an interview with Matt Lauer of the Today show, Bobby Brown sets the record straight on the role he played in Whitney Houston's downfall, and to let him tell it the role was minimal at best.
"I didn't get high [on narcotics] before I met Whitney," Brown says. "I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all." Later saying that Whitney was using drugs "way before" they got together.
"It's just ... it's just unexplainable how one could, you know, [say that I] got her addicted to drugs. I'm not the reason she's gone," he adds, repeating similar statements made by Houston's friend Jennifer Holiday.
To let Brown tell it, he was unaware that Houston was still struggling with narcotics. He says the last time he saw her she was glowing.
"I'm saying to myself, you know, 'She must be ... she must be doing really well,' because she looked really well," he says. "I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know, listen, it's a hard fight. It's a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety that way."
Brown also took the opportunity to show people that he is not the bad guy the media paints him to be, by bringing his children on the show with him.
"I honestly feel like my dad's a great person," daughter La'Princia said. "He's been my best friend, like, my whole life. If I ever have a problem with anything, I know I can always go to him. Likewise, if he ever needs to talk to somebody, he knows he can always call me and I'll be there for him."
The Bobby Brown Today show interview will air on Wednesday.
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