Bobby Brown Says He’s Not to Blame for Houston’s Death: “I didn’t get high before I met Whitney”
Bobby Brown refuses to take any blame for the death of legendary singer Whitney Houston. The two were involved in a very public marriage fueled by drugs for nearly 15 years.
In the years prior to their relationship, Whitney was viewed as a good girl who grew up in the church, and was the daughter of Gospel singer Cissy Houston. When Whitney’s behavior began to spiral out of control, all fingers pointed to the love of her life Bobby Brown. Brown became the man people wished Whitney Houston never met. This opinion of Bobby came up again this year when Whitney passed away due to drug use, but Bobby wants it to be clear that he had absolutely nothing to do with Whitney’s downfall.
Brown sat down in an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, set to air this coming Wednesday. Lauer asks, “If I heard it once, I heard it a hundred times, and I know you heard it too, Fans, people who say they were close to Whitney, say her life went downhill when she met Bobby Brown. How does it make you feel when you hear it?”
Brown responds,“It makes me feel terrible. But you know, I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us instead of time lookin’ through the bubble, they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together.”
He also said that he and Whitney got the ultimate wake-up call when they watched their reality show, “Being Bobby Brown”, “We looked at the bubble and saw ourselves. We was able to see what other people were saying about us, you know? We was able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”
When asked by Lauer whether or not he was the cause of Houston’s drug habit, Brown said, “I didn’t get high [on narcotics] before I met Whitney. I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all. He says drugs were a part of the singer’s life “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,” Brown said.
When asked how he felt about Whitney’s sudden death, Brown responded:
“I was hurt. I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years, I felt that she was, you know, 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, maintaining sobriety that way.”
The full interview will air this Wednesday, and we’ll definitely be tuned in. Could the public have been completely wrong in making Bobby Brown the villain for so many years?