Monday, April 30, 2012

Bobby Brown Breaks His Silence


In his first interview since the tragic death of Whitney Houston Bobby Brown sits down with The Today Show's Matt Lauer and reveals some shocking and not so shocking truths....

In the two part interview airing on Wednesday and Thursday Bobby Brown and his three children Landon, Bobby Jr., and La’Princia and Bobby's fiancĂ©e, Alicia Etheridge, discuss Bobby's negative portrayal in the media and the rumors surrounding his relationship with daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Bobby Brown opens up about his 15 year marriage to Whitney Houston and insists he wasn't the one who introduced her to drugs telling Matt Lauer,
"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... drugs were a part of her life "way before" [we] 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."
Bobby also admits his reality show 'Being Bobby Brown' was the last straw in their marriage,
"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."

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was it the crack that f*cked up his jaw like that?

Anonymous said...

Who introduced Whitney to drugs? When did she first start taking them? So many unanswered questions..

Lili said...

*sigh* Get that check Bobby, I guess.

Can ANYone take the high road and refrain from talking about Whitney?

Anonymous said...

I believe it

Anonymous said...

Heard stories from people that went to college with whitney she was a wild girl way before she met bobby ijs

Anonymous said...

@ 10:02, I agree about taking the high road and not talking about Whitney but Bobby has been thrown, tossed, and flipped under the bus so I see why he would want to clear his name.

Anonymous said...

10:07 When did Whitney have time to go to college and be wild? She came in the businsess when everyone else was going to school!! C'mon now! Getcha facts up!!!

Anonymous said...

Notice how he threw on a pink sweater and doofy glasses so he could look all innocent and harmless?

Anonymous said...

Bobby can say whatever the hell he wants but the facts remain that whitney DIDNOT have her downfall until she married him. All signs point to bobby introducing a certain type of drug most likely crack to whitney. She didn't miss shows or appear high prior to her marriage to bobby. He didn't make her do it but I believe he sure as hell introduced crack to whitney.

Anonymous said...

He's lying he was smoking crack before he got with Whitney. He did not introduce drugs to Whiney but he was doing more a little weed.

Anonymous said...

"look whitey, i look just like you. Why don't you love me"
Gtfoh

TruthBeTold said...

WHo really knows, the truth dies with Whitney and we should let her RIP

i really have no more comments on this story

Anonymous said...

didn't she and he lie in that diane sawyer interview and say that he never did powder? of course that lie was glossed over later. i'll take a 'NIGGA SIT DOWN' for $500 alex

Anonymous said...

Da fuck? The more i look at this pic the more im convinced his ppl set up his outfit and that set so he could appear sweet and misunderstood. Please tell me that aint roses behind bobby.

Anonymous said...

Which Vegas wedding chapel or funeral parlor dd they film this interview in?

Anonymous said...

so now hes implying that whitney introduced him to drugs when its the other way around

Anonymous said...

Snitch that should say three OF his children, not his 3 children,as if those are the only ones he has.

Anonymous said...

^^^lol!

Anonymous said...

Bebe Winans is supposedly writing a memoir about his days with Whitney. Who's next? Robyn?

Anonymous said...

It's a fact that Bobby was snorting coke and smoking everything under the sun prior to Whitney. HELLO, he was an international RnB star. That is a major part of the lifestyle....sex, drugs rock n roll (in his case rnb). He may not have introduced it to her (she was a model prior, you know how they get down) but he was definitely using.

Anonymous said...

@10pm try sum and find out!

Anonymous said...

#TeamBobby = alive
#TeamWhitney = dirt nap

Anonymous said...

what is so addictive and alluring about this drug? i need to try some and find out. is it really that good?

jae said...

@11:09 You know everbody trying to make some kind of duckets off of Whitney.

Everybody got they hand in the cookie jar, and trying to get cookies...smh @ the leeches

Anonymous said...

@10;18 bitch is called addiction...bitch do you think that smoker "ms jones" that lived down the street sold all her shit after she started to smoke or sold her body its a process..a down ward spiral dumb ass...the sister became a junkie and just like many of our sis & bros the die and the fact that she was a millionare doesnt matter

Anonymous said...

@10:07

Whitney didn't go to college.

Anonymous said...

@10:01


Whitney was singing in night clubs at 18 and some have said they believe whit was introduced to cocaine while socializing in new York circles. Jennifer Holiday said whits makeup artist in the early 80s was a coke head and suspected he/she may have introduced her to it.

Anonymous said...

@10:18

You'd be surprised how many celebs who seem stable but abuse drugs. Like another person said crack addicts don't start prostituting and stealing after the first hit. I doubt whit started with crack. If you look at this in an unbiased way you would realize that Bobby wasn't cracky until after he got with whit. Bobby is no angel but whit was an adult that made her own choices.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:18, Bobby Brown may have played a role in doing alot of things in his life as well as with the marriage to Whitney, but even her sister n law stated that Bobby Brown did not introduce her to drugs. Whitney was doing drugs way before she met Bobby Brown

Anonymous said...

Her own brother said Bob didn't get her started with coke. Yall need to chill out. Bob isn't a great guy but he was not the casue of her drug abuse. She was a star in the 80s man. Coke was like water.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 11:45 for schooling 10:18, you said it just the way I would have put it. Whitney was my favorite female singer. But I doubt Bobby started her on any thing. You enter a relationship with all sorts of issues,sooner or later,its got to come out. We all have had some surprised crap happen to us. I love Bobby Brown and I hope him the best. That is what we should be saying about each other. Keep it Moving Bobby!! So after the split...proves it wasn't Bobby. In the end...who was it really? R.I.P. Whitney forever loved.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:13pm, Bitch YOU should get your facts right. The poster was correct...Whitney DID went to college, though not for long, her and her childhood girlfriend, Robyn Crawford went to the same college.

@ 10:02pm, Hypocrite much? You didn't talk about the "high road" when everbody and the media ran Bobby's name through the mud. Fuck outta here!

DID? said...

"Whitney DID went to college, though not for long, her and her childhood girlfriend..."


A mind is a terrible, terrible thing to waste.

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Bobby. There are three sides to every story; one person's side, the other person's side, and then the truth.

Anonymous said...

Y'all can say what you want! Have anyone heard Clive speak lately? He sounds as though he talks through his nostrils. Huumm! I can just about imagine who started her on drugs. The writing is clearly written on the wall! You'd do well to learn how to read!

Anonymous said...

Bobby is clean of hard drugs, nippy is taking the long nap. Let her rest. Her mother turned her over to Clive at a young age...nippy was turned out. Bobby was a companion she could freely indulge with. Let all parties rest in peace. Y'all should be worried about Bobby k she needs an intervention.

Anonymous said...

I believe him whit (rip) always been crackhead skinny and always had money before the fame. Bobby was the broke ghetto boy before NE strait weed and drank.

Myra J said...

People keep saying Whitney didn't have her downward spiral until Bobby. Well, if anyone cares to remember correctly, Bobby WASN'T rumored to be a drug addict when they married either. His only offense was being the "bad boy" who was too rowdy for the All-American, New Edition.

No one objected to the marriage because of suspected drug use of Bobby. They objected to the marriage because they felt Bobby's bad boy image would taint Whitney's good girl image. Bobby didn't appear to do hard drugs until he met Whitney. And again, if anyone cares to remember correctly, after the divorce Bobby got clean and started a new life while Whitney continued to be a crack head.

First it was Bobby's fault, then Ray J's fault, now it's Clive Davis fault. Who's fault is it next, Scooby Doo?!

I say good riddance to crack head Whitney and let this man live his life and take care of his family!

Funny how none of his other kids hate him, only Bobby Christina...things that make you go hmmmm...

Anonymous said...

@1:58 am:

I agree with you completely! Not only that, but Bobby was the only member of New Edition who had a relationship/got married to Whitney Houston. Consequently, he is the only member of New Edition who became a drug addict. Coincidence...I think not!!!

If people would've held Whitney accountable for her own actions, instead of blaming Bobby, maybe she would still be alive today...

This is what happens when people don't force adults to take responsibility for their own actions. Oh, wells *Kanye Shrug*

Anonymous said...

Bobby dropped a bottle of white powder on the stage while performing at the 89 VMAs. He was on that shit before his marriage. Whit was doing it too.

Anonymous said...

bobby has always been a crackhead. this loser has the nerve the nerve to talk down about his dead childs mother. YOu can tell he's a loser

Anonymous said...

Yet he can get bashed???? @5:55 stfu folks done besmirched his name for YEARS.

Bee Gee said...

Fuck the high road, people have been blaming him for the death of Whitney. As many people have said before, Bobby has ALWAYS been an easy scapegoat to blame for the destruction of Whitney's innocence. Not everybody buys that shit and some people believe it was the demons in the music industry that tore Whitney down. Regardless of when she started powder, they weren't good for each other outside of the bedroom, and Whitney was probably never the innocent church girl that some people insist on remembering her as. Grown people make bad decisions sometimes, and those decisions as well as the company they keep can severely affect their lives in a negative way. I'ont like these interviews on these vulture-esque media outlets, but what the fuck you want a nigga to do??

Anonymous said...

preach!

Anonymous said...

I mean preach Bee Gee!

Anonymous said...

its sad the world still look at him as the whole reason Whitney fell,not those hangers on like her brother,sis in law and others who assisted her in her antics. I feel him on that reality show though,when that show hit it was like...Damn Whitney,Really. YUP,Whit was grown but its no secret Clive Davis has a history of drugs with his stars. Look at Phyllis Hymen and what he did with her and how she died "crazily".
I dont blame Bobby at all...he tried to change and Whitney didnt. End of story.

Anonymous said...

@12:57

Where DID Whitney go to college? Caldwell isn't a correct answer.

Anonymous said...

She looovveedd him and he looovveedd her. It's very unfortunate that he would be blamed for this tragedy. Ironic that he was able to move on and still 'live life' with or without getting high and she wasn't. I'm just saying. Gone way too soon.

Myra J said...

@2:55 am?

PROOF?! I don't believe that for one second! If that had happened, it would have been a worldwide story...a worldwide story that would still plague him 'til this day. Additionally, we have seen some truly fucked up performances from singers who were out of this world high on stage (Amy Whinehouse, Mary J Blige in her drug days, etc), but not even they had a reason to bring the drugs on stage...

So, I, for one, am calling total bullshit on your accusation. It's too easy these days, especially via internet, for anyone to fabricate a story about a celeb and have it spread like wildfire.

When you provide proof (i.e. a link to the story, a You Tube clip etc) then I'll believe you. But, not a second before that...

Anonymous said...

I understand that he might not want to be the scapegopat but to me he should take one for the team because you daughter is still healing and what you say now can also break the camels back with ya'll relationship. He did so bad in the marriage and it is time for him to accept that and to forgive himself. You probably didn't say what you wanted to say to her before she left but it is obvious your daughter has other issues with you as well and you need to address them now.

Anonymous said...

These are the facts that we do know:

1. Whitney Houston was an adult and chose to use drugs of her own free will.

2. She chose to put drugs above everything else in her life: Her mother's love for her; her daughter and her need for a sober mother and a stable environment; her career and her truly gifted voice.

3. Her drug use, ultimately, lead to her death, just like thousands of other drug abusers all over the world.

4. Whitney Houston was a drug addict, just like an other drug addict in the world. Just because she was talented (emphasis on WAS), attractive (past tense, also) and rich, didn't make her any better than any other drug addict standing on any random street corner.

Stop idolizing celebrities!

Anonymous said...

@8:47 am:

Taking one for the team does not entail allowing your name to disparaged for the rest of your existence and beyond. It's time for people to face the truth, which they already know about Whitney.

As far as the relationship with Bobby Christina goes, it's her choice if she allows herself to continue to be controlled by the poison her drug addict mother fed her about her father. Booby Brown has other children to think about. Why would he let his name be destroyed in the eyes of his other children just to spare Bobby Christina the truth about her mother that she witnessed with her own eyes?!

Y'all may not want to admit it, but the world does not revolve around Bobby Christina. And we all can see that she is probably on an illegal substance as well. Oh well, I guess Bobby will get blamed for that too, despite the fact that none of his other kids are on drugs.

My .02 Cents... said...

^^9:08. Get out of my head. I was about to type the same comment.

Don't forget their age difference.
Also, Whitney was making real industry money. New Edition was still getting hoodwinked by crappy contracts and management. Had to split that tour money 5 ways. He probably only had money for a dimebag and a 40.

Take one for the team? What team? Who's on his team? He's clean. Other kids are clean.
Her own brother, sis in-law, and Jennifer Holiday all said that he didn't get her started.

Anonymous said...

Whitney is dead. I'm sorry for those who can't accept that but she's not coming back from that setback... Bobby however has to live under the scrutiny and take the blame for her death from those who can't accept their angel was human. Whitney was no angel. She was on the path to self destruct before she met Bobby. Them being together definitly didn't help the matter but that's just what it is... No matter how many people come forward and dispute her early IMAGE and PUBLIC PERSONA u will still have some folks that won't want to believe it and want to point fingers. If Bobby was all to blame why couldnt she get clean AFTER the divorce. Bobby has every right to speak up for himself. I'm not condoning drug use of any kind, but stop it with the pointing fingers. Whitney did what she wanted.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:15am you cold hearted evil individual. good riddance to you.

Staten Island Girl said...

its nos secret that drugs were a part of her life. clive did a a very good job on her image. the whole situation is unfortunate but life is about choices

Ms. Lee said...

First, "Myra J" is incredibly ignorant.
Second, I'm tired of all of these stories. It's ridiculous + draining. I say PEACE to Whitney. Let her be.

Anonymous said...

For the people that keep saying let Whitney be...she was a fucking celebrity! People are gonna be talking about her for a while and many more years to come, and you know why? I will tell u why, she portrayed herself to be innocent and christian and she was neither. She could have been a christian but she sure as hell wasn't living the lifestyle, and that is what led to her death. When people live a doubled life it confuses people. Do you and just be whoever the hell you REALLY are in public. Everybody is seeing how she lived her life, and that was drugged up everyday or most of her life. It's so sad and surreal that we keep talking about her because we want her so badly to be the angel we thought she was. Poor Bobby is tired of getting dumped on for a GROWN ASS WOMAN'S POOR CHOICES IN HER OWN PAST LIFE! I don't blame Bobby Brown one bit, I'd tell every fucking thing I know. Bobbi Kris is a dopefiend and you an tell a tree by the fruit it bares, if she doesn't get into a rehab that is not Bobby's fault either if his grown daughter keeps abusing drugs. The train-wreck continues.

Myra J said...

Yeah, I'm cold heart, evil and ignorant despite you not even knowing me.

My 12yr old cousin drowned, through no fault of her own. But, of course her life and death were less important because she wasn't an adult celebrity who CHOSE to abuse drugs, while destroying her child and her career.

Y'all can name call me while defending a crackhead...oh the irony.

Like I said before, good riddance to crackhead Whitney and ALL others who contribute to the world being a worse place. Maybe her death will save her daughters life...hopefully.

Anonymous said...

Who don't know Whitney was smoking before she married dude. There were celebrities coming out right and left saying how they got high with Whitney long before Bobby. I’m not mad at him for clearing his name I would have done it a loooong time ago.

Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE BOBBY.................

Anonymous said...

I'm not gonna jump on the "tear bobby brown" bandwagon that has been going on for years. Whitney (I was a big fan of her then and now and always wanted her to do a great comeback instead of joining in with the "crackhead" jokes) own people say Bobby didnt introduce her to the drugs. Whitney was an ADULT when she met Bobby and besides if u listen to her interviews u get the sense that she's the type of person who's gonna do what SHE wants to do. RIP Whitney.
Im just tired of ppl tearing her down (alive and dead) and Bobby. Geeesh! Bobby,All the Best 2 U. Keep Ur Head Up!

Anonymous said...

PPl always wanna tear celebs down when their alive and then when they die its a completely different story. Look how they talked about MJ like a DOG when he was alive and when he died it was tons of support, love, remorse, etc etc. NO! Ppl should've did that when he was alive. Same with Bobby Brown and Bobby Kristina. Instead of everybody waiting to see their downfall, why dont u pray for them? IJS. They're people too. She's a young girl who just lost her mother. Thats pretty tough. too bad the media is just WAITING for her to crash and burn. #FuckingSad

Anonymous said...

Whitney first got exposed to drugs when she was a teen, modeling and singing in night clubs and doing back up for established artists (including Chaka Khan, Lou Rawls, and Jermaine Jackson).

Bobbi Kristina, unfortunately, is most likely a crack baby, because her mother was a drug addict.

Whitney herself said she was at the point that she was doing coke every day at the time she filmed The Preacher's Wife.

Bobby started in New Edition in Boston when he was about 12 years old. At that point, Whitney was living in NJ, going to NYC at nights and on weekends singing backup for her mother in nightclubs (at 17 years old). Whitney also started a relationship with Robyn Crawford around this time, and there are many stories about Robyn and Whitney getting high together-- long before Bobby came on the scene.

Whitney's brother Gary used to sell drugs in Newark and South Orange back in the day.

Whitney had tons of issues before she even met Bobby. She and Bobby were not good for each other, but it's unfair to blame all of Whitney's problems on him.

And I'm not a Bob fan, either.

imMACKulate said...

speak on that shyt BOBBY ... people tend to place dead people on pedastal's w/o merit ... face it WHITNEY was a talent but you was also a lost soul and because she sold millions of records doesnt negate the fact that she didnt care about her ownself enough to desire to quit. LET THIS BE A LESSON TO OUR YOUTH THAT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL CAN RUIN THE BEST OF ANYONE - WHITNEY HOUSTON INCLUDED.

Anonymous said...

Bobby did NOT get Whitney on drugs. She was on them WAY before they got together. She was feeling conflict about her lesbian relationship with Robin AND the stress of being so young but one of the biggest pop stars on earth also got to her.

His mouth is twisted because he had a fucking stroke, a direct result of crack cocaine use.

Anonymous said...

@ Myra J: Sorry about your little cousin. That is awful. :0(

Don said...

Damn. Bobby Brown was actually married to Whitney Houston, back at a time when she was really Whitney Houston.

Well, at least they ALMOST had it all.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:08!! you got that right! Whitney wasn't worried about Bobbi Kristi and how her addictions could destroy her. As a mother with all that money she could have at least been strong enough for her child. Knowing your child was messing with drugs too. Selfish!! is what I call it. I hear drugs are Hell...but fight for your child. So I say,"STOP!" putting all the blame on Bobby Brown for Whitney's demise. Now her daughter is left to deal with her own addictions. She need her Dad and I feel strongly that her Dad loves her dearly as he loves all his children!!! Go head Bobby B! I love you any way. Yeah....what about Clive? Her daddy..even all his gifts of promoting a STAR of Stars, still wasn't enough to keep my girl from doing drugs. rip Whitney. I'm off this blog. tell your story BB!! then move on.

Anonymous said...

@Myra J 11:10...YOU ARE MEAN! that is never a good thing to say about some one. Life is a precious thing and her death caused a lot of hurt. She had a mother that loved her and a child that needed her. They will never hug/kiss her ever again. But who gets to hug and kiss you? You may not do drugs...but what food you eat that can cause your health to fell. Should we say, "Good riddance to you for your bad eating habits." you are angry and I pray for you and for myself. 'LIFE'

Anonymous said...

How's that DUI going Bobby?? LMAO

Anonymous said...

Here is what I think. Bobby is telling lies. All of them around her are telling lies. Especially that sister in law. She knows what happened that night. She knows that her family helped her cover up the death of Whitney. She had a hand in the killing. Whitney always paid for things and everyone was looking for a handout. Not too long ago Whitney had a bad fall out with her brother. Not sure which one but that woman rubs me the wrong way. She could have helped Whitney get off the drugs and seek help but why stop someone from doing something that you know they have to do in order to get on stage every night and make you money. She figured that Whitney was worth more in death so they killed her or had a hand in it.
Not too long ago her cousin Dion was known for having drugs in her past. So if Bobby did not have anything to do with her getting on drugs, he had something to do with the excessive use of drugs. I feel the police are looking in the wrong direction for something. They are not looking at the obvious people. They are looking for the things that do not fall into place. You are talking about years of abuse. eventually the body will grow adapted to the drugs they are using and will need something stronger to scratch that itch. They knew what happened that night. Her sister in law is too close to the crime. Look at lifetime.Most of the things that happen on the lifetime stories are done by someone close to them and always found to be the one that has the first thing to say. I have no facts behind the case personally....this is just a thought.
Knowing Oprah, they were paid something to talk about their heartbreak and it did not come cheap.If she cared so much for Whitney then why is Bobby Christina running around Atlanta like a lost puppy. They care.....care less!!
With that being said.......Pat did not want to throw Bobby under the bus because I am sure Bobby knows some secrets about Pat that she wants to keep buried.

Anonymous said...

@3:23 This is me smacking your comment into conspiracy hell. STFU already. You probably think your dog isn't a dog, but a CIA mole spying on you.

Anyway, if anyone should speak on WH it should be Bobby. They were together for almost 20 yrs. They dated several years before marrying.
Bobby's doing just fine these days and i'm happy for him. I'm glad he spends the majority of his time with his family. I wish she could have got herself together, but she didn't.
Besides you reap what you sow. People keep calling her an angel which she was not. That woman had a nasty temper on her for sure. He was the nice one in the relationship.

Bobby keep doing you!

#TEAMBOBBY

Anonymous said...

Hell most people who partied back then snorted coke. Whitney atarted rolling primos thats what really got her fucked up . They were doing that shit together so they are both at fault.

Anonymous said...

There are many people who do cocaine and function fine. Cocaine has been around forever, people on coke they work and live a normal life, you would never know a person is a cokehead. But crack, its a different drug all together, when people get hooked on crack, they end up loosing everything becuase the addiction is so bad that one hit doesn't do it anymore. A person on crack or meth looks almost like a mummy or death in the face.

So lets say Bobby did do coke, its clear he was a functioning cokehead but when he got with Whitney, she intoduced him to that crack that changed everything. Thats why both of them look so bad and went down, because a crackhead can't function, they can't work, they can't talk, they can't eat, they can't do nothing but search for that original first crack high. I know because I have a family member that was a crackhead, and I know a person who does cocaine. The cokehead still has money and works. My poor crackhead family member is in the street somewhere, never to be seen until he needs more crack. Peace!

Anonymous said...

This is what gets me I didn’t like Bobby Brown at first until I saw being Bobby Brown. I use to think he got her on drugs. But by watching being Bobby Brown I fell in love with his personality. I saw both having a lot of issues but Whitney more than Bobby both very funny. I saw the interview with Stone Phillips Bobby and his mother. And I remember his mom saying it aint all Bobby as Bobby sat along side his mom telling his struggles. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP BOBBY YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEEL BAD ABOUT. We know you loved Whitney. But I always heard that she was on hard drugs, I often wondered what was she hiding that she did drugs the way she did them. Oh well learn from the past Bobby. But there will and I have not seen another entertainer like Bobby Brown on the stage Chris Brown is good but he’s no Bobby Brown dancer.
Carla in the STL

Anonymous said...

" I have not seen another entertainer like Bobby Brown on the stage Chris Brown is good but he’s no Bobby Brown dancer. "


Fainted..................then flatlined in the middle of traffic

Anonymous said...

lmao!!!

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