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Bobby Brown Breaks Silence; Says “I’m Not The Reason Whitney’s Gone”

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 Bobby Brown Breaks Silence; Says Im Not The Reason Whitneys Gone

It’s been almost three months since Whitney Houston tragically passed away. And, save for headlines generated at her funeral along with those from a drink-driving arrest, estranged ex Bobby Brown has maintained a notable silence. Until now.

Sitting down with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, Brown finally opened up about his former wife’s demise, being blamed for it, his relationship with daughter Bobbi Kristina, his relationship with her, and a whole lot more.

Set to air on Wednesday, you can peep interesting soundbites from the feature below …

Via Today Show:

When asked about the last time he saw Houston, a week or so before she died, Brown says the iconic singer “had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible. I’m saying to myself, you know, ‘She must be … she must be doing really well,’ because she looked really well.”

Brown says Houston, to whom he was married for 15 years, “looked like she was in a good place.”

Lauer asks Brown how he took the news that cocaine was a likely contributor to the death of Houston, 48, who was found in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel on Feb. 11.

“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, maintain sobriety that way.”

Based on his own feelings and how she appeared when he last saw her, Brown theorizes that that one day of cocaine use — not the effects of longterm use — was enough to kill Houston. “It had to be that one, because that’s all it takes,” Brown said. “One hit, you know … it could definitely take your life away from you. And, unfortunately, that was it.”

Lauer pressed the 43-year-old R&B star on the talk after Houston’s death. “If I heard it once, I heard it a hundred times, and I know you heard it too,” Lauer said. “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?”

“It makes me feel terrible,” Brown said. “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.”

Brown says the couple got a wakeup call from starring in the reality TV series “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.”

But when asked by Lauer about the popular perception that he is the one responsible for getting Houston hooked on drugs, Brown says, “not true.”

“I didn’t get high [on narcotics] before I met Whitney,” Brown said. “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.

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Do you agree with Bobby?

Your thoughts?

 

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34 Comments

  1. April 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    BEEZ IN DA TRAP says:
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    I never thought Bobby was the reason for Whitney’s drug use seeing as they were both adults with their own minds. I still love them both. RIP Dearest Whitney

  2. April 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    JohnVidal (RIPWhitney-true great) says:
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    I really think they loved each other, that´s obvious. The problem with him is he treated Whitney like s*** too many times, and that´s a fact, said by Whitney herself. I can´t respect him

  3. April 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    mobwife says:
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    I wish Bobby and everyone else would stop giving interviews discussing Whitney Houston! The RACIST AmeriKKKan media has been on a tear against her since she closed her eyes! So what if she used drugs so did their PRECIOUS ELVIS ‘harden drug addict’ PRESLEY! They need to STFU and drop it already!

    RIP DIVA “The Voice” Houston

  4. April 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    Rondo says:
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    It just saddens me that Bobby still isn’t owning up to the fact he was on drugs before Whitney not just weed. Drugs were the reason he got kicked out the band. Just be totally honest.

  5. April 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    mobwife says:
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    I loved Whitney but she made her own choices as a “free spirit” typically does! Ppl need to stop trying to lay everything at Bobby’s feet! They both treated each other bad at the height of their “crazy”! They were both to blame for mistreating each other!

  6. April 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    Percey500V says:
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    Every relationship has its up & downs. They loved each other. Whitney said that Bobby was mean to her on Oprah where she looks like she was on something then, so how do we know if it was all true. May she R.I.P

  7. April 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    RoyalKev says:
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    I think Bobby and Whitney’s love was very genuine and in some ways the 2 were possibly even soulmates (personality wise), if you believe in that sort of thing. I think that although there were things that I’m sure were very positive about their union, it also brought out the worst in them. I’m a big skeptic on what Bobby Brown is saying now. Here’s a man that could not maintain a stable marriage with his wife, a solid relationship with his band mates (New Edition) or a tight bond with his daughter for some odd reason (before and after Whitney).

    Now let’s do the comparison …

    Whitney before meeting Bobby Brown (and during the early years of their union) was continuing to reach new heights. She was a breakout star (with the biggest solo debut album, selling 25 million ww), eventually selling near double that amount around the time Brown was officially in the picture with The BodyGuard. Her career was elevating, she later became a huge film star, her voice was clearly in its peak form during the Bodyguard era (watch anything on Youtube from the 80’s and then the early 90’s and you’ll see the difference). She went from AMAZING to PHENOMENAL(reminds me of only a handful of women in this industry). She was also very close to her mom.

    After Bobby…

    Her singing abilities started to decline. Her public image was tarnished. Her priorities didn’t seem to be in order. Her relationship with her mom started to get much more complex.

    Bobby’s version of what happend: I wasn’t the one who got her addicted to drugs.
    Whitney’s: I did everything with my husband. (look at her last Oprah interview).

    For me I’ll stick with Whitney’s version. It makes the most sense to me and from what I have noticed she may have been a lot of things, but she seem far from a liar! I don’t think it’s his fault at the end of the day. We have choices in life, but everyone should take ownership for everything they have done to contribute. We can’t pick and choose which parts to divulge and get rid of.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  8. April 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    gaaglooo! says:
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    Go Aways c***! Nobody cares that what you dumb ass have to say capiche?
    I’m not even gonna wast my time to read to his interview, I’m just here to tell him to go f*** himself, CIAO!

  9. April 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    RoyalKev says:
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    @Mobwife

    Again, your eyes are always open … All that happens so that a picture could be painted of certain individuals. They only want one champion!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  10. April 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    Onyx says:
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    The man is an Ass but i do believe he loves her, sometimes a love like that can be dangerous.

  11. April 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    mel says:
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    it is such a shame cause he talks about her ” i did not get whitney on drugs , she was on drugs before me ” dude this your wife she did not dog his bum broke ass out . we all knew baby girl was hitting it , its just so said that no one was brave enough to call cops worried about image , even when she died they wasted time cleaning certain things from hotel. this punk ought to be a dam shamed , but he is not they gave him a nice check , seven years sober bull crap . pee in a up vomit

  12. April 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    Kyle says:
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    I don’t think Whitney did drugs before she met Bobby Brown. I think he’s 100% responsible for her addiction when they were together. They had been seperated for years though and it’s sad that she wasn’t able to kick the addiction. So sad.

  13. April 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    yd18 says:
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    how many times are we gonna go through this bobby was not the cause of whitney doing drugs. whitney grew up in the hood of jersey where drug trafficking was popular she was doing cocaine before she met bobby. but i do believe her habit to stay on it was the stress that bobby gave her.

  14. April 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    ck says:
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    Leave her alone she is gone now let her rest in peace. Who did what and where does not matter anymore …….RIP Whitney houston

  15. April 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    mobwife says:
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    @RoyalKev

    Awww, thank you Kev! :-)

  16. April 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    Tru Voice says:
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    That crooked mouth b****** is always playing the victim. I need him to own up to it. Whitney did drugs before Bobby and Bobby did drugs before Whitney. When Whitney got with him the drug use escalated. He got kicked out of New Edition for drugs! HELLO PEOPLE!!!????! Wish she never met him… RIP Whitney.

    Let her rest in peace. She is not hear to defend herself from the lies so hush. There are interviews about how Bobby did Coke and Heroin back in the 80s during the New Edition days.

  17. April 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    irene46 says:
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    @ royalkev apr 30 552p & kyle 704p

    all of her close friends including kelly price and some of her family have said that bobby did NOT get whitney on drugs. the exact words to the question of “did bobby get her on drugs”, were “drugs were around before bobby”. i’ve seen no one interviewed make that claim. during the oprah interview with her brother and sister-in-law even they didn’t accuse him of getting her dependent.

    whitney said when she first met bobby that his drug was alcohol. hers was marajuana (which her friends and acquaintances say was more). i saw her last oprah interview. because she confessed they “did everything together” isn’t saying bobby got her hooked on drugs.

    in the early years bobby always said that “whitney has a lot of ‘b girl’ in her. the fact that she obviously did, does not change her greatness.

  18. April 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    irene46 says:
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    @ true voice apr 30 934p…

    the sad thing is if her drug use escalated with bobby, she was not able to to get away from them after he left. what lies has bobby told that she needs to defend herself against. if he’s lied then so have her friends and family.

    it sounds like bobby’s still on the bottle but has long ago kicked the coke. for bobby kristina’s sake i hope it’s true and that she and her father can forge a close relationship.

  19. April 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    What! says:
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    Proof that Bobby Brown was using Cocaine BEFORE Whitney by his own admission on his VH1 Behind The Music Special..

    Go to the 6:35 mark of this video and see it for yourself
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lzaDnEkCHEA

    What a lying sack of sh*t he is

  20. April 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    tilztoot says:
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    I believe him.
    You fans need to stop trying to blame others for your artist mistakes.
    Whitney was around during the glory years of coke. I’m sure she partook in it.
    She was older than bobby btw.
    Micheal is dead on his own accord
    Now Whitney is also

  21. April 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    I cannot tell a lie... says:
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    People are going to do what people want to do, regardless. If Whitney was doing drugs, it’s what she chose to do. Lets remember her for the talent she blessed the world with, and not the demons she was fighting within, cause it can easily be anyone of us at anytime.

  22. April 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    RoyalKev says:
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    @True Voice

    Wish she never met him… RIP Whitney.
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    Same here!
    Everything you’ve stated sounds very reasonable btw.

    @ Irene46

    I understand that Whitney’s sister -in-law stated that Bobby wasn’t responsible
    for introducing her to drugs. I respect her good friend’s opinion, but she did state that she goes hard for Bobby. I don’t really know the dynamics of how all 3 of them took to one another. Pat has her version, Bobby has his own (some of his supporters seem to sympathize with Bobby because he’s just that hood guy that’s so easy to blame, who married this pop star everyone adored). Whitney had her own version, which was the complete opposite of what Bobby’s saying now. That’s the impression I got from the Oprah interview. Noone knows but God and no matter how hard I stan for an artist I can only do 1 of 2 things… defend what makes clear sense to me, or shut my mouth. I don’t like blindly defending someone to no end. I stand up for Whitney because the person she was before and after Bobby are polar opposites.

    I’ve never heard Kelly speak of Bobby Borwn. As for some of these “close friends” of Whitney’s, many of these people weren’t all that close to her. For example, Jennifer Holiday gave her 2 cents about Whitney and that woman was envious of the fact that Whitney sung her ‘And I am telling you’ song on the American Music awards(exceptionally well I might add). What I’m saying is that noone should be surprised by the fact that sometimes someone you barely knew well may have the most long winded speech about you. Madonna spoke about MJ during an MTV tribute and he hated her. It happens all the time.

    Also just because someone has some Bgirl in them it doesn’t mean that these folks gravitate to drugs. I don’t know if that’s where you were going with this…
    Whitney just knew how to set someone straight – and I actually think that’s a good quality to have sometimes.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  23. May 1, 2012 at 1:23 am
    irene46 says:
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    @ royalkev apr 30 1052p…

    i misspoke. it was actually jennifer holiday that stated whitney had used drugs before she hooked up with bobby. jennifer had nothing but praise for whitney and if i remember correctly she talked about how whitney always did what she could to help her. you really think she hated on whitney only because she sang her song better? come on!

    the only ones accusing bobby of being responsible for whitney’s drug use are her fans that hated their connection from the get go. as a matter of fact i hated it too. i had bought into the ‘clean goddess whitney’ fairytale the clive davis took a year perfecting before he released her to the public. also hosts on celebrity tv shows whose business it is to hype, lie and surmise. don’t you think it’s somewhat off that none of those closest to whitney NEVER attack bobby for her drug habit and the ones that do know the least about the situation. so it logical to me that he didn’t get her started.

  24. May 1, 2012 at 1:47 am
    MISHKA says:
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    I know i always talk crap about Bobby, but Whitney is the only one responsible of her demise.

    A lot of women have dated drug addicts still it’s up to them to walk away from this. Sarah Jessica Parker (who dated Robert Downey Jr for many years) walked away from that, Denise Richards (who was married to Charlie Sheen) walked away too.

    Whitney was addicted to drugs, with or without Bobby. And they got the best of her, as they usually do.

  25. May 1, 2012 at 1:59 am
    Shayshay says:
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    I’m not denying their love for each other but it clearly wasnt a healthy kinda love. Ur life partner is supposed to better u as a person and vice versa u shouldn’t be bringing each other down.

    If whithey had a good man, a man she was truly destined to be with ok telling u he would have been helping her get off the drugs she was supposedly around in her early career. He would be telling her she’s better than that, he would have been praying for her and with her. Look how Mary j bliges husband helped her!

    Love isn’t supposed to make u feel rubbish n make u a worse of person than u were before. C’mon

  26. May 1, 2012 at 2:01 am
    Shayshay says:
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    I’m not denying their love for each other but it clearly wasnt a healthy kinda love. Ur life partner is supposed to better u as a person and vice versa u shouldn’t be bringing each other down.

    If whithey had a good man, a man she was truly destined to be with ok telling u he would have been helping her get off the drugs she was supposedly around in her early career. He would be telling her she’s better than that, he would have been praying for her and with her. Look how Mary j bliges husband helped her!

    Love isn’t supposed to make u feel rubbish n make u a worse of person than u were before. C’mon

    But bobby should fix his drink problem b handle his wife n kids. Stop these interviews let her rest in peace now please

  27. May 1, 2012 at 6:44 am
    RoyalKev says:
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    @ Irene

    you really think she hated on Whitney only because she sang her song better? come on!
    ———————————————-
    Ummm Yes, perhaps that’s petty for RoyalKev and Irene46, but some people hold grudges. If your the type of person that’s upset about it to begin with, your probably one of those petty people.

    jennifer had nothing but praise for Whitney
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    It always high praises mixed in with a lot of salt. That’s what people do when they want you to believe that their “keeping it real”. “Whitney had an amazing voice, but…” Maybe if you heard her position on how she felt about Whitney singing her song, U’d sing a different tune. It could all stem from her feeling that she didn’t get the attention she felt she deserved with her career.

    i had bought into the ‘clean goddess whitney’ fairytale the clive davis took a year perfecting before he released her to the public
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    Real talk, Whitney was the closest thing to it before Bobby. The only one that was more gentle than her was probably Janet. It’s like someone pretending to be hood when their not (Iggy). You can’t dress up a frog and say its a prince. If that was the case JHud would not still be moving like a heavy woman, Da Brat would actually seem like a real girl and half these gimmicks singing now would have talent.
    LOL
    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  28. May 1, 2012 at 6:49 am
    RoyalKev says:
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    I’m not denying their love for each other but it clearly wasnt a healthy kinda love. Ur life partner is supposed to better u as a person and vice versa u shouldn’t be bringing each other down
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    @ ShayShay so true! It has to be a real team, otherwise its no point in even being together!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  29. May 1, 2012 at 7:55 am
    B Lamont says:
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    I wish people weren’t so dumb…whether Whitney did drugs before, during or after Bobby doesn’t make Bobby the culprit. Whitney made those choices. I know most people don’t want to see “America’s Sweetheart/The Voice” in that light. But the truth is she made her own decisions. All of her family and friends can attest to the fact that Whitney did NOT let others control her decisions. And furthermore, Bobby isn’t the only one saying that Whitney did drugs before him. It’s the one question I wish Oprah had asked Whitney. And as any smart person knows, drug use gets worse over time and the effects are more evident the longer you use them. Just because everything seemed fine on the outside to the public, doesn’t mean that it was.

  30. May 1, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Oh Yeah says:
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    Mobwife i think you are correct, they try to make Black people seem like Druggies and Horrible people when the Beatles, Elvis, Marilyn, Amy, ( i am sure the list is longer) were all Heavy Drug Users but they have them Idolized and have Whitney and Michael J listed as FREAKS!

  31. May 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    JohnVidal (RIPWhitney-true great) says:
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    It doesn´t matter if Whitney did drugs before or after Bobby or if they truly loved each other. The thing is Whitney got worse cos of being with Bobby. She tried to be a good wife and keep up appearances. He cheated on her, he hit her and it all started one night when he spitted on her not that long after they married. Yes both gave each other crap later on when Whitney was truly in a bad bad place (in the 00´s) but before that, Bobby started. He has lied so many times in the past so his word means nothing.
    A good husband could have helped her in the 90´s when she was already using drugs but still not losing it and the most important thing, he should have never mistreat her, he was also jealous of her being that HUGE. Whitney clearly loved him more than he loved her, I repeat he cheated again and again. And just after Whitney finally left home around 2006 he quickly married again. Pretty please. She should have left him way before
    That said Whitney made her decisions. It´s difficult being that huge though, People shouldn´t judge that easily
    Just RIP Whitney. Legendary

  32. May 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    Shynlow says:
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    Huh okay Bobby…
    & yall please follow me now: http://www.twitter.com/shynlownoam

  33. May 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    irene46 says:
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    I know i always talk crap about Bobby, but Whitney is the only one responsible of her demise.

    Whitney was addicted to drugs, with or without Bobby. And they got the best of her, as they usually do…………. mishka may1 147a

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    All of her family and friends can attest to the fact that Whitney did NOT let others control her decisions. And furthermore, Bobby isn’t the only one saying that Whitney did drugs before him………….. b lamont 755a

    mishka & b lamont are for real truth tellers.

    if bobby had been the one to get whitney hooked on drugs why do you think her family and friends have never said so? they would definitely be speaking out since he’s gone public with the denial. i wish that oprah had come out and asked whitney if putting her drug habit in bobby’s lap was truthful.

    @ johnvidal may 1 1p…

    whitney got worse because she KEPT ON doing drugs with bobby not because of him. she continued for years after he left.

    she told oprah he spat on her but not right after they were married. they had obviously been married for some time because bobby kristina was old enough to give her mother advice about the incident. whitney also said she struck bobby and drew blood. she also claimed that had bobby beat her, her family would see that he came up missing.

    sounds like whitney could give as good as she got but she needed to get out sooner. good for her. however, some women love drama so maybe she was one of them.

    i just wish when she decided she was through with bobby that she was also though with drugs.

    we lost one of the greatest.

    p.s.
    if the claim that he was thrown out of his group because of drug use is true, he must no longer be using since their together again.

  34. May 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    raquel says:
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    cause my boyfriend/husband is taking drugs. i going to take drugs too . b******* . i am not that f****** stupied.. whitney was grown as women . she had this problem and couldnt kick it . for me its all whitney houston falut but bobby brown made it way worse . its so damn sad whitney had alot money to recover but she spend on thses shits .

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