Bobby Brown Says During Exclusive Interview: “I’m Not the Reason Whitney is Gone”

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In his first interview since the death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown exclusively tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer, “I’m not the reason she’s gone.”

During an interview scheduled to air Wednesday, Brown said that he is clean and sober, and discusses how he learned of Houston’s death, his relationship with Bobbi Kristina, and the rumors surrounding he and Houston’s relationship.

When asked about the last time he saw Houston, a few weeks before her death, Brown said the 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.”

Lauer asked Brown how he felt when he learned that cocaine contributed to her death, to which Brown replied, “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.”

Speaking of how it makes him feel that people blame him for Houston’s death, Brown said it hurts him.

“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.”

In fact, Brown seems to insinuate that Houston may’ve introduced him to hard drugs.

“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 Houston’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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  1. People need to stop placing blame on Bobby for Whitney’s choices, and he is right, Whitney was doing her drug thing before she met him. Anyone who remembers back in the day would know this.

    Also, and I mean no disrespect, but Cissey also had an addictive personality with the over doing of the drinking back in the day, so perhaps Whitney was just wired towards addiction.

    It is painful for everyone who loved her and her music, and even more so because she was so talented and had everything to live for.

    She was given a beautiful life and gift from GOD, and she destroyed it with drugs.

    As I tell everyone, I have never, ever heard of a successful “I take/use drugs” story.

    I hope she is at peace.

  2. I saw an interview with Sam Moore, formerly of Sam and Dave. He is a former drug addict and he knows what it takes to get clean. He said he had a conversation with Whitney’s cousin Dionne Warwick about things they could do to help Whitney and Dionne didn’t want to hear it. She accused him of spreading rumors. Then Bobbi Kristina ran over to uncle Sam as she calls him, and asked him to help her mother. A family member came over grabbed Bobbi by the arm and took her away. No, Bobby Brown didn’t introduce her to drugs. She was doing it long before she met him and the family was the enabler. Its a damn shame but she made her own choices.

  3. Sad all over again everytime you hear about this

  4. Bobby loved Whitney and she loved him. I just only wish Bobby would have remained a part of her life as she battled her addiction. It’s apparent that Bobby is the stronger one, being clean for seven years. She needed a strong male figure in her life, and Bobby was that male. He could’ve been supportive and help to walk her through it. Nobody’s marriage is perfect and I’m sure drugs along with media exaggeration made the world think that Bobby was a monster. If they both had turned to God for strength, and removed themselves from the Hollywood slimelight, maybe the outcome would have been different. Whitney loved God, she loved Bobby, and Bobbi K. Not so sure if she loved herself. Before we judge, lets put on her shoes. Bobby, please take card of Bobbi K. And I will always believe that Whitney’s death was NO ACCIDENT!

  5. That will follow him for the rest of his days. Bobby Brown was the cause of Whitney Houston’s demise-I believe it. He is not sober either-that, I don’t believe.

  6. Mz is one of those delusional beings who believes Bobby was the cause of Whitney’s death. Ok. Anyway,Alicia Rae, I agree with Bobby being there to help her, but you have to understand, Whitney’s family hated him and forced him to stay away unless he was seeing Bobbi Kris; also, he was a newly married man so his time spent with Whitney needed to be limited anyway. What Whitney was a true believer in her circle and actually living the Word. Everybody screams “I’m Christian hallelujah Jesus and Methuselah” and quote scriptures all day long, but don’t truly honor God and obey Him. I wish Whitney had one more chance to get it right, but God had been giving her probably 20+ years worth of chances until He finally decided, “Ok Whitney, I love you and I want you to live, but you continue to destroy yourself and your family, so I have to take you away”. People have to remember God is not a puppeteer; He gives us the freedom to make our own choices and she chose her path. She pushed Him away. It still saddens me.

  7. What Whitney *needed* was a true believer in her circle and actually living the Word. (Excuse my error in the above comment)

  8. It would be great if someone actually understand the disease of
    drug addiction: It leaves you with no choice, except to go on to the bitter or ACCEPT HELP.
    It just doesn’t seem to me that Ms. Houston wanted to accept
    help. It seemed like it was a game with her to keep people snowed
    under about her “change.” I quite frankly got tired of hearing
    her talk about it on TV.
    People suffered around her. And they had no power at all to help
    her. So I am sure they simply caved in and let her run the show.

    She gave me the impression that she thought she was unique and different-that “I can handle this” syndrome. But you see who won out. Addicts lie. They cheat. They steal. This is all they can do.

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