Bobby Brown To The ‘Today’ Show: I’m Not The Reason Whitney’s Gone

April 30, 2012  |  

Bobby Brown is speaking out on Whitney Houston’s death for the first time since the singer passed away in February and he basically has one thing to say: It’s not my fault.

“I’m not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all,” Bobby said in an interview that will be aired on the “Today” show  later this week. “I’m not the reason she’s gone.”

Speaking to host Matt Lauer, Bobby said he’s been off drugs for several years and he assumed Whitney was sober as well. He also points out that he wasn’t the one to hook Whitney on drugs in the first place.

“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.

“I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all.”

For clarification, Matt Lauer asked whether drugs were apart of Whitney’s life before the two got together and Bobby said:

“Way, way before. Yeah … 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 said that Whitney looked good the last time he saw her a week before she died, and said she even had a glow about her.

“She just looked like she was in a good place,” he said.

Bobby’s two-part interview will air on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday and Thursday this week. There’s no word on whether he’ll speak out about the problems at Whitney’s funeral and why he left the services but this should definitely be a special worth watching.

Do you think it was time Bobby defended himself?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • terrainohio

    Whitney had been in or around the industry for years before
    she was with Bobby and to think she didn’t any drugs before she met him is just wishful
    thinking. Yes, in the end they were horrible for each other as they both used more and more.

  • I’m tied of everyone trying to blame Bobby for her mess….. To each his/her own .. Thats my philosophy

  • Cha Cha

    In this world, people always want to blame someone else for what goes wrong in their life… whether he did or did not introduce her to drugs, we are all ultimately responsible for the choices that we make for ourselves.

  • RedButterfly81

    I have to agree with him on this one, it was Whitney’s choice to take drugs and sadly she couldn’t stop her habit.

  • presh.vee

    well whitney couldnt have been forced to take drugs she was adult responsible for herself

    •  You know, I agree that she made the choice to start using drugs – but addiction is far from a “choice.”  Think about it – would you CHOOSE to ruin your life like that?  There is clearly more than that going on.  Addiction is a true neurological disease, and reputable scientists agree that it is a physiological condition.  People need to stop criticizing addicts – celebrities and average people alike – and start helping them to get treatment.

  • Mls2698

    I believe she was dabbling as a teen when she was first discovered. 19 years old.

  • Linda3223

    yes its time he spoke out & I believe he didn’t have anything to do with Whitney being on drugs

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