Anyone out there know who Leolah Brown is? Yeah me neither, besides the fact that she’s Bobby Brown’s sister. In true come-out-the-woodworks-when-somebody-dies fashion, Leolah went on Dr. Drew with a couple of Bobby Brown’s nephews yesterday to start some stuff, and essentially blame Ray J for Whitney Houston’s death.
Leolah said that Ray J was far from Whitney’s lover or friend, claiming that Whitney told her he was her “runner boy,” and she’s adamant that Ray J must have given her a “bad bag” the night she died. Here’s a bit of what she said:
“When I first saw the news, I saw Ray J coming out of the hotel hiding his head being pushed into the car. I looked and I said why is he hiding? Why is he hiding his face? He’s always trying to show his face when he’s around Whitney. Why now? Why are you trying to hide now Ray J? I put it all together; when I first heard she passed away I said, ‘My God, somebody gave her a bad bag.’ [Cocaine?] Yes, that was the first thing that came out of my mouth and then I saw Ray J and it all added up. So I am going to believe that Ray J who Whitney told me she had no relationship with….. Now this is a young boy who’s running around telling people that he is a boyfriend of Whitney’s. I know clearly that he wasn’t. He was like she said, a runner boy. For some reason, he knows somebody that sells drugs and he was buying them for Whitney for what I know and giving her drugs.
I want to know why this boy was allowed to do that around Pat and around Gary. Around Pat mainly because you were with her all the time. For you to say that you don’t know what happened to her, I’m really disturbed by that.”
Leolah admitted that she doesn’t know Ray J personally, but from what Whitney told her about him, he was nothing more than her drug dealer.
“No I did not know Ray J but I can tell you this… I asked Whitney. I said, ‘Whitney, what is Ray J to you?’ She laughed. She laughed so hard she almost fell out the chair. She said, ‘Nothing.’ She said, ‘Nothing at all.’ She said Ray J was a runner boy. I said a runner boy? She said that they were never together so this stuff about Ray J…there’s a lot of games being played here with Ray J using Whitney’s name to say that he’s with Whitney Houston. That is — I doubt it very, very much.”
Leolah added that she had no knowledge of Whitney being on pain killers and that she never got into hotel bathtubs which is why she knows there was foul play involved in her death. She also said she’s sick of people expressing condolences for Whitney when they didn’t do anything to help her while she was alive, but I wonder if she should be saying the same thing to herself about Whitney and her own brother. It seems like this whole set of Whitney’s ex-in-laws is just out for attention, or trying to deflect blame that some have placed on Bobby.
Check out a couple of the interview segments here. Do you think there’s any truth to what she’s saying?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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