Bobby Brown admits to hitting late wife Whitney Houston and denies ever doing drugs in front of his late daughter in a tell all interview.
The singer songwriter has finally set the record straight and admitted that some of Whitney’s claims were true four years after the pop icon’s tragic death.
He revealed the answers to some long standing questions in an interview with Robin Roberts for 20/20.
Allegations of violence and extreme drug use have plagued the singers life. As expected, questions about his late wife, Whitney Houston, and late daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, were high on the agenda.
Rumours have circulated for years that Bobby was responsible for getting Whitney to dabble with drugs, something which led to a serious addiction and her eventual death in 2012. He claims this was not the case, stating:
“It wasn’t me. I take my part and I take it hard for me even being a part of it, but we all have our own minds and some of us are stronger than others.”
People all attributed his late daughters death to her unsteady upbringing, where drugs, violence and alcohol featured heavily in her life. It’s believed that Bobbi was addicted to drugs at 14 and many blamed her wild, drug addict parents for her eventual fate.
The singer has denied doing drugs in front of his daughter, explaining that the couple would get high in a separate wing of the house whilst a nanny looked after Bobbi Kristina. He told Roberts:
“I always made a point to not let her see me or my wife in that type of situation, in that type of feeling.”
There has been speculation for years over who was more involved with drugs. Whilst Whitney was a known drug addict, regularly snorting coke to get through the day, Bobby Brown has frequently denied being the bad influence in the marriage.
In his first interview on The Today Show after her death, he denied being the reason Whitney died, saying:
‘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.’
As their fifteen year marriage started to publicly fall apart, it was reported to have entered a very violent phase. Back in 2003, Police responded to a domestic violence 911 call, where they found Houston with a cut lip and bruised cheek. As a result, Brown turned himself in, admitting that he had threatened to “beat her ass.”
However, years later, the singer still vehemently denies claims that he was frequently violent towards his late wife.
“They said that I’ve harmed Whitney, that I was violent towards her. It was just lies. I’ve never been a violent man toward a woman ever.”
Bobby’s interview with Robin Roberts aired yesterday on ABC .