Bobby Brown 'Not Responsible' For Whitney's Death
Houston's ex has stated he never introduced the star to drugs...
Speaking in his first interview since the I Will Always Love You hitmaker's passing, the New Edition star told Today Show's Matt Lauer that he played no part in Houston's untimely death at the age of 48 in February.
Lauer asked Brown: "If I heard it once, I heard it a hundred times, and I know you heard it too. 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?"
Brown replied: "It makes me feel terrible. 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."
When quizzed about the idea that he introduced Whitney to Class-A drugs, Bobby stated: "Not true. 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.
"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."
He added: "I was hurt because, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years, I felt that she was ... 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."
The My Prerogative singer went on to claim he thought Houston was "in a good place" before her death, explaining: "[She] 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."