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Bobby Brown sat down with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer to talk about Whitney Houston. He claims that he did not introduce the pop star to drugs, someone else did. When asked by Lauer about the rumor he introduced Whitney to drugs he said, “It makes me feel terrible. But I know differently.”
“I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us instead of time lookin’ through the bubble”—which, for a time, included the reality show Being Bobby Brown—”they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together.”
“And the reality show gave us a wake-up, because we saw each other in—we looked at the bubble and saw ourselves,” Brown, 43, says. “We was able to see what other people were saying about us, you know? We was able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”
Brown tells Lauer that he smoked weed and drank beer before meeting Houston, but he “wasn’t the one who got Whitney on drugs at all.” He doesn’t include marijuana and alcohol in his description of the “narcotics” that the couple used during their marriage.
“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,” the New Edition singer says. “But at the same time…listen, it’s a hard fight. It’s a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety that way.”
“I can honestly say that I love that woman with…everything that I am,” Brown says. “And I believe she loved me the same way. We wouldn’t have been able to make the most beautiful girl in the world without love. And that’s the truth.”
Photo from NBC