Bobby Brown sat down with Robyn Roberts in an ABC interview for 20/20, dropping some bombshells about his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and his ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Brown discussed how he first met Whitney Houston at the 1989 Soul Train Awards. He admitted he was already interested in her, but it was Houston that made the first move.
“She was bumping into me at Soul Train,” Brown explained. “I was like, ‘You keep bumpin’ into me.’ And I kept doing that. And I did it like two or three times, and she kept bumping me. I asked her why, and she was like, ‘Because I want to.’ And that attitude – that whole thing right there – that’s the way it started.”
Bobby and Whitney were married for 15 years and he admits he will always love her.
The “My Prerogative” singer also discussed his daughter Bobbi Kristina’s drug use, which reportedly played a part in her tragic death in July 2015. She passed away almost six months later after being discovered unresponsive in her townhome’s bathtub.
Bobby stated in the “20/20” interview, “The same thing that happened to my daughter, it happened to Whitney,” he tells Roberts. “The hardest thing I had to do in my life was tell my daughter to let go.”
The singer said that one person happened to be around both Whitney and Bobbi Kristina at the time of their deaths. Of course, he is referring to Nick Gordon. He was raised in Whitney’s home since the age of 12 and later became Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend.
Brown said that Nick knows what happened, although Gordon has insisted any wrongdoing. But, he is currently being sued by Bobbi Kristina’s estate in a $50 million wrongful death civil suit.
In the interview, Bobby Brown broke down in tears as he revealed that his daughter was discovered lifeless in a bathtub just two days before she was set to move to Los Angeles to be closer to him.
But, the singer maintains he is not a “woman beater”. The rumors were swirling after he was charged with misdemeanor battery related to alleged domestic violence in 2003. He explained the incident happened when he was “trying to maintain sobriety” but insisted he was not “violent”.
Speaking of the incident, which he details in his forthcoming memoir Every Little Step, he added: “I’ve never been a violent man toward a woman ever.”