Bobby Brown has vehemently denied that he was the one who was responsible for his ex-wife and deceased pop star Whitney Houston getting addicted to drugs. Houston was of course found dead on the eve of this year's Grammy Awards with a cocktail of drugs in her system, and many view her meeting of Brown as the starting point for her usage.
However, talking to Msn's 'Today' Brown said "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." He went on to add that drugs were a part of the singer's life "way before" they got together." The interviewed continued that line of questioning, Brown insisted "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."
In the interview, Brown also said that he himself had been off narcotics for seven years and was hurt to see that Houston was still using. "I felt that she was, you know, 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." It was the first interview Brown had given since the death.