In an exclusive interview to air on NBC's TODAY show Wednesday May 2 and Thursday May 3, Matt Lauer sits down with Bobby Brown in his first interview since Whitney Houston's death and addresses the rumors that it was his fault that Whitney got hooked on drugs.
“I didn't get high before I met Whitney,” Bobby tells Matt, “I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all.”
Bobby says that Whitney was hooked on drugs “way before” he met her, “I'm not the reason she's gone,” he tells Lauer.
Since Whitney's passing, her family and the media have put all the blame on Bobby Brown as the one responsible for her drug habit. You can't blame the public for thinking it, especially after we saw the trainwreck that was “Being Bobby Brown.”
“The reality show gave us a wakeup, because we saw each other…we was able to see what other people were saying about us,” says Bobby, “We was able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”
Even though their tumultuous relationship exploded on screen, Bobby said there was once a very real love there.
“I can honestly say that I loved that woman with everything that I am, and I believe she loved me the same way,” says Bobby, “We wouldn't have been able to make the most beautiful girl in the world - without love, and that's the truth.”