According to Madame Noire, Bobby Brown has stated that the lyrics are not about his ex-wife. It appears the song may actually be dedicated to his soon-to-be wife, Alicia Etheridge, who is the only other person in the video besides Bobby.
“Masterpiece,”Bobby’s first album in 14 years, will hit shelves in about two weeks on June 5. So, is ’80s-’90s.
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Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @ 1:33 a.m PST
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fueled death in February.
“I’m not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all,” Brown said in an interview to be aired this week on the “Today” show on U.S. television network NBC.
“I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he added.
Houston, 48, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February11 from what authorities called accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. White powder and drug paraphernalia were found in the bathroom where she died.
The singer had spoken publicly about a long battle with cocaine, marijuana and crack, particularly during her tempestuous 15-year marriage to Brown. They divorced in 2007, but some fans and members of Houston’s family have blamed Brown for her untimely death.
In his first TV interview since the singer died, Brown, 43, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer that he had been off drugs for seven years and was hurt to hear that Houston had been using cocaine.
“I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years – 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,” he said.
Brown said drugs were part of Houston’s life before he met her in 1991. “I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he said.
“So this was a part of her life before you and she got together?” Lauer asked.
“Way, way before. Yeah … 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,” Brown replied.
Brown said Houston had a “glow about her” when he last saw her about a week before she died. He was at a restaurant having dinner with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
“She just looked like she was in a good place,” he said about the “I Will Always Love You” singer.
The interview will be aired on “Today” show on Wednesday and Thursday.
Brown turned up for Houston’s funeral in New Jersey but left before the service started saying he felt unwanted and disrespected.
Six weeks after Houston died, Brown was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Brown has pleaded not guilty.
According to TMZ, Whitney Houston’s 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina got inconceivably richer the day her mother died — because the singer left Bobbi 100% of her assets in her will … an estate valued at around $20 million.
According to reports, Whitney’s will doesn’t enumerate specific assets — but she leaves ALL furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving children … i.e. Bobbi.
According to reports, Houston’s money will be put in a trust — which Bobbi will have access to in stages … earning a portion when she turns 21, another chunk when she turns 25, and the rest when she turns 30.
The will was just filed today in Atlanta. Whitney signed it back in 1993, a month before she gave birth to Bobbi.
According to CNN, Singer Bobby Brown said: “My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston,” Brown later said in a statement. “We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continued to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina.
“In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. … I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how,” the statement said.
Brown was expected to attend with two guests but showed up with 10 people, a close friend of the Houston family told CNN on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
“The family approached Bobby and told him that he could stay in the area reserved for family, but that his guests would need to move to a different section to make room for Cissy (Houston) and the rest of the family,” the family friend said. “Bobby said no.”
When Brown refused, the family asked police to intervene.
“The police told Bobby that he could stay in the area reserved for family, but that his guests needed to move,” the friend said. “Bobby said no, and left with all of his guests.”
The family friend maintained that Brown was always invited to the funeral.
“There was never a question of whether he would be invited or not,” the friend said.
Describing what happened at the service, the Rev. Al Sharpton posted on his Twitter account: “I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney.”
Brown was scheduled to perform with his group, New Edition, later Saturday in Connecticut. Brown considers performing as therapy to get him through a difficult time, a source close to him said Sunday.
He and Houston were married from 1992 until 2007, with Houston getting sole custody of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, when they divorced. Their daughter was born in 1993.
Whitney Houston’s funeral will be broadcast live on Saturday February 18, 2012 with musical guests the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder . Among other celebrity guests Kevin Costner who starred in the film “The Bodyguard”, Oprah Winfrey, and Clive Davis.
Singer Bobby Brown, Houston’s ex-husband and the father of Bobbi Kristina has received an invitation to Houston’s Funeral. No word yet if singer Ray J was given an invitation.
The Newark police said the streets will be shut down six square blocks around the church and fans who didn’t get invitations will kept far away.
There may or may not be a jumbo screen for fans to watch the funeral outside. The Newark police said there would be no funeral procession and no public screens set up, at the request of Houston’s family. However, Carolyn Whigham who is from the Whigham funeral home said that jumbo screens would be set up outside for fans.
The funeral will be held at The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
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Posted: Monday February 13, 2012 @ 11:47 am PST
According to E!Online Singer Bobby Brown has landed at LAX to be with his daughter Bobbi Kristina, Brown was accompanied by fiancée-manager Alicia Etheridge. He and his entourage quickly powered through the scrum to an awaiting vehicle. Brown didn’t make any comments but appeared visibly upset.
Bobbi Krisitna, the only child of Houston and Brown, has been staying with Brown’s other children in Los Angeles following her discharge.
She was in the Bevery Hilton when her mom was found unconcious in her hotel room and pronounced dead shortly afterward.
There has been Security Hold put on Houston’s autopsy results, while Beverly Hills police and the Los Angeles coroner continue to investigate the death of the 48-year-old icon. Officials did confirm Houston was found in hotel bathtub. Brown will miss a concert in Nashville with his group “New Edition” to be with his daughter. I understand Brown’s Fiancée is also his manager however, is this someone Bobbi Kristina need to see after losing her mother? Her father with another woman? If Brown have more children or go to jail, Whitney is no longer here to bail him out. Brown does have a new baby son.