Bobby Brown Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston With New Song

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Mikey Fresh / May 17, 2012

In Bobby Brown’s second television appearance since Whitney Houston’s untimely death in February, the former R&B bad boy mellows out for a musical dedication to his late ex-wife. Dressed in all black, Brown performed his new single “Don’t Let Me Die” last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song’s lyrics reveal feelings of pain and regret: “I guess I [messed] up pretty bad I didn’t know who you were I didn’t know what we had … Now I’m stuck living in the past Trying to get the pieces back But I guess now you’re gone” Though not his best display of vocal ability, the performance seemed heartfelt, minus a couple of crotch thrusts. Brown lifted the microphones stand, spun around and even did a New Edition two-step during the performance. This all comes after an interview on the Today Show earlier this month in which he claimed no responsibility for Houston’s drug use. “Don’t Let Me Die” suggests that he may feel a bit more guilt than he previously let on. The song continues: “And it hurts so bad that I let you walk away And it’s killing me softly I don’t know what to say… I’m holding onto these memories That’s the only way I will survive” Bobby Brown’s new album, Masterpiece, is set to release on June 5. This will be the singer’s first release in 15 years, since his 1997 album Forever. Perhaps a reconciliation with he and Houston’s 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina will be next on his list of things to do.