Singer and former New Edition member, Bobby Brown sat down with Robin Roberts on 20/20 and opened up about everything. Topics included his career, drugs, and the death of his former wife, Whitney Houston, followed by the death of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
During the interview, Brown confesses him and Houston could’ve done a better job raising their daughter. The death of the late, great Houston in 2012 hit the family hard. She left behind her only child, Bobbi Kristina, who probably dealt with the death the hardest.
Bobbi Kristina resorted to taking drugs and alcohol to cope with her pain. Kristina’s friend, Daphne Barak, continues to play the last voicemail her friend left before her passing. In the message, she talked about her mother and fearing she would die just like her.
“I miss her like hell,” she said in the voice message. “Once you have met this woman, you are attached to her forever. It was her heart, it was her smile, it was her face. It was the way she talked, it was the way she did things. She was so very lovable.”
Almost three years after Houston’s death, Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in a bathtub in her house in Atlanta, Ga. She was in the middle of shooting a documentary based on her mother’s life. According to the coroners office, Bobbi Kristina’s death was an accidental drowning, stating heart disease and cocaine use was the cause of her death.
But some, including Brown, continue to blame Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, for playing a role in the passing of both his daughter and ex-wife.
In the interview, Brown refers to Gordon about the cause of their death. “It’s not a mystery to me,” he said. “The same thing that happened to my daughter is what happened to Whitney. There’s only one person that was around both occasions, he knows what happened. I don’t know what happened that night, but he does.”
Brown refused to say Gordon’s name throughout the course of the interview. He’s still suffering pain from losing his daughter. He said the hardest thing he had to do in his life was to tell his daughter to let go.
“My baby’s gone,” he weeped.
Well Gordon’s attorney, Jose Baez, fired back today, stating his client had nothing to do with their passing. He told People, “We have repeatedly said that Nick Gordon is innocent of any wrongdoing. He has not been charged with any crime. Enough is enough; let’s end this baseless speculation.”
Watch Brown’s side of the story tonight on 20/20 on ABC at 10 p.m. EST. The special is titled after his book, releasing on June 13.