Yep, you read that headline correctly.
The “My Prerogative” artist held nothing back in his new memoir Every Little Step: My Story: Bobby Brown. (Harper Collins) The former New Edition singer details his wild nights with pop royalty, and goes in depth about his tumultuous marriage to Whitney, her death, and Bobbi Kristina’s passing in July 2015.
However, one of the more eyebrow raising details in the book came when Brown revealed he accidentally fried chicken with cocaine.
Brown says he was unaware his mother sold cocaine to support the family and while away, he decided to fry chicken, a meal his mother taught him to cook. He grabbed a bag of what he believed was flour to coat the chicken. His mother would later return, elated he took initiative to cook dinner, but soon realized he mistook the bag of cocaine for flour.
“I was 10. So I didn’t recognize the strange smell emanating from the pan,” Brown writes. “After I had taken a few bites and feeling weirder with each bite, my mother walked in.”
“With horror she realized what I had done,” he wrote. “I fried chicken in her cocaine — a radical new addition to the family’s culinary offerings. Cocaine chicken.”
Brown says his mother never explained to him what he did, but months later he figured it out.