HomeTVNewsWhitney Houston’s Ex Bobby Brown to Today’s Matt Lauer: “I’m Not The Reason She’s Gone” Jillian Bowe May 1, 2012 News, The Today Show 4 Comments In a Today exclusive, set to air Wednesday and Thursday, R&B singer Bobby Brown sat down with Matt Lauer. This is Brown's first interview since the death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston. For years, many have believed Brown was responsible for getting the late songbird/actress addicted to drugs, however the New Edition member says that wasn't the case. Brown stated: I didn't get high [on narcotics] before I met Whitney. I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all. Brown goes on to say Houston's heavy drug use began "way before" they started dating. The controversial star also claims he's been clean for the past seven years: Me being off of narcotics for the last seven years…I felt that she was…I didn't know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time…listen, it's a hard fight. It's a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety that way. Watch a sneak peek of the interview below, courtesy of E!. Today airs weekdays beginning at 6 AM EST on NBC. Photo credit: NBC 4 Responses alstonboy4315 May 1, 2012 He gets the #foolplease award of the day! He might not have been the one to introduce Whitney to drugs, but his legal problems, cheating on her and fathering about 12,000 kids out of wedlock, spending all her money like a petulant child and being a bad father to Bobbi K are not exactly my idea of stand-up behavior! Log in to Reply Scout May 1, 2012 Bobby Brown is a piece of shit who won’t take responsibility for his own life and mistakes. Log in to Reply goyankees May 1, 2012 Can’t belive it as I type it, but…. Whitney was a grown ass woman nearing FIFTY, a MOTHER for god sakes. She owed it to her mom, friends, family – CHILD to be better than what she ended up. She, LIKE her ex didn’t take responsibility for her own life and mistakes. Bobby and Whitney were over nearly 5 years ago. She had One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Five Days to get her butt to rehab. And now, together, they created BK and we will all get to watch what they TOGETHER instilled in her. I’ll say no more. Let ‘em fall where they may. So glad I never touched a drug. Log in to Reply Llanview76 May 2, 2012 If you don’t tune in…he won’t be newsworthy…and he’ll go away…the end. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.