Whitney 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.