07 Aug Bobby Brown Blames Cocaine Addiction on Whitney Houston
In his new autobiography, rap star Bobby Brown says he was first introduced to cocaine by his ex-wife, Whitney Houston. The former drug addict, who was married to Houston from 1992 to 2006, has revealed shocking details of the couple’s relationship in Bobby Brown: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Noting But, due in September 2009.
“I never used cocaine until after I met Whitney. Before then, I had experimented with other drugs, but marijuana was my drug of choice. At one point in my life, I used drugs uncontrollably,” he writes. “I was using everything I could get my hands on, from cocaine to heroin, weed and cooked cocaine.”
“I used to roll the cooked cocaine and weed up into a joint. This was called a laced joint, which was one of my favorites. It always gave me the blast I was looking for,” he explained. The Grammy Award-winner also said that he nearly died three times, with medics managing to resuscitate him, after he overdosed as he binged with his wife.
Brown, who has a 15-year-old daughter with Whitney, also said he believes his marriage to Whitney was destined to fail from the start. “I think it was doomed from the very beginning. Within the first year we separated, with several more to follow. I think we got married for all the wrong reasons,” he writes.
“Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married. I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children.”
In 2006, Bobby’s sister Tina Brown claimed Houston was living in squalor, hopelessly addicted to crack cocaine. She released photographs to a US magazine showing the star’s bathroom littered with drug paraphernalia, including a crack pipe.
Houston was said to be disgusted with the claims. An aide said: “Bobby is trying to get maximum impact with the book by releasing it at the same time she’s returning to the world stage.”
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