Earlier this month marked the sixth anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Bobby Brown opened up about his years in the music industry and the tragic endings for his late wife and their daughter Bobbi Kristina.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Bobby explained what he would like to see happen. “Justice? If he was locked up somewhere where somebody can rape him. That’s just how I feel. He raped me by taking my daughter away,” he told the publication, adding he doesn’t think Nick was punished harshly enough “because he’s still walking around free.”
Because he’s still walking around free.
What does justice look like to you?
Justice? If he was locked up somewhere where somebody can rape him. That’s just how I feel. He raped me by taking my daughter away.
What’s been your anchor for sobriety?
The love for my kids. The love that they give me. My older kids know everything about me and they still love me. [Laughs] The love of my wife for her loving me the way she does and holding me down the way she does has been everything for me. It’s been my rock. When I did get sober, I knew that I wasn’t going to turn back.
How did you know?
[Beats chest] Just my heart. I was done with trying to kill myself and beating myself up over different things and petty shit.
This month marks the sixth anniversary of Whitney’s death. What do you think was the most misunderstood thing about her?
Um … whoa [long pause] – I don’t think she died from drugs.
No, not at all.
What do you think it was?
She was really working hard on herself to try to be a sober person and, um [pauses] she was a great woman.
When you say you don’t think she died of drugs, do you mean you don’t think there were drugs in her system at the time?
[Alicia Etheredge-Brown, wife and manager, interjecting]: There were drugs in her system.
Well, I don’t think so.
[Etheredge-Brown]: You feel that other things played a part …
That played a part. Yes.
What do you attribute her death to if it wasn’t drugs?
Just being broken-hearted.