Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston Agree: 'The Devil Is Me'

Oh, brother. Whitney Houston's troublemaker ex-husband, Bobby Brown, sat down for an interview with Today's Matt Lauer, which will air tomorrow. Brown wanted to proclaim to the world how he is not the one who got Whitney Houston hooked on drugs. According to Brown, Whitney was hitting the hard stuff loooong before he came into the picture. So he'd kindly ask the world to stop hating on him. "I'm not the reason she's gone," says Bobby.

Could he have a good point?

Personally, I don't like Bobby Brown any more than anyone else. During her life, Whitney gave interviews telling in excruciating detail how abusive Bobby was, including how he once spit on her. Not nice!

And there's no doubt that Brown wasn't a great influence on Whitney. We often get sucked into doing things that our significant other is doing. In the best-case scenario, that would be doing something positive, like yoga, or gardening, or learning about classical music. (Note that drug-taking is not on this list!)

In the worst case scenario, our love for our partner can tip us over into the dark side. But, ultimately, we are all responsible for our own life choices. No doubt some people can kick habits more easily than others -- Brown tells Matt Lauer he has been drug-free for seven years now, while Whitney, obviously, was not. But Whitney knew it was she who was responsible for her actions. In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Whitney once said, "I'm my best friend and my worst enemy. The devil is me." She did not say, "The devil is Bobby Brown."

People we love can be powerful influences on our lives. But this doesn't negate the fact that we all have free will. And it is up to us to use that free will for our betterment and not for our self destruction.

Do you think Bobby Brown should take some blame for Whitney's death?


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Torra... TorranceMom

Not unless he physically forced the drugs into her body. Her body, her choice, right? And as it turns out, the consequences were all hers too.

Betty Zam

I am angry because this man has not admitted to nothing. He hates to admit to guilt even though he is. 

He showed up to the funeral and then left. He then went on stage and screamed: Whitney I love you.

I really really hate this man. He is as narcissistic as they come. If Whitney was hooked, why did no one see it till she was with him? Why since her very destructive relationship with this man, was she never the same? He takes no "credit' or responsibility for his part in their relationship just like the man who beats his wife and then says its her fault because she made him mad. 

Betty Zam

Sorry for my lame typing skills! I meant to say nothing=anything and the second line should say even though he is guilty.

bills... billsfan1104

I agree completely.  She made her own decisions to smoke, smoke weed, and snort crack.  Noone told her to do it.

4cadi... 4cadillac

I believe Whitney continued on 2 her distructive path by herself. Im glad Bobby is better now. We need 2 start taking responsibility 4 OURSELVES!!!

CPN322 CPN322

I agree completely. As much as we want to blame others for being bad influences, we have to take responsibility for our own actions and the decisions we make. No matter who may have influenced her, she still made the choice. No one forced her. May she rest in peace and may Bobby Brown continue to stay clean.

jessi... jessicasmom1

no way I do not believe he is the reason she is gone, she was a adult and should have been able to handle her own.

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