I’m clutching tightly to my Kerney Thomas issued red blood of Jesus prayer handkerchief as I peck at my keyboard.
“I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he said. “It’s just unexplainable how one could, you know, [say that I] got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone.”
“It makes me feel terrible,” Brown told Lauer about being blamed for the late singer’s longstanding battle with drugs. “But you know, I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us instead of time lookin’ through the bubble, they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together.”
Despite their past issues, Brown says the last time he saw Houston — alongside Bobbi Kristina at a restaurant — she appeared to be “in a good place.”
“She had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible,” he says, adding that Houston lightened the mood of the evening by cracking jokes. “She looked really well.”