Red Table Talk: Bobby Brown Opens Up About Addiction
Written by BET on April 14, 2021
If you say the title Bobby Brown, you instantly consider gifted teen heartthrob, unique member of R&B super-group New Edition, and unimaginable heartache. Brown stopped by Red Table Talk for the most recent episode of the Fb Watch present to peel again much more layers of his life for a revealing dialog with Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris about his experiences with generational trauma and dependancy.
Making a secure area for a candid dialog, Pinkett-Smith first prepares the viewers, who might really feel triggered by Brown’s revelations, as he discloses particulars about his every day battle to beat his addictions, his youngsters’s private battles together with his son, Bobby Jr. and hs current overdose and dying in addition to Brown’s continued accusations that daughter Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon was not solely abusive however finally chargeable for her premature dying.
Prior to now, Brown has publicly blamed Gordon for preserving Bobbi Kristina in a managed setting, however when Pinkett-Smith asks concerning the nature of her dying, Brown says one thing much more shocking.
“So that you consider that there was foul play in Bobbi Kristina’s dying?” asks Pinkett Smith.
“Positively,” replies Brown.
“Like, that possibly he drugged her?”questions Willow Smith.
“Positively. He was the one one there with each conditions, with my ex-wife [Whitney Houston] and with my daughter, they usually each died the identical means,” says Brown.
Though Gordon was by no means charged with both of the deaths of Houston or Bobbi Kristina. Brown was in rehab when Gordon died from an drug overdose in 2020 and but, he finds no consolation in that loss. In reality, he regrets not having the prospect to confront Gordon whereas he was nonetheless alive.
Though Brown has not too long ago recovered from alcoholism inside the final 12 months, he additionally spoke about how a stint in jail triggered him to drop his drug behavior from which he’s been clear from narcotics for nearly 19 years.
Brown seems on this episode together with his spouse Alicia Etheredge-Brown who he says, “provides him the power to need to dwell proper” and is his help system as stays sober.
The “Unhealthy Boy of R&B” is featured on the most recent episode of “Red Table Talk” airing on Wednesday, April 14 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on Fb Watch. Try the episode under.