Bobby Brown sat down with ABC’s Robin Roberts for an exclusive discussion on “20/20.” The emotionally charged chat marked his first in-depth interview since the death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown last year.
During the episode, the “Every Little Step” singer gave fans a glimpse into his tumultuous, drug-fueled relationship with Whitney Houston, the days leading up to Bobbi Kristina’s death and more. He made confessions that shocked viewers and Roberts alike. Brown, 47, recounted tales of cocaine binges, domestic abuse and his and Houston’s shortcomings as parents.
Below are the eight most shocking revelations Bobby Brown made during his “20/20” interview:
Bobby Bought a Georgia Mansion He Believes Was Haunted — And Had Sex With a Ghost:
While the emotional interview was largely meant to discuss Brown’s marriage, drug abuse and his daughter’s unexpected passing, he was able to touch on other subjects as well. During the discussion, the performer opened up to Roberts about a mansion he purchased in Georgia some time ago. He claimed the pricey pad was haunted, telling “20/20” viewers he learned that the hard way.
“I bought this mansion in Georgia. ... This was a really, really spooky place,” he said. “But yes, one time, I woke up, and yeah, a ghost. I was being mounted by a ghost.”
In Addition to His Relationship With Houston, Bobby Said He Was Intimate With Madonna and Janet Jackson:
He told Roberts he “wasn’t high” when either sexual encounter occurred, adding that both most certainly happened.
“I was not trippin’,” Bobby said.
The American Music Award-Winner Once Hit Houston:
During the interview, Brown opened up to Roberts about his past struggles with domestic violence. He told the “20/20” interviewer that he is hardly “a violent man,” but did strike his wife on one occasion. He admitted to having assaulted Houston in 2003, at which time he was reportedly charged with misdemeanor battery. Still, Bobby said he is no “woman-beater.”
“I’ve never been a violent man toward a woman ever,” he said.
Both Bobby and Houston Were Heavily Into Drugs During the Early Years of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Life:
Brown confessed that during his marriage to Houston, the pair would hide away in a wing of their mansion and do drugs. They would have nannies care for Bobbi Kristina, who was very young at the time, in an effort to ensure he never got to “see me or my wife in that type of situation.” Bobby added that they were doing drugs “every day.” They tried to get clean toward the end of their marriage in 2006, but struggled. He told Roberts, “it was terrible.”
He Was Not Responsible for Houston’s Addiction:
The “Candy Girl” singer slammed accusations that he got his ex-wife, who died in 2012, involved in drugs. He told Roberts that he was willing to accept his “part” in having fueled Houston’s drug habit, but maintained that he had no hand in getting her on drugs in the first place.
“It wasn’t me who started her,” he said during the “20/20” interview.
Bobby Feels That He and Houston “Could Have Been Better” Parents:
The father of three admitted that both he and Houston failed Bobbi Kristina as parents. He told Roberts they had a duty to their daughter, and “should have been better.”
Bobbi Kristina Was Slated to Move Out to Los Angeles to Be With Her Him:
Bobby shared never-before-heard details about the days leading up to Bobbi Kristina’s death with “20/20” viewers. He told Roberts that just two days before she was found face down in a bathtub inside her suburban Atlanta townhouse, Bobbi Kristina was slated to move to Los Angeles. The change of scenery was an effort for her to be closer to her father. Bobby broke down while talking about her foiled move, telling Roberts that he would do anything to “get those two days back.”
“The two days before what happened to my daughter, she was to come out here to Los Angeles to me,” he said through tears. “If I could get those two days back ... my daughter would be here. All I want is those two days back.”
Bobby Blames Nick Gordon for Both Deaths:
While Gordon’s lawyers continue to maintain his innocence, Bobby told Roberts that he is fairly certain Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend — believed to be a controlling force in her life — was responsible for her July 2015 death. He also blamed Gordon for Houston’s death three years prior, claiming that it was no coincidence that Gordon was present during both incidents.
“He knows what happened,” Bobby said. “I don’t know what happened that night. But he does.”
Further details about the topics touched on during Bobby's “20/20” interview can be found in his forthcoming memoir, “Every Little Step.” The book will be released on June 13.