The last few months haven't been easy for Bobby Brown, but he's channeling that negative energy into something positive. The multi-platinum selling artist is said to be writing a memoir which will tell his life story. Publishers have shared exclusive details about the book, promising that Bobby, 46, will hold nothing back.
According to a statement issued to the Associated Press (via ABC News), the "Every Little Thing" singer signed on to write the book, which is being called "My Prerogative," right before his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died July 26. Dey Street Books said he found working on the book after losing his 22-year-old daughter "therapeutic," providing him with an outlet for his pain. The statement also claims it helped open his eyes to just how blessed he really is, despite the many unfortunate situations he's encountered during his lifetime.
According to AP, "My Prerogative" will span the entirety of Bobby's life, but will strongly focus on his high-profile relationship with singer Whitney Houston, who was 48 at the time of her death in 2012. Dey Street Books told fans the book will "tell the full story of his life and set the record straight about his relationship with Whitney Houston."
"'My Prerogative' is the story of a man who has been on the top of the mountain and in the depths of the valley and who is now finally ready to talk about his career and family life, from the passion and the excess to his creative inspirations and massive musical success," the publisher's statement read.
Bobby has said he is hopeful his fans will enjoy the book as much as he is enjoying writing it. He added that he has been more "honest and open" in the memoir than he has been in his entire life. Dey Street Books backed that statement, calling "My Prerogative" a "raw and unvarnished" account of the singer's life.
In addition to working to get his memoir done Bobby and his family are caught in the midst of a nasty legal battle with Nick Gordon, his late daughter's ex-boyfriend. Bedelia C. Hargrove, Bobbi Kristina's conservator, filed a lawsuit against Gordon, 25, in August claiming that he is at least partially to blame for her client's death. The documents state that the accused returned home on Jan. 31 after a long night of cocaine use and partying with another woman by his side. He and Bobbi Kristina are said to have gotten into a heated argument, at which time he allegedly administered a "toxic cocktail" that caused her to lose consciousness. New reports claim she was injected with the deadly mixture and physically abused by Gordon. He is said to have then moved her to the bathtub, where she was found facedown in a few inches of water. The lawsuit also claims Gordon was controlling of Bobbi Kristina throughout their relationship, limiting her contact with other men and stole large quantities of money from her.
Gordon's legal team has announced plans to fight the case, maintaining that he is innocent. They have called all claims made against their client untrue and dismissing the case as "financially prejudiced." Gordon's lawyers said Bobbi Kristina's celebrity prowess has drawn media attention on a national and international scale adding that the case clearly favors her side to win.
"My Prerogative" is slated for release in June 2016.