Who killed Whitney Houston? Bobby Brown blames his daughter's drug-supplying boyfriend Nick Gordon
Singer Bobby Brown opened a Pandora's box after he said in a recent interview that he believes that it was Nick Gordon who "definitely" provided the drugs that ultimately killed Houston. Gordon was his daughter Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend at the time. Opening up about the loss of his ex-wife Whitney Houston and children, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Bobby Brown Jr, the Grammy-winning singer spoke about a lot of 'heavy' topics.
In an episode of 'Red Table Talk' published on Facebook this week, Brown was in conversation with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. He was discussing the recent loss of his son, Bobby Brown Jr in November 2020. In the episode, he also spoke about his ex-wife and daughter's drug-related deaths.
When asked if he believes there was “foul play” involved in Houston’s death, the singer explained his stance. In February 2012, the then 48-year-old Houston was found dead in a bathtub in the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. Her death was found to be an accident. Three years later, in 2015, Houston’s daughter with Brown, Bobbi Kristina, was also found in a bathtub - "tragic circumstances that eerily mirrored her mother’s death," host Jada Pinkett Smith put it. After spending several months in a coma, she died at the age of 22.
During the interview on 'Red Table Talk', Brown spoke about how he believed that it was Bobbi Kristina’s former boyfriend Nick Gordon who had a role to play in his ex-wife's death. Gordon was found liable for Bobbi Kristina's demise in a wrongful death lawsuit.
“He was the only one there with both situations, with my ex-wife and with my daughter, and they both died the same way,” Brown told Pinkett Smith and her co-hosts.
Smith asked Brown if he believed that Gordon "killed Whitney". "I believe so," Brown said. He added that he believes Gordon provided both Houston and Bobbi Kristina with drugs that led to their deaths. "This is my opinion of who I think this young man was," he said. "Being around my daughter and being around my ex-wife, I think he was more so a provider of, you know, party favors." Gordon died in 2020 from a heroin overdose, at age 30, on January 1, 2020.
Speaking of his dead son, who died of an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol in November 2020, Brown said, "Losing (my son) was very, very unexpected, just like losing my daughter. We were just in the studio two nights before. It was something that hit me really, really hard. He was a musician, played piano, played drums, he was a great writer. He was a teacher and learner. He learned from everybody that he was around and he taught just as much as he learned."
"He was someone that I just admired as a young man and how he grew up. He just wanted to be a part of something that was going to be special. His smile, when he smiled, he just brightened up a room."
He also spoke about domestic violence on the show, particularly of that in Kristina and Gordon's relationship. "I didn’t see it and she didn’t tell me about it,” Brown said, admitting that he and his daughter didn’t spend as much time together after Houston’s death as maybe they should have. "People need to start speaking up if they see someone in a situation like that [suffering through domestic violence]. Help them,” he said. “All it takes is one phone call.”