Singer Bobby Brown has revealed he blames his late daughter Bobbi Kristina's ex-fiance for "killing" her and her mother Whitney Houston by providing them with dangerous drugs.
On an episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith's Facebook show Red Table Talk, the singer spoke candidly about the death of his ex-wife and daughter, insisting there was foul play involved with both of their untimely demises.
Bobby named Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's ex-fiance who also died of a drug overdose in 2020, as having "definitely" supplied his daughter and Whitney with "party favours", adding "he was the only one there in both situations".
"They both died the same way," Bobby continued. Whitney and Bobbi Kristina were both discovered unresponsive in the bath nearly five years apart. Whitney died in 2012 at the age of 48 after drowning while under the influence of cocaine. Her 22-year-old daughter died in 2015 and also had cocaine in her system, as well as alcohol, morphine, and other prescription drugs.
When asked by Willow Smith "you think that he killed Whitney as well?" Bobby replied: "I believe so."
Bobby said he had planned on confronting Nick about his role in Whitney and Bobbi Kristina's death, but Nick died while Bobby was in rehab and he didn't get a chance.
In 2016, a judge in a civil case ruled Nick was liable for Bobbi Kristina's death after a lawsuit alleged he was physically abusive, had stolen money from her and ultimately gave her a cocktail of drugs which rendered her unconscious before she was put in the bath, according to the LA Times.
No criminal charges were laid against Nick, but he was ordered to pay more than US$36 million in damages.
"She, unfortunately, was stuck in an abusive relationship with a man - with a boy, I should say - that basically controlled her to the point where her life was taken," Bobby said.
Nick was unofficially adopted by Whitney at the age of 12 and raised as a brother to Bobbi Kristina, who he became romantically involved with after Whitney's death. Nick was banned from attending Bobbi Kristina's funeral and burial.