ABC/ Rick RowellBobby Brown’s explosive new tell-all memoir, Every Little Step, arrives today. But the book already has been the subject of social media scuttlebutt and much scrutiny – most notably for stories about his ex-wife, the late music icon Whitney Houston.
Some of Whitney’s fans believe he is tarnishing her once-pristine image. Even Whitney’s 82-year old mother, Cissy Houston, has joined the fray – saying that she found Brown’s recent interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts “disappointing,” “disturbing,” and “untrue.”
“I can’t help that my truth might upset them, but my truth is my truth and I can only live by that,” the Grammy Award winning crooner’s tells ABC Radio.
“They’re not walking in my shoes, so they don’t know what I’ve experienced,” Brown says about people doubting the validity of his memoir, written with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nick Chiles. “If they know any different than I do, then they should’ve wrote a book. I wrote the book for me.”
The former New Edition frontman said writing the autobiography was cathartic. “It was therapy, definitely therapy for me. In order to move on with life, I had to get all the cobwebs out — everything that I, not regret but that was weighing me down from being a better man; and I think just getting it out was therapeutic,” Brown says.
“Overall, I just want people to understand that I’ve been through ups and downs and I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve been through ups and down and I’m moving forward with my life,” he says. “I’m only getting better and I’m only going to do better things and I’m only going to be a better man from this situation and I’m just grateful.”
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