In part 2 of Matt Lauer‘s exclusive interview with Bobby Brown, he dishes on what happened the day of Whitney’s funeral that caused him to leave early. He speaks on trying to contact Whitney’s mom Cissy Houston and how daughter Bobbi Kristina is coping. Three of his children from other relationship as well as his fiancee also joined in the interview to defend Brown’s image and provide their own thoughts on the matter.
On attending Whitney’s funeral but leaving after an altercation with security Bobby says, “They [Houston Family] definitely wanted me there. It wasn’t that I wasn’t invited, I was invited, so just coming to pay respects for my ex-wife they would not hold me from, that’s not the kind of family the Houston family is. Their a great family and I appreciate them very much.”
“Whoever the security was that was there asked that I have, what they called “my entourage”, which was my children, sit somewhere else. We had to sit apart and I was not willing to sit away from my children so after the third time them coming to me I felt a little disrespected by the security that was there. I decided that it would be best if I just left, I kissed the casket and me and my children left the building.”
On whether he feels Cissy Houston is not willing to speak to him after unsuccessfully being able to contact her, “I wouldn’t say that. I know she’s going through it deeply deeply going through it. She lost her only daughter. I’m here anytime she wants to talk. I’m here.”
Although he admits to having a cocktail from time to time, on being sober Brown says, ” I am 7 years clean from narcotics. I’m living the life I want to live.”
In an exclusive first interview since Whitney Houston‘s passing, Bobby Brown tells NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I am not the reason she’s gone.”
In the sit down, set to air this Wednesday, he speaks on how he found out about Whitney’s passing, being blamed for her drug use and the current state of the relationship with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Brown who says he’s “very much clean and sober from narcotics,” remembers the last time he saw Houston before she died. He says, ” [she] had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible. I’m saying to myself, you know, ‘She must be … she must be doing really well,’ because she looked really well. [she] looked like she was in a good place.”
On the l earning she had passed he went on to say, “I was hurt. I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years, I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know, listen, it’s a hard fight. It’s a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety that way.”
DMX‘s wife Tashera Simmons speaks with the money team about the state of their marriage. She talks how VH1 approach them with the idea of ‘Couples Therapy’, verbal abuse, infidelity, the effects its had on their children, how the entertainment industry changed DMX and writing a book about, ‘Findng Tashera’.
During a recent interview with PEOPLE, for their special double edition, new mom Beyonce reveals she feels more beautiful since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” says PEOPLE’s 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”
The mom gushes, “She’s just the cutest thing,” gushes Beyoncé.
When asked who does her daughter resemble most, “She looks like Blue. She’s her own person,” says Beyoncé. “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she adds. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
Nicki Minaj made a fun appearance on the UK’s ‘Graham Norton show’ to discuss recently deleting her twitter account, her fashion sense, working with Madonna and becoming the Nicki Minaj we have come to know now. The interview was quite entertaining, one of Nicki’s interviews to date.
The crowd was too cute singing along to “Beez In A Trap”.
While down under in Australia to promote her first feature film, ‘Battleship’, Rihanna walks off during an interview session when a reporter begins to ask questions about her personal life. She briefly speaks about her latest role and future roles.
Although not shown, after being probed about her love life she abruptly ends the interview and walks off. I guess, the reporter didn’t catch the clue when she says she gets annoyed when asked questions about her love life and relationships, if any.
During her recent interview with Nightline’s Juju Chang, Nicki Minaj addresses how she feels about those Lady Gaga comparisons.
When asked if she’s offended at constant comparisons between herself and Gaga she says,
“Offended? No. Urkes me, yeah. First of all, I’m a rapper. I’m from South Jamaica, Queens. What are the similarities?… Wigs? Every female in this game wears wigs. ‘Over-the-top costumes?’ Ehh. Try again. It’s getting tired now though, to me. In the beginning I was like, okay, it’s cool, hahaha, when they get to know me they’ll understand me. Gaga is a fantastic artist. She’s paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. But I feel like I have my own lane. And we never cross, ever!”
Guess the eccentric costumes, animated theatrics and multiple personalities aren’t enough to warrant a comparison.
Nicki Minaj stopped by the ‘Today Show’ Friday morning to perform two singles off her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’. She performed hit single “Starships” along with new single “Right By My Side”, which is already climbing up the charts.
Kim Kardashian joined Ann Curry on the ‘Today Show’ Friday morning to discuss some more recent news in her life. For starters the now infamous “flour bomb” incident from a PETA supporter, her divorce update from NBA player Kris Humphries and the burning question on everyone’s mind at the moment, is she currently dating Kanye West? It was only 24 hours that the rapper professed his love in new single, “Theraflu”, after all.
Ann wasted no time asking Kim about Kanye. She says, “I completely respect and understand that you have to ask these questions, but as I’ve said before, Kanye and I have been friends for years,” she said before adding, “You know, you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. So … I like the song!”
What happens when your famous best friend ask you to join her reality show? Ask Po Johnson. The break out reality star of VH1′s ‘LaLa’s Full Court Life’ recently got glam for PYNK Magazine and talked about her life in front of the camera, music and dating.
On accepting herself:
“You have to be like, “Fuck it, this is me. I like crawfish and crabs. I’m 5’4”. I’m from the south. I had a stuttering problem. And I want be a fucking artist. My name is po. Fuck you if you don’t like it.” Once you let those inhibitions go, everything else is irrelevant. I owe it to the audience that’s watching; I owe it to all those little girls; I owe it to all those people who feel like geeks and weirdos, I owe it to them to let them know that this is cool. You don’t have to be a part of the masses. What everyone sees on TV is me celebrating the fact that I’ve owned that. I’m not going to apologize for who I am, and I’m not going to apologize for who I want to be.”