Bobby Brown has always been my favorite New Edition member. Not only was he the most charismatic, but he was the most unpredictable of them all. Yeah, Ralph may have had a soft sexy voice, Mike had that northern swagga on lock, Ricky had a nice smile and Ronnie had… well he had a nice juicy curl…But it was Bobby who kept MY attention on lock.
When Bobby and Whitney hit Atlanta back in the 90’s it was even more evident that he was the one to watch. Bombarded by legal issues concerning child support cases, D.U.I.’s, and whatever else…Bobby never left the spotlight even when he wasn’t performing. I dunno what it was about him, but I was always silently rooting for his return. While the media bashed him for ruining Whitney, I always knew in my heart that Whitney shared responsibility in that downfall.
When Whitney appeared on Oprah she seemed to blame Bobby for all her setbacks. It got me to thinking about all the times I could have blamed my ex *cough* ex(es) for the things that have gone wrong in my life. It wouldn’t have mattered. I still had to take responsibility for my own actions. I’m of the belief that the first step to moving forward is admitting that you made your own decisions and I see Whitney as seeking someone to blame.
Bobby, during his episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, didn’t blame Whitney at all for his failures. In fact, he seemed quite content in his current situation. From being flat broke after his separation and subsequent divorce from Whitney, to finding a new love, Bobby admitted his faults. In VH1’s coverage, they even showed the clip Karrine “Superhead” Steffans’ posted on YouTube of Brown sleeping on her couch during his lowest moments:
Even after being backstabbed by someone he considered a friend, Bobby still seemed to keep a level head. Bobby has since moved on to a new woman and recently added a new child to the Brown clan. No one knows what happened during the course of his and Whitney’s relationship but the two of them, but it would be a smart decision to take all the blame off of Bobby.
In case you missed it, check out the full episode of VH1’s Behind the Music: Bobby Brown below:
VH1’s Behind The Music: Bobby Brown (Part 1)
VH1’s Behind The Music: Bobby Brown (Part 2)
VH1’s Behind The Music: Bobby Brown (Part 3)
VH1’s Behind The Music: Bobby Brown (Part 4)
VH1’s Behind The Music: Bobby Brown (Part 5)
VH1’s Behind The Music: Bobby Brown (Part 6)