A new book about Bobby Brown hit the shelves yesterday called “Bobby Brown: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But …” Brown originally participated with the author, Derrick Handspike, of the now-unauthorized biography by doing interviews and co-writing sections, but the collaboration went sour eventually.
MTV reports, the book reveals the full extent of the turmoil in Brown’s personal life, but also depicts him as a very compassionate, honest person with a lot of regrets. Here’s a few choice bits from the MTV article.
On cocaine addiction: “”I had a desk like Scarface’s in my room, and I kept [cocaine] piled up on it,” Brown told Handspike. “Every time I walked past my desk, I’d make a line of coke from one end to the other. I’d take a straw and snort a line the same way Scarface did it in the movie. You couldn’t tell me nothing. I felt like I was Tony Montana! The world was mine! I never had to look for coke; I kept it plentiful. There was times when I went on my binges and would lock myself up in a room for days at a time just getting high.”
On domestic disturbances: “”I mean, I’m guilty of getting upset and flying off the handle a little. I was known to throw a bottle or two at a wall or something. Things that I’d regret, I would be responsible for cleaning up or having the wall repaired. What people fail to realize is that Whitney is no punk. She definitely knows how to handle and defend herself in situations that could have potentially been violent. Some of the stories in the media made me out to be like Ike Turner, when that wasn’t my character.”
On Whitney joking about her “being more white than black” to the public: “I never understood how she felt like this when she was more ‘Negro’ than I am. Not African-American, but more ‘Negro’ than I could ever be. That is one of the reasons why I always loved her so much, because she was so real.”