In an exclusive interview, TODAY's Matt Lauer sat down with singer Bobby Brown in his first interview since the death of Whitney Houston. In the candid, no-holds-barred sit-down, Brown told Lauer, "I'm not the reason she's gone." Lauer also talked exclusively to three oF Brown's children who were close to Houston, Landon, Bobby Jr. and La'Princia, and Brown's fiancée, Alicia. The the first part of the interview aired on this morning's Today show and part 2 will air Thursday, May 3.
Brown, who says he's "very much clean and sober from narcotics," talked to Lauer about the last time he saw Houston, how he found out about her death, and why he was blamed for her drug use. He talked about his relationship with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and he addressed the recent rumors and controversy surrounding her personal life. He also discussed his side of the story regarding Houston's funeral and why he left the service early. Speaking publicly for the first time, three oF Brown's children and his fiancée tell Lauer how they feel about the media's portrayal oF Brown.
View Part One of the exclusive interview below.