Bobby Brown has finally dropped his long-awaited tell-all autobiography, titled Being Bobby Brown: The Truth and Nothing But …, after several delays.
In the new book, which the singer penned alongside writer Derrick Handspike, he speaks candidly about a number of topics, including his marriage to pop star Whitney Houston, as well as an affair with Janet Jackson.
AOL’s BlackVoices.com(BV) obtained an early copy of the book. Here’s what he wrote about his alleged encounter with Michael Jackson’s sister Janet.
“I can recall that I started drinking heavily when Janet Jackson and I broke up,” Brown wrote, according to BV. “Before I met Janet I would never drink hard liquor, I only drank beer. But after our break up, I started drinking hard liquor abundantly. I took the way our relationship ended very hard. Not to say we were head over heels in love, but she was someone I had a lot of feelings for. Besides, we were young and naive. I was only about 19 or 20 years old. Young love is no joke!”
After the media took notice of the book after bits were leaked — such as another affair with Madonna, and a physical altercation with Usher — Brown seemed to have a change of heart.
“Bobby called me the morning the story broke in the media and he was baffled! He was confused! His voice was all low and he sounded wounded,” the author told BV. “I had never heard him like that before.”
“First of all, he wanted to know how the story got leaked into the press,” he continued. “Second, he was dealing with how Whitney and their [daughter] Bobbi Kris were feeling about yet another negative outburst of publicity drama about their family, and this time it was rightfully caused by him.”
Handspike said the two parted ways before its release after he had to deal with stalling on the part of Brown.
“Inconspicuously, Bobby started stalling,” Handspike revealed. “The first sign of the fact that was unfolding daily was when he let our first release date of May 13 that we set come and go! He showed no signs of finalizing an agreement. When he let our second release date of June 1 roll around and we still hadn’t reached an agreement, it became transparent.”
According to the writer, Houston paid Brown to not be involved in the book’s release, and Brown agreed because he and his ex-wife had finally begun to be friends again. However, Handspike went ahead anyway. His decision was for business reasons, nothing more, he said.
Now, it’s out, and is dubbed an “unauthorized autobiography.” It is available in bookstores everywhere, via Down South Books.