The Bad Boy of R&B is back with a heavy heart…
Bobby Brown Debuts New Single “Don’t Let Me Die” Dedicated To Whitney Houston
People will call it calculated and opportunistic, Bobby Brown releasing a single about Whitney Houston three months after his ex-wife’s death.
But then you consider the lyrics and depth of “Don’t Let Me Die,” which Bobby performed on Wednesday’s episode of “Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and this is Bobby at his realest and rawest, the New Edition bad-boy humbled.
Brown stood onstage Wednesday, bathed in blue light, singing about the woman he loved, the woman he lost.
“I didn’t realize that every breath I took was from you,” he sang. “You were my air.”
Bobby and Whitney were married from 1992 until 2007. The couple had one daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who’s now 19.
The marriage was marred by erratic behavior and drug abuse.
The two split up. Things unraveled. Bobby drifted away from his ex-wife and daughter.
Eventually, the drug abuse claimed the “Queen of Pop.” Following Whitney’s death in February, some of her relatives didn’t want Brown at her funeral.
Bobby was invited, but left over a seating snafu.
Maybe music was the proper venue for Brown’s goodbye, anyway. The lyrics for “Don’t Let Me Die” address his missteps and stumbles.
Yes, Bobby loved Whitney. Sure, he’s probably still hurting. But something about this just smells WRONG!
Judge for yourself.
Hit the flip to hear Bobby’s new tune.
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