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Lately, R & B singer Bobby Brown has been making more news on the police blotter than on the pop charts. He was arrested for drunken driving in April (an Oct. 25 court date in Georgia is scheduled), and on Aug. 17 he crashed a Porsche belonging to his wife, Whitney Houston, into a Hollywood, Fla., street sign (the cause of the accident is being investigated). Now Brown, 27, hopes to rebound by reuniting with his former group New Edition for a new album, Home Again (MCA), and a tour.
Why does trouble seem to follow you?
So many stories are made up, I tend to start believing them. It's like, "Damn, when did I do that?" I wonder to my wife, "Honey, where was I that day? Maybe I snuck away from you for a few hours?"
But it's okay. God knows me, my wife knows me, my kids know me, so whatever anyone says about me goes in one ear and out the other.
What are the misconceptions about you?
That I'm a womanizer. That I cheat on my wife. And that I'm a troublemaker. I don't start trouble, but if a man disrespects me, then he better be prepared to defend himself. My father taught me that if I was ever disrespected by another man, then that man has to apologize to me as a man or I'll have to make him apologize.
Are you and Whitney separated?
Just like any other couple, we have our disputes, but there's never been a separation or anything like that. We fight about little things, like, "Why'd you come in at 3 o'clock last night?" Like that. I tell her the truth. The truth shall set you free.
I would have liked to meet my wife a lot earlier.