Bobby Brown’s oldest son, Landon Brown, expressed regret over a 2008 tabloid interview he gave about his former stepmother, Whitney Houston. Speaking with Always A List, Landon reveals how hurt Whitney was once she found out about the interview. Landon also expressed how much he misses his sister, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
On the infamous National Enquirer story “Stepson: Life with Whitney Houston Was A Nightmare”:
“I was a newbie to the media then and didn’t understand the way they could distort your words to make a story more interesting. I told a story about my childhood being tough, because I didn’t get to spend as much time with my sister as I wanted to. I said that the people around Whitney kept me from her claiming she needed room to breathe. Whitney wanted nothing more than for me to be a big brother to my sister! It sounds ridiculous for someone to be in love with my father, but want to keep his son away from his daughter.”
On Whitney Houston calling him after the story was published:
“You know that terrible feeling like your heart just dropped to your ankles? That’s how I felt when she called me about the interview! I had to explain to someone who treated me like her own that I didn’t realize someone would flip my words to make a story juicy. Before I could finish explaining, she laughed and said she understood. She told me that ‘it happens’ and ‘it’ll happen again one day.’”
As for not calling Whitney “mom”:
“She treated me like her own son and constantly told me how much she respected my mother,” he expressed, before adding: “But Whitney wanted me to call her mom!”
Landon remembered an incident when Whitney and his mom, Melika Williams were together and he felt awkward about calling both of them “mom” while they were in the same room. Landon’s obvious avoidance of referring to Whitney as his “mom” hurt her feelings.
“I playfully called her ‘lady.’ I was like, ‘Hey lady, you want some cake?’ I just wasn’t sure if I should call them both mom or if that would make my mother feel a lil uncomfortable. I thought it was nothing until she called me later that night after the festivities asking why I didn’t call her mom. I was a lil shocked. I thought it was a strange moment, but nothing she’d remember. I felt like a jerk! I still didn’t know what I should’ve done in that situation, but for some reason I felt wrong. I know it really hurt her when my sister called shortly after asking what had I done cause [Whitney] was upset.
I explained what happened and my sister laughed at me and told me you should’ve just called her mom you know you have more than one! That made me really feel terrible that my youngest sister saw the answer so clearly! I love my mothers and my siblings and I would never want to be the guy to slander their names.”
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