Bobby Brown: Whitney Houston and I Failed Daughter Bobbi Kristina, ‘We Should Have Been Better’

Did Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston fail their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown? During a candid interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, Bobby discusses his daughter, her troubled life and her tragic July 2015 death.

“We could have been better,” the Every Little Step author tells Roberts in a preview of their 20/20 interview set to air on Tuesday, June 7. “We should have been better.”

Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown

After languishing in a coma for six months, Bobbi Kristina died at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015. The aspiring singer, who was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub that January, died from lobar pneumonia and a lack of oxygen, which resulted in brain damage. According to a toxicology report, Bobbi Kristina had a mix of alcohol and drugs in her system.

“It’s not a mystery to me the same thing that happened to my daughter is what happened to Whitney,” Bobby tells Roberts during the candid interview, referring to his ex-wife’s uncannily similar February 2012 death. “There is only one person around both occasions.”

Bobby refused to say Nick Gordon’s name during the interview. “He knows what happened,” he continues in the clip. “I don’t know what happened that night, but he does.”

Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Brown
Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Brown Frank Mullen/WireImage

Bobby, along with Bobbi Kristina’s conservator Bedelia Hargrove, has since filed a $10 million wrongful death suit against Gordon, Bobbi Kristina’s controversial love. In the lawsuit, Gordon is accused of allegedly having abused Bobbi Kristina as well as injecting her with a toxic mixture of drugs that ultimately led to her death. Gordon’s lawyer later released a counterstatement calling the claims “slanderous and meritless.”

Watch the preview above. Bobby’s interview with Robin Roberts airs on ABC Tuesday, June 7, at 10 p.m. ET.

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