Emotional abuse and drug addiction marked Whitney Houston’s marriage to Bobby Brown, the singer says. “He spit on me,” Houston recalled in the first part of a tell-all interview with Oprah, broadcast today. She described their intense drug habits: Brown a full-blown, “mean” alcoholic, and Houston mixing marijuana and cocaine. "You put cocaine in your marijuana, you lace it, you smoke it," she said.
Houston also said that Brown hit her once, but she was no doormat: “I took the phone and I hit him over the head with it.” She said she thinks Brown’s alcoholism was fueled by insecurities over her success in the early '90s. “I think somewhere inside, something happens to a man, when a woman has that much control," she said. "He was really mean… I would become this little girl, I wouldn't say anything."