Everyone has been talking around the physical and virtual watercoolers about BET’s two-night event, The Bobby Brown Story, starring Woody McClain. The biopic revealed some harsh statements from Brown’s point of view, mainly where his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, was concerned. From showing Houston (portrayed by Gabrielle Dennis) allowing their daughter, Bobbi Kristina (Donshae Hopkins), to smoke in her presence, to showing Houston refusing to give up cocaine, Brown went to severe lengths to paint Houston as the absolute villain in his life. However, Brown’s sister, Leolah Brown Muhammad, says the entire biopic is fake.
“THE FAKEST MOVIE I EVER SEEN!” she wrote on Facebook (as reported by Vibe), also calling Brown’s current wife, Alicia Etheridge, a liar. “I’M WONDERING WHAT IS THE MOTIVE FOR ALL THIS? I READ WELL THOUGH…AND TRUST I’M NOT DUMB!”
Muhammad also alleges that she wants to kill Brown. “LISTEN, ALICIA IF YOU THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO KILL MY BROTHER AND GET AWAY WITH IT GUESS WHAT…ALL I CAN SAY IS YOU BETTER STAY PRAYED UP!”
“BOBBY WHY DID YOU LET ALICIA LIE LIKE THAT IN THAT MOVIE AND SAY SHE WELCOMED YOUR WHOLE FAMILY INTO HER LIFE!!!??? AND THIS B***H LITERALLY WITHOUT A LITTLE EXAGGERATION HATES FOR ABSOLUTELY NO REASON EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT CARRIES YOUR BLOOD!!!???” she wrote, also alleging that Etheridge wouldn’t give money to pay for Brown and Muhammad’s mother’s medicine.
Muhammad also wrote on Facebook how Houston wasn’t the villain she was portrayed to be in the biopic.
“(W)hy lie or allow THEM to lie and make Whitney look so bad. Yes Whitney was feisty! But…but SHE LOVED BOBBY! AND SHE DID NOT DESERVE TO BE TALKED ABOUT LIKE THAT! AND THEN, TO ACTUALLY JUST STRAIGHT LIE ABOUT A BUNCH OF S**T IS WHAT I DONT LIKE…”
In fairness to Muhammad’s points, it’s a little tacky for the film to disparage Houston now that she can’t defend herself. But as for what we out of the loop think about Houston and Brown’s relationship, there are just still too many questions. Perhaps it’s best for all of us to respect Brown and Houston’s music and leave their legacies to the annals of history.