How Suge Knight Allegedly Saved Bobby Brown's Life After a Hit Was Put out on Him
Suge Knight worked as Bobby Brown’s bodyguard during the height of his career in the 1980s, considered a “problem solver,” Suge once helped prevent drug dealers making an example of Bobby.
An ex-LAPD officer, Reggie White Jr. revealed details about the hit that got ordered on Bobby, during an interview with Vlad TV in June 2019.
During the late 1980s, Bobby’s fame stretched far and wide, as his stardom grew, so did his appetite for cocaine. When he failed to pay his due with the dealer, they put out a hit on him.
However, Suge made sure nothing would come of the threat against Bobby’s life, as Reggie said, “But Bobby was on that- snorting that stuff- and he owed some drug money, some street money to somebody and Suge went and talked to the dudes, and it (the ordered hit on Bobby) went away.”
But Reggie also believed that Suge had help from the legendary promoter, Al Haymon, to make sure that Bobby continued to have a successful tour.
“Knowing Suge and Al Hayman, they may have even given them some money. It wasn’t like, he called and apologized, LOL…you know. Everybody got gangstas! And if you in the game like that, you got some hitters with you. That’s how the story goes,” he said.
While Bobby had no shortage in funds to pay for his habit, the issue for the dealer wasn’t about non-payment, but over respect.
“Sometimes people don’t want your money; it’s about the respect. Sometimes ‘You have dissed me enough, to where I gotta do this to you,” Reggie added.
In 1995, Bobby Brown had a much closer encounter with death. With Bobby and his friend, Steven Sealy about to leave the Biarritz Lounge, a block from where Bobby grew up in Orchard Park project where he had been signing autographs, they had multiple shots fired at them.
Steven sat in Bobby’s Bently at the time and sustained several gunshot wounds from which he died. Bobby escaped the incident unharmed.
The loss of a loved one and drugs showed up in other areas of Bobby’s life as well. In 2012, Whitney Houston died after what the coroner ruled as an accidental drowning, in part due to the effects of “cocaine use.”
The couple shared a marriage from 1992 to 2007, and Bobby refused to believe that drugs played a part in Whitney’s death.
"I don't think (Whitney) died from drugs. She was really working hard on herself to try to be a sober person," Bobby told Rolling Stone in 2018.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office revealed in 2012 that the toxicology test found, Xanax the anti-anxiety drug, marijuana, Flexeril the muscle relaxant, and the allergy medicine Benadryl in her system.
Three years later Bobby also had to deal with the death of his daughter, who died months after being found non-responsive in the bathtub of her Atlanta home. 22-years old at the time of her death, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy showed that immersion and drug intoxication caused brain damage and pneumonia that led to her death.
Although Nick Gordon, Bobbi’s boyfriend at the time, legally got seen as responsible for her death, he didn’t get charged with a crime.
In May 2019, the comedian Chris Rock got on Bobby’s wrong side with an update on social media. Chris made a comment about his ex-wife, and Bobby did not hesitate in slamming Chris for his “crack” joke about Whitney Houston, while others also expressed their disappointment with his post.