Bobby Brown’s new memoir, Every Little Step, hit the bookshelves yesterday, and based on early readings of the book, it definitely has some wild stories. Detailing his relationship with Whitney Houston, his own affairs, and his sex life, one of the more bizarre stories include his first brush with drugs.
According to Uproxx, Bobby Brown recounts in his memoir the time he found out that his mother was a drug dealer: he accidentally made fried chicken with cocaine having mistaken the powdery white substance for flour.
So I decided to use the large bag of flour I found in the freezer to make some fried chicken. I got the chicken parts out of the refrigerator and covered a bunch of pieces in the flour. Then I dropped them in a pan of sizzling oil. I was 10. So I didn’t realize the strangely pungent smell emanating from the pan. When the chicken pieces were nice and brown, I figured I was done. After I had taken a few bites and feeling weirder with each bite, my mother walked in the door. At first she was smiling at the idea that her little Bobby had made dinner. Then her gaze swept across the kitchen as she got hit with the full brunt of the scene, the smell, the mess, the powder. With horror, she realized what I had done. I fried chicken in her cocaine — a radical new addition to the family’s culinary offerings. Cocaine chicken.
There apparently were obvious signs that pointed towards the fact that his mother dealt drugs. For example, their Orchard Park projects apartment door was replaced with a metal one; Brown thought that his parents were just “petrified of the Jehovah’s Witnesses because of how they scurried whenever the missionaries came knocking.” While it was never confirmed by his mother that the “flour” was actually cocaine, but young Bobby figured it out eventually.
Every Little Step, written with Nick Chiles, is now available in bookstores everywhere.