Bobby Brown's bombshells: Every Little Step recounts explicit stories, allegations about Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown's new book, a memoir titled Every Little Step, is filled with explicit stories of sex, drugs and violence, and includes allegations about the late Whitney Houston ranging from smoking pot with their then-teenage daughter to having an affair with Tupac Shakur.

Singer sidesteps blame in memoir: daughter, ex-wife 'lost on their watch, not mine'

Singer Whitney Houston, left, with daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Bobby Brown, in his new memoir, Every Little Step, places blame for their deaths squarely on Houston's family. (Dan Steinberg/Associated Press)

In a book filled with explicit stories of sex, drugs and violence, Bobby Brown's memoir includes allegations about the late Whitney Houston ranging from smoking pot with their then-teenage daughter to having an affair with Tupac Shakur.

In Every Little Step, Brown describes in detail his tumultuous years with Houston and the estrangement from their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, after their divorce.

Singer Bobby Brown claimed his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home in January 2015. (Joe Giblin/Associated Press)

He disputes reports that he was responsible for Houston's drug problems and harshly criticizes her family and others around her for keeping him from their daughter.

Houston died in 2012, and Bobbi Kristina died last year. 

Every Little Step comes out June 13. The Associated Press bought a copy Wednesday.

The 322-page book follows Brown's life from growing up in Roxbury, Mass., and his rise as a child star with New Edition to such platinum-selling solo albums as Don't Be Cruel and his time with Houston and his current wife, Alicia Etheredge-Brown.

The book includes testimonials from family members and such professional colleagues as Ralph Tresvant of New Edition and Don't Be Cruel co-producer Kenneth [Babyface] Edmonds.

Whitney Houston is seen with then-husband Bobby Brown in 1997. The couple divorced in 2007. (Rene Macura/Associated Press)

Brown, 47, writes in detail about his "bad boy" behaviour: his many sexual affairs, with Janet Jackson and Madonna among his alleged partners; about his drug problems, which he says are now behind him, and his encounters with the law.

Family feud

But he also pushes back against allegations that he was a corrupting influence on Houston. He writes that she was using cocaine before he was and continued to use drugs after he had cleaned up.

He contends that she did her "share of cheating" with "quite a few of the producers and artists" she worked with, and names one ex-lover, the late Tupac Shakur.

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston struggled with drug addiction, physical abuse and a pile of legal problems during their 15-year marriage. (Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Brown's daughter from his relationship with Kim Ward, LaPrincia Brown, alleges in the book that she was in a car with Houston, Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon, Bobbi's boyfriend at the time; when "things got real strange."

"They all started smoking pot together," she recalled. "Yes, she [Houston] was smoking with them."

Bobby Brown has feuded with Whitney Houston's family and alleges they orchestrated a campaign to keep him from his daughter Bobbi Kristina after Houston's death. (Jordan Strauss/Associated Press)

Brown has feuded with Houston's mother, singer Cissy Houston, and other in-laws, and alleges a public "orchestration" designed to keep him from Bobbi Kristina and seal his "nefarious" reputation.

Responding to "the offensive, pointing fingers" at him, he writes, "Both Whitney and Kristi had been tragically lost on their watch, not mine."

Bobby Brown attended Whitney Houston's funeral in 2012, but left early during the ceremony. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

In recent weeks, Brown has made a host of attention-grabbing statements in interviews prior to his memoir's release, including claiming to US Weekly that Grammy-winning singer Houston was bisexual and had a same-sex relationship with her best friend Robyn Crawford. He also blamed family friend Gordon for the deaths of Houston and their daughter during his interview with 20/20.