Bebe, who’s real name is Benjamin Winans is a member of the famous Winans family, in which most members are also gospel artists. In addition to his new book, he is also starring in a new play.
In an interview with Christian Post , the Gospel and R & B singer got candid about his friend, Whitney Houston, who died earlier this year. When questioned about Booby Brown’s influence on Whitney’s life and whether he changed her, he answers:
I think to answer that correctly [you have to ask] “do people change in a relationship?” Yea, I think we all change especially in marriage. Sometimes we change because we want to and the older you get, you evolve. So the Whitney of 45 was different from the Whitney of 25.
Yet and still the honest answer for everything is [she was] grown. We respected each other’s opinions but yet and still we gave each other space because you’re an adult and you can choose to do what you want to do.
So in that freedom, Whitney, just like any of us, made some good choices and made some bad choices. But when it comes to Bobby Brown particularly, I don’t think he is deserving of any blame because Whitney – I believe I said in the book in the beginning – as sophisticated as she was, she was unruly. She was defiant. When she made up her mind, she made up her mind. So that was way before Bobby.
Were there good years? Yes. Were there good times? Yes. But in any situation, in any marriage you’re going to have dark times and bad times, and something I wrote for the wedding and sang at the wedding addressed those issues.
It sounds like Bebe loved his friend but is also very clear about who she was and he is not going to try and sugar coat the truth. It looks like the book will make an interesting read.