Bobby Brown dedicates 'Every Little Step' to U.S. troops
Bobby Brown performs with New Edition at Mohegan Sun Arena on February 18, 2012 in Uncasville, Connecticut.
May 28th, 2012
02:11 PM ET

Bobby Brown dedicates 'Every Little Step' to U.S. troops

Bobby Brown showed some patriotic spirit at a Memorial Day performance Monday morning for the "Today" show in New York City.

The 43-year-old singer, who is currently promoting his new album, "The Masterpiece," dedicated one of his most popular songs, “Every Little Step," to U.S. troops, some of whom were in the crowd.

Brown could be seen working hard to nail the corresponding dance moves to the ’89 hit, performing in his second show in two days.

He was reportedly coming from another Memorial Day concert that he and his group, New Edition, gave Sunday in Atlantic City.

The singer has also responded to questions about his recent single, “Don’t Let Me Die,” and whether or not it was a nod to his deceased ex-wife Whitney Houston.

“No,” he told “Access Hollywood.” “That song was written over seven to eight months, before her passing. The song is actually just about any type of relationship you get into where you never want to see that person that you care for ever leave you. Like, the line ‘Don’t let me die’ is ‘Don’t leave me alone,’ because I’m afraid to live without that person."

“The Masterpiece” drops on June 5.


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    August 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GRS62

    As a vet, I'd rather see Brown dedicate some of his earnings to vet organizations. Words and songs do little, other than to get media attention.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • maria

      he hasnt work this hard in years, and yes it would be nice to see him give , but he still got child support

      June 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bongo

    Wow. To the person who named a bunch of drugged out or previously celebrities, can I just add Eminem to the list? How many times did he mention taking drugs or beating on his ex-girl in his songs? Then comes 'love the way you lie' and people turned it into a huge hit. Yes he's talented, and yes he's still relevant today, but damn you guys make me sick.

    Eminems problems are in the past. So are Bobby Browns. One's got a great career today and the other's trying to build his back up. You gave Eminem the chance, then give Bobby his.

    May 29, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Troy

    I am amazed how some of you actually have the nerve to say that you want him to die. You say the Today's Show has reached an all time low for having Bobby Brown on... I say CNN has reach an all time low for allowing such hateful comments on their website!!!!

    May 29, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Whatever

    The same people bashing Bobby Brown for being a drug addicted loser with no right to give a salute to the troops are probably agree that Whitney Houston's rendition of the Star Bangled Banner is the gold standard by which others are measured. And yet, she was a drug addict too....

    May 29, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. vernon

    White America will always hate, therefore America will always be hated. Survey the world and you will see that America is the most hated country by far.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tim Krell

    Bobby Brown is a D-bag.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. hostilE^^

    In this blog's comments: multiple n.ig.gers pulling the Race Card. Self defense mechanism much?

    May 29, 2012 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. bern

    I wonder what the real LOSERS like John, Joker, Funny and the rest think about Demi Moore, Lindsey Lohan, Elvis, Sir Anthony Hopkins, First Lady Betty Ford, Keith Urban, river Phoenix, Gary Busey, Kate Moss, Courtney Love, Drew Barrymore...

    May 29, 2012 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. Really

    Geesh folks get a grip. You'd swear this man took something away from you....lol OR is it just because he's black? Silly me..we live in melting pot don't we...smh. And if the poster 'Reggie' is black....so is Ted Nugent

    May 29, 2012 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Anthony onoja

    I enjoy ur news n wish 2b a cnn journalist.keep up d gud wrk n God bless u

    May 29, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. yemi

    I thick we should all learn to forgive one another.bobby is trying to move on with his life.stop the hate people

    May 29, 2012 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. Danny

    I heard bobby and vanilla ice are going to go on tour together. Two irrelevant jokes in the music industry are better than one. At least the ice man is smart enough to know when its over, I guess bobby needs that crack money.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bronco

    Its the thought that counts; no matter blatent promotional attempt

    May 29, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Joker

      The thought was $ to Bobby and nothing else. The Today show hit a new low having that garbage on.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bobby S.

    You may not like him , but it is about our service men and women! Shame on all of you for making it about one person! Show some respect.

    May 28, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy J

      Memorial day is about the troops, past and present. Sadly the Today show disrespected them having a drug abusing media hounding loser on.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  16. Funny

    Bobby Brown is a drugged out joke. Having money or once having money, doesn't change him.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. charmel

    AS I READ MORE OF YOU GUYS PETTY COMMENTS ITS JUST SAD HOW YOU TALK ABOUT B. BROWN WE ALL HAVE OUR DOWN FALLS SOME NOT SO GOOD BUT THATS WHY WE HAVE CHANGE SO WHAT ABOUT WHAT HE MAY HAVE DONE WE ALL INCLUDING YOU DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE I LOVE BOBBY I LOVE HIS MUSIC AND I DONT CARE WHAT HE DID IN THE PAST THATS WHY ITS CALLED THE PAST LORD FORBID IF WE DUG UP YOUR PAST WHAT WOULD WE FIND LIKE I SAID BEFORE STOP PASSING JUDGEMENT BECAUSE YOUR CLOSET IS PROBABLY SO NASTY WE WOULD NEED A GAS MASK

    May 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Joey-B

    He was a joke to good music in 89 and continues to be today.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  19. charmel

    WELL HOPE HE JOINS HIS EX WIFE SOON THAT WAS VERY MEAN I FEEL IF YOU DONT KNOW THEM PERSONALLY YOU SHOULDNT BE PASSING JUDGEMENT BECAUSE BESIDES WHAT YOU HEAR ABOUT YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE DOING SO STOP PASSING JUDGEMENT AND MAKE SURE YOUR CLOSET IS SPOTLESS BEFORE YOU CUT DOWN SOMEONE ELSE

    May 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Respect

      I hope you join her soon too. Bobby is a loser and after reading your posts I can only think you are as well.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  20. Reggie

    He is a disgrace to our people and one of the reasons white folks have no respect for us. The today show appearance was a celebration of ignorance, I hope he joins his ex wife soon.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norv

      You believe white folks' feelings about Bobby Brown – a singer – causes them to hate an entire race? Dude, this makes absolutely no sense. You make Bobby Brown seem like a collection of every prominent African-American.

      May 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      @Norv... Do you really call him a prominent African American? He is a loser druggie, nothing prominent about that.

      May 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  21. NE4life

    To all the previous comments "it's his perogative and he can do what he wants do to" he made this money you didn't."
    He has every right to be featured on the show to promote his upcoming album and concert tour with his group New Edition. He is a GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST and was well known before he met his ex-wife. He's human and has suffered the consequences of drug abuse just like the rest of the entertainers. And all of you are losers because he is WINNING!

    May 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      Winning? If he is winning then thank god im losing. If winning means you have to be a moron who abuses drugs, abuses women, and has the intellect of a 12 year old, then sure, he is winning.

      May 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Nanette

    Why can`t we just so the madness,just love one another is that hard to do,God gave us a commenment,at lease he is thinking about the troops,some people aren`t even thinging about them,and WHAT ABOUT THEM....

    May 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Greg King

    F/$@ all of you who dont like Bobby Brown! Who did you rednecks want Ted Nugent who insulted the president?

    May 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Frank

    Only in america can this piece of trash get another 15 minutes of fame. His dead ex and him deserved each other, sadly we still have to put up with one of them.

    May 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Whitney

    Bobby I've got a hot rock waiting for you down here! Crack is wack!

    May 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Randy

    The Today show should be ashamed to give this loser air time and as a veteran, no thanks. Our troops deserve better than a washed up druggie dedicating a terrible song to them.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lt Dan

    What a slap in the face to the troops.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. oretha

    He's trying

    May 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  29. oretha

    Don't be crule

    May 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dude

    Just what our troops need, a stupid song dedicated by a crack head.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Mmmhmm...

    not to be rude, but, so what?

    May 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  32. paulette crosby

    Bobby who? Oh, yeah, THAT Bobby Brown:(

    May 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  33. BobTbuilder

    Yep, thats what the troops want and the world needs. A crack-addict loser...dedicating a song. CNN, why do you find this news-worthy to report? -BTB

    May 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  34. warrem

    BObby brown. Who really cares?

    May 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  35. :-p

    He is 43? Thought he was older.

    May 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |

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