Bobby Brown hasn't been looked upon too charitably since the death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, with many accusing him of being the one who introduced her to hard drugs when they first met - something he's refuted. Others have questioned his commitment to his daughter BOBBI KIRSTINA BROWN, and that's something he's recently discussed at length to MTV.

"That's my baby girl. She'll forever be my baby girl. She's doing what she's doing, and I'm extremely proud of her," Brown said, "She's acting and she's working on music and she's doing what she has to do to recover from her loss - our loss." Continuing Brown added, "Any parent that has a teenager in their life, they go through things. They go through phases that they might not be doing exactly what you want them to do in life, but they grow out of it, and my baby girl has grown out of it," in reference to Brown Jnr's reported problems with substances. "I trust and believe that she's smart enough to not go down the same road that maybe I did in the past or her mother did in the past. She's extremely smart."

Ultimately Brown said he was proud of his daughter, and recalled her tribute speech she gave recently in memory of her mother Whitney Houston and the Billboard Music Awards recently. "I saw her speech and, of course, she's just beautiful, you want to keep looking at her," he said.