In another excerpt from Bobby Brown’s extensive interviews with ABC News this week, the pop star admitted to once hitting his former wife, though he insisted that he has “never been a violent man”.

Speaking to the network’s Robin Roberts for ‘20/20’ earlier this week, he detailed an incident that he explores further in his upcoming memoir ‘Every Little Step’ (released June 13th). According to Brown, he once lashed out physically at Whitney during a time in which he was “trying to maintain sobriety”.

However, he denied charges made by others that he was a “woman beater” and being “violent toward her”.

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Furthermore, he denied being solely responsible for leading his ex-wife, who died from drowning and drug intoxication in 2012 five years after divorcing him, down the path to substance abuse.

“It wasn't me who started her,” Brown said. “I take my part and I take it hard for me even being a part of it, but we all have our own minds and some of us are stronger than others. The last few years of our marriage it was terrible. Both of us trying to be clean, or one of us trying to be clean… it was terrible.”

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Brown was also interrogated about the drug use he and Whitney got up to in front of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, when she was growing up. He admitted that they got themselves into a pattern of substance abuse, locking themselves away in one room of their mansion getting high while nannies cared for their daughter elsewhere in the house at the same time.

“I always made it a point to not let her see me or my wife in that type of situation,” he insisted. “It's hard when you're doing it every day, it's really hard.”

Brown, who is now drug-free and has two children with his second wife Alicia Etheredge, revealed that Bobbi Kristina was due to re-locate to Los Angeles from Atlanta just two days before she was found unconscious in her bathtub on January 31st 2015, which led to her death six months later.

“The two days before what happened to my daughter, she was to come out here to Los Angeles to me,” Brown said, visibly fighting back tears during the interview. “If I could get those two days back… my daughter would be here. All I want is those two days back.”

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