Bobby Brown Arrested for DUI: Report

R&B star allegedly in police custody

March 26, 2012 5:30 PM ET
bobby brown
Bobby Brown performs in Newark, New Jersey.
Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Bobby Brown has been arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. The singer was reportedly busted by cops in Reseda, California just after noon for driving while talking on a cell phone.

According to TMZ, the singer is in custody at a jail in Van Nuys. So far it has not been revealed what substance – or substances – police believe he was using before driving his car. Brown was previously convicted for a DUI from an arrest in Georgia in 1996. He plead guilty to that charge and served eight days in prison.

Brown's ex-wife, Whitney Houston, drowned to death with cocaine in her system on February 11th. Brown was turned away from the hotel in Los Angeles where she died, and was asked to leave her funeral service after a confrontation with her family.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

More Song Stories entries »