Bobby Brown book reveals his first brush with drugs aged 10

In an extract from his new biography, Bobby Brown reveals that as a child he once made fried chicken with cocaine instead of flour, after it was left lying around by his drug dealer mother.

In Every Little Step, Brown claims he did not realise the reason they had a heavy black metal door on their projects apartment was because of mum Carole's risky venture but thought it was to discourage Jehovah's Witnesses.

According to the singer, one night when both parents were out, a 10-year-old Brown decided to prepare them a home-cooked dinner - but used cocaine by mistake.

"So I decided to use the large bag of flour I found in the freezer to make some fried chicken. I got the chicken parts out of the refrigerator and covered a bunch of pieces in the flour. Then I dropped them in a pan of sizzling oil. I was 10. So I didn’t realise the strangely pungent smell emanating from the pan. When the chicken pieces were nice and brown, I figured I was done.

After I had taken a few bites and feeling weirder with each bite, my mother walked in the door. At first she was smiling at the idea that her little Bobby had made dinner. Then her gaze swept across the kitchen as she got hit with the full brunt of the scene, the smell, the mess, the powder. With horror, she realized what I had done. I fried chicken in her cocaine - a radical new addition to the family’s culinary offerings. Cocaine chicken".

The book also features plenty of revelations about Bobby Brown's sex life (including an alleged sexual escapade with a ghost) and his relationship with late ex-wife, Whitney Houston.