4 – Bobby Brown
Launching his music career as a lead singer with the R&B boy band New Edition in the early 1980s, Bobby Brown and the group rose to fame with hits like “Cool It Now” and “Candy Girl.”
Fired from the band in 1986 for his rebellious behavior, Brown ended up getting the last laugh when he became the most famous member of the group after a successful solo career highlighted with hit songs like “My Prerogative.” Add in a highly publicized marriage to music legend Whitney Houston and Brown was riding high.
As a teenager, Brown started smoking marijuana but that did little to contribute to his changing appearance over the years. A far cry from the heartthrob he was in the 1980s, Brown’s drinking habits transitioned into crack cocaine and heroin use in the 1990s often smoking weed laced with cocaine with Houston.
Divorcing Houston in 2007 after years of infidelity, domestic violence and drug use, Brown has since claimed he’s stopped using drugs altogether and admits that he’s still a drinker. With multiple arrests for drinking under the influence, we can’t say we’re surprised.