"It's frustrating. I'm actually pretty frustrated," he shrugged after I showed him the article.
"I told him before the interview started that there was no way I would tell him anything negative about my family. Because they are still openly supportive of my career. For me to put people down who are being openly supportive of my music career would be like spitting in their face."
Landon thumbs through the article some more and shakes his head.
Landon Brown reads the National Enquirer article
"This is like high school gossip," Landon lamented upon reading it.
"You come to me and ask me if I could tell you about my childhood. A lot of people will sit and listen to how my childhood went only because I was always aggravated by my classmates and my peers because of the rumors on television," he continued.
"Just like anybody's family that's on television for some negative s-t, you're going to be harassed about that negative s--t," he added. "Unfortunately for me, my parents were being harassed about drug abuse. Being that I'm in this predominantly white town where I'm trying to be a track star, I'm trying to do this and that, the only thing people could focus on was that I was in the news. They want to know the juiciness. They want to know the dirt."
Did Brown feel misled by the writer?
"I never understood exactly how these people worked," he replied, before adding: "You quoted me on some stuff that I didn't say and say I said it! He wanted me to talk to him about drugs in this [article]. There's no way you can get me to talk about somebody else's business. I'll talk to you about my life."
Did Whitney, who filed for divorce from Bobby in Oct. 2006, really attempt to keep Bobbi Kristina away from Landon when he was a child?
"She never directly did anything," he explained. "She did nothing. She never did me foul. She didn't keep me away from my sister. There were people around her that didn't want me so close to Kristi. But it wasn't Whitney and it wasn't my father. That's my damn sister. Whitney showed me love. It was her assistants and staff that didn't."
What about the claims that she wouldn't allow you to sleep in the main house of her Mendham, New Jersey estate?
"I can't say that's false," he conceded. "She didn't really let me stay in the main house. Yes, that's true. I guess there's no excuse for her not letting me stay in the main house, even though there is like three houses on the property."
Despite that, Landon still has love for the 'Greatest Love of All' singer.
"Whitney was a great mom," he continued. "She was a really good mom. The only thing I can actually say about this is that it was the stepmother/stepson relationship. Me and her ain't get along at first, because me and her actually had to live together. But this is now a woman who shows me love every time she gets a chance. I still call her my stepmother."
Did Cissy Houston really sock you in the face for dancing at one of Whitney's concerts when you were 11-years-old?
"Oh man. Grandma Cissy is real nice. But, you know, she got me. I'm sorry Grandma Cissy. I love Grandma Cissy, but she did slap me in my face for jamming," he confessed.
The 'National Enquirer' also included a sidebar feature that implied that Landon bedded Lindsay Lohan in a 'Stop-&-Go Hookup.' The story said that the star of MTV's 'Rock the Cradle' met the trouble-prone starlet at a party at Sunset Gower Studios and she followed him to the bathroom and they "got together."
"I met her at a club. The club was on a movie lot. I was going to the bathroom when I met her. They are just trying to play off Lindsay Lohan right now," Landon clarified.
"This is wild. This is off the wall," he laughed, after seeing how the writer depicted the encounter. "My father had a concert going on. The club was on the lot. She was on the lot filming something I think. I wasn't dating Lindsay Lohan on the low."
So did he meet Lindsay and have sex with her?
"Nah man, I aint have sex with Lindsay Lohan. And I aint tell him I had sex with Lindsay Lohan either. Word is bond, if I slept with Lindsay Lohan, I would still be sleeping with Lindsay Lohan right now," he exclaimed.
Though there was no Lindsay love connection, Landon did confess that he does have a crush on another industry girl.
"I like Rev. Run's daughter. I don't know who Angela Simmons is dating right now, but I've been trying to take her out for the longest," he shared.
Though Landon's childhood wasn't much like the family life depicted on 'Run's House,' he does credit his mother Melika Williams and his stepfather, actor Carl Anthony Payne ('Martin') for trying to keep things normal.
"I love my stepfather. He helped raise me mostly. He's most of how I was raised. Carl Payne is a great dude. Me and him went through the same things me and Whitney went through. The whole stepson/stepfather thing. I just had a weird time at one point and time, with Whitney and Carl and the stepparent thing," he said.
There's one piece of advice from his stepfather that Landon regrets dismissing.
"He told me not to talk to them at all," he said about the National Enquirer. "He told me, 'No matter what you say to them, they're going to make everything negative.' He told me not to do it. He was right though!"
During his stint on 'Rock The Cradle,' Landon was open about struggling with the absence of his biological father when he was a child. Now that he's an adult, the two have grown closer.
"Yeah, it's a lot different," he said about his relationship with Bobby. "When I was younger and my father would take us out, we'd have a great time. But still, that was sporadic. Now it's like we're grown and we can go party together as adults. That s-t is fun! All you can do is be a big kid when you party with my father."
And Landon has a short fuse when it comes to his dad. He had to be calmed down while attending Al B. Sure's 40th birthday party recently upon realizing that comedian Bill Bellamy was in attendance.
"I don't like Bill Bellamy and I don't care who knows it," Landon said emphatically. "My mother and my manager would tell me not to say anything, but I don't give a damn right now. I don't like him. I was going to punch that [N-Word]."
He continued: "First thing was I was in a play. The first play I had ever did in my life with my father Carl. My people was sitting next to him and he was sitting down there talking: 'Who the hell is this [N-Word]? Why is he up there? Does anyone even know who he is?' Are you heckling me at my own show? You came to watch a play with some new people in it and you decide to heckle me. He's lucky I didn't see it because I probably would have ruined the play and jumped off the stage and punched him in his throat. So I calmed down and decided to leave him alone."
That wasn't Landon's last run-in with Bellamy. Apparently the comic came to see Bobby perform at Stevie's Creole Cafe & Bar in Encino, Calif. and things took a turn for the worst.
"He came to my father's performance at Stevie's. He picks up a bread basket, takes the bread out of the basket, takes the napkin out and walks around for a collection. He walks around and takes up a collection and then gives it to my father," he said angrily.
"It didn't have to be Bill Bellamy! I could have been any man," he said, adding, "any of my family, I hold them very highly. There's no way you are going to disrespect my father like that and I'm not going to whip your ass. I should have whipped his ass right then and there, but my grandfather was there and he wanted to whip his ass too. You just don't do that. You don't disrespect at somebody's show. And I hold a grudge!"
Landon also isn't happy with former video vixen Karrine "Superhead" Steffans either. Once an acquaintance of his father's, Steffans spoke contemptuously about the 'My Prerogative' singer in her last book, 'The Vixen Diaries.'
"The first time I met Karrine, she was laying in someone's bed naked and she was like, 'who is this?' He told her who I was and she said I was sexy and what not. I was like, 'Cool, this is kind of awkward.' You just got out of the bed with my [N-word] and you gonna tell me I'm sexy," he revealed.
"Automatically I know what kind of girl you are," he continued. "She's a real funny cat. We chilled a few times and she cooked for us. I can't even knock her and say she's a bad person. She has a good sense of humor. I don't knock you for liking sex and for liking to give head. Do what you do and more power to you! But when you write a book and you put my father in it, you've crossed the line," he said.
Though his father and stepmother have been mainstays in the tabloids, Landon got his own crash course in tabloid journalism via the 'National Enquirer.'
But when we finally wrapped, he rolled up the newspaper, vowed to add the 'National Enquirer' writer to his "s-t list" with Bill Bellamy and said he was off to place a call to Whitney.