Bobby Brown Speaks on Bobbi Kristina

For the first time since the death of his and Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, singer Bobby Brown spoke out to media.

During an appearance on The RealBrown said he regretted that he wasn’t with his daughter for the events leading up to the near-fatal drowning in her bathtub. The singer also talked about why he was so hopeful that she would recover.

“We prayed and hoped for six months for something better to happen,” Bobby Brown said. “But when God calls you, he calls you.”

Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her Atlanta home on Jan. 31. She passed away in July, after spending nearly six months in a coma.

Brown, who died at just 22, was buried alongside her mother Whitney Houston in New Jersey. Bobby Brown also referenced the two uniting once again on the other side.

“I’m pretty sure her mother was … had a part with like, ‘Come on, let’s get her up here,'” Brown said on the segment. “[Houston] was not comfortable by herself, I guess. She just called my daughter with her.”

Brown’s interview is scheduled to air Monday. Check out the trailer for the segment below.