Cissy Houston Memoir about Whitney Houstons Drug Use (video)

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First Look: The Moment Cissy Houston Found Out Whitney Houston Was Dead

After music icon Whitney Houston died suddenly on February 11, 2012, her family, friends and fans mourned. Now, for the first time since Whitney’s death, her 79-year-old mother, Cissy Houston, opens up about her beloved daughter. Watch as Cissy reveals how she learned that Whitney had died in a Beverly Hills hotel room.

Watch Oprah’s interview with Cissy Houston on Monday, January 28, at 10/9c.


Cissy Houston hits the circuit to discuss her new memoir, Remembering Whitney (Harper Collins).

February 11, 2013 will mark the anniversary of the death of american pop star, Whitney Houston.  Set to be released on January 29, 2013, Cissy Houston will of course, sitting down with Oprah, however People Magazine revealed a very candid interview with her where she talks Real talk about her daughters drug use and eventual death.

In the article, Cissy Houston reveals how she tormented herself with typical motherly questions:  Was a good mother? did I do enough to help her?  and even, could I have saved her?

Here is a repost of the  People Magazine article:

Nearly one year after Whitney Houston‘s shocking death, her mom Cissy Houston often asks herself: “Could I have saved her somehow?”

In a revealing new memoir, Remembering Whitney (Harper Collins), Cissy, 79, writes candidly about her daughter’s severe drug problems and the downward spiral that led to her death by drowning in a hotel bathtub with traces of cocaine still in her system.

“She started partying and she didn’t really know how to stop,” says Cissy. “I used to wonder what she was doing at night, where she was.”

But when she tried to contact her, Whitney often didn’t return her call.

“Whitney hid from me,” says Cissy. And when she did see her, she was often afraid to confront her daughter. Shocked at her skeletal appearance at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in 2001, she never expressed concern.

“What was the point?” she asks. “I didn’t want her to run completely away from me.”

She doesn’t believe former husband Bobby Brown was the cause.

“I blame him for the way he treated her,” she says, “but I don’t blame him for her drug problems.” Still, she adds: “He was no help to her at all.”

Cissy also writes for the first time about her daughter’s relationship with former assistant Robyn Crawford, who became her creative director.

“I just didn’t want her with my daughter,” she says. “I know nothing about a romantic relationship. That’s what everybody said but they didn’t know either.”

She admits, Crawford “cared for her” and reveals for the first time that she was the first one to come tell her Whitney had a drug problem.

Cissy is still tormented by her daughter’s sudden death. “I’m angry she died alone, in those conditions,” she says. “I’m still mad about that.”

Still, she hopes her book will remind people “what a good person she was. I want people to know the truth about her, how she really was.”

The Huffington Post reports that Cissy Houston also mentions in her memoir Robin Crawford and the rumors surrounding Whitney being a lesbian, here  is an excerpt of their article:

Cissy also delves into Whitney’s relationships and rumors that she had a lesbian romance with her former assistant and creative director, Robyn Crawford.

Rumors had circulated since the 1980s that the two, who met when they were teenagers in New Jersey, were more than just friends. When Whitney died, Crawford penned a touching tribute to the “I Will Always Love You” singer for Esquire.

Cissy’s feelings on Crawford, however, seem strained. She writes: “I just didn’t want her with my daughter. I know nothing about a romantic relationship. That’s what everybody said but they didn’t know either.”

Since her daughter’s death, the 79-year-old, whose book hits shelves on Jan. 29, has had to deal with keeping her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina, grounded.

Some thought Bobbi could be headed down the same path as Whitney after dealing with the death. Cissy attempted to keep a $20 million inheritance from the teenager, because she thought it was “too much, too soon,” according to TMZ. The two reportedly settled and are ready to move forward.

Reading these articles made me so sad and I am sure that will just be crying a river when Cissy Houston sits down with  T

with Queen Oprah on Next Chapter, set to air on  the OWN channel on January 28th.

CLB family you know what we have to do, keep the entire Houston family in our prayers!

Source: People Magazine

Source:  The Huffington Post