Cissy Houston's book on Whitney ....
... sounds like it's going to be a white washed, sanitized version. Seems like Cissy didn't really know what the hell was going on in Whitney's life and kept her head buried in the sand. Just another effort to cash a check.
At least she apparently acknowledges that Robin was gay, if not Whitney.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/31/2013|
She is an extremely religious person, a choir master of some church where she lives. She passed that onto Whitney. I always thought her religious believes and thinking -everything is Gods will- was the most important reason Whitney could not get off drugs. Yeah the book is probably a cash-in opportunity for Cissy. This family will do anything for money. Remember when Dionne did commercials for the psychic friends network. All these overly religious people usually are very hypocritical.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/27/2013|
You assume she was part of Whitney's real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/27/2013|
Regret she lost her daughter such a stupid, public way, but I don't have any use for Cissy Houston.
She needs to learn from her mistakes and keep a good eye on her granddaughter -- that's what she ought to be doing for her remaining days.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/27/2013|
She loved glass pipes and sweeeeeet pussy
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/27/2013|
Why the hate on Cissy ? Of course she's not going to reveal the absolute truth. She's still trying to retain a tiny bit of Whitney's dignity, and legacy - and, no mother wants to acknowledge their daughter's a crackhead, famous, or not. The years of waste, and filth - addiction is a killer.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/27/2013|
Cissy told the Today Show there were other women besides Robyn Whitney had. Whitney was gay
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/28/2013|
Wouldn't it be great to hear from Bobby Brown about Whitney's women? What did he know and when?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/28/2013|
I'm not going to go after Cissy Houston for the mess that Whitney Huston was, or writing about her daughter. I'm sure she has had more than her share of heartbreak over her daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/28/2013|
She doesn't blame Bobby Brown at all. That is what she said this AM on Today.
She said Whitney was responsible for her own decisions.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/28/2013|
OMG, did anyone else see the interview Cissy did with Oprah? Mother Houston said that she did/would not condone Whitney's being a lesbian, and was not happy about it. I know it is fucked up beyond belief, but her something about her honesty was very moving. She left nothing unaddressed. So many lies have been told about Whitney, Im glad Cissy has stopped denying Whitney's sexuality, at the very least.
Whitney's brother Michael looks like he tortures himself daily for introducing her to crack, very sad. This is the most honest interview about Whitney Houston's life Ive seen, and will probably remain that.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/29/2013|
[quote]She doesn't blame Bobby Brown at all.
Cissy keeps contradicting herself. She says she doesn't blame him, yet in the Oprah interview, she said she didn't like him and didn't think he was good for her daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/29/2013|
r14 Cissy emphasized several times that Whitney was a grown woman who made her own decisions. That's why she doesnt blame Bobby for her addiction, and she shouldn't because she was an addict before they met. Cissy doesnt like Bobby because he just exacerbated the problems she already had.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/29/2013|
[quote]Cissy doesnt like Bobby because he just exacerbated the problems she already had.
That was my point. She obviously thought he would make an already bad situation worse, therefore she's contradicting herself. If she felt he had no influence over her, why would she not like him so much?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/29/2013|
R13 It is very sad that Cissy said that. She had a small but very dedicated gay following in NYC in the late seventies, early eighties. And from many accounts, she was not prejudiced at all. Some of her best friends were gay men (Paul Jabara, Luther Vandross).
What is with people who have no problem being friends with gay people but freak out if their kid might be one? To think how Whitney would have turned out had she been free to be who she was? Was it worth staying in the closet?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/29/2013|
[quote] What is with people who have no problem being friends with gay people but freak out if their kid might be one?
When Cher found Chaz was a lesbian, she threw her out of the house!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/29/2013|
[quote]To think how Whitney would have turned out had she been free to be who she was? Was it worth staying in the closet?
I think that is the question Cissy is going to ask herself for the rest of her life.
I never liked Cissy before this, but now I have some respect for her. It takes huge, huge balls for her to say publicly that she sometimes questioned if Whitney really, truly loved her as much as other people told her she did. Its heartbreaking for her to be left in her old age still not knowing for sure, and not ever being able to speak to Whitney again.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/29/2013|
Yeah ok, having Cissy as a mom surely didn't help, but ultimately Whitney went along with the bearding and broke it off with Robin.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/29/2013|
Where can I watch this interview?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/29/2013|
Luther Vandross ate himself to death and Whitney cracked herself to death just because overly religious mothers did not allow their children to be who and what they wanted to be. Lets face it black people are less tolerant of gay culture. Sad but true!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/29/2013|
R17 Cissy was OK with Luther Vandross being gay, because he kept quiet about it and also because he hired her regularly as a back up singer for albums and live shows. He loved and adored her singing. Sad that both Luther and Whitney had to go so early, they both were phenomenal artists.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/29/2013|
I'm a 58 year old straight woman and when I heard Cissy say an absolute NO to accepting Whitney being gay, I got sick and wished she were in front of me to punch that old bag right in the face.
What a horrible woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/30/2013|
I'm glad she was honest. I was surprised at her conviction and the obvious emotion attached to it. She seemed numb, for obvious reason!, but when she answered that I sensed such quiet but strong feelings about it, I was surprised. She reminds me of my mother. My mother knew/knows of some very EVIL goings-on (I'm sure you can guess what area I'm talking about) and looks past it but hates gay people. She also has a soft spot for murderers, apparently.
Black people have come a long way and aren't as homophobic but there's still many of us who are.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/30/2013|
R26, I know exactly what you mean. Cissy Houston is fucking bitch with blood on her hands.
If she's in pain...then good. Cunt deserves it. The world doesn't deserve to be deprived of Whitney's talent and BK deserves her mother. Whitney deserved unconditional love & didn't get it. So she hit the pipe.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/30/2013|
She's one of the reasons Whitney is dead. Fuck her.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/30/2013|
Please r20, she's not going to look back in regret. You give too much credit. She rather have a dead druggie daughter then a lesbian one.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/30/2013|
Such a talented family. Whitney and Cissy dueting at the Freedom Fest for Nelson Mandela.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/31/2013|
Too bad it all ended in drug abuse and intolerance
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/31/2013|
A little off topic but I thought Oprah looked horrible during that interview. She had some serious under eye baggage going on!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/31/2013|
I read a review on CNN of the book by some guy who apparently knows the family and he basically called Cissy out for being jealous that Whitney got the career and fame that Cissy craved.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/31/2013|