In Remembering Whitney: My Story or Love, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped, the 79-year-old gospel singer Cissy recalled the moment when she first learned that her six-time Grammy winning daughter had passed away – hours before she was scheduled to perform at her mentor Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“That was the moment my whole world shattered,” she wrote. “My baby was gone and I still can’t believe it.”
Cissy addressed her relationship with former son-in-law, Bobby Brown, the father of Houston’s surviving child Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19.
While most assumed that Houston’s darker days were as a result of her tumultuous relationship with the R&B singer-songwriter, Cissy recalled a counter opinion.
She wrote: “I don’t blame Bobby for introducing Nippy to drugs or for the things that ended up happening to her. Nippy was a grown woman, and she had always been taught to think for herself.”
“It would have been easier for her to get sober and stay sober. Instead she was with someone who, like her, wanted to party. To me, he never seemed to be a help to her in the way she needed.”
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