Last night, Oprah interviewed Whitney Houston’s family. Daughter-Bobbi Kristina, sister-in-law Pat Houston and brother Gary sat down with the talk show maven and revealed intimate details surround the death and life of Whitney!
Bobbi Kristina revealed that she feels her mother all around her and it humbles her while Pat answered tougher questions, such as what happened the night Whitney got into an altercation with another woman over Ray-J and how she was chasing after a young love!
On if she thinks Bobby Brown was the blame for introducing the Whitney to drugs
I don’t think that’s true. There was always so much outside interference, making it difficult for them to have a good relationship. You’re talking about two people who started out in the business very, very young.
On if she tried to get her help for the drugs
Without a doubt. In 2003, 2004, I had spoken to Bobby’s mother and other family members to intervene. We were always trying, but the choice was always theirs and hers.
Did you think drugs would end up taking her?
The handwriting was kind of on the wall. I would be kidding myself to say otherwise.
On Whitney’s lifestyle being a risky one
I saw her chasing a dream. Looking for love in all the young places.
On why she decided to go with Whitney to the nightclub (Tru Hollywood)
I was concerned. I knew she wanted to have a good time. I wanted to make sure she was going to be OK.
On what happened that night at Tru Hollywood and if rumors are true that Whitney got into a fight with X-Factor’s Stacy Francis (Stacy told a tabloid that Whitney confronted her after she spoke to Ray J):
There have been lots of talk of a confrontation that she had. Well, there was, kind of. There were words back and forth between [Whitney] and a young lady I believe was on ‘The X Factor.’ She comes over, and she says hello, but you keep seeing her. Every corner that we go to, here she comes. Didn’t know her. She didn’t know her from Adam.
I don’t know what the initial conversation was. I just know that it didn’t feel right … I saw expressions. I saw tears … from the young lady. I said, ‘It’s time to go.’ [Whitney] did not want to leave. I said, ‘No.’
I didn’t hear the words [of the argument]. There was no physical fighting. I would never let that happen. And we headed out that door [….]I don’t know her, and I don’t have anything negative at all to say about her. I’m just saying what I saw. And she made herself present everywhere we were.
On the day Whitney died
I was working in my room and decided I needed to go pick up something pertaining to the party. Mary (Whitney’s assistant) checked on her before we left. She’d been asking for me all morning. … She called my phone twice. She hadn’t seen my face. Usually I go up and see her and that was one day I didn’t. [I headed down the hallway] and I hear screams. I kept walking very slow. A woman opened her door and said, ‘Is everything all right?’ I said ‘Dial 911.’
I knew something was wrong. I didn’t know what. I was just numb. I walked as I got closer and I turn the corner, Mary’s at the door and she’s screaming, ‘Oh my god.’ I told her to stop. ‘Calm down, please. I saw my brother, Ray (security guard), trying to revive her to the point of exhaustion. The paramedics were coming in at that point. I said, ‘Ray, let it go.’” … He was so out of breath. I felt so badly for him. Then I saw her. She had a peaceful look on her face. She had a peaceful look.
I know they had to pull her out of (the tub). [The Paramedics asked me to leave]. I just couldn’t do it. I said, ‘Don’t touch me, please.’ I couldn’t leave her. I could not leave her. I saw them cover her up and I knew that was it. I knew that that was it. Looking at her and watching that, I still could not believe it. I could not believe it. [Bobbi Kristina was down the hall]. I just had to keep my calm. One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, but I had to do it.”