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“I miss her. I’m very proud of my daughter. She accomplished a great deal in the short time she was here. She was very special to me. My only daughter.”
Those were the things Cissy Houston had to say about her late daughter, Whitney Houston. Last night on New Jersey station My 9 TV (WWOR-TV), Cissy Houston opened up publicly for the first time about the tragic loss of her daughter, her thoughts on the media’s portrayal of “Nippy,” and who she would place blame on for Whitney’s death. I was very surprised to find that her first interview on her loss would be with a local news station in Jersey, but in a way, it was also pretty fitting–they’re ride or die New Jersey folks, and it’s also fitting since Cissy is calling out big mainstream media for trying to throw dirt on her daughter’s reputation after her death.
“The media is awful. People I haven’t seen in 20 years coming and speaking out and don’t know what they’re talking about,” she says. “But God has a way of dealing with all of it. These people don’t know anything about her. She’s had her good times and bad times. They really chopped on her and chopped on her. I’m going to let them say what they want to say, but I’m just going to hope they never come and say it to me.”
For the most part, Cissy kept her words pretty short about everything (except for her issues with the media). When asked if she felt she could have done anything differently to help Whitney as a mother, she said, “I don’t blame me for anything because I know I did the best I could.” And when it comes to trying to place blame on others, as many tried to do with Bobby Brown, she also said, “She had her ups and downs. There’s nothing I can do about it, and nothing nobody else can do about it.” And just so you know, Cissy says don’t believe the hype about her daughter being broke. That’s all a lie: “She’s not broke, she’s not anything, not none of that crap.”
At the end of the short interview, she wanted to send her thanks and love to all of Whitney’s fans, who reached out to the family, sent cards, and even sent money. She says she’s more grateful for all those things than people will ever know:
“Everybody’s been so wonderful, I must say that. I would love to thank all the people who sent cards and checks–we got so many things from so many people around the world. I want to thank them with all my heart.”
Cissy’s appearance on the show was also to let people know that she has a new song in the works called “Walk on By Faith,” (also fitting) and that the whole entire family, allegedly even Bobbi Kristina (by the way, she didn’t want to touch on the rumors about her granddaughter and Nick Gordon), will be in Jersey for the McDonald’s Gospel Fest in May . If you’re in New Jersey on May 12, you can check the family out at the Prudential Center in Newark for the Fest, where they will be honoring Whitney with a tribute. I’m happy to see that Cissy is doing pretty good despite the circumstances, but I hope she continues to do what she needs to do to find peace. Oh yeah, her voice sounds amazing still…if you were wondering. So keep an eye out for her new music!
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