Less than three months after Whitney Houston died last year on February 11th, her brother, mother, daughter and sister-in-law were filming a reality TV show and interviewing with Oprah Winfrey. I remember being surprised that Cissy Houston would agree to do a reality show before the official autopsy results had even come back. But now here we are a week later and despite protests from Krissi, Cissy has written a tell all book about her deceased daughter and is on a book tour one year to the day after her death. It sure doesn’t take people long to start picking at the corpse does it?
Cissy says she is getting through her grief
by writing a book because it is God’s will and there is nothing else she can do. It seems to have been decided that Sheri and Whoopi take this interview, and let’s just say Sheri is in a bit over her head. Whoopi finally asks, “What made you write the book?” Cissy says that everyone was writing a book so that was what made her want to do it. Wait everyone was writing a book within weeks of her death? Maybe so, but they weren’t her grieving mother, Miss Cissy. She wanted everyone to know that Whitney was nothing like people thought she was, she was a great person. She had a few little faults like everyone else.
Sheri asks how she felt about Bobbi Brown. Cissy says Whitney tried to change Bobbi Brown. But that Bobbi didn’t make Whitney who she was. She was who she was. Whoopi asks why Whitney wanted to walk away from her career at times. Cissy said all Whitney wanted to do was sing, she didn’t want all the public scrutiny involved with fame. Whitney didn’t take negative comments well. Whitney was a very civil wonderful person. When asked about all three of her kids being on drugs during their life, Cissy says that she raised three kids Gary became a pro basketball player and was three credits short of a college degree, “the other one” Michael was great and wrote music and had 12 credits left and didn’t get a degree either, and Whitney was the most wonderful singer in the world. Cissy says, “I did my job.” (audience applause).
With regard to Krissi saying she finds the book disrespectful, Sheri asks if Cissy has anything to say about that. Cissy gets a look on her face and says to Sheri, “Do you?” Cissy says what would make anyone think I would write anything disrespect about my daughter who I loved. I loved Krissi too, and she is mourning and she needs to go to therapy. Whoopi says she also needs to remember that you knew Whitney a lot longer. Cissy says that you! Would you say that again? And Whoopi does.
I am I the only one that agrees with Krissi that writing a tell all book before the body is even cold is indeed disrespectful?