In her new memoir ‘Remembering Whitney’ the mother of legendary singer Whitney Houston candidly speaks about raising one of the world’s greatest voices and what she could have done to help save the singer from her drug addiction.
On flying to Whitney and Bobby’s Atlanta home over concerns about her drug use:
“The things I saw sent a chill right through me. Somebody had been spraypainting the walls, painting big glaring eyes and strange faces. They were evil eyes, staring you like a threat. And there was a big framed photo of Nippy, Bobby and Krissi – but someone had cut Nippy’s head right out of it.”
On what she could have done different to save Whitney:
“She’s put on her chirpy little-girl voice, and to my ears she sounded all right. If there’s any one thing I regret about our relationship, that’s it: for whatever reason, she never could talk to me about anything that upset her, unless she was really in trouble. And that’s something I’ll never get over. Since my daughter died, I’ve struggled with so many things, I’m still so angry – at Nippy, at the world, at myself. Should I have done things differently? She was a person whose life and voice touched millions of people. I’m as proud as any mother could be about her daughter, but I would trade every last bit of it to have my baby back.”