Cissy Houston Breaks Her Silence on Whitney’s Death

Cissy Houston

Whitney Houston’s mother is speaking out for the first time since her daughter’s death in February. Cissy Houston shared her love, grief, and anger with Newark’s My9 TV at New Hope Baptist Church, the same place where her daughter’s funeral was held just weeks earlier.

“I’m OK. I have my moments. I’m not there yet,” said the grieving mother. “I don’t think I’m any more courageous than anyone else. I haven’t gotten angry yet. I don’t like getting angry.”

The 78-year-old singer doesn’t blame herself or anyone for the demons Whitney battled in life. “I know I did the best I could. I don’t blame myself, I know I did the best I could for everything.”

She refused to speak about the night Whitney died or how she found out, but did express her anger at the media for their portrayal of her daughter. “These people don’t know anything about her,” said Cissy. “All they know is what they hear, bad things. She’s had her ups and downs. Who hasn’t?”

She was, however, comforted by the outpouring of love and support. “Everyone has been so wonderful. I want to thank all the people who sent cards, checks, from all over the world,” she said. “It was wonderful. All those people—white, black—made me feel very good.”

Cissy and the Houston family will perform a special tribute to Whitney at McDonald’s Gospelfest 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark on May 12.



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6 Comments

  1. Redchainsaw

    Her mom is very laid back and not into the whole hoopla of the meadia……..she did a interview with MY9 a channel people nearly watch,I commend her on this

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  2. coolio

    Aww she’s so humble. I hope she’s doing okay after what’s happened to Whitney.

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  3. HEY RAP-UP

    WHITNEY IS HER MOTHER’S CHILD. I LOVE CISSY MORE AFTER THIS – WHITNEY MOST DEFINITELY SOUNDS LIKE HER MOTHER (VOCALLY)!!! SHE’S AN INCREDIBLE WOMAN WHO KNOWS HER FAITH & KNOWS TRUTH. REASON WHY I REFUSE TO PROVOKE SITES LIKE TMZ ETC. UNLESS THEY HAVE VIDEO FOOTAGE.

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  4. Speechless

    It’s great to see her holding up so well. She’s one heck of a lady and she raised one heck of a daughter.

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  5. TheDreamer

    R.I.P. Whitney. Love what her mother said about the media…I never believe rumors.

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  6. Veronica besckford-Tongs

    I have enjoyed seeing the way Cissy and Whitney’s love radiates, beams through the media.

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