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As part of a live, hour-long tribute show dedicated entirely to the recent death of Whitney Houston, on Monday night Piers Morgan visited with several music insiders who spoke candidly about the late singer's life.
Amongst those joining Morgan was Jennifer Holliday, who revealed surprising insight into Houston's early days: "We were all around a lot of drugs," the grammy award winner told Morgan. "I hate to say that she had started before she had met Bobby Brown."
As Morgan pointed out, "it is a presumed assumption that the bad guy in all of this is Bobby Brown." But Holliday shared details from the legendary singer's rise to fame, all before her 1992 marriage to the R&B singer-songwriter:
"At that time, when Whitney had started and had become a star in the 80's, we were just around it all," admitted Holliday. "It had begun, we were around it."
Tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9pm ET/PT as our tributes to Whitney Houston continue with LIVE interviews of Sharon Osbourne and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
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jennifer stop have some class.
where are the pictures of her when she returned from the club the day befor she died and who drove her home,,and what did she do before she died where are the tapes of the hallway,,,,
lol good point
Great point....did no one think of these things? I am so sorry, but I do not believe Jennifer Holliday that Whitney started using drugs prior to meeting Bobby Brown. I do not believe it.
multiple people have stated that. So you choose to believe what you want to believe...why? so you can continue to demonize Bobby Brown.
I just lost all respect for Jennifer Holiday. Her comments are so inappropriate and selfish. Apparently, she's so desperate for a moment in the spotlight and a buck or two that she'd stoop lower than low. I can't help but wonder if, despite her own one-of-a-kind voice, J.H. is jealous of Whitney's success.
Why is it so hard for you to swallow that she was probably hooked before she met bobby brown. Is it more acceptable to have him to blame versus having to deal with the fact that she obviously selected him from all the men who wanted her? Hard to see her for what she was isn't it? She was beautiful and talented and loaded with potential and alternately she was a junkie, selfish, egotistical. Learn and grow, accept the truth.
The world is turning against bobby brown and that"s why the truth should be told. He shouldn't be the Dr. Murray of the latest drug fatality of a celebrity. Houston was associated with drugs long before brown. she, and only she is responsible for her downfall. He seems to have changed his life. She didn't. Maybe her cousin Dionne who is a legendary pothead had something to do with influencing her drug use?
its not a matter of jealousy, its a matter of the TRUTH, she used drugs back in the 80's, and so did everybody else, believe it or not
I don't think so at all the facts are the facts. Bobby is still alive and needs to take care of his kid without public interference. Clive Davis Party was crazy disrespectful. Jennifer Holiday is one of the most amazing singers still living. I love Whitney to don't get me wrong. I think you are being over sensitive.
She is not looking for spotlight just saying the truth instead of taking the easy way out like everyone else and blaming Bobby Brown. Addiction is our own demon and he was not even with her the past 5 years. I applaud Jennifer Holliday for speaking the truth. She is a star in her own right and not looking to gain off Whitney. Thank you Jennifer for setting the record straight.
Jennifer Holiday must be lying for a dollar some are claiming... But these same somebodies also BELIEVE Bobby lead her to drugs – Jennifer is clear to tell it like it was – not the other way around.. Buck or no buck – TRUTH IS TRUTH – Bobby Brown didn't have enough money to support her drug habit.
Anyway, our belove Whitney very well may have died from natural causes! Other than those that one might assume as relative death caused by illegal or legal substances.
Dek izu Hag!!
I totally disagree, Jennifer Holiday has no reason to be jealous of Whitney Houston she has an amazing talent herself. Jennifer is merely being honest, she actually helped others understand why all the blame on Bobby B. when she was indulging in this behavior prior to him. We all are morning and people are looking for someone to blame.
YOU ARE SO RIGHT... WHO IN THE HELL IS Jennifer Holiday!!!! HOW CAN YOU SPEAK OF ONE BUT NOT THE OTHER... YES YOU WERE THERE AND YOU KISS THE MAGICAL POWER YOURSELF... ARE YOU OUT OF MONEY ALSO.... WHAT TYPE OF FRIEND YOU ARE NOW? DEATH IS A MOTHER SUCKER .. YOU ARE A NO NAME SINGER.
Wow, alot of people are so gullible! They are going to take the word of someone that has come out of the wood work AFTER Whitney is gone and say a bunch of stuff with NO evidence, photos? video? just her word and out of hundreds of people that knew Whitney back then, where are they? why are they not backing up Jennifers story? Besides even if Whitney did some drugs before Bobby, Being with Bobby made it alot worse!
Her comments were warrented. Clive Davis was the person that started her drug use, not Bobby; he was not a good husband, but not the person behind her drug use.
I heard the same thing. Despite what she said on Oprah. I've read that Whitney was on drugs before she met Bobby. So was her cousin Dionne. Maybe not to the extreme as when she was married to him, but still in all she was. I believe Jennifer. Bobby was on drugs before Whitney too. I believe she knew he was a bad boy and she was drawn to it. I still love her and she will be missed. Too bad that she chose drugs over her daughter. Too bad no one did anything to help her face her pain or demons without the drugs. This isn't a blame game...but...her family of ( Christians ) could have done more and stop pointing the finger at Bobby..he was a drug addict too.
You are being selfish for condemning Jennifer Holliday for speaking the truth. A LOT of singers were on drugs including Chaka, and Jennifer did not say she wasn't apart of it, she said they were all around drugs, so Jennifer is including herself as well. To truth hurts BUT in the end it is the truth. I still love Whitney Houston despite her drug habit. No one knows what brought her to that point and Jennifer did hint that probably it's because Whitney had lost so many friends during the AIDS epidemic which might've contributed to her drug addict. We've lost one of the best black female singers ever. I am not going to kill another!
Just because many dont want to face the truth a person has to lie? I do believe she started before Bobby but everyone wants to point the finger huh. Look into your glasshouse before you cast the first stone.
What Jennifer Hudson said was the truth, sorry to say. It was said at the very beginning even back when she doing the nightclubs circuit back in New York City and Northern New Jersey Whitney was snorting cocaine at times. She was a causual user at that time. Eventually her habit became larger than who she had become. Drug addiction is a mental and chronic illness. America still to this day doesn't want to deal with the disease of addiction of any form. I'm somewhat glad that she spoke about her illness and maybe this country once and for all can stop trying to live out this image that most people can't obtain and start facing the reality of life, instead of sweeping things underneath the rug as if it's going away. For when we go back to pick up the rug the mess is still there!
Why isi it classless to tell the truth? I watched her interview and in no way was she disrespectful of Whitney or her memories. People should stop trying to hold Bobby Brown responsible for Whitney's drug addiction. Jennifer Holiday and all the celebs who claim they have incredible love for her should tell the truth. These people who are thrust upon pedals are human first and foremost! They are no better then any of us common folks.....just incredibly richer in terms of money only!
Maybe Whitney was a bad influence on Bobby, not vice versa. Spitting hairs. This should be a sobering moment. Even if it turns out that Whitney died of natural causes, the long term impact of drug addiction on her life can't be denied. Rehab 3 times, a forced intervention by her family, her voice gone, her daughter obviously negatively infuenced because she's already been in rehab. What is the lesson? Even the beautiful, the talented, the rich, the loved, can be taken down by drugs. To continue to deny this despite all the evidence is insanity. Whitney was more than her addictions. She seemed like a wonderful person. I don't know her but like every other addict she must have suffered. I would hope she would want the truth of her downfall to help others avoid the same path. Simply the truth would be a fitting legacy to help othes.
Jennifer should have named names. Clive Davis is who started her on drugs, and he did not care about her; only the money he could make. He showed that the day/night of her death.
ur so right, jennifer shud have told the whoole truth since she wanted to say Whitney had the problem first...Y talk so bad bout whitney n not give names of everyone else...so basically she is and was jealous of her success...Look @ her frowning her face =/ when they said all the good stuff.....HATER FOREVER....NOT HER FRIEND AND NEVER WAS
ZP she did not bad mouth Whitney, she hardly said anything and she is not the only person to say that. And you clearly don't know much about Jennifer Holliday, she always looks like that its just how she holds her mouth. Holliday has made her mark and does not need to lie. She also has been open and honest about her own drug use. So you have no clue what you're talking about.
Jennifer has a lot of class. I believe her drug abuse started when she entered into the business. Her so call mentor Clive Davis used her because he did not care what happened to her; he only cared about how he could make money off of her.. I do not understand why her family allowed him to speak at her services when he started her drug use.
I honestly believe that Clive is the one who introduced her to the drugs,,,bt gt worse wen she gt with Bobby.n he had a real bad problem back n the 80's.its all n his song "Progetive" there were already rumors of him doing drugs. n he had no money..He used Whitney so she cud supply his high n took advantage n gt her into more drugs.
sorry it was well known way before bobby I had people telling me about it back in 87 and 88 and I didn't want to believe it.
sorry it was well known way before bobby I had people telling me about it back in 87 and 88 and I didn't want to believe it then. That being said the simple truth is i'msorry she went out like that she was an amazing talent
With friends like Chaka Chan and Jennifer Holiday who needs enemies! Evidently Jennifer Holiday does not have a loyal bone in her body, she forgot the friend Whitney Houston was to her when she was financially unstable years ago! On this earth you live in hell, Whitney loved the Lord and doesn't have to die and go to hell! And Chaka Chan you are old and you must have lost your mind proclaiming your friendship with Whitney's Mom and daughter when they are so devastated about the death of a daughter and mother! You did drugs with her and Bobby, what makes you better than him! Leave Bobby Brown alone he changed his life give him the praise that he deserves and allow Whitney to rest in peace!
you know these people personally?..how would know what they are thinking, did chaka khan have a conversation with you about her problems, did jennifery holliday call you lately? ..how do you know whitney was doing drugs prior to marriage...where is the proof...is Bobby Brown friends with you? your analysis is hysterical about people you don't even know-get the steppin.
Rest in peace girl...your love you.
sorry my computer crashed-what i mean't to say was.
your loved whitney by millions of people. please rest now and don't listen to stupid logic.
Leave it be... she's home to rest now. I love you girl!
i agree..the sandra review sounds like she actually knows these people..oi vey.
Why would say Jennifer is not a loyal friend? is it 'cause she is not blaming Bobby Brown? And is actually telling what happened? How silly
This denial is exactly why these stars are dropping dead like flies. Denying one's sickness only helps them die sooner. Everyone should've spoken up sooner and her so-called friends shouldn't've been out drinking with an addict. PERIOD! Recovery does not include alcohol or drug use. So, Whitney wasn't a recovering addict. She was an active addict. I am so very happy that Jennifer Holiday and Chaka Khan have come clean. I only wish they would've done it, earlier. Maybe she would've been alive today!!!
It is stupid to get upset with people because they speak the truth. It's a blessing that Jennifer has admitted her own drug usage & Whitney's. Maybe people will stop trying to make another adult, Bobby Brown, responsible for her drug abuse. She admitted to Diane Sawyer that she was her own worst enemy. I remember in 1989 a story in the gossip papers, like National Enquirer saying Whitney was attending cocaine parties. Of course, I thought it was rubbish but it turns out it just may have been true. So, it goes to show all of us that an image is just that. The studios produce these phony images when the real person is dying inside. They need to start drug testing singers and shoving the phony imagery down our throat. We can handle the truth about real people.
You are RIGHT ON POINT!!! I'm gonna steal your comment. It's the truth!! No wants to deal with these demons openly and honestly and when you have money and fame no one wants to make the boss mad and Michael, Elvis, Marylin, Whitney, etc are the result!!
No one forced Whitney to do anything or hang out with anyone she didn't want to. Whitney had more freedom than most of us ever will. Chaka, Jennifer and the rest were just like her. Birds of a feather.
Get a reality check. Who's alive and who's dead? Who still has their voices and careers? Who was there? Chaka and Jennifer. Your way of thinking is what kills people. Don't snitch. Avoid the truth at all costs. Bury your head in the sand. Had Whitney had fewer people like you around her and more people willing to force her to face the truth even if it meant they were no longer on the gravy train, she' d be alive,, have a vibrant career, a healthy daughter and would be looking forward to grandchildren. Lies and avoidance always equal disaster and the disaster happened.
Whitney changed her life as well wen she gt a DIVORCE and her mother gt her away from the situation.(bobby) and into rehab...and chaka khan was respectful with her interview and she told the truth...Jennifer was just souless...Mad because people r tryn to speak good things bout Whitney bt instead she ddnt like that n talkd harsh about her...if she did it before bobby leave it alone and keep ur comment to urself n RESPECt for ur dear FREIND WHITNEY....
Why is it disloyal to tell the truth? She is not disrespecting Whitney in any way. She IS defending Bobby Brown from a whole lot of lies and slander that he just does not deserve. It's a lynch mob mentality based on pure speculation. Come on. anybody alive knows drugs were everywhere in the 80s and if you were in the music business with money it would be unbelievable to think she never tried them or used them regularly.
Why defend Bobby? thatsthe question...he treated Whitney so bad...Im so happy she did the interview with Oprah cuz alot of stuff will still be left unsaid...Anyway he dsnt deserve defending...he showed how much he cared about her when he continued his performance the day of her death n ddnt bother to hop on the plane to check on his daughter...REALLLY?? so i dnt put nothn passed him...In her interview she even said they both were doing drugs and she started dating him in the 80's and she started her carreer n the 80's....So we will never know if he introduced it to her or some1 else did...i dnt beleive she said oh i wnt to start using drugs...she never grew up like that. all loud n ghetto she was raised in a christian home....already bobby had n alcohol problem....But my thing is she has passed on. im tired of people rolling her name in the mud cuz she did drugs...once u start a drug u gt addicted especially if ur stressing and people r pushing it to u ur going to break n use.
Once again ZP your information is incorrect. You clearly don't know much about her background aside from the fact that they went to church and sang in church. If you go back and listen or read interviews which Whitney often used profanity in she talked about and quoted her mother at times who used some strong profanity herself. I think you've been misled thinking the church was all she knew. During those church times they were also surrounded by other artists who were far from the church scene. It has also been stated that the reason Whitney didn't do very many interviews during her early years is because the real Whitney was far from the image that was being portrayed.
If you want the truth there it is you don't have anybody to blame but Whitney yes I most say when they got together it got worst because she had the money but everybody has a choice . So don't get mad because you can't blame someone or Bobby she was doing it long before Bobby listen to the interveiws and stop blaming the wrong people. And by the way God gives all of us a number hers was call high or not
What she is trying to say is that certain people introduced them all to these drugs, people that likely want to be in control of their product & that would not be Bobby Brown. Likely BB is hooked on drugs for the same reasons all of these artists are, people like Clive Davis, Tommy Molotta are the real culprits but as she said...she can't name those names...
Honey, you need not say no more becuase you told the truth. Clive Davis is who started her on drugs.....
I totally agree. I believe these people who got her to the top also let her or introduced her to the drugs. Jennifer and Chaka were just telling the truth. I never believed Whitney when she said when she started drugs. I knew that it had to be before she met BB. People have been blaming him for yeaaaarrs! It is impossible for a "perfect" person to be with someone so "awful". Birds of a feather flock together! This was my theory-it was crazy to hear Jennifer tell the truth of it. I wonder who she was covering up for? Maybe Chaka? Clive? Smokey? Maybe Clive kept her around because it was his fault that she was an addict. RIP Whitney...my favorite voice of all time!
If the power isn't rubbed in his face (which some women do and that's not cool at all), then it sludhon't be a problem. But men are corny and immature so even when it's not rubbed in their faces (which is most of the time), they need to feel more powerful and have their di oops, egos stroked. :-/ Therefore, although they claim that they want an independent woman, they always go back to Captain Save-A-Broad behaviors and wind up with them instead. Good that she got rid of his insecure, trifling, whoring ass.
I don't believe JH. The dead can't defend themselves! She wasn't saying these things prior to Whitney's death. It amazes me what people do for attention and the "spotlight." Besides, a good man brings out the best in a woman, and Bobby B certainly didn't meet this!
God knew Whitney best, and for that reason, He called His "child" home.
Whitney's beautiful voice lives on!
Don't believe JH?????? Whitney admitted to this.
No Angela, A good woman brings out the best in herself. No One can drag you down without your permission. In relationships we are volunteers not victims.
That is right! She admitted that she was the devil in the Diane Sawyer interview. BB is not to blame.
maybe she felt saying it becuase EVERYONE is condening bobby for somethin thats not even his fault. Whitney was not the victim, she had her choices and she said she started using before she met him so stop being angry cuz u cant blame bobby anymore
For heaven's sake, why do you all carry on like she she was some squeaky-clean, untouchable, pseudo-saint??? She herself said she was a bad girl in many interviews, and probably took drugs like everyone else! She is not being considered for a sainthood, so just let's all be real about it. Entertainers, no matter how talented, ALL take drugs!!! That has never taken away from John Lennon's talent, or Elvis Presley, or Michael Jackson. But they were not demi-gods people, just ordinary men and women. So let's be real and drop the worshipping ...
I totally agree with your statement!
I thought this was some crap! One day she talking bout how much Whitney did for her then the next she is putting her business out in the streets. Just triflin. Whitney is no longer here to defend herself. With friends like this who needs enemies? Pretty much at this point does it really matter what, when, or where Whitney got the drugs? Seriously... the fact that she is no longer alive is the point. Why not talk about the good things? After all her abusing drugs didn't hurt us... it hurt herself. Let her rest in peace dang!!!!
First of all Whitney was no angel there is alot of things about Whitney that people dont know her girlfriend Robin know alot about Whitney and it is not good. Let Whitney RIP and let Bobby alone
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I cannot believe you make those negative statements regarding the world DIVA & ICON Ms. Whitney Houston.
Whether your statements were true or not, you should have kept them to yourself.
Jennifer in case you forgot this is a time for celebrating Ms. Houston life.
Ms. Houston family and friends did not deserve those hurtful words you stated during your interview on Piers Morgan.
Jennifer careful your fangs are showing, you continue to be JEALOUS of Ms. Houston even in death.
Jennifer I hope those three minutes of fame was worth it because you will definitely be ostracized in the entertainment arena.
Whitney, ‘WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU’!
whether she said stuff or not, IT WAS THE TRUTH, she was just stating the facts and for everybody to stop blaming bobby brown
Speak the truth and shame the devil! We all know Bobby Brown was a bad boy, but she was around drugs years before she ever met Bobby. The entire family is in show business and she modeled years before singing and dated superstars.. Does anybody remember Eddie Murphy?
Obviously, whatever you say you are going to be eaten alive! I loved Whitney Houston and I did not really listen to a lot of her music. Her voice was phenominal but her songs were not for me. I have a sister that is an addict and I have seen the struggle. It is a hard place to be and an even harder task to overcome. Regardless, to who started Whitney using- she had a choice. Really is that important at this point? You have a devastated child and a heart broken mother that has to be subjected to more ridicule by reading the comments we all have to say. Can we just wait until after the funeral. Can we please all come together for the sake of Bobbi Kristina and Cissy Houston. My God....people please have mercy. Whitney Houston was more than a conversation piece & entertainer she was a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister....God forbid if anyone making a comment would ever be subjected to cruelty of media and the lack of concern of Americans -to fight like this while these people are hurting. Everyone one of us will have loved ones that will pass away...would you really want to read this while surfing the net to find an appropriate song for the funeral. Let's get in touch with our humanity and let the woman rest. We loved you Whitney and was always waiting on your comeback. We love you Bobbi Kristina....We love you Cissy! God bless you all.
Listen, I dare say that I was a HUGE Whitney Houston (I know most of us were and are) and I will miss her terribly, but please dont beat on Jennifer Holiday for telling the truth that we don't like to talk about.. We don't like to accept that this is NOT all Bobby's fault.. even Whitney said this is not all Bobby's fault.. She has gone home to glory.. Lets just appreciate the music she gave.. We already know her imperfections. Thank God for the music she gave .
I am so disappointed that Jennifer Holiday would say such negative things agianst Whitney like that. She was way out of line and I'm sure Whitney's family is extremely affended by her remarks. The coments she made about Whitney's past drug use were so innappropiate. Where did your career go Jennifer? Oh, my bad, you didn't have on, WAAB!!!!
Jennifer told her truth and if that disturbs you, perhaps you should ask yourself why.
To the posters who are angry at Jennifer Holiday (who clearly felt uncomfortable about saying the little that she did) and Chaka Khan (who clearly doesn't give a rat's patootie about what anyone thinks of what she has to say), would it be easier for you to believe that Bobby Brown turned Whitney on to drugs than knowing the truth. The notion that Bobby didn't turn Whitney onto hard drugs but it was she who introduced him to it is as old as the day those two met and married. Granted, being with him may have escalated the drug use for both, but he did not start her up on it. It got exacerbated while they were together. That is the sad truth. Seems like alot of people were offered an image of Whitney which they bought. She often admitted that she was not what America sees and that she had more grit to her and was closer to what people considered Bobby than not (not that, that's a good thing but it was her truth.)
Thanks for all your comments and good hswies everyone, and yes, of course you're all right, feminism isn't to blame for this, only the men who assault and abuse others are responsible for their actions. Let's just call this a howl of rage and frustration And rest assured, I'm not about to give up the fight. Like many people who have contacted me in the past few days, this kind of event makes me all the more determined to try and do something about it, to effect change, albeit in my own small, often-times impotent, way.Micky d Yes, this was sleepy old Norwich. There hasn't been any local coverage as far as I can tell, but then our local press tends to report things like this after the case has come to court: I'll keep you updated of any developments on that front.I saw my daughter yesterday evening and gave her a big hug. She's fine, and determined to take this as far as she can. Apparently the man turned up in her workplace again the following day. Thankfully she wasn't there, but other members of staff recognised him, and once management had finished wringing their hands and wondering what they should do, he was escorted from the building by police community support officers. Let's hope he gets the message and stays away from now on.
You can tell she's lying, watch her eyes. The eyes don't lie. ...fixated to the left, dilated pupils, eyes slightly widened. Not that you need to analyze that to know she's lying, no one would put their friend's business out there like that unless they were lying to gain attention. This is a sad world we live in. smh What a disgusting woman.
BACK IN THE 80'S EVERYBODY DID DRUGS, SHE PARTIED, A MILLION SOURCES SAY SHE WAS USING BACK THAN, YOU JUST DONT WANT TO BELIEVE IT
its my perogative i can do what i want to do, its my perogative! now go buy the record dropping 2/20, peace!
lmao @ one person = a million fluck outta here with that. There's one desperate for a attention broad saying it that's it. No way Whitney could have maintained her career early on or reached her level of success as an addict.
" No way Whitney could have maintained her career early on or reached her level of success as an addict." Are you serious? Many performers were in active addiction while they were superstars. Do you need to see the list?
I love your turn of phrase, ph2072 epsceially when you say they always go back to Captain Save-A-Broad behaviors and wind up with them instead. Couldn't agree more. This could be the start of a great chapter in Whitney's life.
No doubt she did drugs before bobby. Really though idk too many ppl were listening to whitneys music before her death but all these ppl coming out the woodwork acting as if they were he biggest fans knowing yall ran her name through the mud along with the media about how drugged up she looked etc. She became a joke to a lot of ppl after that reality show and now everyone cares smh whatever. She been a drug addict a long time bobby didn't make her do anything she didn't want to they both just had drug habits in common. Ppl make me laugh with this I thought she had a marvelous voice and she was very beautiful but I wasn't a fan of her songs I don't like pop music.RIP whitney there's a lot of fake ppl out here as you already knew.
Wow, alot of people are so gullible! They are going to take the word of someone that has come out of the wood work AFTER Whitney is gone and say a bunch of stuff with NO evidence, photos? video? just her word and out of hundreds of people that knew Whitney back then, where are they? why are they not backing up Jennifers story? Besides even if Whitney did some drugs before Bobby, Being with Bobby made it alot worse!
I love Whitney Houston, but this is not hard to believe. There are a lot of drugs floating around in this business. Bobby Brown has also spoke out and said that he was on drugs at a young age as well. So this would mean that both Bobby and Whitney were using before they met each other and continued using together as a couple.
Chaka has talked openly about her past drug history and her steps toward sobriety. I don't know about Jennifer but we can assume that from what she's saying she's also sober . Wendy Williams recently addressed her addiction problems and sobriety as well. Honesty is a good thing. Part of sobriety is to share the story of addiction and most important, give testament as an example that it is possible to get sober, stay sober and have a fulfilling life I sobriety. This is a good thing, not a betrayal off Whitney. Instead of following these samples, Whitney took the example of her cousin Dionne Warwick, a proud, lifelong pothead. Which is the better example?
Clarification:Even though I've always been a #1 Whitney fan, I have no problem believing that she was abusing drugs before Bobby Brown entered the picture. I have also always been a Jennifer Holliday fan. I just don't think it was necessary or appropriate for J.H. to come out of the wood works to say what she said the way she said it at a time like this.
I so agree with your statement!!!
the video goes quiet at about the 15 minute mark. i tried raideolng it a couple time with no luck. great strategy though. how soon before google wakes up to the strategy? these networks have been around for some time and are becoming more and more popular.
Thank You Jennifer, I think the truth needed to told everyone wants to blame Bobby for her down fall. People can't handle the truth they would rather fabricate and gossip, but it so so unfair for one man to take the full blame for anothers down fall. Whitney was a bright, smart, and beautiful woman and no one put a gun to her head. She had to make that decision for her self to stop and fight those demons. Addition can be defeated when a person makes their mind up to change. It is sad that drugs ruined her life and the press, gossip and lies did not make it any better. The press never talked about helping her or anybody that has tried to help her. Instead of judging her and critizing her maybe if she had of been shown the love that is being displayed now it just might have helped her. People are so concerned about who started her on drugs, and any and everything esle she was doing. NO ONE put there hand out to help her they only wanted to be the one to get the story out first. Whitney was a beautiful woman with a beautiful gift and she will truly be missed. GIVE YOUR LOVE ONES THEIR FLOWERS & LOVE WHILE THEY ARE HERE TO SMELL THEM, BECAUSE ONCE THEY ARE DEAD IT IS TOO LATE. These are my thoughts.
It is so unfortunate how she died. Whitney did not waste her talent. Everyone still has musice to listen too. If she would have died 20 years down the road would people really be checking for her music. with Her 2009 album you all were not fooling with her. So to say if she would have sobered up and not died and put out music you would have been happy with it. To be honest ballards are not in these days if thats the case Jennifer Hudson would be more successful than she is. I believe we just wanted to see Whitney get it together because she was Americas sweetheart and everyone loved that first impression. On her relationship with Bobby Brown at some point in time they had something in common that brought them together where they bonded and if he was a drug user like everyone say he was why in the HELL would she start dating him. It was something about him that apealled to her. Maybe it was that they were born in the Ghetto (Boston and Newark) or they love to party and have fun. She was the older woman pursing a young man that doesn't seem puzzling especially in the late 80's and 90's before that cougar stuff popped up. She sayed she didn't have a life as a teenager so in her 20's she probally was trying to recover that life and got caught up in some stuff she couldn't get out of
Do know we all are affected directly or indirectly with drugs, no one is immune, from hollywood movers & shakers
to the midnight street raiders, we learned that we didn't become addicted over night so easy does it, sooner or later
when you get tired of being tired, you can learned from your first step, we learned that our lives has become unmanageable that we turned our lives and will to GOD as we unbderstand him............................................................
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First off I'd like to say that I am devastated by the untimely death of Whitney.I thought very highly of her. Drugs do not make you a bad person. As only a fan of hers from the begining,I have no idea why I can't stop crying or why I'm as devastated as I am.I didn't care much for Bobby BUT I in no way feel that Bobby started her on drugs.And if I HAD BEEN A BEST FRIEND of Whitney's, I also would have told the truth as Jennifer did,especially when everyone is so quick to blame Bobby.Despite her struggles and demons and drug use,she was HUMAN and a very Amazing woman. I will miss her deeply-no matter what her cause of death.I believe (NOT KNOW)that when her and Bobby met-they were both drug users and continued using.Keeping in my prayers, her family and friends-mother and daughter.Whitney Houston LOVED and MISSED.
the timing maybe questionable but it's good to hear another side of the story. I don't like how Bobby Brown has been blamed for her downfall. he obviously wasn't good for her but you can't help you fall in love with. they obviously both had substance abuse issues and became enablers. this isn't a new thing and the music biz is littered with similar stories – Sid and Nancy, Mary J Blige and K-Ci, and so on. showbiz seems a tough place and you need to surround yourself with the right people. she seem to make some very bad choices. over time I suspect the real story behind her decline will emerge but for now lets remember the music.
guys come on, we all loved Whitney, beautiful, more talent than anyone, but she was a junkie for 20 years
Jennifer Holliday is a PIG! She will do anything, say anything, hurt and shame anyone if she thinks it will benefit herself. You see, I am also the recipient of Jennifer Holliday's shameful behavior. She is a horrible person. She has no conscience. She is a PIG! Jennifer, you are a complete waste of human flesh.
Whoa. A little harsh there don't you think? Give me a break Jennifer was simply setting the facts straight since you all are so eager to lynch Bobby Brown as if Whitney was a saint. She wasn't. It is plain wrong to cast him as a villian here. Get a life. You are way too invested in a complete stranger's.
What's this about Whitney dying of "natural causes"?? I say that's almost impossible. Any so-called "natural causes" (heart attack, stroke, etc.) were either caused or aggravated by her drug abuse. Plain and simple.
Kay, if it is natural causes, the death certificate will usually say: Heart Attack then and underlying cause will say, Cocaine use
why is everyone crazy about someone saing the truth? celebrities do drugs so why should we be surprised for that revelation? and why blaming on bobby? it's more likely that a sober person would marry a sober person, an addict person would marry another addict person, not the way around
she is soooo adorable!!!! Please tell me she is an insdie dog I hate the idea of outside dogs especially in heat and cold and rain and etc my heart breaks for your loss and I can NOT imagine what I would feel if anything happened to Bippers or Bays (my boys) I can't wait to see your newest puppy tomorrow! Pepper cracks me up when I look at her picture you can see her personality
I do not know anything about this!
You cant blame Bobby Brown for all her mistakes. Im sure he was a negative influence but not to blame in full.
thats very true but still only he and Whitney knows the whole truth.
I feel like J.H. should have decided to just speak of the good. She should have held a no comment stance on the drug use. The fact is that NO ONE knows the truth but Whitney and God. We do not know when she started, what she started, what her and Bobby did, etc. We can assume, assume, and assume. J.H.'s mouth is split just like us all and we can not take her word for it. If you have ever been a woman in love, you can understand how people assume you should date a certain type, but you are attracted to who you are attracted to. I think she and Bobby loved each other despite of the faults they both had. J.H. would have NEVER said that if she were alive because Whitney would have let her have it. Do not say something that you wouldn't say in a persons presence (we learned that as kids). Where was J.H. when this debate started about 10 years ago. See, if we are going to point fingers, why weren't those ladies better examples to the young singers. Nobody can make you use drugs, but J.H. and Chaka, Dione could have been role models to help guide the younger singers. I am disgusted with the whole scene. Sometimes we ask God to bless us with money, but as I look at these stars, maybe the blessing is for us to not have it. More money, more problems #imwithbiggie!
Frankly I think that Ms. Holliday;s intention was not to speak badly of Ms. Houston but to clarify that she WAS there, and knew Whitney before her relationship with Brown and in fact did have first hand knowledge of her drug use long before Brown came around. Doesn't anybody get the motive here is to save a man (who is still alive) from the mob who is all too willing to throw under the bus based on gossip and pure conjecture. Everybody is so protective about a dead woman's reputation and seems to care less the damage and pain they are causing a man who still has to carry on. And he is one day at a time fighting for his own sobriety. Have some compassion before you all judge him without having any real facts.
and AGAIN WHO THE HECK IS BOBBYBROWN??? he should hurt bt only God can judge him for his sins n intentions...cuz he chosed a dollr over his daughter n the fact that his ex wife from 12 years has passed...he contined to perform...if i lost a loved one i wudnt b able do anything...I truly believe he hated her and she even said in her interview with oprah she saw the hate n his eyes...n she ddnt do anything to him....he envyed her; n thats y he did the show Being Bobby Brown n caught her n an weird moment nt being herself cuz he wnted people to know she wsnt perfect and she ddnt even know he was recording her at that moment.
PEOPLE NEED TO CUT IT OUT...NO ONE IS THE BLAME BUT WHITNEY HERSELF, SHE MADE THE CHOICE TO DO DRUGS, WE HAVE WHAT GOD GAVE US..IT IS CALLED FREE WILL, SHE SAID IN THE INTERVIEW HERSELF THAT NO ONE MAKE HER DO ANYTHING AND THAT SHE DOES WHATS IN HER HEART TO DO, AND SAID SHE WAS TO RICH TO DO LOW CLASS DRUGS LIKE CRACK, BUT IT WAS THE HIGH CLASS DRUGS THAT TOOK HER LIFE, I DONT CARE HOW RICH A PERSON THINKS HE OR SHE IS, IT IS THE LOVE OF MONEY AND WEALTH AND SELF THAT DESTROY PEOPLE, NO ONE WANT TO EVER GIVE JESUS THAT KIND OF GLORY THAT THEY GIVE A MAN OR WOMAN, AND ITS SICKNING BUT THE WORLD ALWAYS SAY WHAT A GOOD PERSON SOME ONE WAS, TO ME JESUS IS THE ONLY ONE WORTHY TO BE PRAISED BECAUSE HE ALONE TOOK ON THE SINS OF THE WORLD SO THAT WE MAY BE FORGIVEN OF OUR SINS AND TRUST IN CHRIST ALONE FOR SALVATION A GIFT THAT GOD HAS GIVEN, PEOPLE SADLY MISTAKE GOD AS ONE WHO WILL EXCEPT SINFUL LIVES UNCHANGED AND NOT GIVING THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST SO THAT CHRIST CAN DELIVER US FROM SIN , GOD MADE IT CLEAR THE SOUL THAT SINNITH IT SHALL DIE ( BE CUT OFF FROM HIM) NO CHILD OF GOD WILL DIE A PRACTICING SINNER , JESUS CHANGE LIVES NOT CORRUPT THEM, GOD IS A LOVING COMPASSIONATE FATHER, BUT I PRAY DAILY THAT HE GIVE ME HIS STRENGTH TO STAY CLOSE TO HIM SO THAT I WILL NO DIE IN SIN, JESUS GIVES HIS CHILDREN HIS RIGHTIOUSNESS THATS HOW WE MAKE IT TO HEAVEN TO BE WITH THE LORD... AND OUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN AND JESUS EMPOWER US TO LIVE A LIFE THAT REFLECT HIS LIFE, IT IS AN INSULT AND A ABOMINATION TO SAY PEOPLE WHO LIVE CURRUPT LIVES IS A REFLECTION OF GOD AND THAT THEY ARE HIS CHILDREN, NOT SO, I WOULD NOT DARE LIVE A LIFE LIKE THAT AND THINK JILL SEE JESUS WITH A UNCHANGED LIFE, YES I WILL SEE HIM IF I LIVED A LIFE WITHOUT REPENTANCE WHICH GOD DEMANDS AND WITHOUT BEING BORN AGAIN OF HIM AND TURNING AWAY FROM SIN WHICH GOD WILL HELP YOU DO, IF I DIED WITH OUT THESE THINGS I KNOW I WILL NOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD ONLY TO SEE JESUS AS MY JUDGE AND NOT MY SAVIOR, PEOPLE WAKE UP REMEMBER THE RICH MAN AND LAZERUS,, I BELIEVE GOD AND HE IS NOT MOCKED WHAT A MAN SOWETH THAT SO SHALL HE REAP EITHER ETERNITY WITH CHRIST OR ETERNITY WITHOUT HIM 4 EVER IN HELL THERE ARE NO FRIENDS IN HOLLYWOOD, I THANK GOD I WAS NOT BLESSED WITH RICHES BEFORE I GOT TO KNOW HIM AND ESTABLISHED A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS AND ASK FOR HIS FORGIVENESS FOR ALL THE THINGS I DONE IN MY LFE THAT OFFENDED HIM, I AM BLESSED AND ALL THOSE THAT TRULY KNOW CHRIST IS BLESSED AND RICH ALREADY ....WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL ..AND WHAT CAN A MAN GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SOUL.....NOTHING..THESE ARE THE THING THAT HAPPEN TO ANYONE THAT TURN THEIR BACKS ON GOD ..SATAN WILL DESTROY YOUR SOUL IN HELL, IF WE DONT ALLOW GOD INTO OUR LIFE ..SATAN WILL GLADLY COME IN AND YOU WILL OPEN YOUR EYES INTO ETERNITY LOST, CHOOSE JESUS TODAY AND HE CAN DELIVER YOU FROM ALL SIN AND YOU WILL BE TRULY FREE I LOVE YOU JESUS, HE WHO HAS AN EAR LET HIM HEAR THAT THE ONLY TRUE FRIEND YOULL EVER HAVE IS KING JESUS
Haha that's awesome, I love it! Almost the exact thing neepphad to me, except I was in grade six and I ended up kissing my crush, like eight times, and it was the best. lol
PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY LOVE GOD,... SING SONGS TO GOD.... AND PROFESS WITH THEIR MOUTH THAT THEY LOVE JESUS...
BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE SO FAR FROM HIM THAT THEY CANT EVEN SEE WHERE THEY ARE HEADED IF THEY DONT REPENT AND TURN TO JESUS FOR ETERNAL LIFE AND SALVATION, SEE KNOWING JESUS IS MORE THAN LIP SERVICE...KNOWING JESUS RESULTS IN YOUR LIFE BEING CHANGED FOR EVER, NOT THAT WE WILL ALWAYS BE PERFECT BUT A TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE REFLECTS BEING GODS SON OR DAUGHTER, AND THE KEY TO IT ALL IS THAT JESUS HIMSELF CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND DWELLS IN YOUR HEART , GOD IS ONLY IMPRESSED WITH HUMBLE PEOPLE WHO ADMIT TO BEING A SINNER AND ASKING HIM OF HIS FORGIVENESS AND INVITING HIM INTO OUR HEARTS TO BE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR OF OUR LIFE AND EVERYTHING WE DO FROM THAT POINT ON WILL BE TO HIS GLORY ALONE, YOU GOT ALL KIND OF PEOPLE THAT SAY WELL IM A CHRISTIAN, GOD HAS SHOWN ME BY DEALING WITH ME IN MY LIFE THAT A TRUE CHRISTIAN EXCEPT THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD, AND THEY REPENT OF THEIR SINS AND KNOWS THAT THEY ARE IN NEED OF A SAVIOR AND IS WILLING TO TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS AND ASK GOD TO HELP THEM TO DO IT, AND HE WILL...HE ALWAYS DO, AND A TRUE CHRISTIAN LOVES JESUS AND LOVE TO LIVE FOR HIM BECAUSE HE IS HIS CHILD, JESUS WILL SAVE ANYONE FORM THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD TO COME IN THIS WORLD CONCERNING UNCONFESSED SINNERS AND THE WICKEDNESS THAT IS BEFORE HIM, BUT IF YOU HUMBLE YOURSELVES AND PRAY AND TURN ROM YOUR WICKED WAYS GOD WILL HELP YOU AND YOULL NEVER BE THE SAME YOU WILL BE SEPARATE FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD, GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Jesus Christ, why are you shouting? I can read without the caps.
I feel deep compassion that you are so brainwashed. Wicked this and sinner that. How exhausting to believe that ugliness.
I hope you learn to think for yourself in the next life!!! Good luck with all that.
As someone who has a personal relationship with God I can appreciate your comments. But God doesn't judge the way we judge as you said God judges the heart. This world can cloud our hearts even with Jesus Christ living on the inside of us. God knows everything that was in her heart. He knows her deepest pains and deepest fears. I think it was nothing but the Holy Ghost that caused her to get up on that stage and tell the world what was in the core of her heart. That thing in her that she couldn't escape no matter what and that was her love for God. You're right no one is perfect so in the midst of that imperfection who are we to say where God draws the line. She knew Him and He is the only one who knows her fate. But this is absolutely not something that any of us want to be unsure about when it comes to our own fate so it is best to live your life in a way that is pleasing to God. Just remember that God knows all and we only know in part.
I think it was the Holy Ghost that caused her to get on stage and sing Yes Jesus Loves Me. It is no coincidence that her last performance was telling the world about the God who always loved her in spite of...
If Whitney Herself Didn't Tell Oprah During The 2009 Interview I DON'T Believe It ! You Guys Shouldn't Listen To What Other People Say !
AMEN!!!!! YOU SAID NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.THANK YOU WE DID MORE INTELLIGENT LEVEL HEADED PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THE WORLD WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING PEOPLE TELL THEM YOU'LL BE MAKING IT FAR IN THIS WORLD.
I MEANT TO SAY WE NEED MORE NOT WE DID MORE SORRY LOL!!!!!! LIKE I SAID YOUR INTELLIGENT YOU COULD HAVE FIGURED THAT OUT LOL!!!!!!!!!
I love Whitney's music but outside of that i am not familiar. Being surrounded by addicts in my own family i know placing blame is healin to some but the truth shall set you free. It doesnt matter who started her or even if she chose it on her own. Stop playin the blame game and help the next person because there will be a next. God has Whitney so she is good. Help bobby and bobbi Kristina they are at risk now. Dont listen to the meda that is their job to embellsh stories. Pray for the ones she left behind. Dont be mad at Jennifer she is just keeping it real unlike most.
All of you who are criticizing jennifer should check this interview on abc out
Thanks for posting that... Jennifer is so real! She just says it like it is. I admire her honesty. When she wasn't impressed with Oprah, she came out and said it. In this interview she admitted she had a fight with Whitney! Most people try to make everything seem all peachy and don't admit such things. Love her!
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Thanks for posting that... Jennifer is so real! She just says it like it is.
JENNIFER SAYS LIES LIKE IT IS NOT THE TRUTH IF IT WAS THE TRUTH SHE WOULD HAVE SAID IT WHEN WHITNEY WAS ALIVE AND COULD DEFEND HERSELF AND NOT WHEN WHITNEY IS DEAD.SO JENNIFER HOLIDAY AIN'T NOTHING BUT A BIG FAT LYING HEFFA SHE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF JEALOUSY AND ENVY IS SO POWERFUL.
I read on some blog that Whitney was doing drugs as far back as her modelling days. I still love and admire her as everyone has problems, but lets be real here.
I don't get how blaming Bobby would make Jennifer loyal to Whitney? Whitney remained friends with Bobby and his family. If Whitney could hear what she said, she might thank her for not putting all the blame on the one that's still living and will carry a burden for the rest of his life as it is. He may not have introduced her to drugs, but he also may not have been the best influence or the best person for her to be around, but again, he has to live with that.
If Bobby Brown can lie and blame whitney for his drug problem then we can blame Bobby for Whitney's drug problem.
exactly Bobby Brown lied to Matt Laure and said that Whitney introduced him to drugs then latter old video clips online of him pop up talking about all the drugs he did before dating Whitney surfaces and no one says nothing.Once a liar always a liar if he lied about doing drugs before Whitney then he lied about her doing drugs before him point blank end of conversation.It also means that dear old Jennifer Holiday lied on her so called good friend that she claims to love so much Whitney Houston,remember Bobby and Jennifer God doesn't like liars one day you both well be judged by the almighty and I don't think it's going to be pretty so enjoy earth now because where you two will be heading it won't be so nice lol!!!!!!!!!!
WHat difference does it make? THey were both grown. THey were both bad influences on each other.
The really sad part is Whitney was gay and due to societlal pressures, coming from a chuch background, career, ect, she was not allowed to be with who seh wanted to or be who she really was. So she self medicated the pain.
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Whitney admitted that she started BEFORE the Bodyguard but it was very light. AFTER the Bodyguard is when it got heavy, she stated this in her 2009 Oprah interview. Now, we can't determine when before the Bodyguard is because she didn't give an exact date. Even IF Whitney did start in the 80s way before she met Bobby, it's clear that it got worse after she met him.
it's funny when bobby brown came on tv and lied and said that whitney started him on drugs then later video's of him admitting in other interviews that he did drugs before dating Whitney surfaced no one said that he was lying not jennifer hoilday not one explain that.
your right but remember she also has said that she was dating bobby brown before the bodyguard for about a year or two did you forget about that?
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It was only a matter of time before it was revealed that Whitney was using crack before meeting Bobby Brown. It was Whitney's brother, Michael Houston, who turned her onto crack. Long years before Jennifer Holiday stated it, Whitney's drug addiction was exposed in the book, Good Girl, Bad Girl, written by Kevin Ammons. He also wrote that both of Whitney's brothers were drug addicts and going in and out of rehab. By the time Whitney met Bobby, she was a stoned drug addict. Of course, Bobby Brown was a drug addict but everybody knew that about him.
But with Whitney, her family and friends either tried to hide her addiction or refused to acknowledge it. Once Whitney began showing the signs of addiction, I knew she was wasting her life away and that it was only a matter of time she would be dead.
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