Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cissy Houston Talks Robyn Crawford


Whitney Houston's mother Cissy is promoting her memoir 'Remembering Whitney' and sat down with People magazine ahead of the book's release.

During her interview Cissy touches on Whitney Houston's relationship with her former bff Robyn Crawford....

From The Daily Mail
While trying to make a name for herself as a recording artist, Whitney met Robyn Crawford.
The women became close friends in the late 1970s, and after Whitney scored her second number one album with 1987's Whitney, Robyn moved into the singer's Menham, New Jersey home.
Rumours swirled about something romantic between the pair, but it's not a subject Mrs Houston cares to address - although she states clearly she wasn't a fan of her daughter's good friend.
'I know nothing about that. I didn't want her with my daughter,' Mrs Houston told People Magazine.
She expands in an excerpt from her book: 'There was something about the way Robyn carried herself, a kind of arrogance, that I didn't like.'
Robyn, she admits, was one of the first to alert her to Whitney's drug use.
She writes candidly of a meeting between them in the late 1980s: 'She told me that Nippy was using drugs, that they both were on occasion, but that "Nippy likes it a little too much"'.
Mrs Houston confronted her daughter, who told her Robyn was overreacting, People reports.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

WE ALL KNOW THEY WERE LOVERS.

Anonymous said...

people are in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime, at least Robin is not slinging mud like a lot of people at Whitney

Anonymous said...

I read something different that WHITNEY SAID!! google it!! THEY MET IN HIGH SCHOOL OR PRIVATE SCHOOL before she tried making a name for herself.

Anonymous said...

YEAH!BECAUSE HER FATHER PAID HER BIG BUCKS FOR HER TO LEAVE AND NEVER SAY A WORD do your research!!!!

Ms. Lee said...

Whatever the case may be, DAMN, let Whitney rest. This woman went through a lot while here in this life. I can't with the blatant disrespect. Peace to you Whitney.

PRAISE THE LORD THE POWER OF GOD...DWELLS IN HIS CHILDREN!! said...

@12:43 Well Said!! People Come into, our Life For a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.
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◄ Ecclesiastes 3:1 ►King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.) To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 1-12...King James Version (Pure Cambridge).
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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
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A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
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A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
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A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
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He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
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I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

I'm Not Implying Anything About Whitney Houston's Sexual Behavior... RIP Whitney Houston!

Lovely said...

Don't tell me my girl was a switch hitter... *sigh* still miss her! I still chuckle at how Mariah tried to our do her in that when you believe song and almost killed herself! couldnt come close to Whitney!

Anonymous said...

as a mother, how could you dislike someone who warned you that ur child is on drugs?

Anonymous said...

BECAUSE SHE WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HER AND AS A MOTHER I WOULD HATE HER TOO!!!

Anonymous said...

well, she didnt die from having an affair...

Down wit Brown said...

You can't blame Bobby for this.

Anonymous said...

This will never happen to Bey.

Anonymous said...

@2:40PM
It Alredy has!

Anonymous said...

R IN NYC SAYS:

Robin was her lover.....check.
Whitney used lots of drugs......check
Cissy is no longer getting handouts from Whitney and needs to write books to get cash.....check and big ass check.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Cissy will have better success with her memoir than BeBe.

Anonymous said...

I think that this book is a form of catharsis for Cissy. I'm sure that she's held a lot in and needs to get it out.

Anonymous said...

2:58

Touchdown!

Anonymous said...

cant wait to get the book. Some mothers ,think their children are not to be talked about,and coming from robin whom she didnt like anyway ,huh she found out the way she didnt want to from who she didnt want to hear it from and thought well if she tells me she may tell someone else ...get rid of her...when robin was the one there to help her.

Anonymous said...

this is so sad...what i dont understand is why people are appalled and/or surprised at singers...i mean the good/great ones are ALWAYS tortured/tormented/somethin is not quite right...shall i name a few?

billie holiday...abused as a child, prostitute and drug user...

aretha franklin...allegedly a victim of incest, victim of domestic abuse, abuses food.

luther vandross...traumatized by his fathers death as a child, abused food, accused of manslaughter (google it)

michael jackson, child prodigy allegedly abused by father, drug user, abused his body/face

marvin gaye...molested as a child, child molester, drug user

i could go on and on and on...and it dont/wont stop

people...there is a PRICE for everything...i would not want their fame nor talent for nothing in this world because nothing in this world is equal to peace of mind...

clearly these people do not have it...nor friends
not real ones.

Anonymous said...

Cissy physically abused Whitney and she knows it. That's why Whitney would revert to childhood when things got bad.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that Cissy abused her. However, I suspect that she was abused by one of her brothers.

Anonymous said...

Cissy acts like she finally came to grips with what was going on in Whitney's life and how it led her on a downward spiral and eventually to death.

Anonymous said...

Whitney died because her family was still pretending that she was finally clean after dumping Bobby. All the while Whitney was smoking crack with different people.

Anonymous said...

Cissy's way of acknowledging Robin was gay was to say that Robin had a certain "arrogance about her. And that folks, is about all you're going to get from her!!!!

Anonymous said...

I never for one moment believed the lesbian whispers about Whitney and I never will. If this were true, her two closest friends (Pebbles and CeCe) would not have been friends with her because those two women don't roll like that.

Anonymous said...

Cissy didn't acknowledge whitney being gay. if she did, than this would have been all on the major new networks and entertainment shows. They would ask Robin about it. All she said was that she didn't know anything about all that, and that's what people said. She won't answer. This news, things are edited and shaped to mean anything. We can't go by what an edited version of events. Look at the MJ /Bashir documentary, Bashir edited MJ's interview to use MJ words against him concerning children and his personality, but then MJ was smart enough to air his own tape of the interview that said something totally different. And I seriously doubt Cissy would throw Whitney under the bus, considering that WH was tormented by this rumor for years, and Bobbi Kristina already has issues with her writing the book to begin with. And let's be honest, many celebs and those connected to celebs will never come out and say, oh they are not gay, knowing that they have a huge gay following. why alienate your fans? MJ even said, i'm not gay, but i have alot of fans that are, so he didn't want to alienate them.Hopefully, Cissy can clear this garbage up. I don't think she was gay, because WH didn't hide her attraction towards men, she felt was attractive. Her attraction towards Bobby definitely wasn't fake. And the woman was definitely sexually attracted to Kevin Costner. I remember those ET interviews with Kevin C, during the Bodyguard years, and she definitely didn't hide or fake her attraction. She was so touchy feely with him. Even in 2008 she took a picture with him, and the look she gave him defintely wasn't a look a lesbian would give a man.

Oh and gay women would never give up their partner for no man. That would never happen, they would rather go insane than to give up a female their in a relationship, rather have their families disown them. i come from a religious background like whitney, with a preacher for a grandfather and that didn't deter them from coming out and living with their partner. And Whitney wasn't gay, why would she want to be known as a crackhead and so in love with Bobby Brown, than to be a sane lesbian, that's crazy. WH wasn't gay, and why would she become an addict over that, when gay entertainers are out in the open, and still famous.people need to stop. people claim mj was gay, but there really no proof.

Anonymous said...

Bobby stated himself that Whitney married him to "clean up her image." Now what would he mean by that?......She was squeaky clean. There were no successful openly gay entertainers back then, and none really mainstream now. The label kept Whitney in the closet. And I also agree that Whitney was probably abused when she was younger, either mentally or sexually. Her whole family gives me the creeps.

Anonymous said...

Can't we leave this woman alone now -- DAMN! she's not even alive to defend herself and her mother needs to be quiet and go back to work. It sure came to light all the no-good people Nippy was supporting. Evident this lady with the angelic voice was in hell on earth. Glad she is not here to deal with it any longer. I'm not a fan of same sex relationships, but maybe the only person that really had her best interest....they got rid of. Ashame bobby brown took the rap for everything negative in her lie.

Anonymous said...

sorry typo----in her life

Anonymous said...

Cissy's way of acknowledging Robin was gay was to say that Robin had a certain "arrogance about her. And that folks, is about all you're going to get from her!!!!
8:38 PM
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So you're sayin' Robin hasn't come out yet and Cissy calling her gay could result into a slander lawsuit by Robin...make sense.

Anonymous said...

Im not a supporter of a gay lifestyle or ANY type of sinful lifestyle against Gods word.(even though i fall very short of His Glory). However at least Robyn did not try to take Whitney thru the gutter like the rest of them and she seem pretty straight up. Even if bobby didnt start whitney on drugs, he didnt help the situation. He had whitney taking care(financially) all his kids and himself. Then after whitney became exhausted, he moved on to this new chick and had a baby. I know that ultimately broke her heart. Rest in peace dear whitney and yes Jesus love You. (im still in tears for you)

Anonymous said...

7:32pm Thank you for not accusing MJ of being a child molester. We know that's not true. I agree with you about the greats being troubled in real life. That's how most true genius is born. -sad-

8:59pm I'm sorry but I believe the rumors. I've read interviews with Robin herself and know people from Jersey who knew Nippy back in the day. These rumors have been around for many decades. I know folks who say they have been with her and have no reason to lie. They don't go around telling everyone, just very close and trusted friends. In any case, it is possible for her to be attracted to both men and woman. I truly believe she loved Bobby in every way and she has had romantic feelings for others including Jermaine and Michael Jackson.

It would have devasted her career back in the 80's but it doesn't make me like her any less now.

R.I.P. Nippy!

Anonymous said...

Robyn has always appeared masculine in every photo I've ever seen of her for as long as Whitney was been in the public eye. Whitney probably loved Robyn as much as she loved Bobby, but if she wanted a little Bobbi Kristina it sure wasn't going to come out of a relationship with Robyn...at least not naturally.

Anonymous said...

interesting sweater

Anonymous said...

Well i never believe any rumors about any celebrity even tho there are people who clam to be in the know i wouldn't tell not even my closes friends about others lifestyle. and if she was Bi it's not going to make like her any less as i am a gay man myself understand RIP NIPPY

Anonymous said...

I won't believe she's gay. these rumors hurt her to her core, and it's obvious that all these rumors and whispers destoyed her life. WH always had her share of haters even as a child. She talked about how as a child, she had long ponytails and her mom would dress her up in dresses, and because of her lighter complexion the other girls would pick on her. She spoke about how she bought a mercedes for her first car, and the kids in the neighborhood destroyed her car outside her mom house. Same thing happened to Kimora L.Simmons. A person who grew up with Whitney, talked about how she was the only one in the neighborhood with a pool, and the kids would all go over to her house, and ask her stories about who she met in Hollywood while with Dionne, but she was more interested in playing. So maybe she befriended Robyn because she wasn't jealous of her, and was just a friend. Mind you they did the wrong things, but maybe Whitney gravitated towards people who wanted to be her friend. It's possible that people who are saying that she and Robin had a relationship, could very well be jealous that Whitney made it big, and they didn't. Look at what lies did to MJ, he was innocent, and it was documented that he was innocent, but the way the media,hollywood, police department shaped and edited, lied about stories on him, that stigma of pediphile destroyed him. even if there is evidence that he was straight, people still believe it. Until Robyn, Bobbi Kristina comes out and say it, than this rumor can't taken seriously.And all Bobby Brown said that he married for love, while he believed Whitney married to ease the rumors of her being gay, would stop. Ok, so why would she being the "american princess", why would she marry a bad boy, whom hollywood and the public felt wasn't good enough for her. If he was just a beard, she definitely would have picked a more suitable man for a cover. one that would have enhanced her career, not have people question her. She definitely would have did what Janet did and hook up with a man that would enhance her marketability in hollywood.

Anonymous said...

Cissy's way of acknowledging Robin was gay was to say that Robin had a certain "arrogance about her.
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Nobody on earth could be as "arrogant" and awful as Cissy Houston. Few people can get along with Cissy and that is only when you're kissing her narcissistic ass. She leaves a lot to be desired, ask anyone who knows her!

Anonymous said...

She definitely would have did what Janet did and hook up with a man that would enhance her marketability in hollywood.
2:23 AM

If Whitney was anything like Janet she would still be alive...no shade.

Anonymous said...

Opinions are like assholes. It sure is a lot of assholes on here today!

Anonymous said...

Whitney will be discussed and dissected an criticized and mulled over for the rest of my lifetime and many more to come...but the one thing that can not be denied was that she was the most gifted songstress, the most captivatingly beautiful, and the most sassy that ever lived. I miss her like a family member. There are days I call "Whitney Days" that I listen to her all day! Every nuance, every phrase, her play on notes...she was amazing! My only anger with her is I was pulling so hard for her and it appears she just stopped fighting.

Anonymous said...

I can confrim this relationship and choose to remain unknown. Sissy is only telling thet part of the story that was visible to her. I love that Robin has and will always keep this seceret they loved each other very much. I hope that maybe some day she will come forward and speak out. I am sure she was sworn to take this to her grave. I guess the media feels Whit was already a drug user why let it be known that she was Gay also. What ppl don't understand is that her esculating drug use came from her need to want to be free to be herself. She was gay even in high school. Listen carfeully to the stories about how her mom asked her male best friend to take her to the prom. Why? because Whit had no interest in going with a man. I wish they would reveal the truth to the world Whit's gone now no one would beleive it anyway.

Anonymous said...

@12:08 PM Very heartfelt. Nice post!

Anonymous said...

@ 2:23am Whit was gay anyone that lived in Jersey or went to school with her knows. 12:31PM I so agree with what you wrote I said it for years. They NEVER let her be herself. Clive did the same thing to Alicia Keys. Have a baby and a scandal and no one will call you a lesbian. And so she did.

Anonymous said...

Well if she was gay, than Bobby Brown should be commended being able to turn her straight, because she was sprung over him, so if she was gay, than it didn't keep her from him. Bobby Brown should go to every parent in America that has a gay daughter and say, you want your daughter to switch back to men, well for 45.00 i will make your daughter straight. I did it for Whitney. This is ridiculous, people who claimed to love her as a singer wants her to be gay or bi, even though that rumor destroyed her life, but it doesn't matter because they just want her to be gay,t like being gay is a prize. She never claimed being gay or bi, so even she knew that mess was shameful and wrong, she didn't come out because she wasn't. whitney could have came out after her divorce but she didn't. and people are saying people from that hometown who knew her personally, well i want receipts, name , names and interviews. people need to stop, whitney has a daughter and family. this mess destroyed mj and his mother. sad.

Anonymous said...

Bobby Brown was a good choice for Whitney due to his love for both teams. Lets tell it like it is, Bobby likes the boys and girls so let the chips fall where they may!

Anonymous said...

@6:14

-Being "gay" didn't destroy Whitney's life, her smoking crack like it was going out of style did.

-Cissy is the one who brought up Robyn and their relationship, not the commentors.

-Yes Whitney thought being gay was shameful and wrong which is why she never came out.

Anonymous said...

Let WHITNEY AND HER BEAUTY AND ANGELIC VOICE REST IN PARADISE!!! WHITNEY WAS NOT GAY!!! PERIOD!!!

Anonymous said...

@8:23 PM Bobby Brown Bi-sexual? This is news. I never heard anything like this until I read your post. I don't care what anybody say. Whitney was not gay.

alicia banks said...

even bobby b has outed wh!

shame hwo homohaters and cissy are still in deep denial due to homohatred!

this is the same hatred that put a hole in wh's soul that she tried in vain to fill with drugs...

shame!!!!!!!

wtfu asap!

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Anonymous said...

@9:56 PM Cissy is a Christian woman. She hates the sin (gay) NOT the people, and that does not mean she's a homophobic.

Anonymous said...

Stop trying to make Whitney into a gay mascot. let it go, she said she wasn't. Respect her daughter and family, this lie ruined whitney's reputation. i'm glad i'm not famous, every famous person must deal with the gay community trying out them , for the gay agenda. stop it. mj was labled as gay, but that so wasn't true. can straight fans have straight icons? gays claim to love whitney, love the fact that she never came out. leave her be. for the record, many celebs won't go against gays because that's a huge fan base why alienate where you get your money? Elton John is openly gay and proud, lady gaga is a gay icon, talk about their lifestyles, leave whitney alone.

Anonymous said...

Ya'll know whitney fucked guys right. ask robyn. she'll tell you nippy liked dudes.

Anonymous said...

robin was there when whitney was fucking dudes. whitney wasn't fucking gay.

Anonymous said...

And Bobby Brown is Not gay or bisexual. People are despearte to make Whitney gay when she wasn't. Robyn was there when Whitney was sleeping with dudes. Please, Nippy didn't like females. She was addicted to men, but kept that a secret.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed by the people who come in and say Whitney was not at the least bi-sexual, when even Cissy opened that can up again. Those of us in the industry damn sure knew Whitney was living OPENLY gay and she was with Robyn. People who lived in Jersey, former classmates, friends, extended family and her parents, industry people. Every man Whitney was associated with has denied a serious relationship with her, or denied her intentions. Yes, even her husband of 14-years. Read Cissy's book. Cissy Houston outed Whitney. It's there and it is undeniable. Whitney was going to be married because that is what her career demanded. Whitney did not want to be married to Bobby Brown, but he was the only one with a name, some money (or so she thought for a few months) and willing to put up with her drug use. Eddie was not going for that mess. Whitney was warned about being so open with Robyn early in her career. And yes, Robyn was warned about appearing so butch in public. Whitney was stubborn and foolish her entire life. Plain and simple. Yes, lesbians marry all the time-due to pressure, family, self-doubt, religious dogma, or trying to fit a role that was never intended for them. Many of them end up just like Whitney...trapped, addicted and slowly committing suicide. Whitney denied her truest self-whatever that was-and she is dead because of it. People can argue the gay, bi-sexual, or straigt as an arrow sexuality of Whitney Houston forever. What cannot be argued is that she died a junkie's death. The question is why the need to destroy herself and her daughter?

Anonymous said...

How she bisexual when she was dating guys all her life.Whitney didn't like that woman. Cissy said she didn't KNOW, She ain't like Robyn stank ass attitude. They was friends and Whitney loved Men.

Robyn liked drugs too, That's why they was friends.

Anonymous said...

Robyn was Whitney's assistant. The industry saw Whitney with her bulldagger assistant and concluded was gay but she wasn't. Whitney said, she ain't never liked RObyn. She was dating dudes for years before bobby. That was her friend. Cissy ain't said nothing about Whitney like Robun. Bobby ain't said nothing about Whitney like Robyn.

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