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.