Singer Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy
Houston, has said she would have been unhappy if rumors that Whitney
was gay turned out to be true.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey to
pitch her book Remembering Whitney, Cissy discussed Whitney's
relationship with best friend Robyn Crawford, whom Whitney met when
she was 16.
“Do you believe Whitney and Robyn
were in a gay relationship?” Winfrey asked.
“I don't really know,” Cissy
Houston answered. “I didn't particularly like her.”
“What didn't you like?” Winfrey
“She just spoke too, you know,
disrespectful sometime. Like she had something over every, you know,
like that. I didn't like that at all,” Cissy said. “She turned
out to be all right, I guess.”
“They were very good friends,”
“Would it have bothered you if your
daughter Whitney was gay?” Winfrey asked.
“Absolutely,” she answered.
“It would have bothered you?”
Winfrey asked. “You would not have liked that?”
“Not at all,” Cissy answered. (The
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