Whitney Houston was one of the biggest stars in the known universe. Hailed by many as the greatest singer that ever lived, she was also notorious in the past decade for her battle with addiction.
Her shocking death still sends chills through pop culture consciousness. In spite of every celebrity in the history of the entertainment business coming forward to give interviews about their "friendships" with the pop queen, the one person who we know loved Whitney unconditionally was her mother singer Cissy Houston.
She sat down with Oprah Winfrey on Oprah's Next Chapter to give an intimate, open interview. She is currently promoting her new tell-all biography of her daughter entitled, Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped.
Oprah read her favorite highlights from the book and asked Cissy for insight. She was especially curious about Cissy's opinion of her daughter's friendship and rumored lesbian relationship with a former assistant and of course her tumultuous marriage to R&B bad boy Bobby Brown.
Another point of interest was Cissy's relationship with her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina. Cissy revealed that she has nothing against Bobby Brown, she just didn't want him with her daughter.
She also expressed her concern for her granddaughter's well-being and how her daughter's legacy is being portrayed in the media. The Houston family matriarch is apparently carrying her grief with dignity, poise, and graciousness.