"Did you introduce her to drugs?" Asked Oprah
"I would say, yeah. We did everything together," said Michael Houston. "You gotta understand at the time . . . the '80s . . . it was acceptable."
The highly successful singer accidentally drowned in a Beverly Hilton hotel bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012, at the age of 48, after a drug binge. Cocaine was found in the singer's system.
If Michael Houston is responsible for introducing his sister to crack cocaine, this puts to rest the notion that Whitney's husband, Bobby Brown, was responsible for the introduction. It confirms what Brown, 43, said in an interview in May 2012. The R&B singer and former drug user, who had a long marriage to Houston and who claims he's been drug free for seven years, told Today's Matt Lauer that he was not responsible for Whitney's introduction to drug use.
"I was reading some blogs after her death. One said, 'Bobby Brown killed Whitney,' not in a literal way, but in a figurative way. Another said 'Bobby Brown is responsible for getting her hooked on drugs.' Everyone seems to point the finger at you, and they say Whitney was more of an innocent victim in this," said Lauer.
"No, that's not true," said Brown. "I didn't get high before I met Whitney . . . I smoked weed. I drank beer. But, no, I wasn't the one who got Whitney on drugs, at all."
Brown says narcotics were a part of Whitney's life "way before" they got together, and he worried about it until he tried it because he says he has an "addictive personality."
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