Brandy Reveals She Blamed Other People For Whitney Houston’s Death: It’s Natural For People To Want To Place Blame. I swore a lot of blame on a lot of people.
BrandyShe opened up about the tragic passing of her friend/music legend. Whitney Houston. The new book, titled Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney HoustonGerrick Kennedy and Brandy present the candid interview of the 42-year old singer/actress. Brandy also presents the forward. Brandy revealed that she blamed other people for Whitney’s demise.
“It’s natural for people to want to place blame. I placed a lot of blame on a lot of people too, when it came to Whitney…We loved her so much and needed something or someone to attach blame to because it was so hard to accept that she was gone.”
BrandyThis explains why, ultimately, only Whitney HoustonShe had experienced what it was like for Whitney to walk in her shoes. Whitney also faced a lot of scrutiny, pressure and empathy from Whitney.
“We don’t really have the right to speak on anything that she had to go through in her life. No one knows what she was trying to escape. No one knows what she was trying overcome. Whitney Houston’s fame and fortune came at a steep price. That level of fame, that level of expectation, that level of pressure.”
February 11th marks 10 years since the passing of Whitney Houston. The “I Will Always Love You” singer died at age 48 on Feb. 11, 2012, which was Brandy’s 33rd birthday. Houston was found unconscious in the bathtub at her Beverly Hilton hotel suite. She was declared dead shortly after. Her death came just hours before the traditional Clive Davis pre-Grammy party, at which the “I’m Every Woman” singer was expected to appear. Later, the coroner revealed that she had drowned accidentally. He also listed heart disease and cocaine abuse as contributing factors.
The “I Wanna Be Down” singer grew up idolizing Whitney Houston and finally got a chance to meet her during rehearsals for the 1995 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, which Houston hosted. Brandy recalls.
“When she embraced me, she embraced me as if she knew me. Because of my music, she knew me. … Whitney gave me her jacket to wear, and I hung out with her for the whole day. It was a dream, one of the best days of my life.”
In 1997, the pair starred in “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” on ABC, historically making BrandyThe first black actress to portray the iconic princess character. Brandy Whitney HoustonThey have remained close friends over the years.
“Whitney could take you to so many places with JustHer voice..She inspired generations of little girls around the world to sing from their hearts and souls. That was her magic, and that’s her legacy. And we’ll never see another Whitney Houston.”
Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney HoustonGerrick Kennedy will publish a forward by Brandy on Tuesday (Feb.1).
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