I like Whitney Houston - she's about the only current diva I can stand. She has a great voice, good (but not great) musical sense, charisma, beauty, and a sense of humor well-displayed on her 1996 SNL appearance. I even used to like Bobby Brown when he was the King of New Jack Swing, or at least the Prince. But as a couple they seem to bring out the worst in each, and when they appear together, they babble like crackheads.
Tonight they appear with Diane Sawyer on ABC's PrimeTime Special Edition:
- In a rare interview, Houston told Primetime's Diane Sawyer that she has used alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs at different points during her career.
"I partied a lot. Trust me: I partied my tail off," she said, adding, "You get to a point where you know the party's over."
....But the days of her self-destructive behavior are over now, she says. "That was a moment in time that happened to me, that I was going through, that I'm over. I'm beyond it. It's past. It's done," she told Sawyer. Houston said the rumors about her health were wrong. "I am not sick," she said. "Let's get that straight. I am not sick, OK? I've always been a thin girl. I am not going to be fat, ever."
She denied having anorexia or bulimia, but admitted that she sometimes has difficulty eating. "If my nerves are bad, and if I have an emotional stress going on in my life, it's very hard for me to eat and stomach things," she said.
Houston faced a drug possession charge in January 2000 after an airport guard in Hawaii allegedly found marijuana in her handbag, but the charge was later dismissed. In the Primetime interview, she firmly denied tabloid reports that she had used crack cocaine.
"Crack is cheap. I make too much for me to ever smoke crack," she said. "Let's get that straight, OK? I don't do crack. I don't do that. Crack is whack."
Got that Diane? Crack is whack. Hit the rock, don't smoke it. A mind is a terrible thing to taste, er, waste. Whitney doth protest too much, and her assertions of all that being in the past seems to be an effort to convince herself.
- And when asked whether she will completely stay off drugs, she said, "Well, I'm not going to tell you that," but added that she is not self-destructive and does not want to die.