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Whitney Houston's Brother

I Got Whitney

Hooked On Crack

1/29/2013 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Whitney Houston's brother says HE'S to blame for introducing the singer to drugs like crack cocaine back in the '80s ... not Bobby Brown ... and last night he came clean to Oprah.

Michael Houston sat down with his mother Cissy and spilled his guts to Her Royal O-ness on "Oprah's Next Chapter" ... admitting he was the first person who did drugs with Whitney. 

Michael says he feels extremely guilty for Whitney's death -- but says he didn't realize how deadly drugs could be when he first brought them to Whitney's doorstep ... explaining, "You gotta understand at the time ... the '80s ... it was acceptable."

Houston adds, "It's painful ... I feel responsible for what I let go so far."

Whitney died in Beverly Hills last February after a drug binge that included cocaine, Xanax and marijuana.012913_houston_own

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76.

san88    

He said it was acceptable in hollywood not the whole nation for those who say its was not acceptable in the 80's

568 days ago
77.

jak    

I remember and understand the 80's. I don't remember crack being acceptable.

568 days ago
78.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

I was right.i always believe bobby never introduce her to drugs. Yet he always remained the bad boy in everything eyes I always found him to be down to earth.i know he had a drug issues to but he always remained a true gentleman in my eyes he never put ms.houston on blast.he will always be the king of r

568 days ago
79.

Mr. Principal    

Ms. Houston was America's sweetheart. She had an addiction and it led to her untimely death. This is a lesson for your children. She was weak spirited unfortunately. People including her family prayed on her and that takes a toll as well. In the end, she's with her maker. Hopefully she is at peace. I listen to her music often and pray that her daughter listens to that angelic voice and reflects on her practices. I hope we are not burying Krissy in a year or two.

568 days ago
80.

Lisa    

He's tryn 2 cash in so he can buy him some mo stuff. He got his 5 mins fame

568 days ago
81.

KathKJ    

Now that Mike has come clean, will his wife Pat come clean regarding Whitney's last day? Thats what I really would like to be revealed.

568 days ago
82.

Jeff    

So much for blaming Bobby Brown for turning Whitney on to crack...

567 days ago
83.

woodin    

What a jerk! "You gotta understand at the time ... the '80s ... it was acceptable." That's his excuse?

That's a lame excuse. Don't know what circles he ran around in but illegal drugs where never accepted. He just was young, reckless, arrogant , riding his sisters money train that he thought would never end.

His comment is right up there with LA's Cardinal Mahony justification for not reporting child sexual abuse by priests "back then things were handled differently."

Will somebody man up and take responsibility and stop with the excuses.

567 days ago
84.

EYESOFTHECAT    

dog, idiot! illicit drugs, never have been allowed!

567 days ago
85.

MESA    

I wouldn't buy Cissy Houston's book if it were the last book on earth. This family is disgusting, and now that their human money train Whitney Houston is dead, they are looking for ways to cash in on her death! If Whitney had been able to openly express herself without the iron hand of her mother, she wouldn't have needed drugs to escape from her inner turmoil. Her brother- wow!!!! Whitney was not an adult and what's more disturbing is this was her brother. People just don't turn to drugs for no reason. whitney was probably trying to escape from childhood experiences and the control of a mother who desperately tried to live her ( CISSY) failed music career through her daughter.

567 days ago
86.

gossipgirl86    

WOW...That's cray.....it's good that he could admit that though so that people can lay off Bobbi....

566 days ago
87.

Cho70    

I always knew Bobby wasn't the one who got her on drugs. He always said he did many other kinds of drugs except cocaine,which Whitney got him hooked on. He said she was on it when he met her. And this brother Michael of hers was busted several times in early 2000 for cocaine possession,and she bailed him out.

556 days ago
88.

BLONDIE    

Wow! Older brothers are supposed to protect baby sis. Michael and Gary hated their sister and aided in making their family look like a bunch of buffoons. These idiots all of them instead of taking care of their gifts they squandered them! Disgraceful bunch!

17 days ago
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