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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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1.

Berserk    

I'm #1. You're not. Just sayin'.

444 days ago
2.

Jac    

I've said it once before and I'll say it again, nobody is to blame for Whitney's addiction except Whitney herself! She could have said NO.

444 days ago
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Jay W.     

Oprah must pay well.

444 days ago
4.

fonzie    

I'm sure he has some kind of book coming out that he needs to sell.

444 days ago
5.

anony    

"Acceptable"?

Since when--ever-- was crack "acceptable"?

444 days ago
6.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Then Michael Houston should be in prison.

444 days ago
7.

Gsharon 710    

Now do you know what Bobby went through when fans and Whit's family accused Bobby of being the leading doper? He should have been with his Bobbi without that family thinking he was after money. Shame, Shame.

444 days ago
8.

Snerkles    

THAT's your claim to fame? I wouldn't admit it, for anyone's interview.

444 days ago
9.

Martina    

Hey, I was alive in the 80's. It was not accepted. People use the same excuse for the 60's, 70's, etc.
He is a an enabler and the entire family has taken in millions since her death and they act like victims.
They, including her "Christian" mother Cissy, are s*** of the earth.

444 days ago
10.

She's baaaack    

It sounds like since the Whitney money train has derailed someone needed a payday. How much does Oprah pay for this crap?

444 days ago
11.

DaNi    

All these years they accused Bobby of being the reason for Whitney's addiction....BS..from NY and they were talking about her coke use in the early 80's before she even met Bobby. That family owes him a big apology..but will he ever get it? NO....

444 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Back up there brother man and rethink that thing. Crack cocaine wasn't really "done" until the 90's. If you turned her on to that type of cocaine you would have been freebasing. Just sayin'

444 days ago
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OrganicGrl    

When Bobby and Whitney did Barbara Walters special years ago this was confirmed. He stated that he didn't introduce her to drugs and that was never his thing. Bobby has always stated his problem is drinking and he is an alcoholic. Bobby told Barbara that Whitney is from the hood and she did things more than him that we would never know about.

444 days ago
14.

Jack    

The great BIG 'O" is on a roll. Don't get in her way or you might get steamrolled baby.

444 days ago
15.

STFUP    

It's been common knowledge for YEARS that Whitney was into crack LONG before she met Bobby.
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Why everyone always tried to blame Bobby is beyond me. She's the one that actually got HIM into crack once they were together.
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He was able to kick it after they split - she was not.

444 days ago
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