Whitney Houston’s brother told Oprah Winfrey that he felt responsible for getting her late sister into drugs.
Michael Houston appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter and said it was he, and not Whitney’s ex-husband Bobby Brown, who introduced the singer to drugs back in the 80s.
“I feel responsible for what I let go so far,” Michael said. “We were always, you know, being together most of the time, and her following behind me — I taught her to drive. We played together — everything that you do together as you’re growing up — and then when you get into drugs, you do that together too, and it just got out of hand.”
Michael revealed that Whitney was already in her late 20s and at the height of her career when they started doing drugs.
The pop diva died, as a result of drowning, on Feb. 11, 2012 — a day before the Grammy Awards. According to the Los Angeles coroner’s report, traces of cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl were found in her system.