Cissy Houston Responds to Bobby Brown’s ‘Disturbing’ ‘20/20’ Interview

Cissy and Whitney  Houston
Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy Houston has opened up about what she thought of Bobby Brown’s recent sit-down with 20/20, calling the whole interview “disturbing.”

Brown sat down with Robin Roberts for an exclusive interview to promote his new book, Every Little Step, and of course his relationships with Whitney Houston and their daughter Bobbi Kristina were topics of discussion, but Houston matriarch Cissy was not pleased with Brown’s revelations about her deceased daughter and granddaughter.

“Last night I saw Bobby Brown’s interview with Robin Roberts,” Houston told People in an exclusive statement about her reaction to the 20/20 sit-down. “It was disturbing. Although the interview was supposed to promote HIS autobiography, he never spoke about his parents and siblings and any issues they might have or have had that impacted and may continue to impact on Every Little Step he takes. Instead he chose to concentrate his comments primarily on Whitney. I can’t help but wonder why,” she said.

She continued, stating that she doesn’t understand why or appreciate Bobby sharing such personal details about members of her family that are no longer around to defend themselves. “Whether I would have chosen Bobby for my daughter’s husband is not important because the choice was not mine to make. She loved him and I believe him when he says he loved her. I only wish he had loved and respected her enough to make some of the negative statements about her and Krissi while Whitney was alive and able to respond from her perspective.”

Houston also clearly addresses her issue with Brown and why she had such a problem with his relationship with her daughter, Whitney. “I am deeply disappointed that this interview to promote the story of Bobby’s life seemed to be more of an exposé on Whitney’s life. My problem with Bobby has always been that he became her husband but not her helpmate or protector.”

To read Cissy’s full statement, head over to People.