In case you missed it, Wendy Williams had a very impassioned opinion about Whitney Houston’s appearance on Oprah. In her opinion, Whitney didn’t “own” her drug addiction. Now, Wendy is also a recovering addict which gives her some credibility on speaking to this subject matter. That being said, Wendy has been “clean” for ten years now. Although Whitney may not have gone as far as Wendy would have liked in “owning” her drug addiction, I believe the recovery is a process and Whitney has only just begun her journey, her process of recovery. I get Wendy’s viewpoint given that when Oprah asked Whitney if she was weak to the drugs she answered that Bobby was her drug. Here’s an excerpt of the Whitney Houston interview.
Whitney: We were lacing our marijuana with base. We weren’t on crack. We weren’t on no crack stuff. We weren’t buying $20 jumbos. We were paying money. We were buying kilos and ounces and ounces. We would have our stash.
Oprah: But you were freebasing cocaine.
Whitney: Basically. … We weren’t doing pipe smoking. We didn’t get that far.
Oprah: Did the drugs give you any sense of relief?
Whitney: At times. Don’t forget, there were some times we’d laugh our tails off. We had a ball. Sometimes you do have a good time. But when it gets to the point where you’re sitting in your home and you’re just trying to cover what you don’t want people to know. It’s painful. And then you want more just so that you don’t let anybody see you cry. Or anybody to see we’re not happy. …
Oprah: Were you weak to him or were you weak to the drugs? Because the world’s perception is you were weak to the drugs.
Whitney: He was my drug. I didn’t do anything without him. I wasn’t getting high by myself. It was me and him together. You know, we were partners. And that’s what my high was. Him. He and I being together. And whatever we did, we did together. No matter what, we did it together.
Given what Wendy has to say on the subject , I think the final nail has been driven into the coffin of Whitney Houston appearing on the Wendy Williams show.