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Cissy Houston has been making the rounds promoting her new book ‘Remembering Whitney’ and this morning Cissy called into the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss her late daughter Whitney Houston, her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina and how she feels about others telling Whitney’s story.

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

On Bobbi Kristina:

SYBIL WILKES: Are you concerned about Bobbi Kristina?

CISSY HOUSTON: Of course I’m concerned, she’s my granddaughter. And I love her very much.

SYBIL WILKES: And if she is listening to you, what are you telling her?

CISSY HOUSTON: Call your grandmother.

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On others telling Whitney’s story:

CISSY HOUSTON: I think there were two more books out before I even came in.

SYBIL WILKES: Right. Now BeBe Winans was on and he wrote a book about Whitney and he said that he got your permission to do …

CISSY HOUSTON: No, he ain’t got no permission from me.




CISSY HOUSTON: He just wrote a book and he just started telling that, but he told me about it, but I didn’t give no permission.

SYBIL WILKES: Would you have asked him not to?

CISSY HOUSTON: No, I didn’t.

SYBIL WILKES: No, I said, would you have if he had asked you for permission, would you …

CISSY HOUSTON: I don’t think so. I don’t know, you know. They were friends, I don’t know.

SYBIL WILKES: And he gave one side of the story, his side I guess. But you gave …

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