Ray J Blames Himself For Whitney’s Death
Ray J blames himself for Whitney Houston’s death. As previously reported, the singer died at age 48, after accidentally drowning following a drug overdose in 2012. Prior to her death, she was reportedly involved in a fall-out with singer Stacy Francis. Both Stacy and Ray J are on this season of Celebrity Big Brother. During the most recent episode Ray J says:
Stacy and I – we had a conversation about what happened with Whitney Houston before she passed. I never talk about it but it was something I felt she wanted to talk about and it was the right time so we talked briefly about it and I told them how I felt, how I blame myself on a lot of stuff. I just had to talk about it for a minute and then I just got up off it it as I don’t like to get emotional, I’m not an emotional kind of person.
The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood reality star and singer continues:
I don’t like taking myself back there so I caught some flashes and I don’t feel well but I’m OK, I think it was needed.I never really talked to no one about it. I don’t know if I need to more as I’ve accepted it and it’s deep inside of my heart but it still affects me.
During the episode, Ray J tells Stacy that ‘it’s all my fault’ when talking about the ladies’ argument.
It’s something that nobody can explain. It’s all my fault. All my fault.
No it’s not. I don’t want you to say that.
Ray J insisted,
It’s all my fault. All of that that happened. I wasn’t there.
As previously reported, Ray and Whitney were reportedly in a relationship before her death. While Stacy admits that Ray J isn’t at fault, she does feel like he should have stood up for her.
When Whitney Houston’s sister Pat went on the Oprah show and said I was stalking Whitney Houston in the club, I was not, we were all standing there talking and having a good time, he knows that, he knows the events of the whole night. He never said this is a friend of my family. I’ve known Ray and his family over 15 years; he never came to bat for me.
I wish he had the heart to say she wasn’t stalking Whitney in the club, she’s a friend. It was a hard time, I lost everything. Ray J threw me under the bus. When people in America tried to make me out to be something I wasn’t, he never stood up for me. I want to know why he never said anything. It was said at the time that the I Will Always Love You singer was enraged when she made a post-performance exit from the stage to see Ray J talking with Stacy.
Stacy also discussed the drama with another CBB cast mate saying:
[Whitney] was never my enemy, it was cool. I was hit a hard blow. I felt like [Ray J] could’ve defended me. I think to myself that was selfish, he has to think.