Whitney's Goddaughter: Bad Press 'Killed' Her
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
February 28, 2012
It's been more than two weeks since Whitney Houston's shocking death at just 48-years-old, and now Whitney's goddaughter Brandi Burnside is talking to the Insider's Kevin Frazier to set the record straight on all the rampant rumors about the legendary singer's life and death.
According to Burnside, despite all the reports, Whitney had "no demons" at the time of her death.
"I'm so glad I'm here today to set the record straight -- that my godmother had no demons," she stresses. "She wasn't fighting any demons. The only thing that she was doing was spreading and sharing love."
She also puts the blame on the media for the constant negative press surrounding Whitney.
"My godmother loved so hard and was such a good person that to be honest with you, I don't know how to say this, but those bad people and that bad press is what I feel killed her. She hated it. She's a human being. She has a life too ... and all the ridiculing is what hurt her -- that's what drove her to not be here anymore."
And what about Whitney's much-talked about relationship with the much younger Ray J?
According to Burnside, Whitney and Ray J had an "inseparable relationship of unconditional love."
"It's something that nobody could probably ever understand," she says about the nature of their relationship. "Two people that really love each other. ... Whitney loved the fact that he cared so much about her, and it wasn't about anything else ... She knew he really loved her for her. Love is love, you know what it feels like. It feels good."
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