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Brandy Norwood was a huge fan of Whitney Houston and one year after her death, the singer is still in shock.

Looking back on how the late Whitney’s life transformed before the world’s eyes, Brandy supposes it was the loss of her voice that eventually drove Whitney over the edge.

“I understand what that [losing your voice] feels like,” Brandy told The Boom Box. “I don’t understand to that degree, but I understand, you know, because I feel like when I don’t have my instrument, I don’t really have me … It’s almost who you are. Of course, there’s more to you than your voice, but that’s what you use to share. That’s what you use to give. It’s your purpose. It’s what you were born to do … it probably drove her insane [when it faltered]. It probably drove her insane.”

For a woman in mourning, perhaps suggesting her most admired singer went insane wasn’t the best choice of words.

Despite all of that, Brandy opened up and explained that she regrets not reestablishing a connection with Whitney over the years, adding that her passing was particularly difficult to deal with.

Brandy honored the late singer by naming her latest album “Two Eleven” which represents Brandy’s birthday and Whitney’s passing.

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7 thoughts on “Brandy Suggests Whitney Houston Probably ‘Went Insane’ Over Losing Voice

  1. Jazzelle on said:

    I have three questions:
    1) Do you know what Whitney was going through?
    2) Do you know what it’s like to be addicted to drugs?
    3) How do you know she didn’t try to get better? (Which she did. Google it.)

    I’m not trying to accuse anyone of anything but you all sound so close minded right now. No one wants to be addicted. Some get better. Others don’t. That’s it.

  2. I don’t think Whitney was looking for pity from anyone. In her interview with Oprah she said she was her own worst enemy. I love Whitney’s voice and I’m one of the people who google her and listen to her live concerts all the time. Her legacy to her fans is her body of music.

    Brandy said she lost contact with Whitney over the years so she really don’t know how Whitney felt. Brandy can only speak on how she would feel as an artist if she lost the full range of her vocal skills.

  3. Rick davis on said:

    The previous comments are pretty much right on the money. While the Whitney Houston saga is tragic I can’t say I feel sorry for her. The Creator blessed her with a beautiful voice and opened the door to success and prosperity. Through her own free will she destroyed her gift by the use of drugs. I don’t want to here sob stories about how she was troubled. To that I say what troubles? She earned more than enough money to be comfortable and take care of her family. And what ever troubles she had she could afford to address those issues. And stop the BS about money isn’t everything. It may not be but I’d rather be rich with troubles than broke with troubles. There are millions of African Americans who take care of their families with meager incomes deal with lifes problems anfd they don’t turn to drugs. So you’ll have to foregive me if I don’t hold a pity party for Whitney Houston. Bottom line she blew it and has no one to blame but herself.

    • David Rose on said:

      What you all do not relieve is that drug abuse is a symptom of Addiction which is a disease of the thought process. You say you don’t feel sorry for her because God gave her “Free Will”. Well then do you feel sorry for people who have Cancer because that too is a disease. Do you really think Whitney wanted to have the Disease of Addiction. No just like someone who has Breast Cancer didn’t wish it upon theirselves with their “Free Will”. Having money means nothing. She suffered from the disease of the thought process. You need to thank God that you don’t suffer from this diseaae and be a little Compassion.

  4. kaleitha on said:

    How are we supposed to take this when we all know her drug use caused the loss of the voice. I know Brandy is still mourning, but you can’t justify these things. Acceptance is the first step. it’s just a tragedy there is so much to come to terms with.

  5. Whitney Houston died because of her drug issues….A lot of people have them….She had money to get the best care, not sure why she didn’t utilize that….However some people are to proud to get the help they need based on what other people might say or think….I loved Whitney Houston, never thought Bobby Brown was her problem, and I wish she would have went to a professional detox hospital….

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