He said: I love giving back to kids and helping my community,' he said.'I've been part of the Brother Crusade and working with them since I was 16 years old, so this is nothing new for me to come out and give back.He said, “I had so many people calling me offering millions of dollars to have an interview; I was like I don’t need the money, it’s not good money. My karma would be bad.” After being approached by Stacey on Thursday night’s episode, all Ray could say was, “Nobody can explain, it’s all my fault. It’s all my fault.” Stacey reassured Ray that it wasn’t his fault but later admitted to a housemate that she wished Ray J just could’ve stood up for the singer at the time she was thrown to the media wolves.She said, “When Whitney Houston’s sister Pat went on the Oprah show and said I was stalking Whitney Houston in the club, I was not.He continues performing with his band New Edition and released a memoir in 2016 called Clive Davis: The record producer gave Whitney her first worldwide recording contract with Arista in 1983, and they remained very close ever since.He is now 84-years-old and the Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music as well as a big influence on the LGBT society.
Whitney had a tight-knit community surrounding her, which included her mother, cousins and a few famous friends and partners she had gained over the years. Bobby Brown Whitney was married to the R&B singer for 15 years, from 1992 to 2007.In 2013, he publicly came out as bisexual in his autobiography , which has been made into a documentary and will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.He also says he's dedicated a big part of his life to making sure Whitney's legacy lives on."It's the fifth anniversary of her passing. But her music, her talent—I'm dedicated to making sure that people never forget her," he told Cissy Houston: Whitney's mother, Cissy, was one of the people who tried staging multiple interventions for the troubled singer when she was struggling with drug abuse. In fact, in 2014, she sang backup beside Aretha Franklin during Adele's performance of "Rolling in the Deep" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" on Aretha Franklin: The iconic singer was friends with Cissy after they were in a gospel group together called the Sweet Inspirations.However, the Queen of Soul just announced this week that she will be retiring."I must tell you, I am retiring this year," she told Detroit TV station Local 4 Tuesday. I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert.This is it."Dionne Warwick: Whitney's cousin—a musical icon in her own right—said she spoke to Whitney the day of her death."She was so up and ready and happy," she recalled of their conversation. She had a new film that was an absolute dream to make and do.