Later last week, word got out that Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother, had signed with HarperCollins to come out with a memoir, one that, she said, would “honor” her late daughter. Not quite so, the rest of the family believes. TMZ
claims to have it on very good authority that the rest of the Houston family believes Cissy is only out to get rich and profit off her dead daughter.
Apparently, while Cissy is telling the press that she's writing the book because she wants to give fans something to treasure, now that Whitney is gone, she's only thinking about making money off her name.
“Whitney Houston's mom is pulling a Joe Jackson – cashing in on her child's tragic death, that's what some family members think of Cissy Houston's plans to write a tell-all book,” TMZ reports.
The motivation for that might be found in the fact that Whitney left everything to her daughter, the celebrity e-zine states, citing the same unnamed family sources.
“Sources close to the Houston family tell TMZ Cissy's new publishing deal with Harper-Collins for a memoir is merely a lame attempt to make money – since Whitney left everything to Bobbi Kristina – and not at all about honoring the late singer,” TMZ explains.
“One source said the book – which is slated for release next year – could also be a PR move for Cissy, claiming... 'She will try to come out looking like the world's greatest mom, when in actuality, she wasn't',” says the same media outlet.
As we also reported
at the time, Cissy aims to have the book out in stores in February next year, with clear indications that she's already started working on it.
Both Cissy and HarperCollins insisted the memoir would be a tribute to Whitney, written with grace and respect, one that would offer fans a look behind the curtain, at the life of one of the greatest singers of our times.
This would include both her highs and lows: her astonishing rise to fame and her incredible career, her troubled marriage to Bobby Brown and her drug addiction, but also her comeback attempt and the events leading up to her untimely death in February this year.