Cissy Houston, the mother of late music icon Whitney Houston, recently confessed that she was mortified by the state of her daughter’s house during her 2005 intervention because of “evil eyes” and “strange faces” that had been spray-painted on the walls of the home.
After a phone call from her son Gary, Cissy arrived at her troubled daughter’s home in fear for her life, reports MSN. When she entered the house, she recalls being frightened by the chaotic scene she found within. She said that strange images were painted on the doors, and that Houston’s own face had been cut out of family portraits.
Cissy opens up about the strange incident in her tell-all book, Remembering Whitney. In it, she writes: “I flew to Atlanta and rang the door of the house she shared with her husband, Bobby Brown.”
“I stood in shock. It was dirty and messy, but that wasn’t it. The things I saw sent a chill through me. Somebody had spray-painted the walls and door with big glaring eyes and strange faces. Evil eyes, staring out like a threat. Who would do such a thing? It seemed crazy.”
Cissy made her way through the house, taking note of mutilated family photographs along the way.
“In another room there was a big framed photo of Nippy (Houston’s nickname), Bobby and their daughter, Kriss — but someone had cut Nippy’s head out. It was beyond disturbing, seeing by daughter’s face cut out like that. It was frightening.”
Cissy came back to the home with local authorities and a court order to take Whitney to rehab. Cissy believes that Whitney never forgave her for the 2005 intervention.
“Because of the court order, Nippy had no choice. She stayed in rehab the whole four weeks… Eventually she stopped being angry at me and later told people I saved her life. But I’m not sure she ever forgave me. I think some part of her couldn’t stand that I had made her reveal her worst side to me.”
Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub in her Beverly Hills hotel suite on February 11, 2012 reports People. Cissy’s tell-all book, Remembering Whitney, hits shelves on Tuesday.