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War of words between Whitney’s mother and her former BFF?

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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:05 am

With Cissy Houston planning a bio about her daughter, Whitney Houston’s one-time best friend Robyn Crawford has reportedly decid ed to go toe-to-toe with her by penning her own book.

“There’s been bad blood between Cissy and Robyn for decades, and Robyn is afraid Cissy is going to trash her in her book,” close source told the National Enquirer. “She doesn’t want Cissy to have the final say, so she’s going to write a book herself. “Whitney’s death reopened old wounds, and a cat fight has broken out between Robyn and Cissy over their books. They were super-close before Whitney married Bobby Brown – and Cissy always resented that.”

Whitney was a 16-year-old high school student when she met Robyn at a summer camp where they were both counsel ors, and it led to an intensely close friendship. After Whit ney’s career took off in the late 1980s, she made Robyn her personal assistant – and the two women lived together.

Author Kevin Ammons wrote in his Whitney bio “Good Girl Bad Girl” that Cissy hated Robyn be cause Whitney chose her, rather than Cissy, to take charge of her career.

Ammons said Cissy demanded her daughter “get rid” of Robyn, believing lesbian ru mors, even false ones, could de stroy Whitney’s career. According to him, even though both Whitney and Robyn denied they were lesbians, Cissy said it wasn’t “natural” for the two to be so close.

After Whitney and Bobby wed in 1992, Robyn’s relationship with the star cooled off.

British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, who has close ties to the les bian and gay community worldwide, told The National Enquirer that he has been told that Whitney was a “secret lesbian” and binged on drugs and alcohol because she was torn over her sexuality.

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