We were going to run the intro where you talk about your long history with the Houston family – but in the end I just couldn’t pass up the story about Michael Jackson giving Whitney a monkey for her 26th birthday.
(laughing) It was an event! Truth of the matter, it was an incredible party. Odd to celebrate your 26th birthday but when you are on the road… Yep, Mike handed us a monkey.
Did you struggle with guilt after Whitney passed? Thinking there might have been something you could have done to save her?
Not at all. People struggle with the loss of a loved one, especially if that person had a public battle. And if you are a person of Whitney’s caliber, your problems are publicized. But the truth of our relationship is that she gave me a platform to be able to speak truth into her life. And vice versa. I gave her all-access. Everything that needed to be said between us was said. So there’s no regret other than the sad reality of accepting that she’s gone.