Transcript: Whitney Houston: 'I'm a Person Who Has Life'

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Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston

Houston: He was catatonic. You know, it took him to, like, his spirit was dead, you know.

Brown: Every now and then, you know, I smoke a joint. Every now and then, you know. It's not an everyday thing. It's maybe every other day. But it's not an everyday thing. But it, it, it keeps, it keeps, it keeps me calm.

Sawyer: What about other drugs?

Brown: No. No. I never have. Never have and never will. That's, that's another thing that used to get me so mad. I heard about . . .

Sawyer: Yeah, they said you tested for cocaine.

Brown: But I tested, I tested for, I tested for a, a substance like cocaine, which can be anything. It could be an aspirin. It could be a valium. It could be anything. But it was not cocaine in my system. And this is what I know.

Houston: Hey, baby.

Brown: It has been 10 years since we've been married, right? They didn't think we was going to make it.

Houston: I've learned so much from him as an artist.

Sawyer: What have you learned?

Houston: How to move, to be more fluid.

Sawyer: Free.

Houston: Free. You know what I mean? Don't be so constrained. Nothing's perfect. Nothing's perfect.

Sawyer: And this is forever?

Houston: That's what I said. That's what I said. Didn't you?

Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll

Houston: My business is sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll. You know? I mean, my friends, we have a good time. But as you get older, you get wiser. You know? You stop a lot of the kid stuff. I had no time to grow up, had no time to party. I didn't even date in my, date in my 20s. It was rough. It was rough. I think I kind of reverted back as I got older. And I said, well I'm just gonna party, you know? It was kind of a rebel in me, you know?

Sawyer: Did you think how dangerous it was?

Houston: No. I wasn't, I wasn't like shooting heroin or anything.

Sawyer: This says $730,000 drug habit. This is a headline.

Houston: Come on, 730? I wish. No. I wish that was making that money off of me, you could share it with me. No, no way. I want to see the receipts. From the drug dealer that I bought $730,000 worth of drugs from. I want to see the receipts.

Sawyer: Is it alcohol? Is it marijuana? Is it cocaine? Is it pills?

Houston: It has been. At times.

Sawyer: All?

Houston: At times.

Sawyer: If you had to name the devil for you, the biggest devil among them?

Houston: That would be me. It's my deciding, it's my heart, it's what I want. And what I don't want. Nobody makes me do anything I don't want to do. It's my decision. So the biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy. And that's how I have to deal with it.

Sawyer: Do you think of yourself as an addict?

Houston: I am addicted to a few things.

Sawyer: Like?

Houston: Making love. I don't like to think of myself addicted. I like to think of, I had a bad habit, which can be broken.

Whitney Houston's Mother Intervenes

Houston: And she gets in my door, "There's some people I want you to meet." I said, "Mommy, you've raised me with the love, and with God. Now, if I can't make it with you and with the love of God, I'm not putting my, my, my life in someone else's hands. I'm not doing it. I'm not doing it. And nobody else, I don't care where they're from, what counsel service, or whatever they're from, if you did this to me, I will go and leave the country, take [daughter] Krissy with me, and we'll just go. And I was very serious. And she said, "Everybody leave, please. Wait a minute. Because she's serious."

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