Janet Jackson has broken her silence about the loss of her dear friend Whitney Houston.
It’s yet another tragic loss for Janet, whose brother Michael died in 2009 from drug-related causes. “She was such a sweet, sweet soul,” Janet tells Anderson Cooper in an interview airing February 20 on his daytime talk show. “Especially back in the early ’80s and early ’90s is when I connected with Whitney the most. It doesn’t matter if we were doing an awards show. We would always take the time to find one another…We always found the time to talk to one another.”
So what was Janet’s reaction upon hearing she died? “I couldn’t believe it..Immediately I started shaking…I was speechless.”
Janet says she also has Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina in her prayers. “I pray for [Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina] and her family, even Bobby [Brown],” Janet said. “I mean, he’s gong through so much. They are all going through so much. The mother, it’s very sad.”
Janet also gave advice to Bobbi Kristina, saying, “It’s very difficult. You have to come to terms with it at some point. You have to actually give it up to God, and it sounds so mean, but you have to move on. You can’t hold onto that because it can be very devastating. Sometimes therapy is the best thing. You have to go on with your life. You figure out a way to move on. [But] it’s always right there.”