According to Kevin Ammons, author of the Whitney Houston unauthorized biography, “Good Girl, Bad Girl,” allegedly, Cissy Houston had a open disapproval of Houston’s former close friend Robyn Crawford. On more than one occasion, Cissy allegedly told Whitney, “get rid” of Robyn or she would destroy her career, saying it wasn’t “natural” for two women to be so close. Ammons also mentions, Robyn allegedly became upset when Bobby Brown (before their marriage) had sent Whitney four hundred roses. Ammons adds, Regina Brown, (Whitney’s former publicist) told him, at the 1991 Super Bowl where Houston sung the national anthem, a very public altercation allegedly happened between Whitney and Robyn. Brown alleges that M.C. Hammer appeared, he and Whitney went off by themselves, talking and laughing and Robyn allegedly flipped.
After Hammer left, Robyn went and grabbed Whitney’s arm and pulled her aside and started screaming at her. Allegedly, Robyn screamed, ‘Don’t ever disrespect me like that,’ Whitney allegedly jerked away and told her to go to hell and Robyn hauls off and slaps Whitney. Cissy Houston allegedly yelled, ‘don’t you ever put your hands on my daughter.’ Then wham! Cissy slugs Robyn in her right jaw with her fists and Robyn falls to the ground and Cissy kept punching and kicking her, yelling, ‘I’ll kill you, you stupid b**ch!
Onlookers had to pull Cissy off her. Also, Ammons claims, Regina Brown once told him, one of the conditions of working for Whitney was that you never said a word about Robyn to anyone. To allegedly insure her silence, Whitney had given Regina many expensive presents: a gold Mercedes-Benz, a diamond studded cross, a corporate credit card, a calling-card account, diamond earrings, free air travel, $125,000 a year salary and free rent on her luxurious apartment.