Singer Mary J. Blige sat in as guest co-host on “The View” Tuesday.
The ladies asked Blige about recently attending Whitney Houston’s memorial service, which she attended despite her normal policy of never going to funerals.
Blige became emotional whendescribing her feelings about Whitney’s death, saying “she was everything to women like us,” and noting how disappointing it was for her to die just when she seemed like she was getting her life together.
Blige’s detailed her own struggles with addition to cocaine, and she discussed how she addressed drug problems with Houston.
Blige went on to say, “I’ve never done crack, just so we’re clear.”
She talked about the importance of one’s environment and how changing the people she surrounded herself with, and turning to religion, enabled her to give up drugs and alcohol.