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During the grand-opening of Tyler Perry’s new studios that took place recently, Pat Houston spoke with Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier and said that Robyn Crawford is “entitled” to write her book about her relationship with Whitney Houston.

“You know she’s entitled but who knows what the book is about. It’s her story. Is it fair to say she can’t write a book? No, it isn’t,” Pat said while on the red carpet.

“She had a relationship with her. Whatever it was, she’s deciding to write a book. Hey, she can do that.”

NEW YORK – APRIL 12: Lisa Hintelmann (L), Robyn Crawford and CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records/Rocawear Damon Dash look at a copy of Dash’s new magazine “New America” during a viewing of “Baadasssss!” at the Sony Screening Room, April 12, 2004 in New York City.

Crawford was Whitney’s longtime friend and rumored lover who has a forthcoming tell-all memoir titled A Song For You: My Life With WhitneyThe memoir is slated to be released on November 12 via Dutton.

Amazon describes the book as a “deeply personal and heartfelt.” “A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight,” the description continues.

LAS VEGAS, NV ? SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Whitney Houston is seen performing on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on September 15, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

During the quick interview, Pat also shared a bit about Whitney and Perry’s relationship. “She loved Tyler. They were great friends and she would be proud,” Pat said.


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