Whitney Houston said her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is to thank for getting the diva on track for a comeback.
The “How Will I Know” singer is releasing her long-awaited album, I Look To You, on September 1. It will be her first CD in years, and when Whitney found it hard to go on, it was Bobbi that kept pushing her along the path to finishing the project, PopEater.com reports.
"She was with me every step of the way. When I get discouraged and I get like, ‘This is tiring. This is wearing me out; I’m just not at that point,’ she’d just go, ‘No, mom, you can do this. Get up. Get up,’" Whitney said. "She encourages me and inspires me. When I look at her and I look at her eyes and I see myself, I go, ‘OK, I can do this. I can do this!’"
When it comes to what kept her out of the studio and off the charts for so long, the entertainer said she just preferred to focus on raising Bobbi, her only daughter.
"I kind of got comfortable with being left alone, just being a mom who would take her daughter off to school, and who would pick her up from school,” Whitney admitted. “I liked that vibe, I liked that feeling, because I never really had the opportunity. I was always traveling with her all the time."
But it was music mogul Clive Davis who really got the ball rolling on I Look To You when he told the diva, “[It’s] time for you to come back and sing for us again.”
Even though the album has come with much fanfare and press about every new development in the release of the CD, Whitney isn’t quite ready to be back in the public eye just yet.
“I’m still going to remain the very quiet, private person I’ve been for the last 10 years," she stated. "I just want to be recognized for my music and for what it does and how it inspires people and how it makes people feel.”
— Sonya Eskridge