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VIDEO: NEW INTERVIEW WITH FORMER R&B SINGER HOUSTON

May 24, 2008

Former R&B singer Houston gives a new and exclusive interview to Hood News.

If you remember Houston had a hit record several years ago with the single ‘I Like That’, and then abruptly disappeared off the musical landscape after experiencing a mental break down whilst on a promotional tour in London,  which resulted in him gouging out his own eye (in this interview he says the Mafia and ‘thugs’ gouched out his eye….) .

It’s clear from this interview that Houston is still mentally unstable.  

When I see old video footage/photographs of him, and then look at the man being interviewed now, it just breaks my heart…..

:(

Interview spotted @ Necole Bitchie

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  1. May 24, 2008 at 9:06 pm | #1

    i don think i wanna watch this!!!!!!!!!but oh well!!!! i might as well!!

  2. May 24, 2008 at 9:15 pm | #2

    So I was watching it some days ago, still wondering, what is he doing NOW?

  3. May 24, 2008 at 9:18 pm | #3

    He’s an activist now. Campaigning against rape and sodomy in prisons. Thats what he said…

  4. May 24, 2008 at 9:46 pm | #4

    Lord he is just a tortured soul…

    Reminds me of Lauren Hill, where the artist blows up so big and industry trys to mould them into something they are not.

    Very sad indeed.

  5. May 24, 2008 at 9:54 pm | #5

    But apparently he had a history of mental illness even before he became famous.

  6. May 25, 2008 at 12:13 pm | #6

    i like his interview….
    i thought it was to the point
    .. he didnt address the gouging of the eye in london
    but fair enough!!

  7. May 25, 2008 at 12:41 pm | #7

    “i thought it was to the point”

    Err ok…. were you watching a different interview?

    He did address the eye incident. He said the mafia/thugs bruised his eye…..

  8. May 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm | #8

    Janice says- “But apparently he had a history of mental illness even before he became famous.” –

    I wonder if the industry who tried to turn him into a puppet knew this. The pressures these artists face to look a certain way is unbelievable. All because they think, we the public need to have everything suger coated/fake, so we can run out and by their crappy music.

    As he said in the video he is from the hood, all that glossy look with the MJ jacket was’t him. Look at what they are trying to do with Estelle, fix her teeth, hair etc…. Luckily Estelle has a voice, but not everyone does.

    It’s a wonder he had a breakdown if he was already mentally unstable.

  9. May 25, 2008 at 3:52 pm | #9

    Ty says – i like his interview….

    Yep, you do need to watch it again. He is visibly not well.

  10. May 25, 2008 at 6:45 pm | #10

    I LIKED HIS INTERVIEW.. YES HE’S NOT WELL BUT HE’S SAYING SOMETHING … AND STANDING FOR SOMETHING .. I REPEAT I LIKE HIS INTERVIEWS .. DID ANYONE HEAR WHAT HE SAID ABOUT NOT BEING HIMSELF IN THE FIRST PLACE….
    HE’S HIMSELF NOW!!!( WITH A LITTLE TRAUMA AND BREAKDOWN DEPRESSION THROWN IN ..)
    WELL DONE HOUSTON FOR STILL BEING HERE WITHSTANDING THE MEDIODCRITY OF THE CURRENT BLACK MUSIC WORLD.. AND HAVING THE BALLS TO SAY thats its all false…!!

    PEOPLE WOULD RATHER SEE YOU IN A SIMIALIAR MICHEAL JACKSON JACKET AND SHINY EXTERIOR BUT THAT AINT YOU !!! IS IT?
    THE MAFIA THING WAS OBVOIUS GARBAGE!!
    BUT HE IS HARDLY GONNA ADMIT HE DID IT TOO HIMSELF…!
    IF HE DID?

  11. May 25, 2008 at 8:26 pm | #11

    Ohhh he did it to himself alright…….

    what about his campaign… stop the sodomy and rape in prisons…. nobody’s said anything about that….

  12. May 25, 2008 at 8:41 pm | #12

    Ty says – I REPEAT I LIKE HIS INTERVIEWS .. DID ANYONE HEAR WHAT HE SAID ABOUT NOT BEING HIMSELF IN THE FIRST PLACE….

    Alllrighhhhhhhhht we get the mesg – lol !!! ha ha aha ha

  13. July 5, 2008 at 4:30 am | #13

    It’s so sad to see such a young man this way. I have no idea what this campaign is about prison rape. Rapists will rape regardless. Oh, Houston, please get better. I pray for you and others with this type of illness. His language was a little disappointing also. I hope young people will also see this as a wake up call to leave street drugs alone. The get you no where.

  14. Lucky Dee
    July 18, 2008 at 10:01 pm | #14

    Damn, it kinda breaks my heart. I use to have the crazy crush on him and now he fell off so hard. When you see those pictures of him in 05 and the video of him now, it could bring a tear to your eye. I still listen to his album, he could have really went somewhere in the biz. SMH Damn shame.

    He was talkin alot about sodomy and gang rape in prison. My take on that is a man juss doesnt start a campaign about about that for nothing. I think he may have had that suicide attempt and eye accident because someone took his manhood in the industry and this is his way of speakin out on it. But im behind him 100%. That sodomy n gang rape shyt anywhere has got to stop, apparently it can really fuck a man’s head up.

  15. joni
    July 22, 2008 at 5:19 am | #15

    I think its good he found a purpose that he can believe in. And the industry doesnt care about no one so he did good to relize it and be true to himself

  16. ville
    August 30, 2008 at 6:19 am | #16

    just shocking, i’m lost for words

  17. September 8, 2008 at 3:01 am | #17

    I really feel sorry for. He is a very talented young man and i know he will rise from all this.

  18. Qween Bri
    October 7, 2008 at 2:51 pm | #18

    man, after watchin this it made me feel sad. ya, kno, i feel sorry 4 him & all that he’s been thru. its a shame that the media can cause so much to change in a person’s life (good AND bad). i agree wit what others were sayin & wat he was sayin. its a lot of dirty shyt that goes on in the industry–especially to new up & coming artists. mayb it could have been all too much for houston 2 take which caused him to make the suicide attempt.

    i kno when i heard about it, i was devistated. i knew that he would do great things in the industry because he brought something different to it. lookin @ his ’05 pics & the video now made me wanna cry!!

    as far as his campaign against prison rape & sodomy goes, i think it hits him personally. considering how much time of the interview was spent on discussing that topic, it seems OBVIOUS that something similar had 2 have happened to him at one point or another.

    now i honestly don’t believe that the “mafia/thugs” guaged his eye out. bkuz lyk ty stated & Houston himself stated. he wasnt in his right mind!! i believe he still isnt in his right mind. it breaks my heart to see someone so young & talented in this state. hopefully this will reach a lot of young people and get them 2 realize that they need to leave street drugs alone & get out of the street life because it NEVER has a good ending.

  19. Qween Bri
    October 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm | #19

    its strongly believed that he had a mental illness before he even got famous. i honestly dont believe that the music industry cared about that as long as they could “mold” him into the image they wanted him to protray. then i heard that he was on PCP when all that went down. mixin a mental illness with drugs is ALWAYS gonna give u a bad outcome. its numerous rumors goin on still about what happened. some say he attempted to commit suicide because the thought he was Jesus & wanted to go home to his Father, other was because he was jus high on the PCP, other say it was his depression that made him do it. whatever the case is, its sad. when it all comes down to it, PCP was involved, even though nobody wants to admit to that. & of course houston wouldnt admit to takin his eye out himself

  20. AMEN
    October 13, 2008 at 9:45 pm | #20

    It is not our place to judge anyone for any of the faults they may have. Let he/she without sin cast the first stone. God says if your eye offends thee pluck it out. Just pray for him.

  21. October 13, 2008 at 9:59 pm | #21

    What are you talking about. Nobody is judging him on here, so there’s no need for the sermon.

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