LA Reid Says He Should Have Protected Whitney Houston Before Death
Music mogul LA Reid recently sat down with Wendy Williams and discussed one of his biggest regrets. The mogul claims he failed Whitney Houston by allowing her to ruin her wholesome image by doing the now infamous Diane Sawyer interview.
Reid says he was unaware of Houston’s addiction:
“I was so naive. I didn’t realize that there was an issue. I said let’s get Whitney with Diane Sawyer and promote the album.”
Reid later added that he should have done a better job protecting Whitney instead of exposing her to the media:
“She asked her the question about substance abuse and when Whitney said, crack is whack, my mouth dropped. I felt like I really failed her. My job is to protect talent and try to present them in a way that people will love them. My job is not to drum up controversy or drum up gossip.”
Do you think LA Reid failed Whitney as her life spiraled out of control?