Exclusive Webisode: Why Cissy Houston Walked Away from the Music Business

Season 2 Episode 221
Aired on 01/28/2013 | CC
Before she was known around the globe as Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston was a powerhouse vocalist in her own right. In her prime, she sang backup for everyone from Elvis Presley to Van Morrison. Watch as Cissy tells Oprah why she walked away from her career—and why she never wanted her daughter, whom she nicknamed Nippy, to go into the music business.