Whitney Houston died aged just 48, after accidentally drowning following a drug overdose in 2012.
Now, Ray J, who is appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, has said her death was all his fault, during a heart to heart with fellow housemate Stacy Francis on Thursday.
‘It’s something that nobody can explain,’ he told the concerned Stacy. ‘It’s all my fault. All my fault.’
‘No it’s not,’ said Stacy. ‘I don’t want you to say that.’
‘It’s all my fault,’ insisted Ray J. ‘All of that happened. I wasn’t there.’
Ray J promised to ‘talk later’, but ha snot since expanded on his comments.
Whitney and Ray were close friends, with many claiming they were dating before she died and Stacy had also been socialising with the star.
On Wednesday, Stacy accused Ray of ‘throwing her under the bus’ for not standing up for her during the fallout from Whitney’s death in 2012.
Just two days after the singer died, it was reported that she and Stacey had argued at a nightclub and had to split up by onlookers, Ray J saw the whole thing.
Speaking to her fellow housemates, Stacy said: ‘When Whitney Houston’s sister Pat went on the Oprah show and said I was stalking Whitney Houston in the club, I was not, we were all standing there talking and having a good time, he knows that he knows the events of the whole night.
‘He never said this is a friend of my family. I’ve known Ray and his family over 15 years; he never came to bat for me.
‘I wish he had the heart to say she wasn’t stalking Whitney in the club; she’s a friend. It was a hard time; I lost everything.
‘Ray J threw me under the bus,’ she added. ‘When people in America tried to make me out to be something I wasn’t, he never stood up for me. I want to know why he never said anything.
Celebrity Big Brother started this week and will run until February.