Posted on Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:55 AM PDT
Janet Jackson is opening up about the death of friend Whitney Houston on Anderson Cooper's talk show. The "Rhythm Nation" singer and Houston became close back in the early 80s when both were major forces in the music industry.
Jackson reflected on learning of Houston's death. She tells Anderson:
- "I couldn’t believe it. Immediately I started shaking. I was trying to text everyone that I knew to let them know and I was speechless. I could not believe it. I was home, here. I just so happened to be watching TV and I saw this newsflash and I still can't believe it when I hear them paying tribute to her on the radio, it's still such a shock to me. I don't want to believe it."
Michael Jackson's sister also talked about giving advice to Whitney and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina. Hear what she has to say in the following video:
Janet's full interview with Anderson airs on Monday, February 20.
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