Music mogul LA Reid recently sat down with Wendy Williams to promote his new book ‘Sing to Me.’ During the sit down, LA discussed a broad range of topics including relationship with his ex-wife, working with Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and TLC and how he feels he failed Whitney Houston. According to Reid he was not aware of how serious Houston’s substance abuse problem was at the time and blames himself for the infamous “crack is whack” Diane Sawyer interview.

Reid explained, “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.” He continued, “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.” Later adding, “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.

Check out the interview below.

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