News: Ray J Chokes Up Over Whitney Houston, "I'm Really Emotional Right Now. I Really Don't Know What To Say" [Video]

Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 7:54PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Weeks after Ray J released an open statement on late singer and speculated lover Whitney Houston's passing, the 31 year-old musician has finally spoken out on losing his close friend.

Spotted in Los Angeles on Friday (March 9) at a Brotherhood Crusade and Mothers in Action Organization press conference, Ray admitted he is still suffering from Houston's death.

"I really miss my friend, you know, I really do," Ray J told media. "I'm still hurting. ... I'm really emotional right now, I really don't know really what to say. It's just such a tough time for me. I've been through a lot in these past two weeks. I'm able to look at life in a whole different way." (E! News)

In mid-February, Ray J released a statement speaking on her untimely passing.

The sudden death of Whitney Houston has left her family, friends and fans broken-hearted. And on Friday (February 17), her close friend Ray J finally ended his silence, releasing this statement to MTV News: "Over the past few days I've tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon but I lost my close friend. Nippy I miss you so much! You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever." The "One Wish" singer was no doubt close to Houston, and while neither ever confirmed a romance, it was widely speculated that he and Houston were an item. (MTV)

Although later proven false, initial reports emerged online last month claiming Ray J may have found Houston's body.

Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this afternoon. According to CNN, it was Ray J who found her body. At this time, it is unknown if she overdosed or committed suicide. s that Ray J found Whitney dead Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel," tweeted Justin Lear. The news station also reported that Ray J (famous for his sex tape with Kim Kardashian) and Whitney had been intimately dating and have been together for the past few days. Ray J has not tweeted anything about the death of Whitney Houston (which is understandable), who coincidentally died on his sister, Brandy's, birthday. (Celebs Gather)

The initial reports stated Houston was pronounced dead February 11th.

Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel, officials said. She was 48. The entertainer, whose incredible talent was discovered at an early age, was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. (6:55 p.m. ET) at the Beverly Hilton hotel despite resuscitation efforts, a police spokesman said. Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent" and that the cause of her death is being investigated. Houston's bodyguard found her body, said Courtney Barnes, publicist for hip-hop artist Ray J, who was dating the pop diva. (CNN)

Check out Ray J speaking on Whitney Houston's passing below:

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