Whitney Houston and mother Cissy Houston
Whitney Houston and mother Cissy Houston Reuters

The mother of Whitney Houston has reportedly met publishers to discuss releasing a tell-all book about her late daughter.

Gospel starCissy Houston, was said to be preparing to lay bare the intimate details of the I Will always Love You star's rollercoaster life.

Cissy, 78, who published her own memoir, How Sweet The Sound, in 1998 was famously close to her daughter who died in February.

She is said to be negotiating a deal after a meeting with publishers at New York's St Regis Hotel.

According to the New York Times, one publishing executive present at the meeting said that the star's mum planned to set the record straight.

"[Cissy] said, 'There are so many lies out there and I want to dispel all of those lies," the source said.

"It's going to be the bad, it's going to be the good," Cissy said.

Whitney Houston, 48, died on 11 February the Beverley Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

She was found submerged face down in the bath in her hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards ceremony. She had taken cocaine.

Houston, who started singing in her family church, shot to fame in the 80s with How I Will I Know, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and Greatest Love of All.

Close friend BeBe Winans has also announced the release of his own memoir about his friendship with the singer.

The book titled The Whitney I Knew will be published in July.