Whitney-Houston*The hidden past of Whitney Houston was about to be put on full blast in a reported attempt to extort the singer for $250,000 years before her tragic death.

In his new book, “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame,” Ian Halperin references a heavily redacted FBI file which revealed that Houston was being extorted before the premiere of her film “The Bodyguard” in 1992 over rumors she had a lesbian love affair with her longtime friend and personal assistant, Robyn Crawford.

The extortion was being conducted by a lawyer in Chicago, who reportedly told the FBI that their info included “knowledge of intimate details regarding Whitney Houston’s romantic relationships and will go public with the information.”

The report goes on to mention that the matter was settled by Houston’s father, John Houston, who sent a confidentiality agreement “almost immediately,” despite it being unclear how much money was paid to silence the person and whether he met the initial demand for $250,000.”

Speaking to Halperin, Kevin Ammons, one of Houston’s former bodyguards, stated that that John Houston was petrified that Crawford would go public the relationship.

“We’ve got to do something about that motherfu**ing b**ch,” John reportedly told Ammons. “She’s ruining my family and driving everybody nuts. She’s lost her grip on reality. I’ll pay you $6,000 if you put the fear of God in her.”

News of the extortion plot is the latest revelation coming from Halpern’s book, which comes out today (June 9). According to EURweb.com, “The Deadly Price of Fame” claims that Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was wild child became “addicted to drugs” and “suicidal” by the time she was 14. In addition, the book claims ran with a bad crowd before she fell ill and grew up Houston’s guidance in light of the fact that she too consumed by her own drug problems.