Whitney Houston’s former on-off boyfriend Ray J says that he is “still hurting” over the singer’s death last month.
Speaking at a Brotherhood Crusade/Mothers in Action press conference on Friday, Ray J said: “It’s just such a tough time for me. I’ve been through a lot in these past few weeks.”
“I’m able to look at life in a whole different way. I always look at my phone because I got a picture of somebody I really love and it helps me through the day.”
Ray J donated several items to the charity, including school supplies and clothes, according to Us Weekly.
“I love giving back to kids and helping my community,” he said.
“I’ve been part of the Brother Crusade and working with them since I was 16 years old, so this is nothing new for me to come out and give back.
“I’m here to spend time with them, laugh with them and make sure they have everything the need to move on in a positive way with their education in life.”
Ray J continued to talk about his emotional state.
“I’m really emotional right now and I really don’t know what to say,” he said.
“But I will say I love and hurt. I enjoy being around people that support me and give me a sense of peace. That’s what these kids mean to me and what the Brotherhood Crusade does for me.
“The most important thing of all is that God is talking to me. God is talking to me right now, and now is the time to listen. My ears are open.”