The Whitney Houston Estate has giant, bloody calluses on their hands from vigorously milking coin after coin from her memory. Well, now it’s someone else’s turn to make a check off of Whitney’s memory. Enter: Robyn Crawford. Anybody who is even vaguely familiar with the life of Whitney Houston knows who Robyn Crawford is. Robyn was Whitney’s best friend since childhood, and it was long rumored that they were girlfriends. The Whitney documentary confirmed that, and now Robyn has confirmed it while telling her story in her memoir A Check For Me Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston.
Bobby Brown has spent the majority of his career as your drunk uncle who won a talent show back in 1975 and won’t shut the hell up about it. True, we all recognize his R&B hits from back in the day, but his messiness and tabloid fodder far outweighs that. Case in point: Yesterday morning, Bobby was thrown off of a JetBlue flight after crew members suspected he was intoxicated, though passengers believe JetBlue was overreacting.
If anyone is going to take advantage of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s marriage, it’s going to be Bobby Brown! Well, that, or New Edition tracks aren’t streaming on Spotify like they used to, and someone needs a check. It has been hard to turn anywhere these days and not find a Whitney documentary. Hell, her own family participated in one that hit movie theaters this past summer. I guess Bobby didn’t like the competition because he’s now trying to sue the pants off Showtime and the BBC for airing a documentary he says had more than a half hour of footage he didn’t say they could use.
The Bobby Brown Story aired on BET this week, marking the moment in history when a movie was released which is worse than Glitter. (Note from Michael: Yes, I wrote Kristian up for shitting on the masterpiece that is Glitter like that!) The two-part “miniseries” as it’s being called, was pretty much panned by anyone who bothered to watch it, and the consensus was that it’s the film equivalent of Jersey Shore: highly-watchable trash. But you know who hated it the most? Leolah Brown Muhammad, the sister of the titular Bobby Brown.
Remember that time Kanye West decided he would use Whitney Houston‘s drug-strewn bathroom as the cover art for his labelmate’s album? Bobby Brown does, and he is still not impressed.
BuzzFeed sat down with Bobby for an episode of Profile and he talked about the incident. Kanye spent a reported $85, 000 buying the rights to use the picture of Whitney’s bathroom for Pusha T’s album Daytona. The picture was taken by a family member of Whitney’s in 2006 and it ran in the most elegant and truthful publication of human society: The National Enquirer. So obviously with a prestigious background such as that, Ye absolutely needed to use the photo for a musical endeavor.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary (easy access to drugs, extensive understanding of butt anatomy, prescription spectacles), Bobby Brown is not a medical doctor. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know a thing or two about science. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Bobby said that he knows what really killed Whitney Houston and it wasn’t drugs. Bobby believes Whitney died from a broken heart.