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.
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.
TMZ reports that Max Lomas died from a suspected overdose. He was only 25. Max Lomas was the alleged drug dealer who, along with her unofficial adopted brother/fiancé/shady character Nick Gordon, discovered Bobbi Kristina Brown in the bathtub of her Alpharetta, GA home on January 31, 2015. Bobbi was put into an induced coma and tragically died of lobar pneumonia six months later.
Professional troll Kanye West has found an even more effective way to enrage black people (nay, all sane people) than saying slavery was a choice. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kanye’s disrespecting Whitney Houston by using an old tabloid picture of her drug-strewn mess of a bathroom taken without her knowledge as album cover art for Pusha T. If ghosts are real, Nippy’s coming for you and she’s bringing Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman with her to Fuck. Your. Shit. Up!
Clips and tidbits from the new Whitney Houston documentary have been leaking left and right leading up to its Thursday premiere at Cannes. While nothing gives me the jollies quite like Whit saying Paula Abdul “ain’t shit,” the latest round is nothing but sads, because it says a driving factor of Whitney’s problem was sexual abuse she endured early in life from Dee Dee Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick. Continue reading
You won’t find a lot of people arguing the fact that Whitney Houston was one of the most incredible vocalists in several generations. However, one might argue that we know enough about Whitney’s life and tragic death to last last several generations more. But the reality is that in death, as in life, everybody wants a piece of Whitney. So we’re getting another documentary. A trailer for Whitney, the latest documentary about her life and career, has just been released.
According to People, what distinguishes this documentary from the Showtime doc titled Can I Be Me, is that Whitney is the only doc to be officially sanctioned by Whitney’s estate. That probably means Whitney will focus more on Whitney’s talent, and less on her drug use, alleged bisexuality and relationship with Robyn Crawford.
Robyn doesn’t seem to be a presence in Whitney and frankly, I’m surprised Cissy Houston even allowed Bobby Brown to participate at all. I guess he’d be pretty hard to wipe from the record, though I’m sure Cissy has looked into it more than once.
I really don’t need another Whitney biography, but I’ll watch it anyway because any footage of Whitney performing is footage I want to watch. And since we already know all about the ugly in Whitney’s life, it might be a nice change to see her beauty and talent filtered through her mother’s loving gaze.