Whitney Houston’s Family ‘Stunned’ That Clive Davis Had Pre-Grammy Party [Details]
Rucuss staffFebruary 16, 2012
Whitney Houston’s death stunned the world.
Many considered Houston to have the greatest voice in the history of music. She was a pop icon who racked up many accolades throughout her short time on earth. So many were in shock when just hours before Houston was scheduled to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party, the singer was found dead in the bathtub of her fourth floor hotel room at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
Police swarmed her room and did an investigation that took hours. Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina even got into a shouting match with police because she couldn’t see her mother’s body.
But that didn’t stop Houston’s mentor from canceling his party that took place in the same hotel. Celebrities like Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Brandi Norwood, Monica, Diddy, Cassie, Kim Kardashian and more attended the event.
Partygoers enjoyed a concert and partied the night away while Houston’s body laid upstairs in the same building. Her daughter was hysterical and was eventually carted off to a hospital for stress and anxiety. Houston’s family, who gathered in Davis’s room following the singer’s death, had no idea that he was going to go ahead with the party.
“The mood in Davis’s suite was just of pure shock,” a source told The Sun. “Bobbi Kristina was absolutely inconsolable. She was rocking back and forth on the couch, crying hysterically. Clive was already dressed in his tux and most of Whitney’s family was dressed for the party. Whitney’s aunt, Mary Jones, was absolutely stunned. She was very upset that it hadn’t been cancelled.”
At the party, Davis said: “I personally [feel] devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me. She was full of life, looking forward for tonight. She loved music and she loved this night that celebrated music.”
Chaka Khan agrees with Houston’s Family. She sat down with Piers Morgan and gave him a mouth full.
“I thought that was complete insanity,” Khan said “Knowing Whitney, I don’t believe she would have said, ‘The show must go on.’ She’s the kind of woman who would have said, ‘Stop everything! Uhn uhn. I’m not gonna be there.’ I don’t know what could motivate a person to have a party in a building where the person whose life he had influenced so enormously–and whose life had been affected by hers, [passed]. I don’t understand how that party went on.”
Khan added, “It would have been right if it was a true tribute. A truer, more honest tribute, in my opinion, would have been to call everybody together, let’s say a prayer, eat dinner and go home. I couldn’t get dressed. I was supposed to go to the party. I had just gotten off a plane from Miami at about 5:30. As soon as I hit the tamarack, I found out. I heard, and I couldn’t put on make-up. I couldn’t get dressed. I was paralyzed.”
Watch the interview below.
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