BeBe Winans: Don’t Blame Bobby Brown

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  1. I believe that people should write about their own lives instead of trying to profit off of another.The story has been told and we’re all held accountable for our own lives so give it a rest and find some other means of catching a dollar.

  2. I first met Whitney, when she was about 18 yrs. old. She was singing back-up, for her mother, Cissie Houston, at an engagement at the old, Bottom Line jazz club, in Greenwich Village, NY. I was working for Arista Records, at that time. And, as it would turn-out, I would (eventually) be responsible for paying for many of Whitney’s recording expenses. As well as some of her on-tour, and incidental expenses. I did the same thing, for most of the artists at the company, at that time. I got to meet quite a few of them, as well. And, I was lucky to meet many of their celebrity producers, as well.
    Whitney, like everyone else, had been developing her own individual personality, long before she met Bobby Brown. She was raised in Newark, N.J. That’s not a far-cry from the City of New York, where I grew-up. She was such a beautiful, vibrant little flower, at that time.But, you all should listen to BeBe, and CeCe Winans. Both of them are long-time veterans of the music industry. Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, the rumors were true! The music industry, would eat, chew-up, and spit-out, many a would be super-star. Many of them were sold-out, like slaves, by their manager. record company execs, and so-called “friends.” And of course, their own families. From what little I knew of Whitney’s mom, Cissy, she was a good Christian woman. And, she wanted the best for her daughter. I can only say, I heard “rumors” about her father, John Huston.
    Whitney, had her own “bad side.” She didn’t just acquire it, when she met Bobby. And, of course, we know about his bad side. It was often displayed, like a badge of courage. But, like so many of these Black singers, coming out of abject poverty, they were like carpenters or builders, coming to construct a project, with an empty toolbox. And, I saw from start to finish, what the entertainment monster, dd to the beautiful, Phyllis Hyman. So sad. My first encounter with her, was when I walked into my buddy’s (and former college roomate’s) office, in the Artist & Development dept. at Arista, and there was Phyllis Hyman, sitting there looking like a gorgeous angel, that had just stopped-by, for a chat with us mortals. I was mesmerized! And, I was mesmerized again, when I learned of her passing, from a musician friend, who played in her band.
    So, let me close by saying: we can still love, and appreciate the special talent that was Whitney Houston. But, in the end, she was just another human being, who felt the pains of life, like the rest of us……like the rest of us. Love ya’ too, BeBe and CeCe.

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  4. Whitney is SPINNING RIGHT NOW IN HER GRAVE. To think that a so-called “brother/friend” would write a book about his sister; her personal business and such. Hell, her own BIOLOGICAL BROTHER’S haven’t written books yet…or her daughter. Let her rest in piece and let her fans enjoy the wonderful body of work she’s left behind.

  5. I agree with Debbie. Bobby wasn’t perfect but he sure started on the downhill slide after dealing with her. I recall being in college in the late eighties and my girlfriend from NJ used to tell us that don’t let the weave and pop songs fool ya, Whitney is HOOD! We thought she was crazy but she was speaking the truth.

    • LOL. so very true. the industry gave her a nice wholesome girl next door image….hmmm. little did we know. Im not judging, just careful observation.

  6. BeBe Winnans is an OPPORTUNIST in the worst way. I think there are enough horror stories in his own family to write about instead of exploiting Whitney in death!

  7. Adults make choices in their lives and those of their children. The grown woman chose a grown man her partner. Even a spouse cannot make a partner choose substances that are harmful to their bodies. I am a huge Whitney Houston fan, and it makes me sad that authors of these books think there is some benefit to retelling a story with an incredibly sad ending.

  8. Whitney was a grown azz woman and nobody could make her do anything. She chose the life she led while here on earth and it took her away.

  9. Whitney Houston stated in her interview with Oprah that she was her own worst enemy. I agree that BeBe is trying to sell her book. I confused as to why she find it necessary to include Whitney in a book about her life. Why do people feel they have to keep saying the same thing. Are we supposed to buy her book to read the one section about Whitney. Let it go the woman is gone. She left a wonderful body of work that I love to listen to because of her awesome talent.

  10. No one blames Bobby for Whitney’s troubles….I always felt like she was his problem, anyway…..He had a great career until he got with her….

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