Last days of a diva Whitney Houston
Whitney clashed with above X-factor adversary Stacy Francis over her admirer Ray J aloof canicule afore her death.
The two divas about came to assault afterwards Whitney bootless to bethink the ambitious accompanist who she already pulled on date during a concert.
Ray J who had accepted Stacy for years again stepped in to avert her, angering the music legend.
The run in preceded more clashes with security staff and fans on a raucous night out at a Hollywood Grammy party earlier this week.
But despite her Whitney’s messy hair and dishevelled appearance no one would have guessed that less than two days later she would be found dead in her hotel room.
The singer was a guest at the Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B Grammy Party at Tru Hollywood and had even performed during the night.
The two were reintroduced in the VIP section.
A source told the website that Whitney was ‘cordial at first’ but the scene soon changed after Whitney’s friend, R&B star Ray J, stepped in.
An eyewitness said: ‘Whitney just got belligerent. Ray was trying to defend Stacy, telling Whitney,
‘Stacy’s family!’, but Whitney was feeling crowded out and hands were raised.’
The source added: ‘You didn’t know which way it could go there for a minute.’
When contacted by The Hollywood Reporter following the alleged incident, Stacy said: ‘I have the utmost respect for Whitney Houston and her talent.’
Luckily no actual blows were landed, but, the source said, ‘You didn’t know which way it could go there for a minute.’
The singer ‘partied heavily’ that night.
A witness told Us Weekly at the time that she had appeared ‘wasted’ and ‘moody’ as she exited the night club late on Thursday night.
The source said: ‘She reacted angrily to the security guards trying to get her into her car…and started cussing them out.’
The observer went on to say that even though Whitney was stopping and signing autographs for fans, ‘she would get moody again in a split second.’
Erratic: The singer displayed worrying behaviour when she was spotted on an evening out two days before her death
The source added: ‘It was sad because her fans noticed that she was really shaky as she left the venue. She definitely was not in control of herself.’
Dressed all in black, the I Will Always Love You singer appeared angry and agitated as she left the venue and looked like she had partied a little hard.
Wearing a short black dress the star emerged with her hair messed up and gestured aggressively to the waiting photographers.
The release of the photos showing the star’s erratic behaviour and dishevelled look sparked concern over the singer’s health.
Whitney died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was staying in order to attend at perform at a pre-Grammys party hosted by Clive Davis.
According to TMZ, the star was seen with a large group of friends at the hotel bar on the eve of her death.
Sources told the website that the group were drinking and being loud.
And the website went on to allege that the singer and her friends stood out because of all the noise they were making, despite the fact that the hotel was abuzz with guests getting ready for the pre-Grammy festivities.
A spokesman for the local police department said that emergency services had been called to the hotel at 3.43 this afternoon, arriving minutes later.
Officials rushed to the room on the fourth floor where she was staying as a guest, where they found security staff attempting to revive her.
Life-saving attempts were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at 3.55pm.
According to TMZ, police have sealed off the hotel room where Whitney died and will not be searching it until they have obtained a search warrant.
The website reports that their primary interest is to establish whether or not drugs were present in the room.
Despite her big night out Us Weekly reports that Whitney ‘was fine’ the following day as she conducted a sound-check to gear up for her performance at the pre-Grammys party.
A source told the magazine: ‘She was present and ready…She had water to keep her vocals clear, and was trying to not smoke.’
Recently she had seemed determined to get her career back on track and had a star turn in the upcoming movie ‘Sparkle’, the remake of a 1976 film due to be released in August this year.
With her stunning looks and amazing pitch-perfect voice, the singer sold an incredible 170 million CDs, singles and videos in the course of a glittering 30-year career.
Her amazing vocal skills were honed singing in a church choir and occasionally on stage alongside her singer mother.
As a teenager, she sang backing vocals on Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman,’ which she would later go on to record in 1992.
According to music legend, producer Clive Davis signed Houston on the spot after seeing her perform at a New York nightclub in 1983.
He was determined to nurture her talent and her debut album, entitled simply Whitney Houston, wasn’t released until February 1985.
It was a critical and commercial hit with Rolling Stone calling Houston one of the ‘most exciting new voices in years’.
Her acceptance grew throughout the backward 80′s and afterwards acknowledged tours during 1986–87 Forbes annual listed her as the accomplished earning African-American woman.
In January 1991, during the aboriginal Gulf War, Houston performed ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at Super Bowl XXV to a almanac 79 actor viewers.
Her adaptation of the Dolly Parton song I will consistently Love You – taken from the soundtrack to the blur the Bodyguard in which she starred alongside Kevin Costner – spent 14 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and 10 weeks at cardinal 1 in the UK charts.
It was at this time, arguably at the actual acme of her fame, that her 1992 alliance to R&B accompanist Bobby Brown began to breach down.
The brace met in 1989 and with Brown’s abominable bad-boy angel and run-ins with the police, belief of the couple’s behaviour and drug-taking appeared consistently in abridged newspapers.
Nevertheless she connected to advance a acknowledged career both in music and blur throughtout the 1990s.
But in the aboriginal years of the fresh aeon sales fell and and her once-immaculate articulation began to fail.
In a 2002 account with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, she accepted application drugs but acerb denied the use of crack.
After several spells in adjust Adjust she declared herself drug-free in a 2010 account with Oprah Winfrey.