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Grammys weekend is supposed to be a big celebration of music, but a sense of mourning stained the festivities with the shocking death of music icon Whitney Houston.
Whitney was found underwater in her tub Saturday at the famed Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Ca.
Now, before we get all in our emotions, let’s talk about the Grammys.
The Grammys set us all up for the old rating okey dokey, making us wait until the last 30 minutes of the show to see the Whitney Houston’s tribute that was done nicely by Jennifer “Sun in the Sky” Hudson.
Like others, my only reason for watching the Grammys was for the tribute and to watch Adele slay the competition.
Adele won all six categories she was nominated for including “album of the year.”
She performed for the first time since her vocal surgery. Although a little nervous, she had the best performance of the night.
Chris Brown had girls on Twitter wanting to give him the honor of [abusing] him anytime they want.
Really? Seeing him dance on boxes, not even bothering to lip synch, and all this while wearing tight jeans is enough to make you feel uncomfortable that you would allow him to “Ike Turner” you?
I am really concerned with this generation.
While we are on Ike Turner, who told Rihanna that her Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner) hair is a good look for her? But I digress.
She actually had one of her best award show performances that night. She actually moved and did not look stiffer than a card board box.
Though, she did lose me when she did her duet with Coldplay.
Katy Perry performed her “forget you Russell Brand” song resembling a cross between a smurfette and a superhero.
Nicki Minaj had people around the world wondering if they should pray or throw holy water at their television.
Nicki walked the red carpet with a man dressed as the pope.
If that wasn’t crazy enough, she performed an exorcism while performing her new song, “Roman Holiday”.
I don’t know what was worse; her failed attempt of creating a performance that would be as controversial and entertaining as Lady Gaga or the extremely horrible song that she performed.
It should be noted that her creative director is former Lady Gaga creative director, Laurie Ann Gibson.
Now, everybody is speculating on what happened to Whitney Houston.
She was captured leaving Kelly Price’s event Thursday with what appeared to be blood running down her leg.
People are now saying that it was wine.
Now at that same event, Houston had a little altercation with X-Factor contestant Stacy Francis over Ray J.
The situation was diffused because Ray J. told Houston that Stacy was family.
Houston jumped on stage and sung “Jesus Loves Me” to Kelly Price.
Friday, Houston stopped by singers Brandy and Monica’s rehearsal for Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy party.
Houston handed Brandy a note which she has declined to give details about.
Sources say she and some friends partied heavily Friday night at the hotel. Houston was said to be especially loud and boisterous by people at the hotel.
Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, and her cousin, Dionne Warrick, said Houston seemed fine before her death. Houston spoke with her daughter 25-30 minutes before she died.
Music legend, in her own right, Chaka Kahn is upset with Clive Davis for still having his pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton while Houston’s body was still in the hotel.
Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is under the watchful eye of family members after having a panic attack and being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Houston’s funeral will be Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. where she sang in the choir.
The funeral is invite only.
Houston is a legend no matter how she lived or how she died. Let’s remember her for the music and not her demons.
Time to wash out the cups! As always, come on back, you hear because I will be serving tea that is guaranteed to be hot!