It has been very very different week for myself and Tammy Jackson-Cloy. A very strange and different week.
God had a plan for us to be in Los Angeles at the same time and same hotel that the great Whitney Houston passed away. The Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Myself interviewing Garcelle Beauvalis about Houston at Clive Davis Party below) I still cannot believe we where there. It is like a dream. It is another chapter to my book I want to start writing one day.
I will never forget Tammy calling me as I was trying to relax my motel on Hollywood Blvd. in L.A. I just interviewed Northwest rapper Mac Wayne outside of the motel when Tammy called me about Whitney dying.
That night as we taped interviews at the Beverly Hilton as Whitney’s body was still upstairs was something I will NEVER EVER forget.
As I type this article Whitney was laid to rest in New Jersey. Her nickname was “Nippy” as music legend and Whitney’s cousin
Dionne Warwick told us. “Nippy” is no longer with us but she left us great music to listen to forever.
Her “going home” was great. Powerfull. With songs by Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Km Burrell, CeCe Winans and R. Kelly. And short speeches from Tyler Perry, Whitney’s “The Bodyguard” co-star Kevin Costner, the man who discovered Whitney and led her career Clive Davis and others. It was a great few hours.
My prayers are with Whitney’s mom gospel great Cisy Houston and for Whitney’s daugher Bobbi.
There are rumors that Bobbi might need help with drug and alcohol. If this is the case I hope and pray that she gets the help VERY VERY soon so we will not here about her dying just like her famous mom.
From Music Inner City please rest in peace Whitney……rest in peace. Gordon Curvey
More pictures from “Music Inner City TV” trip to Los Angeles and the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party and from our interviews about the passing of Whitney Houston coming up right here.
And programs from Los Angeles on “M.I.C-TV” coming up soon on Comcast/Xfinity TV all over Western Washington state and online rght here!