Chaka Khan confronts Clive Davis about his actions with Whitney Houston.
Known as the “Queen of Funk,” Chaka Khan had a few words for Clive Davis about pressuring Whitley Houston to perform at his party the night that she passed away.
In addition, she condemned the record producer for having his Grammy Award party, following the news of the pop legend’s death.
According to CNN, when Davis heard of Houston’s sudden unexpected death, he stated to his guests that Whitney would have wanted the party to go on. Davis stated to party goers:
“I am personally devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me for so many years. Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight, even though she wasn’t scheduled to perform…Whitney was a beautiful person and a talent beyond compare…She gave so many memorable performances over the years. Simply put, she would have wanted the music to go on and her family asked that we carry on.”
However, Chaka Khan doesn’t agree with Davis’s actions.
On Piers Morgan Tonight, Chaka Khan stated, “I thought that was complete insanity… And knowing Whitney, I don’t believe she would’ve said, the show must go on. She’s the kind of woman who would’ve said, ‘Stop everything, I’m not going to be there.'”