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For the last month or so, Bobbi Kristina and her new husband, Nick Gordon, have been very public about the fact that they got married, and the blessing they received from Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, to tie the knot. One person whose blessing wasn’t given and who wasn’t in on all this was Bobby Brown of all people.
While leaving dinner last night in LA, a photog from TMZ asked Brown what he had to say about Bobbi Kristina’s new marriage, and he replied with a surprising, “She didn’t get married. Naw. She’s still single.”
I guess he better tell her that, because she’s been telling the public a different story.
The photog continued on with his questions, confused by Brown’s response and asked if there was at least a marriage in the works for Bobbi Kristina:
“I don’t know yet. I don’t know as of right now.”
Brown was also asked if he would give his blessing to Bobbi Kristina if it’s true that she already tied the knot, to which Brown replied, “Yeah, of course. If she chooses the right one, yeah.”
When asked what Brown had to say about the reports of her marriage, as well as Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon’s own interviews saying they are married, Brown made it clear that if she did get jump the broom, he didn’t get the memo, and wasn’t invited to any wedding.
“I don’t really have much to say about it. If she says she is, I don’t know about it.”
Last time I saw father and daughter anywhere near each other was at Whitney Houston’s funeral, but it seems they haven’t really been keeping in touch. So either he knows something we don’t, or he doesn’t know something the world knows, and he might need to pick up the phone and have a chat with his daughter.
But check out the interesting conversation between Brown and the photog below and let us know what you think.
Whitney Houston is one of those rare artists whose influence spans generations, race, and gender. Everyone respected and revered the Jersey girl known as “the voice” for her remarkable singing ability, and similarly millions across the globe mourned her death when she passed away February 11, 2012.
Though we could go on and on about why we miss the woman who brought us some of the best love ballads ever sang, not to mention the coolest videos, we thought it would be great to hear from other artists who’ve sought to live up to the standard she set and other entertainers who still remain in awe of her talent to this day. So, when gospel artist Kiki Sheard, soul singer Leela James, and actor Stephen Bishop came by our offices to talk about their work, we also asked them to share what impact Whitney’s life work had on them and how they still remember her to this day.
Check out the video as celebs pay homage to Whitney Houston up top.
Effortless talent, beauty and intelligence to match, Whitney Houston repped for every black woman in America during the 80s and 90s. In our minds, Houston was our best friend, our big sister, even our favorite auntie, who would tell it like it is and flash a big smile and a joke to make you feel better afterward.
Dubbed “The Voice,” Houston’s iconic stature still cannot be matched after her passing. Her music videos had the best fashion, the best storylines, and of course the best singing. As we reflect on the second anniversary of her death, we remember the 15 best Whitney Houston music videos.
I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard- 1992)
Although Dolly Parton sang the original, Whitney Houston made “I Will Always Love You” her signature song and the most iconic love song ever made. It’s also usually cited as the song most people know how to sing in English and no one can forget her singing “and I…..” out in the cold in a fly suit in the music video.
When we think about Missy Elliott we tend to think about the eccentric rapper with creative flows and outrageous outfits. But before that she was in an R&B girl group, so not only does Missy know how to harmonize, she can also put a song together. You may think of Timbaland as more of the producer; and that’s true, but Missy has her own catalog as well. Check out ten of her most popular songs you didn’t know she wrote and/or produced.
Clive Davis On New Whitney “Live” Album: “I Want Everyone To Know Why She Was Considered The Greatest”
Veteran industry producer Clive Davis has exciting news for fans of late, great singer Whitney Houston—a live album is in the works and it will be released later this year.
The LA Times caught up with Davis at the Beverly Hills Hotel where he hosts the industry’s biggest pre-Grammy party of the year. It’s also the same hotel where two years ago his longtime mentee and friend Whitney Houston passed away on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards. Davis, 81, doesn’t want the world to forget the mark Houston left on the music industry and he revealed plans for an exciting new project in the works—a live album featuring Houston’s greatest performances.
“Whitney never had a live album,” he said. “I really want everyone to know … exactly why during her time she was considered the greatest contemporary singer in the world.”
You can read the rest over on ESSENCE.com where Clive Davis discusses how he’s been feeling as he pours over all of the old recordings and listens to the voice of a woman he once loved, as he says, like his own daughter.
Are you ready for a Whitney Houston “Live” album? What songs would you like to hear on it?
Being in love is always a great feeling and it’s even greater to share it with the world, like these artists who weren’t shy about having their boos star in a music video with them for all to see.
Usher and Chilli
In 2001, Chilli made a lot of women jealous after she started dating Usher. Although their relationship only lasted for two years, that was enough time for Chilli to appear in two of Usher’s videos: “U Got It Bad” and “U Don’t Have To Call.” After their relationship came to an end, many speculated the songs off of Usher’s Confessions album (which hinted of an affair and a love child) were about their relationship, but the TLC member revealed that Jermaine Dupri’s love life was really the inspiration behind it all.
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Last week we told you that Bobbi Kristina Brown and on-again, off-again fiancé, Nick Gordon, finally decided to take the plunge and get married—officially. We were tipped off to the news by the newlyweds themselves when Bobbi Kris shared a photo message to Twitter about being happily married, while showing off their new wedding rings.
“#HappilyMarried SO #Inlove,” the aspiring singer wrote. “If you didn’t get it the first time that is.”
TMZ recently caught up with Bobbi and Nick, who happily flaunted their new jewels for the cameras and confirmed that they are “officially married.” Though they wouldn’t disclose exactly when they made things official, they did reveal that they received Krissy’s grandmother, Cissy Houston’s blessing.
“Yes, we did,” they said in unison. “No [she wasn't at the ceremony],” Nick continued. “We saw her at [Krissy's] cousin’s sweet sixteen and she gave us her blessing.”
“She’s very happy,” Krissy added. “She gave us her blessing.”
This of course is a huge deal, as just last summer Cissy expressed in an open letter that she did not approve of Krissy’s engagement to Nick. And while Cissy was not present at the wedding ceremony, chances are she’ll be at the ceremony that the couple plan to hold next year.
“Next year, the ceremony will be beautiful, very intimate,” Nick expressed.
As for how they believe Whitney would’ve reacted to the news of Krissy marrying Nick, the lovebirds say that this is exactly what the later singer would’ve wanted.
“This is what she wanted,” said Nick.
“This is exactly what she wanted, us together,” Krissy added.
They seem very happy and I’m sure that Krissy is relieved that grandma Cissy offered her blessing. Maybe her father, Bobby Brown, will get on board as well.
Catch footage from their interview here.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you’re listening to these sad Christmas songs, which can sap the yuletide out of any room.
K. Michelle’s “Christmas Night”
K. Michelle is certainly enjoying a resurgence in her career. After starring on VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta,” earlier this year the Memphis native singer took her talents to the Big Apple to star in the New York edition. Right in time for the holidays, K. Michelle unleashed “Christmas Night,” a slow ballad about losing love on Christmas night. Although she vows to be a stronger person in the New Year, she still feels the pain of old heartache on Christmas.
“You Have To Constantly Do Stuff To Keep People’s Attention:” Jennifer Hudson Talks Maintaining Fame
Nine years ago, America fell in love with the icon Jennifer Hudson was destined to be, despite sending her home from “American Idol” in 2004. Almost 10 years later, Hudson has proven her talent to be expendable with a Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar under her belt as weland album sales in the millions. J. Hud spirit is never defeated nor does it take no for an answer. Her humbleness is quite honest with no shame. In an interview with Net-A-Porter, Jennifer Hudson reminisced on winning an Academy Award, she stated:
“I didn’t know what the Oscars was…where we come from, we don’t know anything about that world. If you see it on TV, it’s like, “Oh, people in fancy suits and ties.”
Besides being star-struck with her own success, Hudson, much like Kerry Washington, notes she gained her “it” factor through weight loss. Hudson often compares weight-loss and fame to one another, saying:
“It’s one thing to lose it, but it’s another to keep it off. Well, it’s one thing to make it, but it’s another thing to stay. [That is] why you have to constantly do stuff to keep people’s attention. It’s a hustle, it really is.”
J Hud’s flawless work ethic allowed her to be crowned by Whitney Houston before she passed. The international diva told Hudson during their first meeting: “I turn my torch over to you; you are The One.” After receiving Houston’s blessings, Jennifer Hudson said she only plans to refine her work ethic. With he straight-forward attitude, she notes everything she has, she worked for. She plans to teach her son as he grows that anything is possible- you just have to do a little bit of everything to master your crafts.
Below is a behind-the-scenes clip of J.Hud’s editorial spread with Net-A-Porter! What do you think?
Rumors of a secret wedding began swirling after Bobbi Kristina addressed fiancé Nick Gordan as her “husband” in a goodnight tweet.
“Well off to sleep with my hubby @nickgordon. Prayers before bedtime. God bless you all, till next time chaps,”she tweeted Wednesday.
While it’s pretty understandable why people would assumed that the young couple tied the knot, but the former reality star’s rep tells E! Online that the couple aren’t officially husband and wife yet. They are however, still very engaged—although Bobbi Kristina’s family and many of her fans seem to be opposed to their relationship. The family appears to have their own separate reasons for not approving of the relationship. But fans just can’t seem to forget the fact that Whitney once referred to Nick as her adopted son.
“YES, we me nick are engaged. I’m tired of hearing people say ‘eww your engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this,” Bobbi K. wrote in response to her relationship critics.
“My mom never adopted him. In fact, mommy was the one who even said that she knew that we were going to start dating,” she continued.
The bride-to-be’s dad, Bobby Brown, confessed over the summer that he’s apprehensive about the relationship because he’s concerned about his daughter’s happiness—not because he doesn’t like Nick or that Whitney used to claim him as her son.
“It’s not a question about [whether I like him]. When your daughter gets married, it’s different. That’s what it is. It’s not a question of I like him or not. When he calls me I’ll figure that out… I just want her to be happy.”
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.