Of all the celebrities who attended Clive Davis’ Grandiose Pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills hotel last night, singer Alicia Keys was one of the few who had the common decency to bypass the red carpet while the body of the late Whitney Houston lay upstairs in her room at the same hotel. According to reports, Houston died Saturday of unknown causes at age 48.

A somber Keys arrived at the hotel’s rear entrance in a chauffeured limo with her husband, Swizz Beatz. Davis greeted Keys with a hug as she exited the limo. Inside the party, Keys posed for pictures with Sean “Diddy” Combs and his longtime girlfriend, Cassie. Surprisingly, Diddy also bypassed the red carpet.





  • screwball69

    I’m still trying to figure out what the hell is going on with this whole ordeal and I’m definitely tuning into the show tonight to see how fast they are going to be able to switch it up to honor Whitney a day after she passed. I said a prayer last night and this morning for Bobbi Kristina, she’s been on my mind. I pray that she has the strength to fight through this. This is sad. :no:

  • ohpretty1

    Bypassing the red carpet doesn’t make her better or more respectful than the celebs in the next post. In reality, life does go on, time won’t stop. The Grammy’s nor the events affiliated with them will be cancelled because it is still BUSINESS.
    If this were a BBQ thrown by a family member, then yes, cancel.

  • vero

    They’re still posing and going to the party :shrugs:

  • lovezoe

    They said it will not be a full-scale tribute since it is too son, it will be something small and appropriate.

  • RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    Damn, and just think; when Whitney died, she took all of the remaining talent out of the world.

    It’s been awhile since a true talented singer has been on the scene. All of these damned “singing” shows, and not a Whitney among them.

    The music scene, especially the radio, has been one long drag since about 2000.

  • ohpretty1

    Exactly @ Vero.

    If someone doesn’t get Tony Bennett and shake the chit out of him for 15 seconds…

  • RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    AUNTIE: My condolescences to you as well. I didn’t know that you knew her, and had done work for Whitney as a photographer.

  • Hershey

    @ Screw :cosign: I pray BK will find the strength to not turn to drugs and alcohol during this most difficult time. I’m praying for her and Cissy

  • luVn_liFe…

    Screwball says : I said a prayer last night and this morning for Bobbi Kristina, she’s been on my mind. I pray that she has the strength to fight through this. This is sad.
    :pray:

    I to have had Bobbi Kristina on my mind.Losing your mother at ay age especially in your teenage years is Devastating.This hit hard for me losing my mother not even 6 weeks ago is BEYOND a life changing experience.Its Tough and it never seems to stop Hurting.
    cry:

  • too_weak

    u can see it all in her face. so sad

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

    @ohpretty1
    TIME STOPS FOR NO ONE Though (SAD But Ohhh SO F-ing True !!!)

    ALOT of YT individuals are making TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS of $$$ (OFF Whitney) right now as WE POST Comments regarding Whitney’s Death SMDH :coffee:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ RIP: Pillow-pet: Whitney and I were not friends. But she liked my photography and she was a fan of my old website (before I had this blog). She hired me to shoot Bobbi Kristina’s birthday party at a hotel years ago. I was the only photographer so the wire photo service told me that a tabloid and In Touch magazine wanted the exclusives. So I called Carol (Bobby Brown’s sister) and asked her if I could sell the exclusives for $10K because I really needed the money. But Carol told me Whitney said no because it was a private party. Plus, she was upset that her so-called “friends” kept selling pics to the tabloids behind her back. Carol also reminded me that Whitney specifically asked for me to shoot the party. In the end, I’m glad I didn’t sell the pics to the tabloids.

  • Redeemed777

    SAD SAD SAD….

    2012 is the final wake up call for you so-called celebrities.

    LEAVE THAT SATANIC HOLLYWOOD ALONE!!!!!!!

    Repent of your ungodly ways!

    2012 is gonna have more celeb deaths-especially the ones who are called to do God’s will, but keep fooling around…..YOUR LIFE WILL BE CUT SHORT – you best believe that!

    GOD AINT PLAYING WITH YALL!!!

    You think the Bible and every single Word in it is a joke?

    It is extremely sad that another soul is lost, and you so-called celebs still walk with devils.

    Yes CLIVE DAVIS, TOMMY MOTTOLA, JIMMY LOVINE AND ALL DEM BLOOD SUCKERS ARE DEVILS!!!!!!

    The Bible says clearly DON’T BE DECEIVED….., AND GOD IS NOT MOCKED!!!!

    IF YOU SOW a celeb lifestyle, AND YOU SOW

    adultery,
    satanic rituals
    satanic music
    immorality
    cheating,
    stealing,
    lying,
    idol worship,
    cursing,
    oppressing,
    arrogance,
    homosexuality,
    beastiality,
    abuse of self & others
    blood sacrifice/murder,
    crack/cocaine/weed/powder/ecstacy

    you will reap that in the end FOR ETERNITY.

  • RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    Sandra Rose says:

    @ RIP: Pillow-pet: Whitney and I were not friends. But she liked my photography and she was a fan of my old website (before I had this blog). She hired me to shoot Bobbi Kristina’s birthday party at a hotel years ago. I was the only photographer so the wire photo service told me that a tabloid and In Touch magazine wanted the exclusives. So I called Carol (Bobby Brown’s sister) and asked her if I could sell the exclusives for $10K because I really needed the money. But Carol told me Whitney said no because it was a private party. Plus, she was upset that her so-called “friends” kept selling pics to the tabloids behind her back. Carol also reminded me that Whitney specifically asked for me to shoot the party. In the end, I’m glad I didn’t sell the pics to the tabloids.
    ——————————————

    Wow, Sandra! It still must be a shock for you. I have only admired her from afar. Anyho, you’ve got some good morals to turn down 10K when you really needed it. It seems that it’s all paying off for you now, and will continue to. It seems that as much hype and glory they have, they can trust no one. I salute you.

  • Redeemed777

    And a special note to T.I.

    You are one called, don’t keep fooling with God.

  • RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    Redeemed777 says:

    SAD SAD SAD….

    2012 is the final wake up call for you so-called celebrities.

    LEAVE THAT SATANIC HOLLYWOOD ALONE!!!!!!!

    Repent of your ungodly ways!

    2012 is gonna have more celeb deaths-especially the ones who are called to do God’s will, but keep fooling around…..YOUR LIFE WILL BE CUT SHORT – you best believe that!

    GOD AINT PLAYING WITH YALL!!!

    You think the Bible and every single Word in it is a joke?

    It is extremely sad that another soul is lost, and you so-called celebs still walk with devils.

    Yes CLIVE DAVIS, TOMMY MOTTOLA, JIMMY LOVINE AND ALL DEM BLOOD SUCKERS ARE DEVILS!!!!!!

    The Bible says clearly DON’T BE DECEIVED….., AND GOD IS NOT MOCKED!!!!

    IF YOU SOW a celeb lifestyle, AND YOU SOW

    adultery,
    satanic rituals
    satanic music
    immorality
    cheating,
    stealing,
    lying,
    idol worship,
    cursing,
    oppressing,
    arrogance,
    homosexuality,
    beastiality,
    abuse of self & others
    blood sacrifice/murder,
    crack/cocaine/weed/powder/ecstacy

    you will reap that in the end FOR ETERNITY.

    ——————————————————

    Well, in that case, we’ll make room for you. You seem to have a boastful and self-righteous spirit. And you do it all supposedly, in the name of the one you say you uplift.

    Let’s put it this way: If you were a landlord, you would provide no warmth in the winter, nor any running water with which to bathe, cool down a fever, or wash tiredness away. Instead of help; you would prolong the wretchedness of the poor by quoting the words of the Lord, but further prolonging the pain of His people.

    God does not say to torment those we dispise or who repell us; He asks us to be his arms and his hands; to help one another, so that they can help themselves.

  • Redeemed777

    LEAVE THAT INDUSTRY ALONE.

    IT IS EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO GO THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE THAN FOR A RICH MAN TO GET INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

    GOD IS NOT PLAYING WITH YALL.

  • Redeemed777

    @RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    Go back into the archives and please find where I self-proclaimed anything….

    You can curse at me all you want to, but it won’t change not a WORD IN THAT BIBLE!!!!

    Your emotions won’t do it. Keeping the Word of God will.

  • RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    IT IS EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO GO THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE THAN FOR A RICH MAN TO GET INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
    —————————————

    And in THIS case, YOU are the rich man. Playing with the “riches” of God’s words, while trying desperately to squeeze through that needle yourself.

  • Terri B

    Whitney was found just before 4pm PST by a bodyguard in the bathtub of her suite at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. There was no obvious sign of foul play and criminal intent was not suspected, however police found bottles of prescription pills in her room. Since her body was out of the tub when EMT showed up, an autopsy will have to be conducted to find out if the official cause of death was an overdose or a drowning.
    Whitney’s mother Cissy Houston said she spoke to her daughter 20-30 minutes before she died and, at that time, nothing sounded unusual about Whitney’s state of being. She talked about attending Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party that night. She also spoke to her cousin Dionne Warwick hours before making sure they were seated at the same table during the event.
    Whitney’s body was still in the fourth floor hotel suite until around 11pm, which coincidentally was the site of Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy concert. The body was carried out on a gurney while the party was still going on in the hotel. (If you are wondering why it took so long to remove the body, the police had to request and obtain a search warrant to enter the room and investigate). Although the Pre-Grammy party was originally said to have been cancelled, it went on as planned with Clive Davis saying, “Whitney would have wanted the music to go on and her family asked that we carry on”
    Whitney’s ex-husband Bobby Brown had to be consoled on stage by his bandmates during a New Edition performance in Mississippi tonight. “I will always love you Whitney! The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage,” he said. Later in the show, his voice started to crack as he became overwhelmed with emotions and he walked off stage abruptly.
    Meanwhile Whitney’s daughter is in Los Angeles, and was reportedly denied access to her mothers body tonight. An eye witness recounts seeing her in the hotel lobby, minutes before police drove up and pulled body bags out of their trunks. She was said to have stormed in the lobby followed by a man and seemed extremely pissed off. According to reports, she had gotten into a shouting match with police outside of Whitney’s room when they wouldn’t let her inside of the room. (Again, this was because they had to obtain a search warrant to enter and investigate.)
    Whitney was supposed to have performed tonight at Clive Davis’ party, and had been seen coaching Brandy and Monica on their joint performance. (Sidenote: It was Brandy’s birthday). Brandy and Monica showed up to the event but were said to be too distraught to perform. In the video below, Whitney can be seen coaching and talking to Monica during rehearsals for the Pre-Grammy party.

  • Redeemed777

    The Bible stands TRUE for eternity. What you sow, is what you will reap.

  • RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    Redeemed777 says:

    @RIP: Pillow-pet (9/11 – 01/12)

    Go back into the archives and please find where I self-proclaimed anything….

    You can curse at me all you want to, but it won’t change not a WORD IN THAT BIBLE!!!!

    Your emotions won’t do it. Keeping the Word of God will.
    ————————————————-

    There is no loving kindness in your words. YOU HOPE that many people will go to hell. YOU want to be the only survivor. But God’s spirit does not know you.

    You know nothing of the SPIRIT of God’s words—-only the letters.

    I am always amazed at how people like you climb up the ladder of success in all of these terrible churches, with their terrible money-grubbing, child-molesting, and adulterous preachers.

    They know the LETTER OF THE LAW, but not THE SPIRIT.

    GOD is LOVE! Get it? He is NOT BESEECHMENT and THREATS.

    You are simply describing what is in you own heart, and like many of these bastard preachers, calling your wayward and LOVELESS actions God.

    It ain’t so.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

    Whitney was found just before 4pm PST by a bodyguard in the bathtub of her suite at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. There was no obvious sign of foul play and criminal intent was not suspected, however police found bottles of prescription pills in her room. Since her body was out of the tub when EMT showed up, an autopsy will have to be conducted to find out if the official cause of death was an overdose or a drowning.

    ^^^
    ALL THIS gives me Great Pause and EVERY Reason to be QUITE SUSPICIOUS about The VALIDITY OF EVERYTHING that will be reported regarding Whitney (FROM Here on Out Though…) :coffee:

  • Redeemed777

    ” In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, AND THAT OBEY NOT the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; ”

    2 Thessalonians 1:8

  • Lizzyb

    I live walking distance to the Beverly Hilton, possibly one of the ugliest hotels in the area. Yes they do the Golden Globes there and lots of old hollywood parties but its a dinosaur. Clive Davis party was just so ghoulish to be going on while she lay there last night. Last night fans were out singing and lighting candles and waiting for her to be moved. I felt such a crazy urge to go there and that is so not me, as it all becomes a circus and we have to think of the living and those left behind. I read that BHPD would not let Cissy or Bobbi Kristina in to see her and her body was still there at 11pm pst. 7 plus hours after she was announced dead. Made me wish for everyone to just let her be, let her go out with some quiet dignity. I wish no one would blast her business, no one call out her people, no one use this time to tell their self promoting tale but silly wish. Stop guessing TMZ, stop investigating every single detail…she’s gone, RIP Whitney, God hold her loved ones. And someone please come get Tony Bennett…really..not a time for your soapbox.

  • Redeemed777

    Void of understanding.

  • Terri B

    How she died never even crossed my mind, I just care about the details. Just more concerned about the fact that she’s even gone.

  • KayCeiSoul

    @Terri – :cosign:

    I didn’t think about how she died either. And not interested in all the sordid details. It just hurts that one of the two sisters whose voices inspired me so, is now gone. Still in shock & still can’t believe it.

    I’m praying for her mother, her daughter, Bobby, and everyone else that was close to her and loved her for who she was despite what the world judged her for.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    🙁 i wouldnt have made it to that party with Whitney upstairs like that, red carpet or not, but thats just me. they dont seem to have the same mentality in hollyweird, like someone said earlier, it’s abt being able to say “i was at the party while poor Whitney was upstairs” :rollseyes: i am so glad God changed the direction of my life away from that lifestyle (stardom) bc it aint rly what it’s made up to be & most dont make it out unscathed. 🙁 at least she is free now RIP Whitney :pray:

    S/N she was soooo beautiful!!! watching BET’s tribute..

  • Smokie

    I would like to think that they carried on the Clive Davis party in celebration of Whitney Houston and to commiserate about her. That her body was still in the hotel while they partied does make me pause, however.

    Now since this post is about Alicia Keys, I will say this. I had been so mad at Alicia for getting with Swizz while he was a married man, but this made me remember that the woman DOES do a lot of good and she does have a heart. Her messing around with Swizz was wrong, but maybe falling in love with a married man was beyond her control and just a manifestation of her “humanness”. No one is perfect…

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    @Auntie :hug: & look how for the integrity u showed Whitney has gotten u! i always wanted to meet her! :crying:
    #proudofU

  • KayCeiSoul

    @ Smokie :cosign: on it all. You betta speak!

  • lovezoe

    This chick on FB made me almost curse her behind out. Talking about Whitney selfish to leave behind her family because of drugs. These judgmental folks can exit stage left.

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    I read that both Alicia and Swizz walked out with Clive when he gave his speech. I know Alicia is not talked about highly around these parts, but it takes two to tango if you know what I mean. It’s been several years since she and Swizz have gotten together and married. People can forgive Chris for woman battering, but Alicia still remains suspect for falling in love with a married man. Double standards, maybe?

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    lovezoe says:

    This chick on FB made me almost curse her behind out. Talking about Whitney selfish to leave behind her family because of drugs. These judgmental folks can exit stage left.

    _____________________

    Twitter was FULL of these types of people last night. I had to log off at all the disrespect I saw. We don’t even know the cause yet and everyone has their “theories” and have become medical examiners. SMH.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ RIP: Pillow-pet: Thanks. I don’t put money above anyone. Life is too short for that.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Thanks Fayla. 🙂

  • Terri B

    Terri B says:

    How she died never even crossed my mind, I just care about the details. Just more concerned about the fact that she’s even gone.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Sorry, meant I just didn’t care about the details.

  • Northside Zeta

    This chick on FB made me almost curse her behind out. Talking about Whitney selfish to leave behind her family because of drugs. These judgmental folks can exit stage left.
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    FB and Twitter allows some people to be super bold and ignorant. I turned to CNN because people were saying Don Lemons was doing a respectful and sensitive coverage of Whitney’s death. Unfortunately Pierce Morgan was on and I grew tired of his need to start every conversation off with how troubled Whitney’s life had become. MC Lyte cut him off really quickly and let him know she was calling in to honor Whitney’s life, not discuss every wrong choice Whitney made. Glad to see someone stand up for what was right instead of feeding into the negativity people seem to want to bring.