Whitney Houston died yesterday and as expected, everyone who didn’t give a “fuck” about her in the last ten years miraculously found the one “fuck” they had to give with her name on it. The unfortunate part about this is that the “fuck giving” in times like these usually takes place on my Facebook timeline. While it’s cool and understandable why most people would want to do this, things took an unexpected turn when everyone started going IN on Bobby Brown.
How she died wasn’t even released yet before people started throwing up, “Mother fuck Bobby Brown for what he did to Whitney. Both him and his momma ain’t shit!” All they needed to hear was Whitney was dead and they formed a lynch mob. It was as if they were just waiting for her to die so they could get started with throwing up internet gang signs at him.
I found that messed up ESPECIALLY given the fact that they got divorced in 2006, giving her a full six years of being “Bobby-free”. You’d think six years away from what everyone considered being the “root of all evil” in her life would be enough to set things straight. However, the Whitney Houston “Stans” will have no part of that. Since Bobby isn’t on my timeline to defend himself, I think I’ll take a stab at being my brother’s keeper. Besides, I need to take a break from this site I’ve been working on anyway.
What are the facts?
Bobby Brown is held as the reason Whitney’s career fell off. Besides the fact that he went upside her head a few times when she didn’t come correct (like that didn’t help a few people out one way or the other -> Michael Jackson, Rihanna), he is also said to be the one who got her on coke. I find that funny given the fact that Whitney never came out and said, “Bobby got me on coke.”
In fact, whenever she spoke about her drug use during and after her marriage, she always used the terminology “we” and said things like “…we enjoyed doing drugs together”. It was never, “Bobby stuffed this down my nose and told me he’d kick my ass if I didn’t.” This leaves the door open to say that the possibility is there that maybe she was the one who got him hooked on coke or maybe it was a mutual friend/group of enablers that got them hooked on coke.
Although she would later say she was unhappy, she was at some point quite proud of her coke (not to be confused with crack) addiction. I mean, who can forget this line: “First of all, let’s get one thing straight. Crack is cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack. Let’s get that straight. Okay? WE don’t do crack. We don’t do that.
Crack is whack!”
The point of the matter is, nobody (or at least none of us “little people”) know for sure how it all went down since we weren’t there. What we can conclude is that they were both were in it together phuq-ing each other up. In all honesty, it only really all came down on Bobby because 1) he was a man and 2) she was a bigger star than him. The celebrity double standard dictates that our favored celebrities can do no wrong and therefore when “shit gets REAL”, everyone and everything that can be blamed BEFORE the said celebrity will be blamed. -REAL
If Bobby was the one who had “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” spinning in 1988 instead of “My Prerogative” we’d be dealing with a whole different ball game. I’ll humor the Whitney Stans for a bit though and take the OJ spinoff approach of “If He (Bobby) Did It”. If he got her on crack coke, where were her family, friends, business partners, etc. in all of this? Is it because she was still making millions and her voice was there (when she wasn’t wigging out) that nobody cared?
When she came out for the first time in a while to give a live performance at the Grammy’s (I think) and she looked like an incomplete game of Pick Up Stix holding up a dress, where were the members of the 2012 Bobby Brown lynch mob? They were probably too busy making jokes about it the next day and moving the fudge on. What a lot of these people running their mouths probably don’t know is that she continued recording albums (which reached #1), touring, and securing acting contracts well after her Bravo reality show with Bobby that people only watched to laugh and see how she’s phuq-ing her life up now so they can feel better about theirs.
The thing is, everyone was too busy being caught up with who Ray J was banging to turn into a celebrity for no reason, a retarded weave queen from Queens, and a Canadian bag of Skittles who rhymes over good beats to even phuq with their “girl” Whitney and the good she is/was doing with herself lately. They all took that “Fuck that old bitch!” approach like they’re trying to do with the Material Girl (that’s Madonna for you kids out there *sighs*) but she’s out there reminding everyone that she’s the baddest b!t(h to ever be in the game (eat your heart out Beyonce).
Now Whitney’s dead, she suddenly back on everyone’s “fuck-giving” radar and so Mr. Brown has to wake up and find out that half of the world is taking a dump on his name for both something he didn’t do (kill her,) and something his ex wife and him were CLEARLY past (their “not so ideal” marriage). The way I see it, if she died yesterday, it was “God’s will” and not “Bobby Brown’s fault” because I don’t believe that a person can die before his/her time. Although all deaths are tragic for the parties affected, I can’t personally say I’m in any way “moved” by her dying since I only really knew and cared for her songs because my moms loved them. Well, that and the fact that almost every phuq-ing year some Carnival Queen contestant decides to ruin one of her songs and the off key notes tend to linger in your head until you happen to hear the real deal.
What I will say though is that maybe we should move towards letting people know how appreciated they and their works are BEFORE they die. If Whitney is on her way to Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, or where ever the phuq you think dead people go, she’s probably screaming, “Fuck ya’ll niggaz!” at all the dick-jocking “R.I.P.” FB statuses that are being thrown up. Putting all that aside and getting back to the question I probably should have asked the Whitney Stans at the start of all this, and will ask again IF it is proven she OD’d on coke (which so far doesn’t seem to be the case):
“If you were driving your car and got into an accident and died, would you blame the person who taught you how to drive 6+ years ago? No right? So why the fuck is Bobby Brown being brought up?”
I can’t help but think the homie had some foresight when he sang the words, “Everybody’s talking all this stuff about me, why won’t they just let me live?”