Upon hearing about Whitney Houston's death, Clive Davis said she would've wanted his Pre-Grammy party to go ahead. Not so, says Chaka Khan, you know, since Houston's body was still in the same building at the time.
Speaking on Piers Morgan Tonight, Chaka said: "I thought that was complete insanity. And knowing Whitney, I don't believe that she would have said, the show must go on. She was the kind of woman that was, 'Stop everything, uh-huh.' I'm not going to be there. You know. I don't know what could motivate a person to have a party in a building where the person whose life he had influenced so enormously and whose life had been affected by hers, they were like - I don't understand how that party went on."
Particularly because Khan found it impossible to function after hearing the news of Houston's passing: "I couldn't get dressed. I was supposed to go to the party. I just got off a plane from Miami at 5:30. As soon as I hit the tarmac, I found out, I heard. And I couldn't put on makeup, I couldn't get dressed, I couldn't do anything."
For what it's worth, Sharon Osbourne agrees: "I do not know how people could have gone to the party knowing that Whitney was still in that building dead. And just the sorrow, I just couldn't. There was no way I could go drink and eat and be social. For me, it wasn't right."
The likes of Britney Spears didn't have such an issue. Then again Britney Spears probably didn't know where she was. Another product of the "entertainment industry".
Of how Whitney's mother, Cissy, is coping, Chaka added: "She's coping, she's coping. But she, many times, had fear for her daughter's life. And I know my mother did and my little girl did. And my son. So I know what this world that we're living in, this business, particularly, can do to one."
In other news, the Beverly Hilton hotel room that Whitney passed away in is already "reoccupied" and "booked out for the foreseeable future"...