Mariah Carey Snubbed Whitney Houston For Years?
Bebe Winans has revealed the relationship Whitney Houston had with Mariah Caey claiming the first time the two met, Mariah left Whitney embarrassed.
Their first encounter was at the American Music Awards decades ago and while Whitney made an effort to be friends with Mariah, the latter turned down the gesture.
And contrary to popular thought, she loved to hear Mariah Carey sing. When Mariah burst onto the scene, Whitney called me and asked, ‘Did you hear that new girl, Mariah? Good Lord, she can sing!’” BeBe writes in his forthcoming memoir The Whitney I Knew.
“To give you an idea of how the media twists reality, allow me to expound on the Mariah Carey situation. Now, this story would probably embarrass Whitney a little, but I have to tell it. I think she’d understand that it’s all in good fun.”
Bebe, went ahead to write how he nudged Whitney to extend her hand to Mariah at an award ceremony and squash the beef.
“The three of us piled into the car, and then Whitney blew in like a storm and slammed the door behind her. She was clearly upset and embarrassed,” BeBe writes after Whitney did as she was instructed.
“I did everything you said: I stopped. I put out my hand and said, ‘Hi Mariah, I’m Whitney.’ And when I stuck out my hand, she turned her head like she didn’t hear anything I said and looked up at the sky.”
“Oh, it’s true. I was so embarrassed. There I stood, looking like an idiot. I’m never going to do what you tell me to do again.” Thank God the media didn’t see this.”
Few years later, the pair sorted their issues and even collaborated on a song.