It’s What—And Not Who—Killed Whitney Houston

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It’s What—And Not Who—Killed Whitney Houston

A new allegation has surfaced that pop superstar Whitney Houston was murdered.

Legal television commentator, Nancy Grace ignited a firestorm of criticism speculating Houston's death might have been a homicide. 

"I'd like to know who was around her, who, if anyone gave her drugs, following alcohol and drugs, and who let her slip, or pushed her, underneath that water," Grace told CNN. 

On Feb. 11 Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards.  

But now Houston's former sister-in-law, Bobby Brown's sister Leolah Brown, is speaking up too. 

"I believe Whitney's death was not accidental," Brown told the tabloid television news show "Access Hollywood." 

This new and disturbing allegation flies counter to the Coroner’s Office report that there was no sign of foul play or trauma—albeit the official cause of death won’t be determined until toxicology results are in. 

While a murder investigation may well now ramp up the quest to ascertain who killed Houston, so too should a probe querying what killed her. 

While family, friends, and fans blame Whitney's colossal downfall on drugs and Boston's R&B bad boy Bobby Brown, both functioned in helping Houston develop an approving black identity and an unquestioning sexuality. 

What is now an adoring and all embracing black fan base of Houston was not always the case. In 1989, Houston was booed at the Soul Train Awards for supposedly “not being black enough.” It was at that same show that she met Bobby Brown. 

“I have a theory about Whitney Houston,” said singer-actress Della Reese, a longtime Houston family friend. “I’ve been called ‘Uncle Tom,’ and I know how that feels. I think Whitney was so hurt by being called a ‘sellout’ and ‘acting white’—and crap like that—she wanted to change her image. What better way to do that than to marry a bad boy? And the drug abuse makes her a flawed person fighting to overcome her demons. Makes her relatable.” 

Long before Houston's former chauffeur, Al Bowman, told the tabloid television news show "Entertainment Tonight" in February that he witnessed Whitney and Bobby high on crack cocaine and in a threesome with an A-list soul singer in the back of his limo, rumors that Houston was a lesbian have been circulating for more than 30 years. And Houston's personal assistant as well as best friend Robyn Crawford was rumored to have been Houston's lesbian lover. For a while, the two women lived together. 

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