Whitney Houston played an imaginary piano, had trouble keeping her eyes open, bragged about how a “Jew guy” made her bracelet, and compared hanging with a junkie to hanging with a president during an interview for an upcoming magazine profile. Whitney Houston, left, with husband Bobby Brown The disclosures from Jane magazine come a day after the singer’s camp tried to shoot down reports that she’d been canned from Sunday’s Oscars telecast because she kept flubbing her routine in rehearsals. (According to Houston, she chose to sit out the show due to a sore throat.)
In the Jane interview, to be featured in the mag’s May issue, Houston was asked by interviewer Tony Romando if she’d ever met a president or kicked back with a junkie.
“Sure,” Houston reportedly said, adding that the junkie and the president are the same dudes.
“The president gets off on the country,” Houston told the mag. “The junkie gets off on a couple of hits. They’re the same, both cut from the same cloth, they’re just men, you dig?”
Houston didn’t dig in for her Jane chat until four hours after she was scheduled to arrive, the magazine says. When she did show, Romando says “she was extremely unfocused, had trouble keeping her eyes open and kept singing and playing an imaginary piano on the table.”
“I guess laughing gas can do that to you.” (Houston had told him she’d just come from the dentist.)
In the New York Daily News, Houston publicist Nancy Seltzer said she’d “never heard Whitney use language like that” — including the singer’s reference to the “Jew guy on Diamond Row in New York” who made her gold and diamond bracelet.
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