Chaka Kahn Slams Clive Davis For Holding Pre-Grammy Gala Only Hours After Whitney Houston’s Death
Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight Monday, R&B singer Chaka Kahn slammed music industry impresario Clive Davis for holding a lavish pre-Grammy party only mere hours after the death of Whitney Houston. “I thought that was complete insanity!” Kahn exclaimed. “And knowing Whitney I don’t think that she would’ve said, ‘The show must go on,’ she’s the kind of woman who would’ve said, ‘stop everything! I’m not going to be there.’ I don’t know what could motivate a person to have a party in the building where the person whose live he had influence so enormously. And whose life has been affected by hers… I don’t understand how that party went on.”
Kahn also took a shot at Sony for price-gouging Houston’s greatest hits album immediately after the pop star’s death.
“I had a manager who said to me, actually said to me, you know, you’re worth more money dead than alive,” Kahn quipped.
“This so-called music industry, is such a demonic thing,” she added. “It sacrifices people’s lives and their essences at the drop of a dime.”
Watch Kahn’s interview with Piers Morgan below via CNN:
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