Davis’ Rep Hits Back At Houston Allegations

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February 16, 2012 | 11:26am EST

A representative for Clive Davis has hit back at a musician’s online allegations he put tragic Whitney Houston onstage before she was ready, insisting the record executive only had the superstar’s “best interest at heart”.
Houston passed away at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday as she was preparing for her mentor’s annual pre-Grammys party, which went ahead despite her death and became a somber tribute to the 48-year-old singer.

Houston’s pal, singing legend Chaka Khan, was among those who stayed away from the bash because she couldn’t bear attending a party in the same hotel where her friend died, later insisting Davis should have called the whole thing off.

Avant-garde singer Diamanda Galas backed Khan, taking to her official Facebook.com account to take aim at Davis – branding him “a colossal pig” for putting Houston back onstage “before she was ready to perform” after her drugs battle.

But a spokesperson for Davis, who launched Houston’s global career, has lashed out at the allegations, saying, “While Ms. Galas is entitled to her uninformed opinion, her Facebook post is wholly inaccurate and offensive.

“Clive Davis cherished Whitney and shares a mutual love for the Houston family. It is absolutely outrageous for anyone to suggest that Mr. Davis ever had anything but Whitney’s best interest at heart.”

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