Whitney Houston biopic

 

We all know Whitney Houston‘s family is not here for the Angela Bassett-directed biopic, “Whitney.” But, the show will go on…Saturday night at 8pm to be exact.

From Cissy Houston to Bobbi Kristina, the family of the late legendary singer has made their position very clear. They don’t want the Lifetime biopic to air. But, all of their efforts to deter it’s release  have fallen short.

In a last ditch effort to sway Whitney’s fans from watching the made-for-TV movie, Pat Houston released a statement via Facebook attacking Angela Bassett‘s character and accusing the Oscar-nominated actress of exploiting Nippy for her own personal gain.

Pat also fired shots at Lifetime saying they are “notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities.” #AaliyahMovie

I say this to all Whitney’s family, friends and fan base: If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst. You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made for TV biopic. And, I might add, without the family’s blessing and despite her mother’s request to not do this movie.

It happens every day. But misrepresenting the term friendship to advance an agenda is not only disrespectful and dishonest but a slap in the face to her true and loyal friends. You should expect people will always rise to the occasion for prominence and profit – not love, respect or honor.

Read Pat Houston‘s full statement below.

 

 

I’ve never been here for Pat Houston and I doubt that will ever change. The irony and audacity of her to talk about exploiting someone and friendship.

Angela Bassett is a class act and I seriously doubt she has set out to exploit Whitney Houston. I do believe Ang will give the most honest depiction of Nippy’s life to the best of her ability.

Oftentimes, families want to protect the bad and the ugly of their loved one’s life from being rehashed after their passing. I get it.

With that being said, I will be front and center at 8pm for the “Whitney” movie.

Will you?

Photo: Lifetime