I honestly don't think we will ever know for sure. There is too much need for clear cut lines and conspiracies out here. I think Whitney was in a lesbian relationship and I know some people who knew her in the years before Bobby. But she did not avoid men. This is not so hard to understand.
I also think that she was pressured to marry, but no one ran Whitney Houston, and I know Bobby was her own choice. He was another act of rebellion, and crack is a lot like meth, a hyper sexual drug. I think they had a pretty wild time together, apart and with others.
I am a huge Whitney fan, and I am a gay man. I don't think one closet fits all. Whitney wanted children, god help that child and she loved her some Bobby, even if a lot of it was entangled with their drug use.
I am not saying that there was not some kind of closeted denial. I am saying that she had something real with him too. Fucked up. I don't buy into the argument that self-loathing turned Whitney into an addict.
There are plenty of out and proud gay and lesbians who are addicts. Many factors come into play. Whitney was deep into drugs before she met Bobby Brown, and maybe that was part of their attraction ? Drug addicts don't get clean together, and she never did. Nope. Or after him.
Whether a man or a woman, Whitney was only going to be within her race. That is fine too, no?
Too many conspiracies and we forget the tragedy of her depleted talent and lost life. Whitney Houston ran her own show and payed everyone's way, whether it was to come along with her, or to stay away. We know some tried to help.
Why she was this way, her mother should have more insight and knowledge of. Cissy Houston's level of denial requires a lot of upkeep and deception, to self and others.
Whitney's family is still making a buck off of her great talent and peoples memories. It is despicable, predictable and very sad. I know someone is going to come after me for my thoughts, so I have one other.
Whitney Houston's fame was not a gay creation. She was deeply loved by so many. She was dressed as a Diva, but their is no counterfeiting her kind of talent. I am a musician, in a world class symphonic orchestra, and I accompany in cabaret lots of fine singers too. Most everyone I know was deeply upset by Whitney's death. Weeping. Her glorious voice was destroyed before her body, and her behavior made for some very funny jokes, but when she died, the loss was immense. People really do love her, as most peoples fans do I guess, but if all you know of her is her eighties videos and I, yi, yi, will always love you oo oo, then you don't know what that woman could do and did.
She was exploited by many, but not by Bobby Brown. She was in charge of her own personal destruction. If she loved pussy, I am positive she got some.
The idea that if only Whitney were allowed to be in a lesbian relationship all would be different is facile and shows little understanding of addiction, musical genius, ambition, parental jealousy and love, the black community or the randomness of the world.
I don't know. She is for sure gone though.