Behind The Whitney Houston Photo

January 17th, 2006 // 29 Comments

Were you wondering the story behind this photo? Well, wait no more.

They were taken at a convenient store in Alpharetta, Georgia and proves that the singer is back on crack or something. The word is that Whitney Houston is back on crack. Jamal Mitchell of Marietta, Georgia emailed us photos that he took with the singer. “The once-stunning Grammy winner was photographed at an Atlanta gas station at 4 a.m. one morning last month, looking disheveled and bizarre in pajama bottoms, and a $50,000 fur coat and a messy wig.

Jamal: I was pumping gas and noticed her driving up in a Porsche Cheyenne SUV. She was alone as she pulled into the parking lot of the convient store near GA 400 in Alpharetta. I told my partner, “Yo man, that’s Whitney Houston! ” She got out of the vechiele and purchased 5 or 6 packs of cigarettes. I approached her and asked if I could take a picture. she said, “Sure, Do you have a camera?” I ran to my car where my camera was and she took three pictures with me. She was nice, but she wasn’t the Whitney Houston I was use to seeing on TV and in music videos. She was very thin too and her breath smelled like liquor and smoke.

More on the encounter after the jump.

Tiffany: Did she say anything to you? She posed for three photos, but only two came out clear. Was she friendly, but when I asked for a fourth picture, she laughed and said, “Boy get out my way now, I got to go.” She and I both laughed as she headed to the check out counter.

A music insider told AG that Whitney’s voice is shot from years of cocaine abuse and she and her hubby, Roxbury homey Bobby Brown, are running out of money. The source claims Houston, who underwent rehab at least twice since confessing on TV three years ago she had used cocaine, pills and booze, has blown through her fortune buying drugs and supporting a posse of hangers-on. And because she cannot record, no new cash is coming in.”

We love it. White trash Whitney.

(Thanks to Atlanta Gossip for the dirt.)

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. Kelsey

    Oh it’s so sad. Such a waste of talent. You all know that you’ve sung “And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIyeIIIIIIIIIII, willll always LoooOOOOve Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu” in the shower. Now we’ll never hear her beautiful voice again. Damn you crack….damn you

  2. lisa

    You know, maybe it’s me, but it was wrong for Jamal to ask to take a picture with Whitney and then give it to the world to see how bad she looks.

    I mean he was laughing and joking with her.

    That was just wrong.

  3. Rois

    Lisa

    I agree with you totally, she looks like crap yes but she was being nice enough to agree to a photo…

  4. Green Eyed Angel

    She was nice enough to take a picture because you love everyone when your on drugs.

  5. bestdress

    Like I’ve said before only God can pull her through this. Whitney is in my prayers.

  6. FunMe

    It really is sad. Such a talented woman who went to the dark side.
    Reminds me of the story of Dorothy Dandridge, America’s first black Oscar nominee for Best Actress. Sadly Dorothy chose alcohol and she “was a victim of her own circumstances”
    http://home.hiwaay.net/~oliver/dandridgebio.html

    I do hope she divorces Bobby and straightens herself. I too pray that she comes recovers and comes back eventually. Truly a SAD and tragic situation that Whitney is experiencing because of her own choices.
    I hope she is given another chances and she choses the right path. Hopefully by then she’ll be more receptive to hellp from her family who came from a spiritual background.

  7. symelanguage

    I love Whitney.And I’m worried about her.

  8. Dan

    I still like Whitney. Too bad it has come to this. I wish her luck on getting her life back on track. She seriously needs to find herself & realize that even without any new money coming in, she still can be alright. It’s sad to see what happens when the money disappears. I hope other stars will learn to invest the right way & learn from her & MC Hammer.

  9. AMY

    DAN I LOVE YOUR COMMENT.

    ……………………

  10. lol

    such a shame….why is no one helping her? where is Oprah? She’s all for helping Julia Robert’s but Whitney gets no love?

  11. doofus

    the problem, lol, is that Whitney doesn’t appear to WANT any help.

    denial, denial, denial.

  12. tina

    So sad…I remember when Whitney was modeling in Seventeen magazine at 17 years old. She had a beautiful radiant smile and looked ready to take on the world. I think she should have never married Bobby Brown and got caught up in his craziness. My Grandmother always said..”A good man can lift you up but a bad one will bring you right down to his level” and that’s exactly what happened.

  13. Ella Harris

    This entire situation about MRS. Houston is sad, sad because there are many people who are in her situation, drugs has taken over their lives. We do not see these people on the internet, but we know that they are out there.

    I believe that it is a daily fight for MRS. Houston and so many like her. I do not believe that she and others want to stay on drugs, they just do not have the strength to get off at this point. The Lord is the only one who can help MRS. Houston and so many who are in her situation, fighting daily to live their lives. Sure they were the ones who decided to use drugs.

    A friend of mine stated that when you use drugs it is just like eating out of the trash can.
    I have never been on drugs but it must be so hard.

    As for Mr. Bobby Brown, let’s stop saying that he made MRS. Houston use drugs. At this point I do not believe that. I believe that for all those years he has tried to protect her and keep her drug use out of the public.

    What that family must be dealing with. MRS. Houston father passed away knowing that she was trapped in a hell of drugs, her mother and other family members live with the constant fear of losing her and what about her little girl?

    Shame on you young man for sending those photos in. Lets pray for MRS. Houston, not because she was once a huge star, but pray for her because she is our sister in the Lord. Also, lets pray for those others who are in her situation, Trapped in a world of drugs.

  14. Ella Harris

    This entire situation about MRS. Houston is sad, sad because there are many people who are in her situation, drugs has taken over their lives. We do not see these people on the internet, but we know that they are out there.

    I believe that it is a daily fight for MRS. Houston and so many like her. I do not believe that she and others want to stay on drugs, they just do not have the strength to get off at this point. The Lord is the only one who can help MRS. Houston and so many who are in her situation, fighting daily to live their lives. Sure they were the ones who decided to use drugs.

    A friend of mine stated that when you use drugs it is just like eating out of the trash can.
    I have never been on drugs but it must be so hard.

    As for Mr. Bobby Brown, let’s stop saying that he made MRS. Houston use drugs. At this point I do not believe that. I believe that for all those years he has tried to protect her and keep her drug use out of the public.

    What that family must be dealing with. MRS. Houston’s father passed away knowing that she was trapped in a hell of drugs, her mother and other family members live with the constant fear of losing her and what about her little girl?

    Shame on you young man for sending those photos in. Lets pray for MRS. Houston, not because she was once a huge star, but pray for her because she is our sister in the Lord. Also, lets pray for those others who are in her situation, Trapped in a world of drugs.

  15. jbsmooth

    I am still hoping that this works out for Whitney’s good. Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom in order to learn the right way to go. Unfortunately, her choices has led her down the wrong path but everyday God gives us life, its another opportunity for us to get things right; to make better choices, to choose life & not death. Thank God He gives her & not just her but us chance after chance (that’s called mercy & grace) in hopes that we will turn our lives around & choose to live an abundantly good life. Not only should we be concerned for Whitney, but Bobby as well. He’s a person who also needs & deserves help & encouragement. As much as their relationship is publicized, I must admit they have shown us something positive that too many other celebrity couples have not & that is the commitment they made to their wedding vows (for better or worst). I admire their commitment to one another to stay together because they are one, & I pray that this will bring them to the realization that society cares nothing personally about them, they only show interest in their success & not their individuality. Not their souls, nor their dignity; just what they can bring them via of entertainment and when that’s over, they’re done with you. I hope they will read this message & know that there are some who truly wish them the best, and know that they are loved genuinely and as for Whitney, she knows that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD of those who love God and are called according to His purpose; His purpose obviously is totally different than what society expects. He will complete the work He began in her life; He will not abandon her or Bobby. I believe one day she will relate this message to her husband in a way he’ll understand and receive, & I hope their comeback shuts up all the negative comments & show the world that they are victorious through Christ as they persevere through life’s challenges. And what they have gone thru will be witnessed to help other celebrities to see & to say if they can make it, so can we & to realize what the Power of God can do when we are committed to Him & each other. We are our brother’s keeper!

  16. Brandy

    I truly feel the deepest distress for the couple and their daughter. I think one of the reasons that the drug party continues is that Whitney has never dealt with her sexal perferance. Bobby knows that Whitney had a long standing affair with her assitant and chose to help her keep this from the public as much as could be. I think they felt that would be worse for her image that what we are seeing today. I dealt with a very similar situation in my family but of course they weren’t in the celeb eye. She self medicates herself to keep from dealing with what she reallly wants. This also explains why she depreatly hangs on to Bobbydecause she made a decison to fight what really is at the root of the problem. If she would admit that and seek some help in that direction she might have a fighting chance.

  17. me a name i call myself

    JAMAL,

    YOU BARE A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO ROBYN CRAWFORD. YOU ARE TRULY A GUTTER RAT, TO ASK SOMEONE YOU LIKE FOR A PHOTO AND THEN BASH THEIR NAME. SHE WILL GET THROUGH WHATEVER SHE’S GOING THROUGH, BESIDES IT WAS 4 AM. HOW WELL DO YOU LOOK AT THAT TIME. WELL, I GUESS THE ABOVE STATEMNET ANSWERED THE QUESTION.

  18. shes not poor

    I bet you guys didn’t know that Whitney Houston has produced BOTH Princess Diaries movies and had a Disney hit with the production of the Cheetah Girls. Not to mention that she got a 100 million recording contract in 2002. So Its nearly impossible for Whitney to be poor. She STILL has 3 homes. Whitney is still worth around 200 million if not more. Shes been raking it in for over 20 years, and she STILL has a consistant cash flow.

  19. Crack is my Name

    Poor Whitney. I mean this. She makes me sad. It’s not even funny anymore.

  20. CaramelQT

    I agree with Lisa. It was wrong to ask her for her time (which she normally gets PAID for) to take a picture with you and then you send it out to have the world google her with judging eyes. It’s sad that when Whitney was on top of the world, everyone screamed her name and loved her but now she’s being ridiculed. She’s still the same great woman that she always was; we are JUST realizing that she’s human also. What she does with her body, her money, or her nose is HER business and in the midst of taking care of HER BUSINESS, she stopped and took a picture with someone that she didn’t know and didn’t have to care anything about. All I have to say is ‘People in Glass Houses…..’. What skeletons are in all of our closets?

  21. india

    hey honey whitney it is time for a change in yo life

  22. Dee

    Hey its sad that Whitney was so drugged out her mind that she even took a picture looking like a street crack head !!!!!!!

  23. nerak

    I too am struggling with the whole idea of the picture. For all of us that have been blessed by Whitney’s gifts and talents, it is our time to bless her with positive thoughts and energy sent her way. God is still God and crack is nothing for God to remove from her life.

  24. dan

    Me and my sister met Whitney and Bobby @ Prime resturant at Lenox mall, they were very nice and Whitney was nice enough to give my sister an autograph. We did not ask to take a picture with Whitney we were satisfied with just meeting her and Bobby and shaking their hand. I hope the idiot that has obviously taken advantage of Whitney reaps what he has sowed.

  25. Raina

    Not to offend anyone….at one time I like Whitney too…But it was before her use of drugs, that I had a change of heart..don’t get me wrong the Girl COULD BLOW, but the song she sings have the same lyrics but a different meaning. Whitney became arrogant year’s ago..and her public display of that change the way I viewed her along time ago right before she her career heighten and then she got to this point.She openly admited that she wanted a bad boy, maybe she’s always wanted to release that bad girl in her.Many people were brought up in Chruch but do they remain that way??? There’s that 50/50 chance.Everyone’s talking about how bad they feel for Whitney.. Why? It’s not doing her any good that you feel bad for her.She alreay has had a multitude of people praying for her and doing it for years and at this time it really doesn’t matter to her, her thoughts are probably that your prays are for her to be able to continue enjoying herself in her current endeavors.This is the path SHE choose.And to be mad at someone because he asked to be photgraphed with her that’s the least of her problems and if it is her pictured she know’s how to say no The guy probably couldn’t beleive the state that she was in and Whitney probably thought she that she was looking presentable. True enough their are a lot of people doing drugs and no it’s not right no matter how I type it here and no I’m not a person to indulge in that type of activity, I work to hard for what I have and enjoy working to maintain it.Whitney had a choice whether to take that picture or not, just as she have a choice as to how she lives her life. Back to my previous statment about indulging there are lot’s of people on drugs today and do it in a private manner and you’d never know that the person ever did so. She could at least do it with some dignity and not put herself out there like that. ….My Grandmother whose 96 alway’s said that God don’t like ugly and he ain’t to fond of pretty neither.And the pretty in Whitney left along time ago and the ugly stands out strong..and remember the flesh will crave, but the spirit will surpass that only, and only when and if that person is ready to repent and come to terms with and within themselves and God. Alot of famous Black people have come and gone and there have been many that have had the same problems and not been butt ugly out with it in public. Doing Being Bobby Brown was just a public display of ignorace, lack of morals, as well as low self esteem. And there is no way in Hell that I would allow my child to talk to me in my home let alone on television as if I were walking around with a talking butt on each of my shoulder’s whether jokingly or not. Believe me Grandma Houston has Grandparent right’s too. She could have pulled Bobby Christina out of there aloooooooong time ago legally. And now radio show host have spoke recently that Bobby Christina has a myspace.com account with the screen name of Nymphobaby….need I say more.

  26. steph

    it’s not up to Oprah to save Whitney (i know it would work though). it’s up to Whitney to look herself in the mirror and admit that she WILL die if she continues on the path that she’s allegedly on. Once that happens, she can be helped. I miss the Whitney that we all knew and loved. It’s is really sad that this is happening to her, but she’s not the only one. Why are we not talking about the crackhead on the corner? because that crackhead isnt “famous”. is that fair? they all need help, not just Whitney.

  27. dan

    LET RIANA KNOW THAT SEE HAS A SPELL CHECK BUTTON THAT CHECKS GRAMMAR ALSO, WITH HER NON-TALKING SELF. DON’T BE SO SELF-RIGHTEOUS

  28. Tyrell

    Those rumors of Whitney r SUCH B.S.!! Can anyone actually substantiate these ASININE CLAIMS!?! I didn’t think so! Who in the hell is supposed 2 look dolled up @ 4 AM!?!? People get REAL!! Think about, if someone saw u in a store at 4 AM, u would tell them, “It’s none of your business what I do, when I do it and how I do it!” So how do you think Whitney feels!! People, you guys need to get a real clue and not a clue from somebody who just wants to make $$$ off of rumors (i.e.-her sister-in-law, Tina Brown)!

  29. Joy

    It’s really sad how society looks into these celebrities lives and cast them as jewels. They are not in glass cases with people looking in and questioning whether or not it’s a good enough stone to purchase. They are humans and within everyone of us we can all relate to members of our own family that have issues. The saying has always been: You can not help someone, who can’t help themselves….. we will always remember Whitney as that songbird who blew us away with her talent and that’s all we can say…..

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