Just hours after hearing of the unfortunate passing of Whitney Houston, the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala still went down on Saturday evening (February 12). Many people decided not to attend the event, while others attended, some saddened, some simply enjoying the party.
One of Whitney’s dearest friends, singer Chaka Khan stopped by the CNN Piers Morgan Tonight show and spoke out about Clive Davis’ decision to continue the party. She was supposed to attend the event that night, but after hearing about the death of her friend she was in complete shock. When asked what she thought about the party still continuing as planned, the “I Feel For You” singer replied candidly:
“I thought that was complete insanity. And knowing Whitney, I don’t believe that she would’ve said, ‘The show must go on!’ She’s the kind of woman that 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 a building, where the person, whose life he had influenced so enormously, and whose life had been affected by her…I don’t understand how that party went on…A true tribute, a more honest tribute, in my opinion, would have been, maybe, call everybody together, let’s say a prayer, let’s eat dinner, and go home.”
Watch: Chaka Khan Shares Disappointment on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’