While performing “Even Angels” in Chicago on Tuesday night (February 14), singer Fantasia Barrino shared her personal point of view on the struggles of being a celebrity and spoke about how she understands what artists like Whitney Houston go through when having to resort to other things to get away:
I understand what those artists go through. When they become superstars, they lose their family, they lose their old friends. Anybody’s that feels that they should be doing this and doing that and they just want to be regular people. So what happens is they start turning to other things. I promise you. Just to get away from folk.
Whitney Houston, I love her. She touched me in a special way. And to this day I still can’t believe that she is gone. But we must pray for her mother, we must pray for her – her mother lost her baby, when we don’t really know the situation.
Props to Youtuber MarioSmithMusic for the clip.