In his book, 80-year-old Davis opens up about some of legendary artists he has worked with throughout the years including Whitney Houston, Simon and Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys and more.
“Whether it’s my book, or whether it’s the records of artists. You never anticipate it. I take nothing for granted. So for this book, I have the same attitude. I’m gratified; I’m thrilled at this weekend’s news.”
In his book, Davis described the chapter about Whitney Houston, as “without a question the most difficult chapter” for him to write.
He talks about how he discovered Houston at 19 years old and was there throughout the ups and downs of her career. In his book, Davis addresses rumors that plagued Houston’s early career of her having a lesbian relationship with her former assistant Robyn Crawford.
“I really saw her in brief relationships with men. I do write that she did have an interim relationship with Jermaine Jackson when he was separated,” Davis said. “I know that she went out with Eddie Murphy for a while until she married Bobby Brown. I only knew of Robyn as her assistant, someone she grew up with, since she was a teenager. I just knew the heterosexual side of Whitney.”
Since Houston’s death a year ago, the media has tried to point the finger at who enabled the six-time Grammy winner’s drug addiction.
“I don’t believe it was Bobby Brown,” Davis revealed. “I think they did have a co-dependent, unhealthy relationship with each other. But I would never point to him. I have no idea who her enabler was.”
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