Nick says it was record label boss Clive Davis who who was able to spin Whitney's background and transform her into an artist beloved by white America.'I'd always been fed the line that Bobby Brown had introduced her to drugs so it was a kind of a revelation that it was more the brothers from Newark,' Nick said.
'The fact that she grew up in Newark wasn't something that was ever made anything of anyway, in a way I think everybody was surprised that she grew up in the hood, although it makes complete sense.
The rampant lot who can apparently fall in love with anyone. Like Julius Caesar, Angelina Jolie, Frida Kahlo, Cary Grant, Azealia Banks, Michael Chabon, and Wonder Woman… The truth is we have our idiosyncratic, mysterious and instinctive preferences like anyone else.
Whitney's relationship with Robyn caused even more tension between the singer and Bobby Brown, who was six years younger than the singer and is often the one blamed for her downfall.
The film reveals that it was actually Whitney's brothers who introduced her to drugs when they grew up in the tough streets of Newark, New Jersey.
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Whitney Houston's closest friends believe she was in a lesbian relationship with her assistant.
In a documentary about her life, those closest to Whitney say she was in a relationship with Robyn Crawford, 56, the woman who spent 20 years by her side working for her.
Whitney: Can I Be Me examines the highs and lows of her glittering career, while discussing who might be responsible for her tragic downfall and the drug habit that would go on to kill her.Her friends and family - and even Bobby Brown - believe that she might still be alive if she was allowed to be with Robyn.Nick said: 'Bobby Brown loved Whitney enough to say if Robyn Crawford had been around he believed Whitney would still be alive.I think Cissy [Houston, Whitney's mother] was violent with Whitney.'There was a lot of fighting that went on, physical fighting, I think he was unfairly blamed for a lot of things.I don't know what kind of conclusive proof one wants except this is the closest relationship for years that Whitney had.'They shared a house together; they often shared the same bed.