Avant-garde composer and vocalist Diamada Galás severely criticized Whitney Houston’s former mentor in a Facebook note for allegedly exploiting Houston’s death.
The vicious, inflammatory note states that Clive Davis, “Will be able to package her in frills and sell it big time - even during the nadir of record sales.”
A titan in the music industry, Davis is the Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment and is credited with bringing Houston to prominence. Davis has already received criticism from Houston’s family and others for continuing a pre-Grammy party in the same hotel as Houston’s death—even after learning of the news.
The note has received over 400 likes and has been shared nearly 200 times since it was posted on Monday.
The note didn’t stop there. Galás also accused Davis of taking advantage of Houston’s documented drug problems during her career:
“Mr. Davis thought nothing of keeping her up onstage while she received humiliating reviews.”
A spokesperson for Davis launched right back with a statement. "While Ms. Galás is entitled to her uninformed opinion,” the statement said. “Her Facebook post is wholly inaccurate and offensive.”
We have a feeling that the statement won’t have the same viral potential as Galás’ accusations.
Photo by qthomasbower
Armory builds Iron Man a suit worthy of the Norse gods
Tony Stark would be the most stylish hero in Asgard with this leather armor.22k
Homeless man plays best cover of Styx's 'Come Sail Away' you've ever heard
Are we sure this isn't really Dennis DeYoung?19k
Dudes build huge real-life gundam so the U.S. can fight Japan in a giant robot battle
Japan, you have one year to name the battlefield.17k
The great Reddit meltdown has begun
Winter is coming to the Front Page of the Internet.
The 3 biggest questions heading into the ESL ESEA final
The first edition of the ESL ESEA Pro League is coming to a head this weekend with $250,000 on the line.27