The late Whitney Houston is on the cover of the March 15 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, which hits newsstands on March 2.
Check out a few highlights of what some of her close friends had to say:
A&R rep Gerry Griffith, on her rebellious side: “A lot of us talked about that, and no one could come up with an answer. Where is that rebellion coming from? It didn’t come out for a while.”
Her godmother, singer Darlene Love: “I was pregnant at the time and she’d go, ‘What do you want, what do you want?’ There was a store on the corner where she’d run down the street and buy fruit for me. So charming from Day One.”
Narada Michael Walden, one of Houston’s many producers: “Because of her cousin Dionne [Warwick], she understood all those pretty-ass melodies from Burt Bacharach, but because she was young and from the era of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, she had soul in her too – those rhythms. She had both sides. Plus, she was so damn gorgeous. You couldn’t say no to her.”