Monday, 21 May 2012

Going Whitney With Your Kids?!!!

I saw a movie where Tyler Perry had a drug addict as his wife and the mother of his kids. The lady refused to seek for help as her drug and alcohol addiction got worse and deteriorated her life. Tyler decided to do away with her and allowed her minimal access to the kids. I saw this as rather unfair and mean to both the mum and the kids, I forgot there is something called “influence” which parents have on kid. That was a movie I saw, but, I read about the real life drama of late Whitney Houston and I understood Tyler’s moves and intentions.

Bobbi Kristina Brown
Krissi with a friend

Whitney Houston was survived by an 18year old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is apparently following her mother’s troubled footsteps as she was photographed snorting a white powder said to be cocaine. A shock report claims that the late Whitney Houston and her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina shared the same drug dealer.  An insider alleges that Whitney's 18-year-old daughter was also being given drugs and alcohol by that man, unknown to her mother.
 Bobbi Kristina ‘Krissi’ Brown, 18, is well aware of the dangers of drugs. Her mother’s career was blighted by addiction and her father, singer Bobby Brown, has also needed rehab treatment.
The teenager’s former boyfriend, who took the pictures, claims she too is addicted to cocaine. A year ago Bobbi's ex-boyfriend of more than two years was so concerned that he spoke to the media about her growing cocaine addiction that he says is due, in part, to her parents enabling her habits. Singer Whitney Houston was said to be supporting her daughter over the drug allegations.
‘I’ve tried to stop her,’ he said. ‘But all she said was, “I’m just like my mother!”
. ‘Whitney needs to see what her daughter is doing to herself. If Krissi doesn’t stop soon, this addiction to cocaine will kill her.’ An article in National Enquirer magazine claimed she regularly indulges in marijuana and ‘guzzles beer and gets smashed on potent grain alcohol’. A shock new report claims that the late Whitney Houston and her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina shared the same drug dealer.


Culled from MailOnline.
It is actually easier to see the spec in other peoples’ eyes, even when we have a log in ours. With Whitney being a superstar, her life is easy to watch and criticize, but can we as parents check our lives and see the damages our children have picked for us. A child’s first contact and role models are usually the parents. As a kid, I remember watching my dad pick his nose with his index finger, I thought it was stylish (I was a kid), so I copied him until out of the blues, I was called a dirty girl!!!! WHAT?!
Children ignorantly and subconsciously copy their parents in speech, attitude, behavior and character; some are even religious about this copying as to them, no one can be smarter than their parents. What they see you do, they will proudly display to everyone around.

Ask yourself, if my daughter behaves like me, would I be proud of her, if my son does somethings I do, would I be happy? Krissis is said to have been on drugs for four years and her mother’s pleas and cry were not able to convince her to go to the rehab. Think about yourself and the legacy you would leave your kids with, would it build or destroy their future?
The ball is in your court, your children are your joy, but you could make them otherwise if you are not careful.

Friday, 11 May 2012


Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, actress, producer and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all-time. Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. She released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Hmn..... that is a whole lot, she really was great.

As a teenager (at age 14), Whitney sang as a backup singer for various artists and was also one of the most sought after teenage models. She released her first album at the age 22 and her life stepped on an escalator of success and international prominence. During this time, the she appeared at a concert for Nelson Mandela's birthday and founded the Whitney Houston Foundation for children.

In the beginning

By 1992, Whitney Houston was on top of the world, but her life was about to get very complicated very quickly. That year she married the R&B singer Bobby Brown (ouch!), who would go on to have several run-ins with the law, including some jail time. At first the marriage was passionate and loving, but things turned sour as the years progressed as both Brown and Houston battled substance abuse and increasingly erratic behavior. With her marriage came drug abuse, this lead to a change in her attitude which degenerated her career.  She lived a life of drug use, lifestyle excesses and bad behaviors, sinking reputation to new lows. 
Houston tried to ignore the controversies, went ahead with her music by releasing a new album, Just Whitney… to combat her detractors, but it did not match the success of her earlier works. This made her declining career became more obvious to all. 

Cracked out Whitney
Don't do drug!!!!!!

She divorced her husband in 2007 and took a break from her career, all in a bid to salvage her life and resuscitate her dying career. She made a comeback in 2009 having been out of the rehab and released a new album. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. According to a report released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office on March 22, 2012, the official cause of her death was accidental drowning, effects of heart disease and cocaine found in her system were contributing factors. With her passing, the music world has lost one of its most legendary stars.

Pretty and Clean Whitney.....hmn.....
As at the time of her death, she was report been broke and lived on hand out from her friends. Some even said all she had left was $29,000 and $8M in assets.

Multi-talented Whitney.......

MORALS from her life.
She worked at the back ground for 8years, building and perfecting her career, enjoyed instant success and fame for some more years and even sang for kings, only for her to get married to a wrong husband that almost ended her career. Wrong association!!!!!
An error she committed!
 The question for you is: Who is your friend?! Remember, their union was beautiful and rosy until a while later.  If you have a friend with negative habits, but you feel you cannot be influenced or you feel you do not have to part ways with such a friend; just know in a little while, you would be influenced and it could do damage to your life. It is funny to see that the man that introduced Whitney to drugs is still alive, while she is dead!. That is just life; your friend might survive some negatives, while you get dealt with by these wrong habits.

Yes, Whitney stopped using drugs, but the ones she had in the past had already done damage to her health, which eventually led to her death. You might say, you want to indulge in some wrong habits and after a little while, you will quit and live a clean life. What if these habits do damage that will hunt your bright and beautiful future?! I am sure no one wants his future to be hunted, so why bother to indulge?!

 How could someone with Whitney’s profile die broke? Remember, she was into drugs and plenty of alcohol, aside from the side effects on your health; they do a lot of draining to your pocket. Drugs and alcohol as habits take charge of you and simply control your senses. They dictate to you to spend your money on them. There are stories of people who sold their properties including their inheritances, just to buy drugs. Whitney lost a lot of contracts and concerts just because she lost control of her life; she was either going late or missing rehearsals and having uncontrollable erratic behaviors. Definitely, I'm not sure anyone would like to do business with such a person. 

In conclusion, watch the company you keep, they can either make you or mare you. As a lot of people would say and I join them to say:  don’t do drugs. Be in control of your life, don’t let chemical do that for you. 
Remember, your future is bright, beautiful and great.

R.I.P. Whitney Houston