When word of Whitney Houston's passing hit on the eve of the Grammy Awards, many were skeptical if Clive Davis' legendary annual pre-party would commence. Surprisingly enough, it did, and the decision to do so has angered Chaka Khan. According to the singer/songwriter, the whole idea of having a party in the same hotel, just hours after a death, "is insane."
Speaking with Piers Morgan on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Khan said, "I thought that was complete insanity. I don't know what could motivate a person, to have a party, in a building, where the person, whose life he had influenced so enormously, and whose life had been affected by her… I don't understand how that party went on."
In addition to slinging arrows towards the J Records founder, Khan also pulled out of a planned Grammy tribute to Houston with Jennifer Hudson. "As I grieve the loss of my friend and "little sister," I don't feel it appropriate to perform at this time," Khan wrote via her Twitter account. "Continue to pray for the family."
While "the show must go on," is a common phrase in entertainment, was Chaka Khan right in her criticisms? Should there have been a little bit more respect for the recently departed?