Another Whitney Houston Documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday called, “Whitney: Can I Be Me” and the main topic is the reoccurring rumor that Whitney and her longtime friend and assistant Robyn Crawford had a bi-sexual relationship.
The film has never-before-seen footage of Whitney Houston during her life on and off stage.
Although Robyn was not directly involved with the film, the family and friends who participated touched on the topic.
Robyn was a friend that Whitney met back in 1979 when she was a teenager in East Orange, N.J., when Whitney was applying for a job. It was that first meeting that Robyn knew Whitney was someone special.
“I don’t think she was gay, I think she was bisexual,” Whitney’s longtime friend and stylist Ellin Lavar says in the film. “Robyn provided a safe place for her… in that Whitney found safety and solace.”
Robyn exited Whitney’s life during the 1999 My Love Is Your Love world tour when she reached a breaking point.
Whitney’s security guy, Kevin Ammons said, “Robyn and Whitney were like twins. They were inseparable. They had a bond and Bobby Brown could never remove Robyn. He wanted to be the man in the relationship.”
Whitney’s former bodyguard David Roberts said, “Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford were like fire and ice. They hated each other.”
He continued with saying, “They’d battle for her affections. Bobby and Robyn had some physical altercations and there were times where he wasn’t always the winner. But then Whitney would always come and pour oil over troubled waters.”
It’s also said by the stylist friend that after Robyn left in 1999, Whitney had her “downfall.” “That was the downfall of Whitney. Robyn was the person who was keeping her together.”
After Whitney’s death, Robyn wrote an obituary for her friend for Esquire, saying that Whitney was “a loyal friend” who “looked like an angel.”
In 2013, Whitney’s mom Cissy Houston told Oprah Winfrey that it would have “absolutely” been an issue and bothered her if she knew that Whitney was gay.
Later her mother Cissy wrote a memoir called, “Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped.”
The new documentary is making it’s way to Showtime in August.
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