Houston was a guest at Grammy nominee Kelly Price’s party, “Kelly Price and Friends Unplugged: For the Love of R&B Grammy Party” at the nightclub, Tru Hollywood.
Houston was there with her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and performed a duet with Price in the early hours of Friday morning, in what would become her last performance.
Allegedly, at the party, Houston clashed with singer and former “X Factor” finalist Stacey Francis. According to Hollywood Reports, Stacey Francis believed Houston was her source of inspiration, and at a concert in 1999 Sing on stage with her.
Houston and Francis rejoin the party, everything seems to be fine, until the R&B star Ray J, who has been dating Houston for many years, enters the conversation.
“Whitney just got belligerent,” a witness told The Hollywood Reporter. “Ray was trying to defend Stacy, telling Whitney, ‘Stacy’s family!’, but Whitney was feeling crowded out and hands were raised.”
The witness said that no punches were ultimately thrown, but that it was a tense exchange. Photos taken later that night showed Houston disheveled, agitated and bloated as she left!
She reportedly had to be escorted from the club with blood dripping down her leg and scratches on her wrist. Friends said she was simply sweating from the performance.
“There was nothing wrong. She was singing, she was dancing, she was laughing, she was playing,” Price said. “I’m going to remember her just like that because that’s the Whitney I always had the pleasure of being around.”