Hip-Hop Rumors: Classic R&B Rumors, How Whitney Saved Bobby From Murderous Madman

This may be common knowledge but I never heard it until very recently. But, back in the day, Bobby and Whitney used to get it in apparently. Bobby was out in the “world” and accrued a debt of about $25k to a coke dealer. Well, the dealer could not get to Bobby, because he was very well guarded. So, the debt was “bought out” by a man named Preacher and he said he would get the money – and then some.

This all happened in about the year 1993, some 20 years ago.

At the time Whitney scored a huge hit in “The Bodyguard” oddly. And she was well compensated on it. But Preacher and his crew “The Preacher” crew tied Bobby up and kidnapped him. He told Whitney they need to play up $400,000 or Bobby was dead. Now, I’ve heard of Preacher and his work. He was not to be messed with. He was a well known killer. The way I remembered him was with the killing of Rich Porter’s little brother. They just killed him AFTER Rich was killed…they couldn’t get any money out of Rich at that point.

Anyway, Clarence “The Black Hand of Death” Heatley aka “Preacher” was a 6-foot-7, 260-pound behemoth and he didn’t play for nothing. I’m assuming Whitney realized this, because she paid up and got her man back. When she did, it was something like this.

They knew they pulled Bobby out of the jaws of death for real. Neither Bobby or Whitney ever confirmed or denied the rumors.

“They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!” -illseed.

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  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    lame azz @kjun will comment for sure!

  • tra mo

    this is already known news just like rich porter put teddy Riley on early in his career

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM


  • Definitely true.

    Preacher had a cop on his payroll, John, as well as cleaners or janitors whose job it was to clean up the scenes in basements.

    Preacher extorted everyone on Sugar Hill.

    • ZUBU

      Word bro. I didn’t know this will have to read up on it!

      • Yeah, My ex’s aunt used to date him. Word on the street is that the preacher is gay.

      • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

        Homo thugs are the worst I bet…..I wouldn’t even want to imagine the type of torturous stuff they would do to you

      • Definitely not a good look!


      • Matt Swan

        Ask that NY DJ (Mr. Cee?) who keeps getting caught with dudes. He might know a thing or two

      • Matt Swan

        I don’t know about him being gay, but dude was one ruthless mofo in the highest.

      • Indeed.

        You from the old board right? If you remember all that ‘chet I went through, I guess the fire that tested my metal??? My ex, the Jamaican, is from there, and her aunt used to date dude.

        No doubt in my mind that dude would snatch up RMFag, today, and make him his wifey. I know people that bidded with him & Fat Cat.

        Fat Cat is in “Chemical Restraints”. This was 20? years after the fact. IE: My peeps in a Maxi Max bumped into him, all doped up on Thorazine.

        *The Karlton Hines Story

        Str8 Tar-Tar mode. Same dude Bidded with Preacher. My peepz was the quiet type, skinny dude, multiple bids under his belt since child hood, at 165lbs, bench pressing like 400, Attica boxing team, etc. Quick to get ’em up type of dude, not allowed to legally carry, or carry in prison, so in the streets, his hand game had to be up to par, as well as his mental game, to be able to avoid any confrontations…..since he couldn’t “Legally” carry.

        I say that to put into context, how dude’s word is unbiased, and on the biased tip, he’s in DJ7’s Nation, and them dudes rarely give a Fugg enough to lie, let alone go through the extra effort of twisting their words to conform to some one like us.

        Not that it makes any difference, but just to illustrate how depraved these types of dudes is, and how easily they will resort to the unspeakable if they opportunity or situation arises.

        *The Karlton Hines Story
        Illustrates what happens to a good guy in a bad game.

      • Matt Swan

        You messed around with a Jamaican and you’re still here? You must be as ruthless as Preacher was (I KID!!) But I bet you had no problem getting the good smoke (AGAIN I KID). You just go to prove how small the world really is and how close we are to folks and not even know it.

      • She was a different type of Jamaican, she was on that “Me got TREE (3) jobs! Mon!”

        She was ruthless, had he home by Midnight, type ‘chet!

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM


      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        any one spending as much time in jail as dude chances are they are gay lol

      • Ruthless killer, snitch….technically, being gay is a step up.

      • TheOnlyCoop

        Sounds on point last I heard from a legit source was Preacher was in Atlanta Federal because the Feds wouldn’t cut him a deal because he basically told them everything so they put him in Gen-Pop. But from what I’ve been told he was telling every thing he could find out in the Feds hoping to get a deal so he could be transfer to a snitch prison and to cut some time.. So to hear that he did some time with Fat Cat who also snitched makes since.

        As far as Cat he was last heard of in a New York Pin after being transferred from the Fed after being caught up in a stolen car ring with his son and some other snitches he was locked up with in Florida.

      • My peepz was with fat cat & Preacher, but in different jawnts.
        Not Preacher & fat Cat together though. Fat Cat was in a maxi max, not sure if that’s a snitch prison, but it could be, like ADX?

    • Matt Swan

      This is OLD. There was a documentary on Preacher where this was talked about. Bobby owed some other cat the money, and Preacher paid dude and assumed the debt, and charged Witney even more money and had Bobby’s a$$ whooped in the process. It was even in the tabloids except this time it was true.

      • RAH

        yea that shit was crazy

      • Find that & Hit me, would love to see a Preacher doc.

      • Matt Swan

        Look up “Gangsters: America’s most evil, The Black Hand of Death: Clarence “Preacher” Heatley”. America’s most evil is a good series and American Gangster is another if you like bio’s on famous gangsters

      • Matt Swan

        Here is an excerpt from it:

        One of the most ferocious cats to ever walk the streets of New York, Was, Clarence(Preacher)Heatly, From Uptown(Harlem), Preacher was one of New York’s premier cats, In regards to movin weight, During the 70’s/80’s, Though, Preacher was more well-known(And, Very respected/LOL), For kidnapping Drug-Dealers, Along with cats who could not
        pay their drug debts(Like, Bobby Brown/LOL), Po/Alpo, Was crew Preacher and his crew(The family from Uptown), Infact, Po used to ride motorcycles with cats who were down with the Family, During the 80’s(Po used to do 3 block wheelies/LOL), On the low, Preacher and his crew(The Family), Kidnapped Bobby Brown in 1993, Over a drug debt that Bobby Brown owned, From a drug dealer from New Jersey, Preacher paid the debt, Which, Meant that Bobby Brown owed his drug debt to Preacher, the Family kidnapped Bobby Brown and held him for ransom for a few days(Along with tourturing Bobby Brown too), Until, Bobby Brown, Mentioned that Whitney Houston could pay the ransom and the drug debt(Which was 400G’s total), Whitney Houston payed the ransom for the release of Bobby Brown(400G’s), In 1993, Also, It was once believed that Preacher, Kidnapped Rich Porter’s brother(Darrell Porter, Who was
        kidnapped and k#lled by his uncle named Apple, In 1987),
        though, Preacher was crew with Po, Rich, Az, Fritz(Bigtime drug Kingpin from 112thst and Amsterdam ave in Harlem, During the 80’s), Cats knew that Preacher had a very
        long Dossier ,In regards to Kidnapping drug-kingpins and their family memebers, Here’s some more information on Preacher Heatly from Uptown/Harlem, Including
        the story in regards to Bobby Brown and Preacher too.
        Whitney Houston secretly paid a $400,000 ransom demand to kidnappers who threatened to k#ll her ex-husband Bobby Brown, according to a new bombshell book by former gang member David Collins. Brown was snatched and held “naked and hog tied” at gunpoint by members of a notorious New York street gang known as the Preacher Crew, according to the author. He was later allowed to make one
        phone call to Whitney, in which he pleaded with her to personally deliver the ransom to an abandoned building in the Bronx. Disguised in a wig and dark glasses, the terrified singer obeyed, and handed over a duffle bag containing
        the cash 24 hours later to 6ft 7in gang boss Clarence “Preacher” Heatley, says Collins.
        He claims the kidnapping, which was never reported to police, happened in April 1993 when Whitney was at the peak of her fame with her film The Bodyguard and its soundtrack album, both huge hits. Unlike the movie,
        however, in which Kevin Costner co-starred as her heroic minder, Whitney was forced to face her then husband’s kidnappers alone to hand over the ransom
        before they were both allowed to walk away free.
        Former gang member Collins claims in his autobiography, Preacher of the Streets, that Brown was snatched over a $25,000 debt to a New Jersey drug dealer. Heatley, currently
        serving life without parole after admitting being involved in 13 gang-related k#llings, allegedly paid the dealer and “took over the debt”.
        Heatley –described by Collins as an eighteen-and-a-half stone “mountain of evil” – then told gang members he had a plan “to make a whole lot more than $25,000”. His
        henchmen were sent to a Manhattan nightclub, where they allegedly plied Brown with high-grade cocaine, later luring him to a Bronx apartment with the promise
        of more. Collins claims Brown was taken to a sleazy, abandoned apartment that had been taken over by Preacher Crew members. There, he was “knocked out with one punch” by one of Heatley’s henchmen. “When he awoke, Bobby was naked and hog-tied, his mouth stuffed with a rag,” says Collins.
        The Preacher then showed up and took the rag out of Bobby’s mouth. ‘It’s a shame we have to k#ll you,’ Preacher told Bobby. Bobby begged for his life and said Whitney could
        pay the debt.
        “The Preacher left the room and his men then terrorised
        Bobby for two hours. They kicked him. They told him they would k#ll Whitney. One of them put a gun to his head. Bobby was weeping when the Preacher came back in
        the room, begging the Preacher to let him call Whitney.”
        This, according to Collins, was the fear tactic Heatley believed would help him score a big financial hit. Brown was allowed to phone Whitney, telling her he would be
        k#lled unless she paid the gang. Heatley, according to Collins, then took the phone from Brown.
        As Whitney pleaded with him to spare her husband, “they
        came to an agreement. She was personally going to bring $400,000 to get her man back. The next day, she did just that. She was wearing a wig. She paid the
        money. Bobby was free to go.”
        Collins writes: “Once they were gone, Preacher sat there with the duffle bag of money and split it with his men.
        Preacher kept over $200,000 of it.” Collins believes both Brown and Whitney were lucky to escape shaken but virtually unscathed.
        In his book he recounts his own years as a member of the Preacher Crew, whose income was derived mainly
        from drug dealing in Harlem and the Bronx and whose trademark was torturing victims who couldn’t or wouldn’t settle their drug debts.
        Writes Collins: “Members would slice off body parts of rival dealers or defaulters before k#lling them.” The gang was eventually busted by police in a series of raids that landed its key figures in prison.

      • Yeah…that about sums it up!

        Good look on that, watching it now.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        lol great business man lol ….

  • chosenxeno

    Arrie “Peaches” Woodard • a day ago

    “right after Rihanna cuts her hair… good timing mrs jay-z”

    Why would a MAN say this?

  • water_ur_seeds

    A decent rumor at last lol never heard it, pretty mental if true…

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  • Eli Pinilla

    Preacher robbed azie and killed his aunts….

    • Eli Pinilla

      *Bolden brothers

    • TheOnlyCoop

      Naw it wasn’t Preacher’s snitching a$$ that robbed Azie.

  • RAH

    yea i think this was true on the real i miss WHITNEY

  • RAH

    Bobby Brown was that nigga back in the day too

  • lethal5

    Read bout this maaaaad years ago, but didn’t know if it was true.

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  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    this is why you say no to drugs …. smh now this is a real queen where would bobby be with out his queen

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  • Wavpin

    Can we let her rest in peace ….

  • arrdeesss

    Just saw this a couple weeks ago on some gangsters show.

  • Nene

    So Bobby would be dead if it wasn’t for Whitney? R.I.P angel. So all the rumors about him getting her hooked is true. Bobby betrayed Whitney his time is coming. We are living in the last days, people killing other human beings over worldly things that come and go. What’s done in the dark will come to the light.