Babyface Defends Pusha T Using Whitney Houston's Bathroom Photo For Album Cover

"You have to accept everything that was part of them."

(AllHipHop News) Pusha T sparked some controversy when he and Kanye West decided to use a picture of Whitney Houston's drug-infested bathroom for the Daytona album cover. Even Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown blasted the two artists.

However, legendary singer/songwriter/producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds suggested Pusha's artwork could have a positive outcome. The 11-time Grammy winner spoke with Rob Markman of Genius about the image associated with his late musical collaborator.

"It was apart of her history. It's something that actually happened, and the truth is you can't whitewash it. It was real," said Edmonds. "If that picture may stop another young artist from going down that road, then I would hope it that way."

He added, "You can't close your eyes and act like it didn't happen and put someone on a pedestal and only leave them on the pedestal. You have to accept everything that was part of them... Maybe it was in bad taste, but at the same time, it was a reality that's kind of a warning sign to younger artists: this is what can happen if you go down that road."

Babyface and Whitney Houston worked together on hit songs such as "I'm Your Baby Tonight," "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" and "When You Believe." The iconic songstress passed away in 2012 by accidental drowning from the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.

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Sal Hen
Sal Hen

Babyface-Stabbing Whitney in the Back!

Simply The Best
Simply The Best

Baby face jerk Edmonds her history Is the music. Her number one hits, and countless awards The Voice received. I will never ever buy your CDs or go to your concerts. If you work on Toni Braxton's future CDs I will not buy it. I'm a Toni Braxton fan. We know Kanye have issues but what is your excuse. I hope your children never go through difficult times. I bet you will have a different attitude. Cissy Houston l lost her only daughter. I'm sure she is still grieving. Im sure she have her good days and her bad days. For you to think this is okay. Shame on you. I hope this butt doesn't sell one CD. He is trying to profit from a tragedy. Whitney Elizabeth Houston is The Voice. And nothing will change that. RIP Whitney We love you!!!

GeraldLevertt
GeraldLevertt

I have no more respect for baby Face. Kenny Edmonds. I hope Whitney brothers check you . If this were your daughter and don't forget you don't know what she would do in life and maybe someone would post a photo of her .You are disrespectful ,And I will never pay another dime to any of your concerts. And since you have no respect for your sisters. We as sisters don't need to support you.

antspeaks
antspeaks

So it's cool to make money off somebody else's pain; somebody else too, i might add, that is Black. Ye makin a habit of sorts outta dissin Black folk. A lil surprised at Face, specially since i don't think Pusha's record is cautionary. And, 'Face was deeply implicated in the bad business which bankrupted TLC and Toni Braxton; them bank statements are definitely a cautionary tale about shady industry cats!

SpecialK0228
SpecialK0228

Since you opened your mouth. Toni Braxton and TLC should have made LAFACE show their BANK STATEMENTS in both Bankruptcy filings. Since you and Tony Reid made millions off of them. While they were broke. HOW 'BOUT DAT!!!

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