Celebrities React to Whitney Houston’s Death

Whitney Houston

The tragic news of Whitney Houston’s death send shockwaves throughout the music industry. As her family, friends, and fans mourn the tremendous loss, her peers took to Twitter to remember one of the greatest voices of all time. From fellow big-voiced divas Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey to the younger singers she paved the way for including Alicia Keys and Kelly Rowland, there are few who can’t say they’ve been influenced by Whitney. Here are just some of the heartfelt messages.

Aretha Franklin: “I just can’t talk about it now. It’s so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen.”

Alicia Keys: “I feel sick…. Life is precious, we are fragile souls. Let’s love each other! I miss you beautiful Whitney, the whole world misses you!!”

Mariah Carey: “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”

Drake: “RIP Whitney Houston.”

John Legend: “RIP Whitney. So sad”


Missy Elliott: “This is such a sad moment! I’m speechless I have no words of what I’m feeling right now. Rest in Peace Whitney Houston I love u. Thank u 4 the times we worked 2gether your Voice touched the World! N this rough time I pray for The Houston Family…”

Nick Cannon: “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” RIP to Whitney Houston a true queen.”

Akon: “We’ve lost another Legend. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON. I’m Honored to have had the chance to work with such an amazing human being”

Sean Kingston: “One Of The Greatest Voices.. Huge Inspiration!!!… SMH Sad News Man Messed up the Whole Day!”

LeToya Luckett: “I’m speechless right now. My heart is broken. R.I.P Whitney Houston”

Keri Hilson: “Watching the news now…it’s true. R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Ugh I hate that I’m even typing this…I’m shocked. She was my hero growing up.”

Tyga: “R.i.p to the legend Whitney Houston.damnn.don’t take life for granted”

Keyshia Cole: “Whitney??? Pls No!! R.I.P my beautiful! This REALLY hurts my heart!!!!”

Toni Braxton: “My heart is weeping…RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole!”

Cee Lo Green: “R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you.”

Diddy: “Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..”

Katy Perry: “So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P.”

Justin Bieber: “just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family”

Toni Braxton: “She’s paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble…1 the best in the world”

Nicki Minaj: “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.”

Diggy Simmons: “RIP to the legendary Whitney Houston.. Voice is unmatched.”

L.A. Reid: “I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!”

Fat Joe: “A Musical Legend Was Lost 2day!!! REST IN PEACE Whitney Houston.”

Ciara: “RIP Whitney Houston. A Legend lost:( Her voice was insurmountable, her smile was illuminating, she was truly one of a kind and a huge inspiration to me. She has always had sweet and fun words to say to me. I will cherish the moment I was able to share with her, forever. This is truly unbelievable. My prayers and condolences to her family at this sad time.”

JoJo: “Long Live the Queen.”

Melody Thornton: “I praise god I am home for this horrible news! Hysterical!!! I just don’t know what to do!”

Queen Latifah: “Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!”

B.o.B: “I remember ALL my mom played were her albums. She was a presence I grew up with, I cant believe it…. Rest In Peace and Have Eternal Life.”

Pitbull: “RIP Whitney Houston- que descanses en paz.”

Timbaland: “rip 2 a Legendary Diva, Icon, Mother & Friend Whitney Houston. 1 of the greatest voices ever. u will be truly missed. R.I.P Whitney Houston”

Rihanna: “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”

Teyana Taylor: “Nope Whitney, I’m not believing it. Cause if I do I will go fucking crazy so crazy.”

Christina Milian: “I’m so sad to hear of #WhitneyHouston’s passing. May she rest in peace. My prayers & condolences to her daughter & family. 4ever remembered”

Diane Warren: “My thoughts and prayers for Whitneys’ family. The voice of our time is now silent. RIP Whitney.”

Eve: “Wow R.I.P Whitney Houston. So sad. My prayers go out to family,friends,fans…”

Swizz Beatz: “I hate to say these words about my sister & friend R.I.P To the Great Whitney Houston you will always be loved in this world!! #Deans”

Pink: “Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. “a few stolen moments is all that we share” RIP”

Bow Wow: “Everytime Ms Whitney saw me she would go “Ruff Ruff Ruff” all the time… She lived right around the corner from me. #TrueLegendrighthereboy”

Bruno Mars: “This is terrible news..I’m sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney”

Ameriie: “Such terrible news to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing. She gave the world so much happiness. God bless her & her family at this time.”

Busta Rhymes: “Can’t believe we’ve lost another 1 of our Royalty. Sister Queen Whitney Houston. God Bless on ur journey as u now stand with the Most High.”

Lil’ Kim: “A voice, a talent, and a spirit that will forever remain incomparable. RIP to the Queen, Whitney Houston.”

Jennifer Lopez: “Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney.”

Solange: “At this time, the question is not how she went… It is how she will be remembered. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true legend. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true, outstanding, talent. A radiant beauty. A magical smile. A voice that made you shiver.”

Frank Ocean: “and i, will always love you.”

Kelly Rowland: “I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers & performers of all time & such a huge influence on me. She embraced me when I first started out with Destiny’s Child, with love, with encouragement and with that powerhouse voice. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her daughter, her mother and to all of her loved ones.”

will.i.am: “I’m so sad…whitney houston was so kind, sweet, wonderful, amazing, talented, and a true gift to the world…#iwillalwaysloveyou”

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  1. kwayzee

    Nicki Minaj: “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.”


    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @kwayzee, This is about Whitney Huston,what’s the relevance of you pointing out Nicki’s Tweet


    Steve Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, Why can’t he, this is a Blog he can type what he pleases. You come in every post trying to be rude to Nicki’s stans, like hop off.


    Lauryn Reply:


    STFU Steve. It’s About Whitney!!! Nicki Bashers…


  2. Redchainsaw

    Such a Sad day for music a legend passing away the day before the Grammy,may she rest in peace


    QueenBeeFanatic Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, Lil’ Kim: “A voice, a talent, and a spirit that will forever remain incomparable. RIP to the Queen, Whitney Houston.”


  3. Boy Wonder

    Whitney Houston was the prototype. Every female singer today based their voice on hers and went off that. This is someone who was genuinely a blueprint. Someone who was imitated MANY times but NEVER took offense to it. When you’re that talented your talent talks for you

    R.I.P. Whitney Houston a true LEGEND!!!!


    Code Red Reply:

    @Boy Wonder, i couldn’t have said it better. I never met her personally but i own all her music and movies. Am so sad R.I.P Whitney u will always live my heart!


  4. Steve

    You had a amazing voice & personality. Now you can dance with the angels. RIP Whitney.


  5. andrew

    so sad wow, cant believe it


  6. pinkfridayhoe

    i will continue to say it on every blog site we might argue call each other names behind a computer screen trash everyones fav. but DO NOT carry the ignorance and disrespect on anything about whitney today i dont want to see anything but love and positivity because she deserves it fuck your fav and hell fuck mine right now because its not about them its about this queen this voice this iconic soul ms whiteny houston r.i.p. my love alot of us didnt appreciate you here so god called for your presence


    kk Reply:

    @pinkfridayhoe, see when someone says some real stuff noone wants to comment cause they feel stupid i argee wit this post


  7. L.L.L

    I Still Can’t Believe It!!! Smh. My Mom Was Her Biggest Fan!!! Her Voive Was Undeniable Phenominal! I Need A Huge Tribute For The Queen Tomorrow At The Grammy’s!


    L.L.L Reply:

    @L.L.L, Voice*


    Trey Reply:

    @L.L.L, I hope they can. but since this occured less than 24 hours before the grammy’s, it will be hard to pull something off appropriately.

    We probably wont get anything till the BET awards.


  8. justsayin

    music’s greatest are loosing their lives so sudden and so young..hits hard every time.
    rip to her and my heart goes out to her child and family


  9. LizRamsey

    R.I.P., my sister, my daughter and my friend in my head (a phrase taken from ww). I, like the rest of the world am heartbroken. You will be greatly missed. We will embrace your family with love and prayers. Whatever your problems were they are no longer you are with the Master who will solve them all. Thank you Miss Houston. God Bless you!!


  10. phucku

    crying my ass off…still crying my ass off. there will never be another. “the Voice”


  11. ughreally

    Rest in Peace Queen. I’m devastated. So many tears.

    Nice personal notes the celebs gave from friends like Queen Latifah and little stories like Bow Wow and B.O.B.

    everyone feels this …

    none more than her family, especially her daughter and mother , God give them comfort.


  12. Triniti

    I have never wanted to drink so bad in my damn life smh

    Black History Month 2012 <<<< so far


  13. true love

    No one leaves this Planet alive. She was one of the singer to ever grace this planet. I talked poorly of her in the past but SHE WAS ALWAYS A LEGEND!!!!


  14. Audrey Hepburn

    I am still in shock… there are no words for the greatness of Whitney Houston. She will forever be in a class of her own. Fly high Ms. Houston.

    “I believe the children are our future,” is probably the most famous opening line of a song – EVER. She will be missed beyond belief.

    “If I should die this very day, don’t cry, ’cause on Earth we weren’t meant to stay.”
    - Whitney Houston “My Love is Your Love (1998)”


  15. Songstress

    I am terribly saddened by this…another great talent gone off to the Heavens….rest in paradise Ms. Whitney !


  16. DeeJay

    My grandmother said losing a child is the most difficult thing. My prayers are with Cissy Houston.


  17. nicegirl

    So sad. She inspired so many people. RIP Whitney.


  18. coco

    RIP..now let the media circus begin….


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  21. Westry

    What to her death at bevely Hilton Hotel at Bevely Hills,Can someone tell me what happen to her Death.


  22. Ann



  23. BreezyLover

    RIP Whitney Elizabeth Houston

    Another legend is dead.

    It was all Bobby Brown’s fault.you would’ve lived longer…


    Harry Reply:

    @BreezyLover, this is the most ignorant comment ive read about this. instead of celebrating her life youd rather look for blame and pass judgement based on years ofincomplete information. what i hate about times like this the most is that there are always people like you who just cant help but bring bring bad energy to a time of mourning a remembrance with unnecesarry and misguided remarks as if you are anything more than a blogger with an internet connection. spare us your “professional” opinions about peoples lives whom youve never been a part of nor affected. we dont believe you you need more people


  24. TRA

    Whitney Houston is one of the greateset singers of all-time, and argubably the greatest singer ever, it’s so sad to see such a great talent like Whitney Houston go too soon. My heart and prayers continue to go out to Whitney Houston’s family at this important time. R.I.P. Whitney Houston, And I Will Always Love You.


  25. Fan Of A Fan

    Bow wow’s tweet made me cry even more :(


  26. Nick

    Everyone loved her. Didn’t matter if you were black, white, straight, gay, etc. This voice touched everyone. Such a loss. R.I.P. Nippy


  27. GolfWang

    i really dont think we’d have our beyonce’s, kelly rowland’s, ciara’s, keri hilson’s etc if it wasn’t for this beautiful woman R.I.P. whitney. and nick cannon said it best “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”


  28. cedric

    whitney i love u so much u are my fav artist of all time..i feel lk i jus loss a family member..be in peace w/ Jesus


  29. cedric

    i cannot stop crying never cried for any celebrity bt this cuts deeeeeeeeeeep


  30. TrueHonesty

    So how many people are gonna start kissing her a** like they did Michael. How many people gonna start acting like they didn’t make fun of her when she was alive and struggling? Actually caring and being sympathetic are two different things… And I don’t care how anyone responds to my comment, it’s the truth and ya’ll know it. Half of these people bail on these musicians when they’re going through a lot (calling her irrelevant and making fun of her addiction) and then mourn over her death to try to make up for it.


    tune Reply:

    @TrueHonesty, i feel you, this is the truth, you never know what you have until its gone


  31. Kyle

    I can’t believe this is happening the day of the Grammy’s. So sad!!! She has definitely been an inspiration to so many of the artists that we’re all fans of today.


  32. M - g i r l

    Rest in peace beatuiful Whitney .. you will be missed..


  33. Lewis

    She was the greatest singer of all time, the VOICE, THE Queen of POP/soul, she accomplished so much not just for Black but for women everywhere. She will be missed RIP Whitney Houston


  34. Dina

    RIP Whitney! You are a TRUE LEGEND.


  35. Caprices

    RIP Whitney! C´est vraiment difficile de y croire, mais on ne peut rien, ainsi va la vie, vraiment merci pour ton amour et pour tout ce tu as fait pour le monde de la musique, tu restera sans doute plaqué dans nos coeurs, la vraie Diva, la legende, que la terre te soit legere, á Dieu Witney.


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