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Chaka Khan Calls Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party 'Insanity' in Wake of Whitney Houston's Death
After Whitney Houston passed away on Saturday, her mentor and friend Clive Davis decided to go on with a pre-Grammy party in the Beverly Hills Hilton, the same hotel where Houston's body was still being examined by investigators.
In an interview with Piers Morgan last night, Houston's longtime friend Chaka Khan called Davis' decision "insanity."
"I thought that was complete insanity. I don't know what could motivate a person, to have a party, in a building, where the person, whose life he had influenced so enormously, and whose life had been affected by her...I don't understand how that party went on."
Khan added that a tribute would have been appropriate, but that she would have preferred to see Davis "call everybody together, say a prayer, let's eat dinner, and go home."
MTV reported after the party that the event was full of tributes from other singers and music industry insiders. In addition to spoken commemorations from people like Davis and P. Diddy, Alicia Keys sang "No One" and Tony Bennett sang "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"
Brandy and Monica were reportedly too upset to perform their scheduled set.
What do you think? Should the party have been cancelled?