Kelly Rowland Recalls Meeting Whitney Houston For The 1st Time: She Gave Us Her Number & Told Us To Call Her ‘Auntie Whitney’
“She called us and she checked up on us…” #KellyRowland recalls meeting Auntie Whitney (#WhitneyHouston), calls her a woman of her word ??
Singer Kelly Rowland recently opened up about what it was like meeting her hero Whitney Houston—and she offered a truly heartfelt memory that involved the late superstar wanting to be referred to as “Auntie Whitney” by Rowland and Beyoncé.
It’s been seven years since the world lost one of music’s most iconic talents, but luckily Whitney Houston’s memory continues to live on through her music…and the undying love of her millions of fans. One such fan is Kelly Rowland, who referred to Houston as her hero recently when asked what it was like to meet her.
While at a roundtable discussion featuring legendary artist Boy George, Rowland revealed how warm Houston was when she first met her:
“Absolutely, she was amazing. It was Whitney. I remember actually coming out of this hotel and her ex-husband Bobby Brown came up to myself and the girls, and he was like, “my wife loves ya’ll.” I’m just 15, 16 years old and I said, “your wife, your wife, okay!” So we go over and she was in an interview with this woman and it was for OUT Magazine, I’ll never forget it, and it was the first time we were mentioned with another artist in an article and she stopped the interview, sang to us, talked to us and was like, “Imma give ya’ll my number and if ya’ll need anything just hit me up, I’m Auntie Whitney, I’m Auntie Whitney, you ever need anything I got you.” Just the sweetest woman, you know what I mean? I called her and she called us and checked in and it was just amazing.”
Whitney was auntie Whitney to Beyoncé and Kelly!?! I'm shaking omfg ????? pic.twitter.com/BM0bL4PN8F
— #2 BeysIlndustrian (@Beys2Knees) June 18, 2019
Rowland is currently a judge alongside Boy George on The Voice UK.
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