We wish it weren’t so, but apparently Whitney Houston’s raspy vocal turns on her “Nothing But Love” comeback tour are sending fans around the world clamoring for the exits. One Australian woman even told CBS that the R&B diva “couldn’t entertain a dead rat, to be honest”.
But despite resoundingly negative reviews in the UK and Australia, Nippy’s entourage remains unmoved. To wit: this deeply-moving moment from The Guardian’s review of Whitney’s recent Nottingham concert:
During “My Love Is Your Love” she is flanked by her son and daughter. At one point, a sodden Houston flicked sweat onto the stage. A drop landed on Big Bob, her bodyguard of 20-odd years, who put down his iPhone to smear the liquid lovingly across his cheek.
She may have lost The Voice, but she’s still got The Sweat. Let’s go in for a close-up: