Diane Warren shocked, disconcerted after Whitney Houston's death
Songwriter Diane Warren, who worked on seven songs with Whitney Houston, expressed a deep sense of sadness at the Grammy Awards on Sunday over the loss of the pop icon, as well as shock and a bit of discomfort about the way Houston's death was being handled less than 24 hours after the fact.
"I think people are all feeling really weird," Warren said. "Even at Clive [Davis]'s party last night, Alicia Keys was really good, but sorry, I didn't want to see Pit Bull jumping around the stage."
It was reported by several sources that Pit Bull used explicit language to encourage guests to "party" since Houston herself "loved to party."
Warren also was a bit disconcerted, she said, by Tony Bennett's remarks during his performance about how drugs should be legalized in the wake of deaths including Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Houston.
"No, sorry. She got legal drugs from her doctor," Warren said sadly. "So that was inappropriate."
-- Jessica Gelt
Photo: Songwriter Diane Warren at the 54th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.