Q: Did Whitney Houston subconsciously abuse her voice to get away from Clive Davis?
First thing that popped into my head this morning was this thought. I don’t know why! I haven’t listened to her music or read anything about her lately. Never-the-less, that question stays with me.
Many singers of all caliber abuse their voices. The typical method is smoking, alcohol, screaming and over singing. Whitney abused drugs, alcohol and had many other damaging behaviors. Most singers who abuse their voices don’t know they’re abusing their money makers. However, Whitney wasn’t the average singer.
Whitney Houston was an extraordinary vocalist from a famous singing family. She must have know about vocal abuse and how to care for her voice. As we know, she had some hard-core problems. Watch the interview with Diane Sawyer where she alludes to Clive Davis being her SVENGALI (one who completely dominates another with sinister motives). Consequently, their business connection ended when she did this interview.
Did Whitney subconsciously commit self sabotage to get away from Clive Davis and the entertainment industry? He discovered her when she was young, easily influenced and she “did his bidding” for many of her growing up years. From the same interview with Diane Sawyer, Whitney said, “I love to sing.” “But it’s just not fun anymore.” Why? “Because of the money”. Yet, was it more than money?
No one wants to be used or controlled by someone sinister. The parasite, Clive Davis wouldn’t have given Whitney the lint in his pocket if she was not a talented singer and she knew it. This brings the question, did Whitney subconsciously sabotage her own voice to get away from Clive’s dominance over her life?
This is likely an unanserable question. However, there is a stranger question for me. Why did I have this thought upon first waking today? Does it have more to do with my life? Is there a Svengali in my life? Whenever God gives me the answer I will tell you. Also, I appreciate any ideas that you may have.