Whitney Houston Dead at 48, Hip-Hop Reacts

The hip-hop community took to Twitter on Saturday night (Feb. 11) to express shock and disbelief over the death of Whitney Houston. The legendary singer died Saturday afternoon, Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, confirmed to The Associated Press. Houston was 48. She died Saturday afternoon after 25 minutes of resuscitation attempts.

CNN originally reporting that singer Ray J found her dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, only later to retract that information due to Ray J’s publicist denying the report. Although, the cause of her death isn’t known, Houston had a noted, public struggle with drugs and alcohol. Detectives are investigating the cause of her death.

Hip-hop poured its heart out over the huge loss.

“Deeply saddened by the death of Whitney Houston…may she rest in peace,” hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons tweeted out to the masses on Saturday night. “Whitney Houston was one of the greatest singers this world has ever heard.

“Dammmm RIP Whitney Houston,” Mack Maine tweeted. “One of the greatest to ever do it…wowwwww.”

Added Ludacris: “R.I.P. WHITNEY HOUSTON. ONE OF THE PUREST SOULS I’VE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.”

Drake and Soulja Boy simply tweeted, “R.I.P.”

The shock over Houston’s death will likely continue through the weekend. The acclaimed, but troubled singer and actor sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos world wide and her album Whitney was the first female LP to ever debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. She recorded seven straight No. 1′s on the Billboard charts during the 1980s. Houston also won six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards and two Emmy Awards.

Houston was set to make mentor’s Clive Davis’ dinner and pre-Grammy party on Saturday night. Davis since cancelled the event.

Houston is survived by her daughter Bobbi Kristina, which whom she had with singer Bobby Brown. She was married to Brown from 1992-2007. —Mark Lelinwalla

  • WoW

    One week of hangin with ray J and she gone… U little pussy nigger J…..put her on some boolshit…nigga u aint even twitter no shit yet son? you been talkin to the fuzz alot lately slick..i think they wanna talk to you right now …R.I.P

    • gman

      first off( wow) who ever u are ray j is a good dude the one to be upset with isnt j do your homework before u run yo mouth real talk( whitney houston rest in peace).

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    • MOB 662

      you are an idiot.

    • MOB 662

      “Illuminati” , You are an ignorant person.Get a life! Or at least educate yourself. If the Illuminati do exist, I don’t think a moron like you would know their agenda!!

  • jay

    Oh shut up about the illuminati ! It was her time to go fool!

  • Tru Talk

    sad, waste of talent but still accomplished a ton

  • Sha

    Whitney’s death is a shock to those who pretended not to notice the trajectory of her life. Those superstars that burn brightest in our lives also burn out early when the fame diminishes. This is only a reminder that WE ARE ALL HUMAN. You can’t take it with you. RIP Whitney Houston.

    But on some other notes…..

    Where is Ray J in this? Word has it he was on a date with Whitney just days before this incident.

    What about Whitney’s daughter? Who’ll truly have her back in this?

    What about Whitney’s vast fortune? I hope a fight doesn’t start but you just get the feeling that a custody battle between Bobby Brown and Sissy Houston is about to start. And whoever the victor is will probably see a HUGE chunk of Whitney’s fortune.

    Sad to think about that stuff but in the coming days that’s exactly what will be revealed.

    • MOB 662

      You are correct brother! Any time money is involved, people come out of the woodwork acting like they “care” ,just to get a piece of the proverbial pie!

    • gman

      I feel you on that but lets hope in pray that the family will make the right decsion with the custody case and we should all take heed to this when god is ready for you there is no one on this earth that can keep us here its time to open our eyes out here.(feel me)

    • Tina

      Bobbi Christine is 18. No custody battle to be had.

  • http://NA Jane Waithiegeni Gathoni.

    Whitney has always been an inspiration to me. I grew up listening to her music and despite her shortcomings this is how I will always remember her: THE SONG THAT LIVES ON. Soaring lifted weightless above ground that is how you made me feel. A happy place another time another song the passion poured into every word took me to a place beautiful, blissful. They called you a songbird I call you the godess of song the envy of the birds a legend born, lived and now gone gone, but your voice lingers, resounds and lives on and in our hearts, you remain forever. RIP Whitney, you are the song that lives on.

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    We live a life different RESPECT. To the islands Houston will always be an icon. RIP.

  • Tina

    Bobbi Christine is 18.

  • Tim-mo

    R.I.P

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