Whitney Houston’s family are disgusted at Kanye West buying a photo of her drug infested bathroom to use for Pusha T’s new album cover.
The controversial image was purchased by the rapper for $85,000 (€73,000) and Pusha told Entertainment Weekly, “I feel like the cover represents an organized chaos. The energy of the album is a bit chaotic, but it’s all in place.”
Taken by a family member in 2006, the photo appeared on the front of the National Enquirer. It shows the late singer’s bathroom littered with drug paraphernalia.
Damon Elliot, Whitney Houston’s first cousin told Bossip, “Nobody in their right mind would do this, and to promote an album? Is this what the music business has come to?”
He was furious that Kanye and Pusha were forcing their family to relive traumatic memories and said, “I can’t describe how disgusted I am.” His daughter was the one who informed him about the image, “He doesn’t realize what he’s doing to the babies – to the family – that’s the only reason I got really upset,”
The singer was found dead six years after the photo was taken in a bathtub at The Beverly Hilton hotel. She had marijuana, Xanax, Benadryl and other medication in her system at time of death in 2012.