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Whitney Houston's Nephew Defends Controversial Pusha T Album Cover

Whitney Houston's Nephew Defends Controversial Pusha T Album Cover

Pusha T‘s Daytona album, produced by Kanye West, features a picture on the cover of the late Whitney Houston‘s bathroom, which is believed to display drug paraphernalia.

Gary Houston, the 31-year-old nephew of Whitney, is now speaking out to Good Morning America about the cover – and he says that Pusha and Kanye shouldn’t be blamed for using the image.

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“Not to be divisive, but I’m of a different mindset when it comes to situations like this. People will automatically look to people like Pusha T and Kanye West and try to place blame or say they have ill or malicious intent in order to gain publicity. But I get it. I get the correlation (sans my aunt but the photo itself) and I actually love the album,” he said.

“Bottom line — they are artists and in this day and age, if they can afford to pay someone for usage of that photograph in order to convey a visual message to accompany their musicianship…then so be it,” he continued.

“The bigger issue is deeper and one that most people (including folks who claim to be so heartbroken and traumatized by the usage of the photo) choose to conveniently ignore and bypass. The person who violated the trust of my aunt by taking the photo and selling it to tabloids for their own personal and/or financial gain is more of a travesty to me. People should research that — because whoever exposed it are the people who violated her trust, mistreated her, and who should ultimately be held accountable for contributing to circumstances surrounding her demise.”

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Posted to: Gary Houston, Kanye West, Pusha T, Whitney Houston

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  • cutitout

    That made no sense. It’s like saying its wrong to kidnap a child but ok to buy the child from a kidnapper….

    They used the image to make controversy, to sell a record that no one would really care about otherwise.

  • cuzjcacjo

    someone in HER family took the photo to begin with and sold it for $$$$

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  • Aimee

    Probably this guy who gave the interview…