Whitney Houston threw a “sober” hissy fit on a Delta flight over her seatbelt


Some days, I wonder what it’s like being a publicist to genuine celebrities. I wouldn’t want to represent, like, the Jersey Shore gang, but I’d definitely like to try out working PR for someone major. Like, what do you do if your Whitney Houston’s publicist? What’s that like? Do you get a call from Whitney where she slurs out, “Sommthin’ happened onna plane. REPENT!” and then you have to wait until TMZ reports what happened? What happened was that Whitney was high or drunk (or maybe just entitled) and she didn’t want to buckle her seatbelt while she was sitting on a Delta flight. So when asked to buckle her seatbelt, she threw a diva hissy fit and then “allowed” one crew member to buckle her belt for her. But my favorite part is the weak-ass denial from Whitney’s publicist:

Whitney Houston isn’t on drugs anymore … she’s just crazy — and yesterday she almost got kicked off a Delta Airlines flight … because she refused to buckle her seatbelt.

Multiple sources tell us … Whitney boarded a flight in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon … and when she settled into her seat, a crew member asked her to buckle up.

We’re told Whitney refused and “got diva” on the crew member … until another crew member came over and warned Houston that if she didn’t buckle up, she would have to get off the plane.

Whitney eventually allowed one of the crew members to grab the buckle and fasten it for the singer — and the plane was then cleared for takeoff.

Sources close to the singer tell us … Whitney “overreacted a little bit after missing an earlier flight but she’s still 100% sober and was on the way to Detroit for her first day of shooting a new movie.”

[From TMZ]

Notice that’s not really a denial of the refusal, hissy fit or limited capitulation. It’s just an explanation for the incident. BUT SHE’S STILL 100% SOBER, you guys. She definitely wasn’t drunk! She definitely wasn’t smoking that rock! NEVER. Her publicist (a “source” in all of this reporting) also went to People Magazine to say, “She wasn’t drunk, drinking or on drugs; she was just exhausted.” Here’s an honest question: when you’re exhausted, do you find yourself picking fights and throwing hissy fits over simple issues like buckling your seatbelt? When I’m exhausted (like today), I’m a little loopy, but I’m generally compliant. That’s what happens when most people are tired – you tell them to do something and they just blindly do it without thinking. So either Whitney gets really nasty and mean when she’s “exhausted” or… she was hiding a bag of something in her drawers. REPENT!




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  1. Rita says:

    She probably demanded the male flight attendant buckle it for her in the hopes she might get a “tingle”. It’s been a while.

  2. Dibba says:

    Fascinating to me how she can look so hideous and then so beautiful.

  3. the original bellaluna says:

    Maybe she was tripping balls and thought the seat belt was snakes or something.

    (When I’m tired, I do stuff on auto-pilot: put on my seat-belt; drive home; feed the cats.)

  4. Nancy C. says:

    such a waste. she could still be a big star if she wasnt a junkie.

  5. KO says:

    I don’t care if you’re a world-wide known singer, actor, etc. Diva is not a compliment. Ridiculous demands and this kind of attitude turns me off. It is never okay in my book.

  6. Leigh says:

    I wonder how much her and Courtney Love have in common?

  7. ladybert62 says:

    What a diva – sad sad sad. I clearly remember her first music video and she was so young, beautiful, talented happy and absolutely brimming with life. I think it was called “Do you want to dance.”

    Then she met Bobby Brown and the rest is history. Drugs, drugs and more drugs and her life is ruined and she cant sing anymore and her daughter is also on drugs.

    And now she is making a movie? What is it called – “dont do what I did?”

    ha ha

  8. Lantana says:

    I was thinking the same thing Dibba wrote. Has anyone ever seen her interviewed? I saw her on either Oprah or Ellen a while ago, and she came across as dumb as a rock. As I recall (sorta recall), it was painful to watch the interview.

  9. kel says:

    @ladybert62 – I remember that first video too and thought, wow, she’s going to be a star. Too cute back then. As pretty as she was it’s obvious she had self esteem issues (or bad boy issues?) since she ended up with such a loser. Hope she can keep it together now.

  10. Quest says:

    Whitney was so talented and beautiful…it is unfortunate how she has fallen…I thought she would have made a come back but it doesn’t look like it.

  11. lucy2 says:

    She makes me sad. Such wasted talent and potential.
    Why do people keep arguing with flight attendants? Isn’t easier to just say OK rather than cause a big stink, especially when it’s a safety issue?

  12. ManicPixieDreamGirl says:

    God she seems like such a bitch and treats people like shit wherever she goes. News Flash Bitch, YOU HAVEN’T HAD A HIT SINCE THE 90′s!!!

  13. Kat says:

    So over this beeyach. She and Crackhan need to STFU and retire already.

  14. JaneWonderfalls says:

    @Dibba I was thinking the same, she looks nice in the first pic with the straight wig but than the other pics she just looks tore up!

  15. Trashaddict says:

    I know spanking is not supposed to work as a form of discipline, but, DAMN!

  16. Dani says:

    Wonder if anyone else had ever read that Whitney had her drug issues way before hooking up with BB. Then put them together as a couple and they became toxic to each other. He actually seems the better adjusted of the two at this point. Anyway at least more humble than she is. Sorry to hear her daughter has issues too. Kids always get the short end of the stick in these situations.

  17. Dudette says:

    You know things are not good if Bobby Brown is looking saner and more together than you are. Whitney just seems unable to pull herself out of this downward spiral she’s been on for the last decade. Such a waste of talent.

  18. Hakura says:

    Honestly, I’m surprised she has any brain cells left at all. Whatever is left is no doubt functioning at less than half capacity.

    Her daughter getting sucked into drug/alcohol abuse is horrible, but completely expected. What kind of parents could they have possibly been, when their top concern was getting their next hit/vodka. Wouldn’t be surprised if they haven’t even said two words to her over the last ten years.

    Bobbi-C never even had a chance.

  19. Linnie says:

    @KO. Exactly. No one has the right, ever.

    I used to work in an office that piped in music from a local radio station. Whitney was at her peak at the time and at least twice every hour we were treated to the same current hit. Her screaming, over-the-top vocalizations gave me and my co-workers, headaches. Between listening to her and Madonna’s nasal twang, I wanted to shoot myself, sometimes.

  20. Sara says:

    I really can’t stand people who delay flights over stupid sh.t.

    I was once on a flight from New York to Chicago (After a 12 hour flight from Berlin to New York) and some woman would not put her stupid Chihuahua puppy in it’s carrier and stow it under the seat. While she was being snide and caty with the poor stewardess I almost threw my drink at her.

    Some people feel so entitled they will hold up everyone’s travel plans. Idiots.

  21. MellaYellow says:

    She is so ghetto and don’t attack me for saying it i’m black. Also she is so cracked out its really sad what drug do to people. Look at that Lindsey girl but she is so young so its really messed up

  22. Ange says:

    “Like, what do you do if your Whitney Houston’s publicist?”


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