Gabrielle Union Defends Clive Davis' Party
February 14, 2012
Chaka Khan chastised Clive Davis on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight for carrying on with his annual pre-Grammy party in light of Whitney Houston's death. At Tyler Perry's Good Deeds premiere on Tuesday, one of the partygoers, Gabrielle Union, defended Clive's decision.
"I think if you weren't there, I could understand [being upset]," Gabrielle told Kevin Frazier. "We made a judgment call after [Diddy] and Clive talked to the family and they said, 'Please go,' basically to provide a more balanced view of Whitney's life."
Gabrielle stated that Whitney's family and friends were becoming frustrated by the focus being placed on the late singer's struggles with addiction.
Tyler Perry, who wrote, directed and stars in Good Deeds, reportedly lent one of his planes to transport Whitney's body from Los Angeles to New Jersey. On the red carpet, Tyler neglected to take credit for the act of kindness, changing the subject when pressed.
"This movie is more about just living your own life and choosing your own path ... and just being the best person that you can be," said Tyler. "So that's what I'm hoping that people will take away from it."
Good Deeds opens February 24.