Whitney Houston Trashes Paula Abdul's Voice in First Documentary Trailer

Whitney Houston performing in 2010

Whitney Houston performing in 2010

Miramax and Roadside Attractions have revealed the new full trailer for Whitney, the documentary about legendary chart-topping singer and actress Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale). Described as the definitive story of the global superstar, the film features interviews with many of Houston's relatives and close acquaintances, two of whom make the claims against Warwick.

The first trailer for "Whitney", a documentary premiering at the Cannes Film Festival and hitting theaters this summer, includes footage of Houston trashing Abdul's voice. Whitney also explores Houston's complicated relationship with her mother and highly publicized yoyo romance with Bobby Brown. Another follows up, saying: "His heart was, he wanted to be on the stage. He wanted to be in the forefront, and eventually she stepped down to lift him up", says another witness to Whitney and Bobby's strained relationship.

Though Macdonald interviewed Brown for the doc, he told The Hollywood Reporter the former New Edition member is "actually is not ready to tell the truth, for whatever reason".

From director Kevin Macdonald ("Marley"), "Whitney", was executive produced by the Houston family and does not shy from the tragedy of the singer's drug abuse, emotional woe and the dizzying highs of her journey. To be honest, it's impossible to believe that L.A Reid, of all people, didn't know about Whitney's drug use.


The film also aims to answer why Houston's family did not step in before she accidentally drowned in February 2012. "That girl is singing off key on the record".

Of course, it's Houston's mother, Cissy, who closes the trailer.

"There were times when I'd look up to God and I'd go, 'Why is this happening to me?" she recalls in vintage footage.

If you need us before then, we'll be refining our "I Will Always Love You" rendition. "She's someone who has had such a big impact on culture but is not taken seriously". The movie hits US theaters on July 6.

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