All the diva behavior Whitney Houston is known for has resurfaced again this time at a Grammy function held by singer Kelly Price. Read more below for details:
But when two divas were reunited on Thursday night at a pre-Grammy event hosted by singer Kelly Price at TRU Hollywood-- dubbed Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For the Love of R&B -- the scene wasn't nearly as friendly. According to a source, after Francis performed an Etta James tribute and Houston joined Price on stage, the two were reintroduced in the VIP section. "It didn't seem like Whitney remembered her, but she was cordial at first."
The scene changed minutes later when R&B star Ray J, who Francis had met over the years, stepped into the conversation. "Whitney just got belligerent," an eyewitness tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Ray was trying to defend Stacy, telling Whitney, 'Stacy's family!', but Whitney was feeling crowded out and hands were raised."
Fortunately, the situation was diffused without any punches thrown, but says the source, "You didn't know which way it could go there for a minute."
When contacted by THR, Francis didn't deny that the incident happened, but would only say, "I have the utmost respect for Whitney Houston and her talent."