Of all the details connected with Whitney Houston’s final days, this ranks among the most peculiar: she supposedly got into a fight with another woman—over Ray J.
Brandy’s little brother might not be a household name, but he starred opposite Kim Kardashian in the leaked sex tape that launched her career. Just two days before she died, Houston reportedly got into a shouting match with Stacy Francis, a contestant on the U. version of The X Factor who tried to talk to Ray J at a nightclub.“Whitney told me she had known Ray since he was 10 years old,” Francis tells The Daily Beast. I think we should all respect that.” Francis wouldn’t discuss what happened that night, but she says Ray J is a pal of hers and they never dated.
And then there is that infamous sex tape, the subject of endless conspiracy theories. In it, author Karrine Steffans details her passionate relationship with Ray J.His inner circle has asked the same questions the rest of us have: Do you ever wonder why the lighting was so good? Then again, his entire family was mortified, says a source close to them. “When Ray and I made love, we would go for hours on end, each hour more satisfying than the last,” Steffans wrote.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.She finally got to work with her idol in a 1997 made-for-TV movie version of Cinderella in which Houston played the fairy godmother.
Ray J—William Ray Norwood Jr.—grew up with aspirations of becoming a minister, but settled on a career as a child actor when he was cast in The Sinbad Show at 12.
“He encouraged her to be all she could be, to be the Whitney that we loved,” says a source. One source points to how—just like Brown—Ray J was trying to pitch a reality TV series with him and Houston.
“He was just using her like many people did, to get a deal,” the source says.
Despite his reputation as a ladies’ man, Ray J still charmed Houston. He’s the 31-year-old star of VH1’s For the Love of Ray J, a dating show that was a cross between The Bachelor and Flavor of Love.
According to friends, they had been casually seeing each other since her split with Bobby Brown in 2007. Houston didn’t mind the R & B singer canoodling with a houseful of women, because Ray J claimed it was just for the cameras.
It was with Ray that I discovered my ability to orgasm without penetration or copulation.”At the time of Houston’s divorce, Steffans tells The Daily Beast, “Bobby was crashing at my house, because he didn’t have a place to go.