Tina Brown wants you to know that Kanye did not pay her for use of the photo, which she shamefully regrets taking at a “low and self-destructive” time in her life.
The Blast spoke with Tina, former sister-in-law of Whitney, and she claims “Kanye West did not purchase the picture from me or my son [Shayne Brown].”
The National Enquirer owns the rights to the photo after Tina sold it as part of a story back in 2006. She says the photo represents a night she and Whitney were deep in a drug binge that included smoking crack-cocaine.
Brown admits, “During the time the picture was taken, in 2006, my sister Whitney and I were at a very low and self-destructive point in our lives, it was not only her mess, it was mine as well.”
She adds, “Together, she and I decided to take the pictures in the bathroom and share with the world, the pain we were going through … it was a united cry for help.”
She insists the photo was “not at all a betrayal of one another.”
Brown is speaking out now because she feels the public believes she profited again off the exploitation of Whitney with the photo on Pusha-T’s “Daytona” album, which was reportedly licensed by Kanye for $85,000.
Whitney Houston’s drug habit cost her teeth according to Tina, who claimed Houston wore false teeth.
“She loses them in the house and when she’s out on drug binges,” Tina revealed in 2006, according to chatterbusy. “They cost $6000 and the dentist has to keep FedEx’ing her a new set.”
After Whitney’s death, the coroner’s report indicated that she wore dentures.
Brown is adamant that “the public attention and speculation, brought on by Kanye’s broadcasted purchase of that picture and usage have opened old wounds.” She also wants to hear from Kanye about “why he feels the picture is significant to him, at this time.”
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