REC Exclusive: Celebs Show love for Whitney Houston!

The sudden death of singer Whitney Houston at age 48 shocked fans and musicians all over the world. The outpouring of grief was immediate, with one common refrain: The world had lost one of its greatest singers.

Bobby Brown took the stage last night in Mississippi, he told the crowd: First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all. Second, I would like to say, I love you, Whitney! The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage.”

Aretha Franklin: “I just can’t talk about it now. It’s so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen.”

Alicia Keys: “I feel sick…. Life is precious, we are fragile souls. Let’s love each other!
I miss you beautiful Whitney, the whole world misses you!!”

Mariah Carey: “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”

Barry Manilow: “My heart goes out to her family, to Clive (Davis, Houston’s mentor), and to everyone who knew and loved this amazingly talented and beautiful artist. I will always love her.”

Ludacris: “R.I.P WHITNEY HOUSTON. ONE OF THE PUREST SOULS I’VE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.”

Missy Elliott: “This is such a sad moment! I’m speechless I have no words of what I’m feeling right now. Rest in Peace Whitney Houston I love u. Thank u 4 the times we worked 2gether your Voice touched the World! N this rough time I pray for The Houston Family…”

Nick Cannon: “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” RIP to Whitney Houston a true queen.”

Akon: “We’ve lost another Legend. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON. I’m Honored to have had the chance to work with such an amazing human being”

Sean Kingston: “One Of The Greatest Voices.. Huge Inspiration!!!… SMH Sad News Man Messed up the Whole Day!”

LeToya Luckett: “I’m speechless right now. My heart is broken. R.I.P Whitney Houston”

Keri Hilson: “Watching the news now…it’s true. R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Ugh I hate that I’m even typing this…I’m shocked. She was my hero growing up.”

Smokey Robinson: “I’ve known Whitney since she was a little girl and I loved her. She was like family to me. I will miss her.”

Keyshia Cole: “Whitney??? Pls No!! R.I.P my beautiful! This REALLY hurts my heart!!!!”

Toni Braxton: “My heart is weeping…RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole!”

Cee Lo Green: “R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you.”

Diddy: “Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..”

Kevin Hart: I just Heard that Whitney Houston passed away 2day, I want everyone 2 remember her for what she was & that’s a LEGEND & A music Icon! RIP My prayers go out to her family & friends!!! I’m speechless right now……RIP Whitney Houston

Gloria Estefan: “Sending prayers of peace and solace to her family, friends & fans! Such a loss! Whitney was always so sweet to me! Was rooting for her through her struggles! Such a shame … I’m truly saddened by this news!”

Simon Cowell: “You’re going to remember where you were when you heard the news. It’s that significant. She was undoubtedly one of the greatest superstars of all time. One of the greatest voices in our lifetime we’re likely ever to hear. And to hear this news, it really, really, really upset me. It really has.”

Nicki Minaj: “Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.”

Tika Sumpter (Sparkle co-star) Heart broken and a crying mess. I love you mama Whitney. You taught me far more than you know. RIP.

L.A. Reid: “I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!”

Fat Joe: “A Musical Legend Was Lost 2day!!! REST IN PEACE Whitney Houston.”

Ciara: “RIP Whitney Houston. A Legend lost:( Her voice was insurmountable, her smile was illuminating, she was truly one of a kind and a huge inspiration to me. She has always had sweet and fun words to say to me. I will cherish the moment I was able to share with her, forever. This is truly unbelievable. My prayers and condolences to her family at this sad time.”

Kimora Lee Simmons: RIP Whitney my lady… Always one of the Most Beautiful! Maybe now u will be at peace….love you and the family forever.

Nia Long: Just finished a cover shoot. The theme was I’m Every Woman…I love you Whitney.

Queen Latifah: “Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!”

B.o.B: “I remember ALL my mom played were her albums. She was a presence I grew up with, I cant believe it…. Rest In Peace and Have Eternal Life.”

Pitbull: “RIP Whitney Houston- que descanses en paz.”

Timbaland: “rip 2 a Legendary Diva, Icon, Mother & Friend Whitney Houston. 1 of the greatest voices ever. u will be truly missed. R.I.P Whitney Houston”

Rihanna: “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney”

Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records: “Whitney Houston was not only an amazing artist but also a beautiful person. She was so smart and her knowledge and appreciation for the musical art form was remarkable. Every time we would see each other, we always had wonderful conversations about life and the business.”

Christina Milian: “I’m so sad to hear of #WhitneyHouston’s passing. May she rest in peace. My prayers & condolences to her daughter & family. 4ever remembered”

Diane Warren: “My thoughts and prayers for Whitneys’ family. The voice of our time is now silent. RIP Whitney.”

Dolly Parton:”Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.'”

Swizz Beatz: “I hate to say these words about my sister & friend R.I.P To the Great Whitney Houston you will always be loved in this world!! #Deans”

Pink: “Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. “a few stolen moments is all that we share” RIP”

Bow Wow: “Everytime Ms Whitney saw me she would go “Ruff Ruff Ruff” all the time… She lived right around the corner from me. #TrueLegendrighthereboy”

Bruno Mars: “This is terrible news..I’m sick to my stomach. Nobody sang like Whitney”

Ameriie: “Such terrible news to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing. She gave the world so much happiness. God bless her & her family at this time.”

Busta Rhymes: “Can’t believe we’ve lost another 1 of our Royalty. Sister Queen Whitney Houston. God Bless on ur journey as u now stand with the Most High.”

Lil’ Kim: “A voice, a talent, and a spirit that will forever remain incomparable. RIP to the Queen, Whitney Houston.”

Jennifer Lopez: “Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney.”

Solange: “At this time, the question is not how she went… It is how she will be remembered. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true legend. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true, outstanding, talent. A radiant beauty. A magical smile. A voice that made you shiver.”

Star Jones: “I can’t watch any more news. It’s too painful when a sister-friend passes; don’t want analysis … want reflection. RIP #Whitney.”

Kelly Rowland: “I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers & performers of all time & such a huge influence on me. She embraced me when I first started out with Destiny’s Child, with love, with encouragement and with that powerhouse voice. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her daughter, her mother and to all of her loved ones.”

will.i.am: “I’m so sad…whitney houston was so kind, sweet, wonderful, amazing, talented, and a true gift to the world…#iwillalwaysloveyou”

RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON!

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