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

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

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

A trailer released on Wednesday that gives an inside look into the life of the iconic Whitney Houston shows the legendary vocalist shading another performer for singing "off key".

Set to premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival today, the new Kevin Macdonald documentary Whitney delves into the life of Whitney Houston, peaking into unseen corners through rare footage of the artist herself and through the lenses of those closest to her.

In the official trailer, this sentiment is condensed to just one word.

Whitney debuted at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in a midnight screening on Wednesday and the first official US trailer just hit the web.

The trailer includes footage of Houston performing - sometimes radiant, other times clearly in the clutch of the drug addiction that plagued her.

We see famous faces like Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Clive Davis, and L.A. Reid weighing in abut their experiences with Whitney and hear from family members including her mother, Cissy Houston, her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, and her sister, Pat Houston, whom also served as an executive producer on the film.

Houston's assistant and close friend Robyn Crawford appears to be a huge topic in the documentary, as the film explores the nature of their relationship and even suggest Bobby Brown wasn't too keen on it.

"He wanted to be on the stage". "That girls is signing off-key on the record". "He wanted to be in the forefront, and eventually she stepped down to lift him up".

"I never knew there was any addiction", Reid says, despite the longstanding stories about both Brown and Houston's struggle with drug abuse. "And then Nicole sent me this article about Whitney's rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner" and how that changed how the song has been understood and sung ever since", he said.

Whitney debuts July 6 in theaters nationwide via Roadside Attractions and Miramax.