It’s still a bit unbelievable that Whitney Houston has passed away. Nonetheless, her music continues to live on. Before her passing, Whitney recorded a song with singer and co-star Jordin Sparks for their upcoming movie Sparkle called Celebrate. According to BET, the cast decided to use this opportunity to create a tribute video for Whitney.
When we did the song, we planned on it being Whitney and me, but she’s not here, so we wanted to make it a tribute to her. So it’s fun, upbeat and exciting — there are clips from the movie and the main cast is in the video, too. It’s me, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele is in it andMike Epps. We’re all just having a good time [and the premise is] they all come over to my house singing along to Whitney’s music. And we’re missing her and celebrating her as well. It’s actually pretty simple, but when you watch it and hear her voice along with it, it makes it so much more.
I like the song. It’s classic Whitney and I could totally imagine her doing her legendary shoulder shrug to it. Check out the video below: