Multiple Award-Winning Gospel Singer/Producer, BeBe Winans, recently announced that his book, “The Whitney I Knew”, will be released on July 31, 2012. The book is based on the friendship he had with the late singer, Whitney Houston. “The Whitney I Knew” will feature photos of the singer with BeBe’s personal account of his relationship with the superstar. BeBe met Whitney in church 28 years ago, and they quickly developed a close bond.
Whitney and BeBe considered each other family in the deepest sense of the word, hanging out in each other’s homes, singing backup vocals for each other on albums and even touring together. BeBe was with her when she was onstage and far from the spotlight, on the set and in the studio, through good times and the worst of times. “The Whitney I Knew” takes readers inside all of those places to give a real and intimate picture of the Whitney he knew.
Readers will discover new information and insights into both Whitney’s heart and her world, information that they will not find anywhere else. From profoundly moving moments to eye-opening accounts of triumph to the heart-breaking realities that led to her ultimate defeat, the stories are here, along with links to never-before-seen private videos of Whitney and a full-length photo section.
In his moving tribute at her funeral, BeBe reaffirmed that she will be remembered for her warm, lavish generosity, her faith, and her lighthearted humor, those positive truths that overshadow any negative missteps in recent years. “In my heart and in my mind, I have memories of so many great, great moments,” he says. “She will live in our hearts forever.”
The video below is BeBe at Whitney’s funeral