Hot Shots: Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala Red Carpet

Published: Sunday 12th Feb 2012 by Sam

In somewhat of a surprise move, Clive Davis’ Annual Pre-Grammy Gala did indeed take place last night following the untimely death of Davis’ protégé, Whitney Houston – just hours prior.

The likes of LA Reid, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, and Diana Ross, were among those in attendance at the industry celebration; one producers insisted should go on – as it’s “what Whitney would have wanted”. A nod, it seems, to the age old Hollywood adage “the show must go on”.

Granted Whitney’s body was still at the very same venue (the Beverly Hilton Hotel), I can’t say it’s a sentiment we share.

Check out pics from what became a very sombre event below…

Images: FayesVision/

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  1. Prince February 12, 2012


  2. Ass February 12, 2012

    I don’t know about all that. Show must go on?? Maybe if her body wasn’t feet away.

    I sorry this smells bad.

    Maybe there were some touching tributes done…

  3. Mary February 12, 2012

    Wth, thats sick. Her body is in the building, they didnt have to ahow up. Kelly osborne said she couldnt dp that, sje wasmt in a partying mood. Why do ciara look tacky? That haor and outfit is a huge no. who is the hell told her she looks good, with ghetto hair? She needs to sit down, they’re waiting to release her singles in the spring. Because ypu know she cant sing, so she’s going to releaae party songs. Its tome for real singers.

  4. Mary February 12, 2012

    Opps damn phone. So many errors.

  5. BEEyonced February 12, 2012

    The show must go on is not the most important thing. It’s just a damn freaking semi-private party, whose in recent yrs. also get marketed. *rolling eyes*
    A get together for music executives, artists and all inbetween. AKA hoeing around. Metaphorically and Literally!
    SMDH …not sure if Whitney would have wanted. But surely I would have not wanted to party and hang my face in cameras when a idol and inspiration just left untimely and tragically.

    That they don’t blow the Grammy’s or Superbowl with billions of dollars attached is one thing, but those minor ‘Get-Togethers’ like sand on the beach a complete different. As a Kelly Rowland or Diana Ross I had stayed my b*** home. But esp. for Clive NOT to cancel. My Gosh. There is no soul and heart in music-art anymore. None! Only the green greed!

  6. MISHKA February 12, 2012

    The shocking news took everybody by surprise so there was pretty much nothing else to do but to keep going.

  7. MISHKA February 12, 2012

    WTF was Kim Kardashian doing there?

  8. Lax February 12, 2012

    This is such a sad time in the entertainment indusry and this
    is what can happen to any one , but no matter what the show must go
    on and who’s to say what life has to offer after we pass on. Ciara looks
    great. A sad time for all to witness.

  9. Lee February 12, 2012

    I think Ciara should put music on the back burner for a moment and seriously consider modeling.

  10. YOOSONDALOOSE February 12, 2012

    Ciara, Kelly and Toni all look stunning!
    Glad to see Diana Ross out and about!

  11. Sleazy February 12, 2012

    Ciara looks amazin @Mary go take your sad lil self with your granny name and jump off an cliff thank you Mwah

  12. BAA February 12, 2012

    I kind of feel like they shouldve cancel the show but i get why Clive said she wouldve wanted the show to go on. But still it doesnt look good, while her body is still n the building. This is just a sad sad tradgy. Im still n shock of her passing. Lord please just watch over Bobbi Kristina, Cissy Houston, and family freinds at this horrible time.

  13. JohnVidal February 12, 2012

    It must be horrible for Bobbi Kristina and for that mother too. Cissy Houston…wow she has been there for her daughter like a pro always, always, now and then. So sad for them. Still can´t believe it
    I was anticipating the grammys for the Adele thing and well all of it cos it´s the grammys… but who cares now? WHITNEY HOUSTON has died. One of the 4 biggest is not here anymore

  14. Mitch February 12, 2012

    Ciara looks a hot mess, why would she come out naked in hooker boots. NO CLASS> 🙁

  15. Sonscribe February 12, 2012

    I mean this ‘let the show continue’ sh*t was so inappropriate in this instance. Pliz u can’t make artist perform whilst there is a dead body in the building. Thats a taboo. I Can’t. R.I.P Whitney Houston.

  16. mary February 12, 2012


    No I won’t. That’s MY opinion. Ciara looks a hot ass mess. At a grammy party, she shows up like a hooker? That hair color is a mess.

    THE artist DIDN’T have to show up, they’re fame WHORES. A legend body is in the building but everyone is freaking smiling and s***? wow

  17. BadGirl23 February 12, 2012

    Cici looks like ish. I mean really she looking like a straight up h03, this is not a good look. And on top of that you show up to a party looking like this knowing full well one of the greatest has passed. Don’t tell me you didn’t have time to tone this ish down. #EPICFAIL

    As for the show must go on, it sure will because we’re talking about MONEY and it doesn’t stop flowing because a legend has died. This is just another example of how $ still rules. Ya’ll want them to cancel a party that cost millions to put on, yeah right. Personally if I was a celeb I would have skipped this but I actually read my moral compass, but who knows, maybe if I was caught up in hollyweird like most of these ppl I may loss the ability to read it like some of these folks.

  18. Tyrone February 12, 2012

    CIARA LOOKS A HOT ASS MESS! Really Ciara? Have u lost yourself that much hunny? GET YO S*** TOGETHER!

  19. oh baby(b****** will deal) February 12, 2012

    Ciara looking all sorts of FIERCE yass ma’am! Kim K girl,i ain’t no hater but that outfit was too damn much! all those boobs practically falling out of your boobs! not a good look sweets ! and Kelly looked cute,but for me Serena was the best dressed! wow,she just looked radiant. once again,Rest easy Nippy 🙂

  20. grammy dammy sammy February 12, 2012

    i heard Whitney’s family wanted them to go on with it and apparently the night was all about Whitney according to those present like Diddy, they’ve been tweeting about it. im sure it was awkward for them all …

  21. Beyonce is Vacuous February 12, 2012

    YESS Mary your thinking is on point don’t let these imbeciles tell you what to do, think or say Ciara is definitely turning up the h** factor, I don’t understand what Kim is doing there and I co-sign everything you said.

  22. BEYONCE IS VACUOUS February 12, 2012

    Yes Mary your thinking is on point, don’t let these fools tell you what to do,say, think or feel Ciara is definitely turning up that H** button I co-sing with everything you just said.

  23. Dev February 12, 2012

    Those who attended after hearing the news, or stayed after i find this odd. Clive should’ve cancelled and im sure people would’ve understood. Clive and Whitney had a close relationship and it was said that he was a father figure to her,

    Theres a video clip where Clive, Brandy and Monica are talking to the press and Whitney comes in with Bobbi Christina and she tells her to say hi to her godfather.

    It’s pretty much like finding your daughter dead in a room, closing the door and continuing the party that you arranged.

    People look nice… i guess, except for Ciara who’s having her pretty woman moment and Kim Kardashian who never looks good.

  24. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) February 12, 2012


  25. Jasmine February 12, 2012

    Toni and Serena look the best.

  26. jesse lopez February 12, 2012

    Serena looks amazing, toni looks good, kelly looks blah but cute, ciara looks a whorish mess(but she’s giving me JLO face) kim kardashian is there for nothing and looks like a damn contestant from rupauls drag race….tit plate and all.

  27. naomi February 13, 2012

    ciara looks sooooo hot

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