Bobby Brown is the latest person to condemn Kanye West for using a picture of Whitney Houston’s drug-strewn bathroom as the cover for Pusha-T's latest album, Daytona.
West licensed the photograph, originally featured on an April 2006 cover of the National Enquirer, for $85,000. Brown’s sister, Tina, is the person who secretly snapped the picture.
When West announced on his Twitter last week that this would be the album artwork, people were understandably pissed.
But no one was angrier than Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown.
On Wednesday, the former New Edition singer said this to Rolling Stone:
Why would he post that on his album cover? That’s really disgusting that he would do that. That’s in really bad taste. Something should happen to Kanye. He’s already crazy. I knew that when I first met him. Now he’s pushing the bar a little bit. He needs somebody to slap him up or something. And I’m just the person to do it.
Brown and Houston's famously rocky marriage lasted from 1992 to 2007. Houston died in 2012 at the age of 48 after drowning in her bathtub as a result of "the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use". The former couple’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died at age 22 in July 2015.