[2012 Feb] Whitney Houston, the Devil in the
Details & The Satanic Sacrifice of the Symbolic Black Diva
The late beautiful and spiritual Phyllis Hyman had an extraordinary voice and
remarkable stunning 6’ 2” presence. Phyllis was signed to Buddha Records who
came under Arista’s ownership while Clive Davis was president of the label.
During the four years that Hyman was under Davis’ mentorship, she came to loathe
him. According to some, Phyllis was a very proud and opinionated woman who irked
Davis, who was rumored to be a closeted homosexual pedophile.
Reportedly, Hyman became stunned that Clive Davis would not consider giving her R & B ballads a chance. Hyman remade the hit of the Stylistics “Betcha By Golly Wow”. She thought that its success would demonstrate a continuous trend of the success of R&B for the future. However, Davis had a different global agenda that they could manipulate and control through Pop Music. He wanted to control Hyman’s music, content and message. Davis demanded that she drop R&B and Jazz Genres with its deep African roots and influences; crossover and sell and promote corporate controlled Pop music.
Queen Divine as she knew that she had been, Hyman rebelled and was left deliberately unrecorded for four years to quell her message. Due to contractual obligations to Clive Davis and Arista, she couldn’t sign with another label. Like Michael Jackson and Sony-Arista records tried to destroy Hyman’s career by deleting her key albums and CDs. They also conspired to prevent her from recording full length albums elsewhere. During Phyllis’ legal battles with Arista, Clive Davis promoted Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Angelea Bofill and 22 year old Whitney Houston in 1985.
In June 1995, 46 year old Phyllis Hyman was found dead in her New York apartment. The coroner listed the cause of death as an intentional overdose of pentobarbital and secobarbital (sleeping pills). Five months after her death, Clive Davis released her last album, “I Refuse to Be Lonely.” The album reached #12 in the Billboard R&B album chart, and peaked at #67 in the Billboard 200. In regards to Phyllis Hyman, nobody seemed to have questioned her death and looked for the Devil in the Details. If anyone wanted her dead, it was Clive Davis. Queen Diva had been extremely vocal and public in exposing Clive Davis as a high level pedophile.