Former ‘X-Factor’ star Stacy Francis is sorry she almost came to blows with Whitney Houston just two days before the singer’s death.
“I deeply regret the events that led to Thursday’s misunderstanding, but I respect and love [Whitney] more than I can say,” tweeted the reality star on Feb. 12.
She added: “This is a sad time for me. I loved Whitney Houston with all my heart. She was such an amazing musical influence for me.”
But during the events of Feb. 9, Stacy was singing a different tune — but she wasn’t the instigator.
After Whitney performed “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” at Tru Hollywood and exited the stage, a source told RadarOnline that she went on the attack when she saw Ray J and Stacy — who’s purportedly a long-time family friend of his — chatting.
“[Whitney] ran over to them and began screaming, ‘This is my man! I’m a cougar! B*tch, get away from my man,’” said the source. Another eyewitness claimed the troubled singer had been heavily drinking tequila that night.
While Ray J tried to diffuse the situation, Stacy apparently tried to, too.
“Whitney, I love you baby,” Stacy said. “It’s not like that. Calm down, you’re causing a scene.”
But Whitney was inconsolable. Apparently, she shoved Stacy’s forehead, and then Stacy shoved her right back.
Regardless of almost getting into fisticuffs with the legend, the ‘X-Factor’ singer ended her series of personal tweets about Whitney with respect.
“I will always remember her to be a deeply humane person and wish her spirit to rest in peace,” she wrote.
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