Black disc jockeys have chided her for "not having soul" and being "too White," while other critics say she is "too distant" and "impersonal." She was booed at the Soul Train Music Awards, and Keenen Ivory Wayans' In Living Color spoofed "Whitney Houston's Rhythmless Nation."It's enough to drive a good Christian girl to drink, drugs or at least to cursing. Though it hurts her deeply, she handles it all with aplomb.

J., where Robyn was an All-State basketball star and Whitney was a shy, aspiring singer and a favorite target of innercity bullies. They [other girls] always wanted to whip me for no reason.

"I didn't like to fight," she says, munching on golden fried shrimp and fruit salad. So once Robyn became my big sister, all that ended."Their friendship has continued over the years, and as Whitney pursued a singing career, Robyn became invaluable as advisor and organizer."I've had boyfriends all my life - very good-looking and very fine young men," Whitney says. But I've never been one to have five relationships at the same time. You know, I was raised as a Christian, and my mother was very strict with me as far as boys were concerned.

It was felt that I was making myself more accessible to Whites, but I wasn't."Concerning the booing at the Soul Train Awards, Whitney has concluded that because she had won two Grammies, two Emmies, and 11 Ameriocan Music Awards, "They [some people in the audience] had just gotten sick of me and just didn't want me to win another award. "I don't like it and I don't appreciate it, but I just kind of write it off as ignorance."Of all the rumors, Whitney is most irked - and hurt - by allegations that she is involved in an affair with her close friend and executive assistant, Robyn Crawford.

"I realize that this thing has been fueled by the fact that I'm very private with my life," she says.

To the media she declares: "You don't live with me every day!

So how can you say that this is what I am or what I do?She told me that the way to a man's heart is not by opening your legs.You let him get to know you first."All that stuff has stayed with me, and it has worked for me, because it has allowed me to know that this is mine!Like my friend Michael [Jackson] says, |You want our blood but you don't want our pain.'"What has hurt her deeply are allegations that she lacks rhythm and soul. "And don't say I don't have soul or what you consider to be |Blackness.' I know what my color is."They might have said, |Whitney's Danceless Nation,'" she says of the spoof. I was raised in a Black community with Black people, so that has never been a thing with me.Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O’Connor over her claims that Hall supplied drugs to Prince, whose death is under a DEA investigation.