Pat Houston is on to the next big thing, and it reportedly has Whitney Houston’s name written all over it. Pat, who serves as the legendary singer’s sister-in-law and president over her estate, is said to be working out the terms to a deal with Hologram USA to bring Whitney back to the main stage, reports Fox News.
According to Mirror Online, Whitney’s hologram will hit the stage sometime next year. However, a definitive date and venue have yet to be announced. Then, after debuting in the United States, the hologram will be taken on an international tour. Streaming services will also be available on FilmOn.com. During a recent interview, Pat Houston shared how she feels the holographic performances will be beneficial for die-hard fans.
“It is a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come.”
Although Pat insists the holographic tour is for the fans, many news outlets and fans aren’t buying that explanation. Since the announcement of the tour comes less than two months after the highly publicized death of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, some are questioning her motives.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Pat Houston has been accused of being a gold digger and using the family’s tragedy to her advantage in an effort to boost ticket sales for the upcoming concerts. While her intentions may be good, many people are skeptical because of other incidents that have left fans scratching their heads and wondering if her actions are merely efforts to bring in more money.
For those who missed it, Pat Houston came under fire just days before Bobbi Kristina’s “Sweet 16” theme funeral after she asked that monetary donations be sent to her Marion P. Foundation in lieu of flowers. Of course, the request sparked controversy and almost immediately, news outlets began digging for information on Pat’s foundation. According to Radar Online, Pat hasn’t filed tax returns in a number of years, which raised questions about how the funds would be used.
Now, Pat has sparked controversy yet again with the hologram tour. Although many Whitney Houston fans would love to see her on stage once again, they aren’t too pleased with the person organizing the tour. The recent, colorful tweets regarding the hologram tour definitely shed light on fans’ sentiment of Pat.
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