Jordin Sparks Talks Whitney’s Love For Gay People,.New Album and More.
Her Interview with PrideSourceShe was asked about her her relationship with whitney , What she thought about her gays fans ,plans on her new album and more . Here are the excerpts
Did you make anything of how closely related the name “Sparkle” is to “Glitter,” Mariah Carey’s infamous film?
If you haven’t seen the original “Sparkle” you kind of assume it’s a sequel: “Glitter,” “Sparkle,” sprinkles, fairy dust – they all go together! I hadn’t realized it was such a cult classic. I had no idea until I got the part and then I had people coming up to me going, “You better not mess it up.” “Is this song on the soundtrack?” But I love Mariah Carey and I hear “Glitter” and I’m like, “I love Mariah!” I think “Sparkle” is definitely very different than “Glitter.” (Laughs)
The song “Celebrate” with Whitney Houston could work as a gay anthem. What do you think about that?
Whitney and I didn’t get to do it in the studio together because our schedules didn’t allow it, but when I recorded my part, I heard her as I was recording and she sounded so happy. Whitney loved her gays. She absolutely loved them. For me, being one of the last songs she did – a song just about loving each other and celebrating each other and it just being so encouraging and uplifting – I think it’s one of the best gifts she could’ve left. I feel like that song is one of the best gifts she could’ve left for the younger generations who are going to discover her music and discover her – and also for the people who still love her.
Did Whitney talk about her gay fans on set?
No, but her family would tell us. They’d be like, “She loves her gays, honey,” and there have been a few other reporters who have interviewed her before and she absolutely represented. Hello! How can you not? I will say, I have Googled “drag queens singing Jordin Sparks.” I just love it so much. I think it’s the best thing ever. I love watching them sing and sometimes I’m like, “They look better than I do! What is going on here?”
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