"You wake up every day with a magnifying glass over you.
Yet, I've gotten flak about being a pop success, but that doesn't mean that I'm White.....
Pop music has never been all-White."It is a criticism that disturbs Whitney, but she is not bitter.
I don't want to get hurt; nobody does."Those who have lambasted Whitney for lacking rhythm and not dancing are in for a surprise when her nationwide concert tour begins this spring. Hitmakers Narada Michael Walden and Michael Masser also contribute their talents, as they did on the first two albums.
Her double-platinum I'm Your Baby Tonight album presents a harder-edged, more streetwise Whitney Houston, thanks to hit producers L. And so do her good friend Luther Vandross ("Who Do You Love") and her idol, Stevie Wonder, who writes, produces and joins her for the duet, "We Didn't Know."During performances on the Arsenio Hall Show and Saturday Night Live, Whitney was - as she says - "jamming," and that was just a preview."Yes, I can jam, but it ain't no big thing to me," she says after demonstrating her agile, rhythmic moves during rehearsals in Miami. People love me because I can sing, and that is what I concentrate on. I would rather sing than be able to do the |running man.' I don't take dancing very seriously.
"My success happened so quickly that when I first came out, Black people felt |she belongs to us,'" she says, still trying to understand why some Blacks lashed out at her.