Happy 50th: 7 Things We Learned From Whitney Houston

The late, great Whitney Houston, who died in February 2012, would have been 50 years old today (Aug. 9). To celebrate her would-be milestone birthday, VIBE remembers 7 great things we learned from Nippy.

1) How to chill out and dance (sometimes awkwardly) like no one’s watching

2) How to stay classy amid controversy

3) How to shut down an interviewer

4) How to maintain your cool during a sweaty situation

5) How to have a sense of humor

6) How to let down your guard and be real

7) How to take advantage of second chances

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