Skip to Content

Some celebrities named Britney Spears don’t wear underwear.

Others try to make money off it.

Whitney Houston in 2004
(Getty Images)

Looks like Whitney Houston falls into the latter category. The Grammy winner is selling off hundreds of stage outfits and accessories, including intimate undergarments, at an Irvington, New Jersey, auction next Tuesday.

Among the items on the block are various bustier bras adorned with animal prints and sequins; four velvet bodysuits with “WH” logos, evening dresses, musical instruments and a leather whip.

Also on the block? Various music awards of estranged husband Bobby Brown.

It’s safe to assume the auction is taking place due to Houston’s money problems, such as the possibility of foreclosure on her NJ mansion. But Whitney’s rep, Nancy Seltzer, said the sale of 335 items has nothing to do with financial difficulty.

“Many artists get rid of the old stage equipment and costuming they don’t need any more. That is what is happening,” she said.

Seltzer went on to say that Joe Simpson wasn’t crazy and Katie Rees was a prude.

Meanwhile, Karrine Steffans will look into purchasing the Bobby Brown awards as a way to remember when her occasional lover was actually a recording artist.