Oh, you gotta love your friends. Whitney Houston's best friend, singer Cherelle (who?), has come out in defense of her friend to say that all of those shots you've seen of Whitney lookin' a mess and cracked out are like, on purpose. All along we thought it was a sign of Ms. Whitney's downward spiral, but in reality, Cherelle has informed us that it's just Whitney trying to hide from her fans when she does her grocery shopping. "That's her look. It is a disguise. She always goes like a bag lady," says Cherelle. She adds that sometimes she has been with Whitney when some of those scandalous photos have been taken and that they are not always what they appear to be, "This is the picture from when she got up that morning to take out the trash with the kids." See, now don't y'all feel terrible not realizing Whitney wasn't really cracked out? It was just family fun trash day! Uh, huh. Yep. That's right.