*Looking and sounding like the seasoned, wounded and wise diva she now is, Whitney Houston is speaking out about the current state of the music industry and its power players.

“Music doesn’t change, people change the music; they become characters instead of really displaying their gifts,” she said. “If you look behind a lot of the people that are out there that are wearing these, you know, weird clothing-I’m not talking about anyone in particular, I’ve just seen for myself-there are some extremely gifted and talented young women and young men out there who don’t have to put on Halloween costumes, just be themselves. A little extravagance, a little flair, a little sexiness or a sultriness is cool, but some of them are very dark….”

Even though she’s not mentioning any names, we’re guessing she’s got Lady Gaga and Rihanna in mind with those comments. Check out the interview for yourself: