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Stacy Francis Clears Up Rumors about Her Fight with Whitney Houston

Singer Stacy Francis, a contestant on "The X Factor" last year, spoke with "Extra" about the rumors she was in involved in a scuffle with Whitney Houston, two days before the superstar's death.

Houston spent Thursday at Tru Nightclub in Hollywood with friends, where Francis said she had words with the "I Will Always Love You" singer.

"It wasn't a violent exchange," explained Francis. "She did not push me... I looked at her and she moved my face away. If it were not Whitney Houston, it could have been very bad."

Whitney was seen later with what looked like blood on her legs. Francis said she wasn't the cause. "There was nothing that happened between us that caused her to get blood on her leg."

Was the exchange over Whitney's on-again, off-again boyfriend Ray J? Francis said, "It was a misunderstanding. We went back and forth for a little while, but all I kept saying to her is that 'I love you very much and I respect you so much.' I've known [Ray J's] family for a long time. Ray is honestly like a brother to me."

Francis also said she talked to Whitney about the possibility of being a mentor on "The X Factor." "I said [to Whitney] 'You should do it. Being a mentor on the show would be so great. And anybody who would be your contestant -- it would be so fortunate for them. Man, I would love to go back on the second season for you to be my mentor."

Check out the last video of Whitney leaving Tru Nightclub.

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