Bobbi Kristina…Everyone Failed You!

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Right now, I’m playing one of the legendary Whitney Houston’s songs, I Look To You. The video is especially haunting given the circumstances of the tragedy that took her life.  It is a beautiful, ethereal video.  That voice is still strong.  I haven’t listened to Whitney’s music for several years.  I’m a little emotional…frankly.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in a tub in her Atlanta town home on January 21, 2015.  Apparently, she was under the influence of drugs. Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was the last person to see her alive. For 7 months, she lay in a coma. On June 26, 2015, her only child, Bobbi Kristina, died in hospice care.  She was laid to rest on Monday, August 3, 2015.

When Whitney died in 2012, it shocked the industry and the world.  That voice–that beautiful, God-given talent, forever silenced.  Her funeral was broadcasted live; it touched many who watched, and reminded people of just what was leaving this earth.

Now just barely 3 years later, her little girl has joined her in death.  A sad end to a life that was barely lived.

Bobbi couldn’t bare the loss of her mother.  It gutted her…as she remarked to someone.  Every day was a a struggle for her after her loss.  She searched for comfort but found none.  So, only knowing how to numb her pain instead of learning to gain strength so she could move on, she turned to drugs and alcohol.  That’s what she learned from her parents.  Let’s just be real…Bobby Brown and Whitney are as much responsible for her death.  Yes, she made the choice to use drugs, but what was her alternative?  She had none shown to her.  They openly got high and drunk in front of their child.  Parents are the first teachers.  But when both parents are dysfunctional; what does a child do?

Right now, I’m a little teary-eyed.  Seriously.  I’m playing I Look to You over and over as I right this, drawing inspiration for the words to this piece.  I’ve shaken my head…trying to understand everything that has played out over the course of time before Bobbi’s death, and I just can’t make any sense of it all.

The families (Browns and Houston’s) have been fighting each other.  There was a fight that broke out with Pat Houston and Leolah Brown at the memorial service in Atlanta on last Saturday.  Tyler Perry and security escorted Ms. Brown out in which she gave an impromptu interview with reporters, indicating, that a war was about to start.

Leolah Brown talks with media members outside the church hosting a funeral service for her brother Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. She said she was angry because Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral. Pat Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kristina, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Leolah Brown talks with media members outside the church hosting a funeral service for her brother Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. She said she was angry because Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral. Pat Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kristina, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

But truthfully, a little girl, barely 22 years old is gone.  We’ll never know what she could have accomplished or who she could have grown up to be.

My heart goes out to Mrs. Cissy Houston in the tragic loss of not just her legendary daughter, Whitney Houston in 2012, but also in losing her grandchild, Bobbi Kristina, just a few years apart. May God give her strength.

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  2. Tyrone says:

    When Whitney Houston died, so did Bobbi Kristina. At the time, my conscious spoke to me. “Ty, she’s not gonna be able to cope without her Mother.” And soon after, she joins Whitney in Eternity side by side. So much dysfunction in her life, she was marked for death…Sadly! Drugs and Alcoholism I’ve had to deal with in my family, both destroy lives…RIP Bobbi Kristina Brown!

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    • Truthangel07 says:

      Alcoholism runs on my father’s side…but the worst kind: achievement + denial.

      Bobbi was not given a proper life. She was not raised to be an adult; she was an emotional co-dependent on her mother, and just didn’t have the strength to make it on her own.

      How can you be normal when everyone that knows you is fucked up.

      It’s a tragedy and Bobby Brown has to own his responsibility for not being a good father to this child.

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      • Tyrone says:

        I always ask myself…What if Bobby and Whitney had never crossed paths? Would Whitney still be here and Bobbi Kris as well? I can recount multiple times from New Edition’s heyday that involved Bobby missing performances or showing up late…Too Many! So, he was already a hot mess. Drugs have been a part of my reality since childhood into the present. Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, Weed. Family members have indulged in all of the above. And, the nerve of us to celebrate getting high as being down for the cause…How Foolish! Losing Whitney is a big blow to our musical legacy…Major! Bobbi Kris was a baby, dying young is so unfair…It Really Is! Both of them.will be greatly missed!!!

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      • Truthangel07 says:

        I got a little teary-eyed when I followed the news of Bobbi’s funeral. I played Whitney’s song, I Look To You for the very first time in years–just hadn’t heard her voice. It reminded me of just exactly what we lost and how Satan steals so many souls with the foolishness that many indulge in.

        Bobbi Kristina never got a chance to really live.

        All I can say is I feel for Cissy Houston on losing first her treasured daughter; and then her child’s daughter just a few years later.

        A tragedy all around.

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  3. It really is a sad state of affairs, Bobbi Kristina could have been anything, a singer even like her mother. Although on a side note, I do not trust that Pat Houston, something about her doesn’t sit well with me and a lot of people have expressed the same sentiments. I’m eagerly awaiting Leolah Brown’s expose…

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  4. Yes you’re correct. They did fail her. Such a sad story. 😦

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