If you hadn’t noticed by now, Tyler Perry looks out for his people, and one of those new people is Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina. There were rumors going around that Bobbi had had some sort of meltdown and walked off the set of Tyler’s show, “For Better or For Worse,” which he recently gave her a role on, and after word got back to TP, he shut it down with the quickness.
Here’s what he wrote on his personal website:
I woke up this morning to my publicist calling me saying that there were reports that Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of “For Better Or Worse”. NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!! There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season.
After Whitney’s funeral, Krissi and I spent a long time talking about her goals and dreams. She said she wanted to act. That’s when I decided to write her into “For Better Or Worse”. I thought that there would be no better way for me to help her move through the grieving than by giving her something to focus on. The one thing that I learned after my mother’s death is that you have to keep busy and you have to be around people who you can trust, so that when you do grieve you can do it in the safety and privacy of people that care.
Were there tough days for her? Yes of course. Not because of the actng or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother. And being someone who knows about losing their mother, I know grief comes in different ways and you never know when it’s going to hit you or how it’s going to hit you, for that matter. Some days you’re smiling and happy and some days you’re so broken that you can’t stop crying. So yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time.
So please… PLEASE LEAVE THIS BABY ALONE!!!! AND SHE IS A BABY!!! Please stop the lies and give this child some room to breathe and grieve.
IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD WOULDN’T YOU WANT THAT?
Truth be told, somebody needed to say it, especially when neither Bobbi’s daddy nor Pat or Gary or Cissy have really had Bobbi Kristina’s back when it comes to tabloid rumors and drama. And even if she did have some sort of meltdown, I don’t think that would be totally unexpected in the short months since her mother’s passing. Folks better listen to Tyler.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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