Family Feud? Bobbi Kristina Responds To Cissy Houston’s New Book

February 3, 2013  |  

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For all the jokes everyone had about Cissy Houston “keeping it real” during her interview with Oprah on last week’s episode of Next Chapter, it seems one thing is absolutely true: she and granddaughter Bobbi Kristina  are not on the best of terms.

Last Thursday, Bobbi Kristina responded to Cissy’s comments about her having heard that BK didn’t like the idea of her writing the book but not having had the chance to speak to her directly. She took to Twitter:



For those of you who aren’t well-versed in the abbreviated text of teenagers these days (as well as all of the added symbols from Twitter), Bobbi Kristina basically said that neither she nor her boyfriend Nick Gordon (yes, apparently they’re still together) had anything to do with the book and she will not be reading it. Further, it seems that she feels that putting out the book was disrespectful to her mom, Whitney Houston.

The unfortunate truth is that this is a family in shambles. There’s no way to know if they were in this bad of shape prior to Whitney’s death but with the reality show, book deals and interviews, it has certainly pulled them further apart.

Cissy recently did an interview with the Tom Joyner Morning Show to promote her book and according to Black America Web, when asked what she would say to Bobbi Kristina if she were listening, she replied, “Call your grandmother.”

Do you think if the Houstons pulled back from media outlets, they could have a chance to mourn and possibly come back together as a family?

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  • Guest

    Being on drugs and running around with your mother’s adopted son isn’t exactly showing respect either so there you have it, all of you are a mess!!! I loved Whitney’s voice and she was a true god given talent, but she was a mess before Bobby, after Bobby, before Bobbi K and after Bobbi K. There is just no getting around the deep need for professional intervention and help for his family!!!! God help them all!!!

  • realadulttalk

    Something very odd about this family. I wonder–does Cissy take any blame for the fact that both of her children are/were addicts? Is she trying to help this grandchild of hers that is so obviously spiraling out of control and suffering from the same dependency issues that her parents suffer(ed)?? A lot of time was spent blaming Bobby–when does Cissy blame Cissy?? Sad–truly sad.

  • klynn

    Why would Cissy wait untill after Whitney’s death to write a book, knowing that her grand daughter is still grieving for her mom; her first priority should be her grand child. Is it because whitney left everything to her daughter?! Are they still fighting about the money? What is it all about really……..

    • Shanice

      Krissi isn’t studying ANYBODY that isn’t a ‘yes’ person. Patricia Garland only put on the act of trying to restrain her for the show. I don’t even think that Whitney could really handle Krissi when she got straight and really tried. By then, it was too late. I honestly think the girl was raising herself all this time and when someone tries to step in and give her structure, she lashes out and cuts them out.

  • NeaJ

    There’s a special place in hell for disrespecting granny!

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  • Guest

    Does this girl have an education? Any kind? Or is everything she wrote up there blamed on twitter? Lawda mercy! Does she have any home training? I’m sure we all at some point have had a misunderstanding with our grandparents but not disrespect them like this. I can bet it with my life that Cissy would not disrespect her daughter in her book so what is this child going on about? Did she reveal anything the public doesn’t already know?

  • FromUR2UB

    I’ll be kind of glad when all of them quiet down.

  • Meyaka

    I’m staying out of it, dysfunction is the new normal.

  • Kenya Phi

    On no!! When younger generations lose respect for their elders it leaves the question of how to move forward. I love my grandmother with all my heart! Of course she has done and said things I don’t agree with, but I still respect her as a person who knows more than me and who I can learn from. The media should stay out of this family’s business so that they can get things in order!

    • realadulttalk

      I wonder what really happened with that relationship. It had to be severely strained prior to Whitney’s passing…things didn’t just suddenly get this bad.

  • Ayana

    People will do anything to make money including making a book that’s disrespectful to Whitney Houston. So if Bobbi is not talking to her then I understand completely.

    • Channon

      If you actually read the book you would know there was nothing said that was disrespectful to Whitney. Nothing that we already didn’t know. We knew she had a drug problem but who knew she was such a generous and loving person.

      • realadulttalk

        It’s less about the content and more about the timing. BK is not handling this well…not at all…she wasn’t ready for this book to come out. As her grandmother, Cissy should have respected that. This child needs serious therapy, not anything to take her backwards.

  • Not every family dynamic is reflective of a hallmark special. There are some dynamics that are dysfunctional out the gate and media or no that is the way it is. The only thing that might help is if all parties are willing to put in the work to reconcile and that includes making changes if necessary. Folks need to keep in mind the media is not privy to what goes on behind closed doors and there is WAY more to the story than is being told. Unfortunately the only one who can fill in the blanks is no longer with us. Safe bet she is happier where she is though….