Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has spoken out against her grandmother's new tell-all book, claiming it to be "disrespectful" to the late singer's memory.
Gospel great Cissy Houston, the performer's mother, has penned a book titled Remembering Whitney, which offers a candid account of her daughter's troubled life, drug abuse, and the events that led to the singer's death last year.
The 48-year-old I Will Always Love You hitmaker was found dead in a hotel bathtub in Beverley Hills, California, on February 11. A coroner later ruled that she had accidentally drowned and that her death was complicated by cocaine use and heart disease.
Speaking while doing the promotional rounds for the book last week, Cissy, 79, told the Associated Press that she wrote the book so that the people would not believe the worst about her daughter.
Writing in a series of tweets on her Twitter page, reality TV star Bobbi has since declared that she and rumoured boyfriend Nick Gordon do not support her grandmother's book.
"ANYTHING concerning mygrandmothersBook•I& @nickdgordon OFCOURSE personally haveNOTHING2dowith," she wrote. "I ask youplsRESPECT tht•Haven't read&won't•"
She continued: "I find it 2B Disrespect2MYMOTHER & me being HERDAUGHTER won't tolerate it. I LOVEYOUALL for your support though & I thank you immensely••xO!"
She later added: "I KNOW THE TRUTH . HER.... #Oblivious & #OUTOFLINEWRONG. But it's all good & nothing but love, MYMOTHER taught ME better than that. (: xO."
'YOU KNOW HOW KIDS ARE'
Nearly a year since Houston died, Cissy sat down with Oprah Winfrey last week to talk about the book, and she admitted that her relationship with Bobbi is strained.
Describing their relationship as "iffy", Cissy told the chat show titan that she only occasionally speaks to her granddaughter.
"Is it true that Bobbi Kristina didn't want you to write this book?" The Big O asked. "That's what I heard," Cissy replied. "I guess somebody telling her something, I don't know who."
She later added, "You know how kids are. She's 19. She thinks she's old. She thinks she knows everything."
Appearing on the Today Show last week, the matriarch said she doesn't blame Whitney's ex-husband Bobby Brown for the singer's death.
"I don't blame him," she said. "I know he didn't help her...[but] everybody's responsible for their own actions up to a point.
"She was raised, she knew better, and whatever took her to that position, I really don't know."
She also dismissed reports that she had a troubled relationship with Whitney.
"We had no troubled relationship - we had a great relationship. I think that good mothers, good fathers, good families don't always have great children," Cissy added.
"Bad people have good children - but it's their responsibility when they get to a certain age to choose their way. She was taught. She knew the way."
She concluded: "I trust in God, and his ways are not our ways. So we have to go with that, and there's nothing I can do about that."
Check out her interview below:
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