Tyler Perry: Bobbi Kristina Did Not Walk Off My Set

Addresses rumors that Whitney's daughter had a breakdown while shooting For Better or Worse

Posted: 05/31/2012 08:00 AM EDT

Tyler Perry took to his blog to clear up rumors about Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Whitney Houston's daughter, who landed a role in Perry's sitcom For Better or Worse, allegedly broke down on set recently and walked off the show, leaving writers scrambling to explain her hasty exit. 

Not so, says the media mogul. "NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!!" Perry clarified emphatically. "There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season."

Explaining why he cast Bobbi K in the first place, Perry says:


"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," he went on. "Not because of the acting or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother."

He concluded his caps-filled rant with a plea:


"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 WOULND’T YOU WANT THAT?"

Thankfully the troubled 19-year-old has someone who is sticking by her, for better or worse. 

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