UPDATE: TMZ reports that Bobby Brown's family has been banned from Bobbi Kristina Brown's bedside following the news that someone has been shopping a "deathbed" photo of the 22-year-old to the tabloids.
According to the site, Bobbi Kristina's co-guardian's have been provided evidence that the culprit is a member of Brown's extended family, and have since been told they no longer have rights to visit. Security has been installed at the hospice. Of course, the ban doesn't extend to Brown himself. The grieving father said on Sunday that he would stop at nothing to find out who would pull such a sleazy move.
Bobbi Kristina Brown will apparently know no peace in her final days. As the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown lays in hospice care, "in God's hands," as her co-guardian Pat Houston said, someone who has access to her is attempting to sell a photo of her on her deathbed to a tabloid.
TMZ reports that a "member of the extended family," not specifying Brown or Houston, is hoping to cash in on Bobbi Kristina's final hours, but the gossip site says the move is so far over the line of decency that even they had to pass on it. The site does, however, report that other parties are interested.
Meanwhile, those close to Bobbi Kris are doing their best to come to terms with the sad news that there is virtually no hope for her survival. Bobby Brown performed in Atlanta on July 4, probably because he was contractually obligated to, but maybe also because the stage is his "happy place," as he told the crowd. A visibly-distraught Brown frequently had to leave the stage during the 30-minute set, and also forgot some of the lyrics to his hits. “Y’all got me forgetting s**t. I am in a different zone right now," he told the audience, who responded, "We understand!"
Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon, though not at her bedside, is trying to clear his name of any wrongdoing in connection to her condition. According to TMZ, in a secret recording of a phone call between Gordon and a member of the Brown family, which is legally admissable due to Georgia's one-party rule, Gordon is heard admitting that drugs are what lead to her condition, and that he has been aware that, should she die, all eyes will be on him.
"I'll tell you the honest truth, Krissy, she was under a lot of stress and we were all doing drugs, and you know, all drinking, bro," he is reportedly heard saying on the audio, recorded three weeks after she was hospitalized. He then prophesizes, "If they take her off that life support, the police are going to have to take me down, bro."
Gordon is currently considered a person of interest in Brown's case, which will likely be upgraded to a murder investigation once she passes.
It's hard to even imagine what Whitney would have thought of all this. Watch our interview with the icon, around the time she made Sparkle, below:
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