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Whitney Houston

Family Sells Funeral Footage

To "Benefit Bobbi Kristina"

2/20/2012 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston
's "home going" ceremony has turned into a money maker for her Estate -- which very quietly struck a deal to sell the video of the funeral.

Here's how it went down ... Associated Press provided a live pool feed of the funeral to media outlets around the world (including TMZ) on Saturday -- but everyone had to pull the footage 24 hours later. Why?

A rep for the family confirms the family has now "agreed to license footage to several media outlets." The rep says the family is charging "customary fees" to ... "help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina."

For the record ... TMZ is not one of the chosen ones.

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316.

samiam    

Lets hope she spends it on rehab and not drugs and booze.It would be a better statement to donate it to charity-maybe something to fight substance abuse.

882 days ago
317.

austin    

what a nice funneral we have lost another legend how sad

882 days ago
318.

Abbi    

Shes 18 an Adult and should be earning her own money not depending on her mums death to make a few quick bucks

881 days ago
319.

stickyboul    

Im sorry but that excuse to sell out the sentiments of a private family memorial is as weak as the reported amount of money for the National Enquirer photos of Whitney in the open casket (200k). SAD...truly sad that that money rules people this way. No substance in anyone's lives... all about the money.

881 days ago
320.

linda harris    

Just like They Sold Photo Of Whitney in the Casket

881 days ago
321.

wrmasylum    

this just saddens me and makes me lose respect fo the family. They are no better than the lowlife who sold Whitneys picture of her in her casket..its always about money and thats so sad.

881 days ago
322.

itohanbabe    

dis family is stupid...this show that the end time is near,becos funny things are happening..wat a fu*K...hissssssss.

881 days ago
323.

Sammi    

So i guess this proves whitney was broke. U didnt c mj's family taking up collections for his kids. I still miss whitney. Rip ms houston.

879 days ago
324.

Irene    

Where can I buy Whitney Houston's funeral.

879 days ago
325.

moongirl35    

Whitney was probably broke or close to broke. The money is needed. Why not? Bobbie Kristina is going to need money to get the help she will need down the rode. She has been placed in the middle of two very mixed up parents and she is the tragic...product. But there is hope for her(BK)but it does not look good,right now. She has seen way too much,too soon. Her grandmother and perhaps, a few other relatives, may be able to steer her in the right direction. Maybe. God have mercy on them all.

879 days ago
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