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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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1.

I Was About To Say    

And the rich get richer.

914 days ago
2.

Tim    

Crack money.....

914 days ago
3.

Googie    

If Whitney was actually broke as reported, then perhaps they have to do what they can for the benefit of her daughter. It's obvious that Bobby Brown is all talk and no financial support for Bobbi K.

914 days ago
4.

leslie    

I think that is bad move on their part. Bobbie Kristina needs help in other ways. Rehab and spending her sundays at church learning the world of god. She should write a book about her parents. Everyone likes to hate on whitney, but bpbby brown isn't an angel either.

914 days ago
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jen    

spend the money on rehab for bobbi kristina, disgusting really to sell funeral footage l have lost all respect for the Houston family, profiting of a death of a family member

914 days ago
6.

Ginger    

One magazine article says on one page Whitney was broke. Another page and they say she was worth millions. I sort of believe she was broke.

914 days ago
7.

Shawn    

God forbid if she had to go out and get a job. The horror.

914 days ago
8.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Bunch of low life enablers.
Bobbi needs to get the hell away from Whitney's family if she wants any chance in life.
I wonder if they'll be allowing her to drink and supplying her with any more sedatives any time soon. It's pretty awesome how they almost killed her the same day in the same way Whitney died.
But these idiots want to keep her away from Bobby Brown. Yeah.. he's the problem. Oh wait.. her family was in the room with her when Whitney died. Not Bobby Brown.
They obviously want to keep Bobbi close because she'll be getting Whitney's money.

914 days ago
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RATTLESNAKE     

that's kind of sad in way, it shows they have no confidence in her abilities to make it on her own, it feeds her negative self in a way.. oh well i wish her well all the same , super tuff loss for her :(

914 days ago
10.

mary    

What a bunch of low lifes! I'm sure BK will "blow" through all her money too!

914 days ago
11.

lookItsMegRyan    

That's morbid.

914 days ago
12.

Jeoff    

Adon't forget that Dionne Warwick ripped off millions from peole with her PHYSIC FRIENDS NETWORK> This will turn into Evis did . But a cheap junk to by. RIP WHITNEY

914 days ago
13.

Michelle    

They would have probably sold her sole if they could... Time for the loosers to get a job..

914 days ago
14.

asha    

Smart move. That is how Michael's estate generated money for his kids and Katherine.

914 days ago
15.

Onward    

How tacky! Has Joe Jackson been giving them advice???

914 days ago
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