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Whitney Houston

Family BATTLES Over

Billboard Tribute Award

5/20/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Whitney Houston
's sister-in-law -- Pat Houston -- is waging war against Bobbi Kristina because she desperately wants to accept Whitney's Billboard Music Award on her behalf ... and only BK is standing in her way.

Sources closes to the situation tell TMZ ... Pat is trying to force herself into the spotlight by accepting Whitney's Millenium Award at the ceremony in Las Vegas tonight ... and producers of the show are pissed.

We're told the show really wants BK to accept the award and make the speech on the late singer's behalf ... but Pat won't stand for it and is making life hell for them as she tries to worm her way into the segment.

Sources tell us ... the show's producers feel BK is the best choice to represent Whitney's legacy and they're convinced Pat is simply exploiting the situation to get publicity for her upcoming reality show.

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Gsharon 710    

The best way for Pat to become famous is...remove her from over Whit's estate and do an investigation of Pat and her buddy Van concerning Whit's drugging and death and the bathtub episode that could have killed Bobbi Kris at the same hotel Whit died in.

801 days ago
62.

Jodi    

This is so ridiculous . Since BK is Whitney's only child let her accept the award in honor of her mother. Geez. What do people have to make everything so complicated. Patricia is only a sister-in-law anyway

801 days ago
63.

Melanie    

And this is why the reality show is a bad idea. Everybody is interested in Bobbi Kristina and the family knows that and regardless of their love for her and Whitney they are going to leach off her to be in the spotlight.

801 days ago
64.

knickfan212    

I don't see the big deal. It's not up to her. Her daughter is her next of kin so how can she dictate who the producers have to receive an award for Whitney. This woman is trying to get publicity.
Is she the same jealous sister portrayed in "The Bodyguard"? I always thought that the producers are in control of their production and can choose who they want as long as that person they choose agrees.

801 days ago
65.

JLB    

Pat sounds a bit selfish.

801 days ago
66.

KnuckleDragger    

Just give the award posthumously and have done with it. What are they going to say, "Sorry Whitney couldn't be here to accept this award...but she had a little too much cocaine for dessert...and DIED!"

801 days ago
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Dietra    

This is really disgusting.As a mother my heart goes out to Bobbi K, Whitney's family has done nothing but point fingers at Bobby Brown and blamed him for everything wrong in her life.But yet WH is not even cold in the grave yet and this family of HYPOCRITES are doing nothing but trying to capitalize off of her and the daughter. Pat needs to sit her irrelevent -ss down somewhere and let Bobbi K accept the award. We don't know you pat nor do we want to. Get a job and stop trying to ride the coattails of WH death.

801 days ago
68.

Dee    

Im hoping this isnt true!!!!

801 days ago
69.

Angie    

Whitney's sister-in-law??? Really?? Who is she anyways? Why does she think she has the right to accept it? Might as well Whitney's 10th cousin twice removed could have accept it too.No one knows that person either.

801 days ago
70.

Kelly    

Nippy dead.

800 days ago
71.

fran    

I dont think Pat is making waves at all...this is all more publicity for their stupid reality show.., considering Whitney started her daughter on drugs, and was nothing but a druggie, I dont think she should be honored at all, but if she is going to be , it should be her daughter not her sister in law who accepts the award.

800 days ago
72.

dierdre    

What is all the frigin fuss about???? Seriously, who the hell cares who picks up Whitney's award...let the woman r.i.p. the daughter or the sister-in-law or whoever.....AGAIN WHO THE HELL CARES????????????????????????

800 days ago
73.

Greygoose125    

Pat Houston is showing herself to be the enabler she was while Whitney was alive. She was a manager who spent her time living off Whitney's earnings and seemed to make sure the drugs kept coming so a drugged up Whitney wouldn't notice the money flowing out of her accounts. What a wonderful sister-in-law.

800 days ago
74.

Taria Wood    

Pat sit your ass down and let her daughter accept the award on behalf of her mother. It is only right for her to do so not you.

800 days ago
75.

jayman419    

The Houston family is exploiting Whitney's death?

Say it ain't so!

800 days ago
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