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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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76.

Butterfly    

FOR GOODNESS SAKE, who would have thought all this hullabaloo would emerge within this family about who gets to accept an award for Whitney. This family has been at odds, shamefully, since Whitney's passing. Let this woman Rest in Peace as she deserves without all this bickering.Perhaps Whitney's mother should accept the award before everything continues to blow out of proportion. At least, the Kardashians have not had internal conflicts such as the Houstons. This Pat person needs to take a long walk on a short pier. What about the producers handing the award to the family attorney to decide. Not a good solution, however, the bitterness among the family may subside. This is not the time for public arguments. Case closed!

800 days ago
77.

LeeAnn    

This shows you can family can be selfish after you are gone. Fighting over little things. BK should accept her MOTHER award.

800 days ago
78.

AARINIKI    

IF PAT ACCEPTS IT, I AIN'T WATCHING!! SHE HAD DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE!! GO SIT YOUR ASS DOWN SOMEWHERE!! WE AREN'T INTERESTED IN YOU!!!

800 days ago
79.

montana    

Why is this even an issue?

800 days ago
80.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

There is something about Pat that I find very passive aggressive and underhanded and I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her. I think she knows more about Whitney's death and drug use than she is willing to admit...Book on the way?

BK is Whitney's daughter and she should accept the award on behalf of her Mother. End of story.

800 days ago
81.

AARINIKI    

IF PAT HOUSTON ACCEPTS THAT AWARD, I WON'T BE WATCHING. HOW ABOUT SHE GO SIT HER CONNIVING ASS DOWN SOMEWHERE. SHE HAS DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE. BOBBIKRIS SHOULD ACCEPT ALL AWARDS ON BEHALF OF HER MOTHER!!! PERIOD.

800 days ago
82.

Tam    

Bobbi is Whitney's Legacy and DAUGHTER! LET HER SPEAK ON BEHALF OF HER MOTHER!

800 days ago
83.

Tam    

Yeah, Bobbi spoke on behalf of her Mother!

800 days ago
84.

saumya    

http://liveoncampus.com/wire/show/3382010
Here’s a beautiful tribute to our beloved Whitney Houston.
John Legend and Jordan Sparks pay tribute to the late, great Whitney Houston at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Accepting the Millennium Award is Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

799 days ago
85.

Debbie Evans    

Whitney Houston was the greatest star and singer that there ever was. She fought a terrible selfless battle that no young woman should ever have had to do. White people respected the person she was and look to her daughter doing as well or better. We can
never replace Whitney and I think Bobbie realizes that and will fill her shoes and look up and remember each day with pride.

799 days ago
86.

Dani    

So sick of this flippin woman, I hope people refuse to watch their reality show. Not only is she blaming everyone but Whitney for her bad habits, she's also turning her death into hate fueled comments and negativity, she's also trying to steal fame for herself. This award should be accepted by Whitney's DAUGHTER, not her ex sister-in-law! Lady, get off your high horse! This isn't about you, it's about Whitney! GO AWAY!!!

799 days ago
87.

Sapphiegirl    

With Whitney's "family" acting like this its no wonder she chode to escape into a world of drugs!

799 days ago
88.

Debbie Evans    

Whitney Houston was one of the greatest stars and singers of our gerneration. No young woman should have had to endure the terrible fight she did for stardom. She is going to be remembered always and never replaced yet her daughter Bobbie will most assuredly fill her shoes.
She has a tremendous mom to be proud of and I am sure she will be fine with her memory. Even
white people respected Whiney for the outstanding phenomena and legend that she truly
was.

799 days ago
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