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Billboard Awards Showdown

Whitney's Family Demands

Ray J Move ... Or Else

5/21/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ray J
was almost physically removed from the Billboard Music Awards last night after angry members of Whitney Houston's family ordered their security to get him away from them ... TMZ has learned.

Pat Houston's blood was boiling because she, Bobbi Kristina and other family members were seated next to Ray J, the person Pat believes was a very bad influence on Whitney. Minutes before the tribute to Whitney, Pat asked her security to remove Ray J from his seat, but he refused to budge.

Our sources say ... Pat's security summoned hotel security, along with several uniformed officers to physically remove Ray J. 

Just before push was about to come to shove, security warned Pat that things would likely get physical and it would almost certainly be caught on video, just as Whitney was about to be honored.  Sources say Pat then grudgingly recanted and Ray J kept his seat.

For his part, Ray J groused to friends, "Pat ruined what was a great opportunity to honor the woman who I loved."

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11:40 AM PDT -- A rep for the Houston family tells TMZ ... Pat's assistant DID ask for Ray J to be moved from his seat ... but only after an official from Billboard told the family they needed to move to the seat that Ray J was already using.

Since Ray J had a ticket with the proper seat number, he refused to budge ... so Pat's assistant called for security to help sort out the situation.

The Houston family rep insists Pat does not have a problem with Ray J.

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46.

tmart    

Pat (a Houston by marriage) is a Hypocrite.
If Ray J made Whitney do drugs than why couldn't Pat stop her from doing them? Pat was her BF, and assistant---around her and Whitneys drugs all the time. Answer--Pat didn't want to risk losing her paycheck so she stayed mum---now she feels guilty and wants to blame Ray J. He is no angel--but to blame him or Bobby Brown isn't fair.

852 days ago
47.

Bud    

That would have been fun to watch. At least the show would have been worth watching

852 days ago
48.

superbadnerves1    

That bitch pat makes me sick she just had to take her ugly ass up there to get the award and all bobbi kristina ass had to say was thanks I wanted to slap them both. Jordan Sparks did an amazing job however.

852 days ago
49.

Gsharon 710    

Pat is fooling no one. She wanted to accept WH's award instead of Bobbi. I cannot wait until Pat and her partner in crime are charged with tampering with evidence and maybe murder by neglect.. WH called this bitch and Pat blew her off. She claim she did not know WH was drugging it up. HOW could she not know? The Houstons need to have her removed from WH's estate employ. She and her crime partner have done more harm than Ray J. Her husband (Whit's bro.), should be more concerned by his wife's inconsideration and sneaky ass, unless he is in the loop also.

852 days ago
50.

The Best    

I think the Houston family should ditch Pat. . .she seems to be a trouble maker and in my opinion she had no right to be onstage with Bobbi K. while she accepted her mother's award.

852 days ago
51.

Jen    

It's not Ray J's fault Whitney was a crackhead!! Her family is f*cking delusional, blaming Bobby Brown & now Ray J. She loved to do drugs & was doing them before she ever even met Bobby! She's admitted it! They want to act like Whitney was an angel who was corrupted, give me a f*cking break. SHE DID HARDCORE DRUGS WITH HER TEENAGE DAUGHTER for God's sake!

852 days ago
52.

TJ    

Gosh, I thought he loved Kim Kardashian!

852 days ago
53.

Donna    

just like you counldn't stop her nor could she be forced. She tended to do what she wanted and thought she was good at fooling everyone.

852 days ago
54.

Truth    

WELL, TBH... THE ORIGINAL SEATING PLAN HAD PATS HOUSTON SITTING BEHIND KATY PERRY. YET WHEN THE CAMERA PANNED TO KATY PERRY, RAY J'S PUNK BITCH AZZ WAS SITTING IN HER SEAT. SOUNDS LIKE HE WASN'T AN INVITED GUEST AND JUST SAT THERE THINKING THE HOUSTON FAM WOULD ALLOW IT. CANT STAND PAT EITHER BUT SHE MIGHT HAVE A CASE THIS TIME. #TRUTH!!

852 days ago
55.

diva20    

Pat is a trip she talked great about bobby in the interview and bobby did drugs along with his wife at the time they where together. Now when i saw ray j around whitney 3 months before she died i posted on the blog that it was not a good look and that rayj was a drug head and i hope nothing happens to her and rayj got her back on the drug binge i would be mad too.

852 days ago
56.

Steph    

I guess the truth is too hard for this family to take! Wasn't Pat the one that was around her at the end when she was doing drugs? Why is this family so blind? I guess they want to blame everyone else for Whitney's issues...wasn't Whitney an adult and responsible for her own actions? I guess not according to whacked family. Time to take the blinders off people!

852 days ago
57.

CloBird    

Pat Houston was in the wrong. Her head is too swollen with assumed power just by being Whitney's manager and sister-in-law. This is the same thoughtless woman who thought that she should accept Whitney's award, an honor designated for Whitney's DAUGHTER.
Pat Houston is very ignorant in the world of proper behavior, basic etiquette, much less advanced etiquette--skills required for someone in the public eye!

852 days ago
58.

Mike    

Don't get me wrong I loved Whitney Houston Music but her mom needs to stop blaming everyone for being a bad influence on Whitney's life Whitney was doing drugs before she met Bobby and Ray J and btw Ray J doesn't do crack while not to the public Knowledge maybe Pat needs to look in the mirror and stop blaming everyone else

852 days ago
59.

RedwoodPerch    

I never realized that this Ray J dude was so short. And what is Brandi doing hanging around this dude? Doesn't she realize that he will be on her like an ingrown hair?

852 days ago
60.

Dee    

As MUCH as I LOVE Whitney, it is clear to me now y she never got better.... The FIRST step to recovery is admitting u have a problem/addiction. Whitney has in fact ADMITTED to using but NEVER admitted nor felt it was a problem, and her enabling family only made the behavior worse by blaming others, causing Whitney to remain in "poor victim role" just as they are doing now. Playing the victim. Whitney never quit because she never saw it as a problem and blamed others for her addiction (telling Oprah she got high because her husband did.. Etc). Same as MJ..... Its unfortunate but this usually happens when u have enablers around u that don't love u enuff to really HELP U instead of seeing $$$$$$$$$$$$.......

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