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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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76.

Sharisse    

I really do not care for Pat. Did anyone see how she looked at the awards, really bitchy looking. If she blames Ray J then she needs to blame herself for not getting help for Whitney. Also that award was for Bobby K not her, what the hell is she there in the first place for? Just to get some spotlight on her. Geesh woman get a life!

822 days ago
77.

marsha    

THE HOUSTONS NEED TO GE THE **** OVER THEMSELVES.. WHITNEY WAS A GROWN ASS WOMAN WHO MADE HER OWN DAMN CHOICES...

822 days ago
78.

Anthony    

1st it was Bobby Browns fault, then it's Ray J, Wake The F UP! HOUSTON family there is no one to blame but Whitney. Pat Houston is a leach, Bobbi K has everything lift to her from her mother, so its time to leach onto her now. GTFO! Ray J is no Saint but damn only one's self can in hale Cocain.

822 days ago
79.

Mayu    

Something is wrong with that Pat. She's having fights for the spotlight with Whitney's Daughter (what makes her think she'd be more deserving of accepting the award on Whitney's behalf over Whitney's own daughter?) and now with Ray J right before Whitney is suppose to be honored? Can we say fame whore at the expense of her own family's mourning?

822 days ago
80.

jacksonfive210    

If im not mistaken wasn't pat in the room when whitney died. If thats the case how come pat wasn't worrying about bad influences then while whitney was blowing coke and taking totem poles. How come pat and the family let the doctor prescribe whitney xanax because it seems like they all knew she had it and why she took it. I'm also pretty sure pat was with ray j and whitney when she walked out of the club drunk and high not to long ago. Seems like pat wasn't a great influence and a enabler. Pat is just as much to blame for killing whitney as ray j and it wasn't even really their fault.

822 days ago
81.

Melanie    

I'm starting to think Pat told security to tell Bobby Brown there wasn't enough room for his kids at the funeral and let Whitney's mom take all the blame for it.

822 days ago
82.

oleman    

Another Jackson Family.....sponging off a dead addict

822 days ago
83.

Brian    

A no-talent dr*g enabler and his (vehicular) murderous sister. Not really role models for Whiney's 19 year old kid to be seated with.

822 days ago
84.

Shane!    

You can't blame other people for Whitney's decisions. She knew the risk of drugs and she knew what she was getting herself into by taking those drugs. Unfortunately, she suffered the worst consquences possible for doing drugs.
But don't get mad at other people for Whitney basically killing herself.
She was doing drugs long before Ray J came into Hollywood.

822 days ago
85.

irvingfox47    

Ray J Norwood is just a Too little Too late, No talen WANNABE. He is always trying to force himself in to the limelight. Ray J go do what you do best...the porn industry. You Trick!

822 days ago
86.

Max    

They're all total trash.

822 days ago
87.

WHAT IN THE WORLD    

ENOUGH OF THE DRAMA! Shame on you, Pat, for causing an ugly, unnecessary scene at an event honoring Whitney too. Whitney's gone, you can't bring her back. Like Whitney, let Ray J rest in peace too.

822 days ago
88.

Dennis Johnson    

Whitney was nothing but a LOW LEVEL COKE WHORE!Everybody in the business knew it and they could do nothing about it.

822 days ago
89.

michelle    

Any man that Whitney had in her life was the scapegoat to her enabling family. I am sure before Ray J came along it was the BUTLERS fault.

822 days ago
90.

laura    

Oh goodness how about Whitney was a bad influence for Whitney. They blame her ex-husband, they blame the boyfriend........it happened and it was not done to her

822 days ago
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