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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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121.

Julius Maloney    

How about you use your powers for good. I have not liked Pat Houston since Whitney's funeral, and having since become the unofficial voice for the Houston family. Oh look you have. Reality show 3 monts after Whitney's death and playing the diva at Billboard awards... Because Gary didn't have his own issues with addiction??? Riding coatails much...

799 days ago
122.

betterdaysahead    

Ray J was the bad influence? hey everybody look at that last tape of Whitney leaving Tru nightclub and is angry as going to her ride and Whitney stops and says something to Pat like "who got some" and Pat says "she got some" so go to hell Pat Houston. I don't know why nobody else is commenting on THAT. In the end its Whitney's own fault we all know that.

799 days ago
123.

sunshyn    

I loved Whitney but she did her own drugs. Why is that family trying to blame everybody EXCEPT the only culprit....Whitney herself. RIP. I wouldn't waste my time watching their reality show. Such hypocrites.

799 days ago
124.

SEO freelance    

If Houstons WILL is true. Everything goes to her daughter. Bobbi Kristina doesn't have any talent but will get the money. So where does that leave Pat.

798 days ago
125.

seannino    

WTF is Whitney's family doing there? She was the star!

797 days ago
126.

Rudie    

Pat was the closest person to her. . . right? Well who is she blaming for what? If she couldn't do nothing to help Whitney then why blame anyone else. Whitney was a grown woman. Stop shoving and moving people around. If you can't stand the heat then get out the fire Pat. You didn't do nothing but get paid for what. . . following her around, watching her get high and getting paid for it.

797 days ago
127.

MuskaHater    

so exactly why is it that a druggo's mother is going to the billboard awrads. i mean who the f is she???? NOTHING

796 days ago
128.

julie     

Why do everyone always feel the need to mind everyone else's business but their own?.........but I agree with others that PAT needs to sit her A down, did she really love Whitney or the idea of what a connection with Whitney meant for her.... I'm just saying.........i would really appreciate it if people would really just stop slandering and dragging her through the mud and let her R.I.P, including Patricia want to be Houston

796 days ago
129.

julie     

Pat is not even an ex-Houston in Law because her husband is not a Houston by blood........he is Whitney's brother by mother not father......he recently adopted that name for whatever reason

796 days ago
130.

KIKI    

WE ALL HAVE OUR PROBLEMS I NEVER MET WHITNEY HOUSTON BUT SHE WAS A VERY HUMBLE VERY SPIRITUAL PERSON JUST LISTENING TO HER SING AND EVEN ON INTERVIEWS A PERSON OF CHRIST WOULD KNOW THAT HER PERSONAL LIFE WAS JUST THAT HER PERSONAL LIFE WHO SHE DATED AND WHAT SHE DID WAS NOBODY BUSINESS BUT HERS NO I DONT CARE FOR BOBBY BROWN AND YES I DO BELIEVE HE INTRODUCED HER TO HARD DRUGS I DONT BELIEVE SHE WAS USING COCAINE BEFORE HE CAME INTO THE THE PICTURE MAYBE WEED BUT NOT COKE AND BOBBY SAID HIMSELF ON THE VH1 INTERVIEW HE WAS ALREADY INTO EVERYTHING FROM DRINKING TO SMOKING WEED TO USING COCAINE AND HERION AT THE AGE OF 20 SO PAY ATTENTION TO THE INTERVIEWS BECAUSE THEY SAY IT VERY CLEAR THAT BOBBY BROWN BOUGHT THESE THINGS INTO THE PICTURE AND WHITNEY TRYING TO BE THE GOOD WIFE DID WHATEVER HE WANTED JUST TO TRY AND KEEP HIM HAPPY BECAUSE HE WAS AND HAD ALWAYS BEEN JEALOUS OF HER AND HER SUCCESS AND FAME

792 days ago
131.

Cindy    

Pat Houston is full of ****. I will always believe she had a part in what happened. As for this loser Ray was- he needs to stop all the bsing and moveon.
He was not a boyfriends, he had sveral girlfriends. I do believe he can be had.
Pat help end what was left of deadbeat Gary's marriage wanted to be a star and had to settle for working for one. What to know in my opinion what really happened to Whitney, ask Pat the rat. She knows.

726 days ago
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