Whitney Houston Pal Kelly Price Cops Need To Take A Hard Look At Nick Gordon

8/2/2015 12:20 AM PDT

Whitney Houston Pal Kelly Price -- Cops Need To Take A Hard Look At Nick Gordon (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE

Kelly Price, one of Whitney Houston’s longtime pals and collaborator on the Grammy-nominated “Heartbreak Hotel,” thinks Nick Gordon is worthy of suspect status in Bobbi Kristina's death.

Price was at LAX on her way to BK’s funeral, or rather “home going” -- she explains it in the video – when our photog asked her thoughts on Nick's possible involvement.

Price was extremely tight with Bobbi Kristina and her late mom … Whitney’s last performance was at Price’s annual pre-Grammy bash. 

Price wants closure for BK, but has her own idea on how investigators should handle it.