Close family friend to the late Whitney Houston, Kim Burrell is more than alarmed about the legendary singer’s only daughter Bobbi Kristina. If you’re an avid reader of the site, you’re well aware of what some consider troubling behavior by the 21-year-old. During an interview with ESSENCE, the gospel singer, who was extremely close with Whitney, expressed her concern for how Bobbi Kristina lives her life.
I remind her too much of her mama in a lot of ways. If I were to be in her ear, the first words I would probably say are, ‘Just stop it. And you know exactly what I mean. You know what time it is. Don’t go there.’ The girl is smart. To me, she’s a victim of circumstance. I’m not making any excuses, but she was born into craziness. At nine years old, your parents give you $5,000 to go shopping, and the money increases as you get older and you’re pretty much on your own. And you’re doing what you want to do and you’re around all this stuff that she’s involved in as a teenager.
She shares that if she had her ear, she’d warn her to live her own life. She adds:
So, I would just tell her, ‘Baby, just stop.’ And consider your life to be your own and not a reflection of anyone else’s. Do your best to try to live from this moment forward as an adult because right now you’re living out something that’s killing you quickly. I don’t want to talk too much about [her marriage] ‘cause it is a sore spot. She’s young. And I just hope that at some point she’ll let people in. She’s very rebellious, but she loves me. She just doesn’t want to hear what I have to say. And I get that.
Thus far, Bobbi Kristina is yet to respond. Do you agree with Kim Burrell or should BK find her own path, although it may look alarming to outsiders?