Today marks the third anniversary of the tragic passing of the iconic and legendary songstress, Whitney Houston.
Houston was found dead in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards and today, while fans remember the late Grammy Award winner, the singer’s family is grieving over her one and only daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Bobbi is currently on life support at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being found unresponsive in a similar manner in her mother’s death. BK was discovered face down, in a bathtub full of water over a week ago and has been in a medically induced coma since.
There were several reports this week claiming that Krissi’s family was planning on taking the 21-year-old off life support today, purposely on the anniversary of Whitney’s death. But in a statement released by BK’s father, Bobby Brown’s lawyer, the reports were false.
“We support the candlelight vigil for Bobbi Kristina. The Brown family is amazed by the love and support from all that attended. However the false reports that continue to appear in print and on the Internet are egregious, false and will be dealt with at an appropriate time. In particular, the false reporting of TMZ, The National Enquirer, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Daily Mail (UK) citing, police sources, family sources and Bobby Brown himself, will receive my attention. The desire to be ‘first’ has clouded the judgment of many reporters as they forgo accuracy. This is a criminal investigation and the integrity of that process requires silence.”
“We continue to request privacy in this matter. We thank everyone that supported the vigil for Bobbi Kristina. God is hearing our prayers,” said Bobby Brown.
Earlier this week, Bobbi’s aunt, Shayne Brown said that “she’s getting better. We just ask for people to continue to pray.”
It has not been confirmed as to what led to the 21-year-old’s hospitalization, but according to reports, investigators are looking into possible foul play.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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