Courtney Love pleads with daughter via Twitter
August 20th, 2010
12:58 PM ET

Courtney Love pleads with daughter via Twitter

Some moms say it with a Hallmark card, but Courtney Love addressed her estranged daughter's 18th birthday via Twitter, in a nonstop series of tweets that were both anguished and bitter.

Love began her hours-long plea by urging Frances Bean Cobain to flee the court-appointed guardianship of her late father Kurt Cobain's mother Wendy and sister Kimberly.

"i have prayed youd get mad at them not run to them," Love wrote, adding that her deceased husband despised his mother. "i love you but your 18 now do NOT allow any guardianship to continue whatsoever! theyll lie to you tell you it has to,. no it doesnt!"

The singer was mostly concerned about Frances' finances, and the trust fund she just inherited. "for gods sake now that your of age run like hell," Love wrote, then alluded that Frances was being swindled by lawyers. "they have to give you by law 30k a mionth no matter what not 15k seen your legal bills?"

Though Love - who is no stranger to Twitter tirades - accused Frances of ruining her life through her actions, she ultimately wants her daughter back in her arms.

"i long for your kiss and your sweet head smell i long for you i ache for you, i die for you every day my heart breaks for you," she wrote. "just come home,. it took a year but i got the sickest townhouse in the village, theres 4 floors, just come home, i pray to god snap out of it."

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    July 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anarcissie

    So much hate, after all these years! What did she ever do to any of you?

    September 12, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Meow

    I don't blame Frances. She knows that her mom wants her money. I am pretty sure that by now, she has figured out that her dad didn't commit suicide. Mom "helped".

    August 23, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. b0bc@t

    She may have played the "tortured artist" role to death (almost literally, as did Kurt), but can't we let her reconcile with her daughter as she sees fit. If her daughter rejects her offer to live in her "mad townhouse", maybe it will show both Courtney and the world that Frances is an adult who can make her own decisions. I am always concerned about family court decisions that make a parent a pariah. As crazy as Courtney seems, there are times when family should be kept intact, or at least on civil terms with one another. It might do both parties some good for tem to be in contact other than thru twitter, as it posts your thoughs to the world, and this might need some private exchanges to deal with issues.

    August 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Norma

    Just read all the comments and wow people are really full of hate . I agree with the person above me mind your buisness . You are not in their life to make such rude remarks. Its kinda sad actually and I hope Courtney and her daughter one day settle all this ❤

    August 23, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Alyssa

    I think people should just leave them alone. I mean, it's Frances' life, and she'll do what she wants to do with it. And all you "die hard Nirvana fans" Kurt HATED people who said stuff about his wife like that. He would appreciate it if you left his family alone. He would like to have been known as a songwriter, not a stupid god.
    And yes, Courtney's life may be messed up, but that doesn't mean you have the right to make her feel worse about it, all you idiot people who lie on a couch reading Vanity Fair all day. And Frances wouldn't like you to talk about her parents that way.

    August 23, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • CR

      I'm so glad that you are such close, personal friends with this family. And judging from all the stupid things Courtney Love does, I think she would like for us to mind her business as well as our own.

      August 23, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Thatguyinavandownbytheriver

    Courtney had Kurt away while you can Francis!!!!!

    August 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lisa

    Courtney can add stalker to her list of accomplishments.This TOXIC woman needs to get a clue.

    August 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Eve

    Can anyone say.... BI POLAR

    Run Frances run... your mom is a head case.

    August 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lisa Lisa

    Frances needs to go to college, FINISH college, drop the "Bean AND Cobain" Then.... she will have a much better chance (than her loser parents) at having a success, happy life. TEAM FRANCES!

    August 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kat


    Anyone remember that?

    August 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael S

    I'm almost glad Kurt didn't live to see this.

    And to all you Nirvana haters GTFO Nirvana was WAY better than my generation's music.

    August 21, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. Lisa

    The daughter is one smart cookie. Good.

    August 20, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. meow

    I've never really been a fan of neither Nirvana or Courtney Love, but I've always felt sorry for her and Kurt. It's tragic that she is estranged from her daughter, considering that Courtney was estranged from her family at a young age as well. Let's hope Frances breaks this awful cycle.

    August 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jjdecor

    she "long for your kiss and your sweet head smell " her sweet head smell?!?!?!?! that's disgusting the kid is 18 yrs old not 18 months old.

    August 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. david davidson

    greenday was better than nirvana

    August 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • David David David Davidson

      Way to stay on the topic! Did you sneak on to your mother's computer again? Bad David! Bad David Davidson!

      August 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Poppy

    That's pretty sad......pleading via twitter ?? To lose custody the way she did is very sad.Courtney was a drug addict,Kurt committed suicide....the poor kid.Thank goodness she had his family to help raise her. Hopefully mother & daughter can reunite in a healthy way....Peace....

    August 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Parent

    Courtney wants her back because she is getting her inheritance. Thats all. Courtney wants the money to snort it in her nose.

    August 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Grammar Hag

    Since when did it become acceptable to use "your" in place of "you're"?

    August 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • YesUraHag

      these are quick posts, people just type them on the fly, no one really cares that much about that stuff, you need to get with the game. If you cant think of anything interesting/funny to post, then dont be the fun police. I feel bad for your mate, you must be a real pain.

      August 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandra

      Around the same time it became acceptable to describe your home as 'sick' and stalk your estranged daughter via twitter.

      August 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Right

    ... Cuz every teenager needs thirty thousand dollars a month at her disposal. The only people that are looking out for her best interests are the people who are teaching her boundaries and limits.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jeepers

    Poor Frances Bean. : (

    August 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jay Kay

    For once I kinda have to side with C. Love on this. the bottom line is she just has her daughter's best interests in mind. Good for her.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mombalo

      heh, she has NEVER had Frances's best interests at heart. Only her own. She is money hungry, and that is the ONLY reason she wants her to move back home. Luckily Frances is supposed to be starting college this fall in N.Y. Cant remember the name of the University but it's Ivy League-ish. How could ANYone live with that drama mama and keep their sanity? Frances has done a remarkable job maintaining hers, I'd say.

      August 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Dan

    Ahh the backlash of the whiney 90's. Better late than never. Besides, nothing gets the point across like the situation Courtney and Francis are in. Congratulations, Courtney. You are a mother to one just like yourself. How does it feel?

    August 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  24. CR

    .... I think I'm gonna go call my mom and tell her how awesome she is. Poor Frances Bean. :\

    August 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Glen

    Courtney Love is a drug-addicted idiot. Remember her on The David Letterman Show? Yes...My point exactly.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Blaine

    Whatever. She was great in the roles where she played herself – a drugged out loser. It wasn't acting.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Fred

    The shame of it is that Courtney Love was a great talent. If she could have stayed off drugs, I think she was on her way to an Academy Award one day.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  28. ABK

    And yes... Pearl Jam rocks.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. ABK

    Bi-otch... be a good parent for once and leave her alone. You're lucky she's not more f'ed up because of your lousy @$$. I have mad respect for Kurt's talent, but he was an f'ed up mess too, so by telling everyone how much he hated his mother probably means she's the only normal, mentally stable person in your daughter's life. Leave her alone and go away. If you really loved her, you would.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Mrs. Vedder

    Sam – I agree - Pearl Jam has ALWAYS been better

    August 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  31. jes

    Who is this Nirvana?

    August 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Craig

    Well, there's a healthy situation.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sam

    Pearl Jam is better

    August 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam Is A Dork

      Pearl Jam is better than Courtney Love on Twitter? What other genius remarks can you bless us with?

      August 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  34. LOR

    kind of sad though..she misses her daughter & loves her a lot still.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  35. boocat

    If I had to live with that (Courtney Love), I'd have killed myself too.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry

      Yeah, I hear what your saying, but if you think about it, she was pretty hot back in the day.

      August 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Are you cross-eyed?

      Yeah Larry....she was real hot back in the day (sarcasm)

      August 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Larry

    Thanks to Courtney Love I will never be tempted to do drugs, because if it leads to that! Hell no.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Tom, Long Beach, California

    toooo much blo!!!!

    August 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. anonymous

    Seriously Courtney, lay off the drugs. The world is sooo sick of your antics and tyrades... It's sickening. Your daughter is an adult now, and if she should run from anyone, she should be fleeing from you...

    August 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  39. kaypeope

    Um... whatever happened to telephone calls or letters? Seriously... This Twitter crap is out of control.

    Courtney Love is nutso.

    August 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      agree on both counts...

      August 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • meow

      I agree. People just don't communicate through phone or letters anymore, even an email would suffice. Nowadays it's all about communicating on twitter and facebook. It is getting out of control.

      August 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  40. RUSH

    its a shame Kirk isnt still around...we barely heard about her when he was alive.

    August 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indy

      Hey RUSH.... It is KURT not Captain Kirk..... Get it right... The man is a legend

      August 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      Kirk?!? that is unforgiveable. you should be banned from listening to Nirvana for life.

      August 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • NirvanaSUCKED

      Being banned form Nirvana music is not a bad thing.

      This attention ho-bag is just looking to get her money on th ekid's money for meth/crack/coke.

      August 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Who's Nirvana? Never heard of them.

      August 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUSH

      @Indy It should be Kirk. As in KIRK COBAIN and he could of actually been named for Captain James T. Kirk, who will be the Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise in 2264. so suckit

      August 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sable

      Um, no Rush, it's Kurt. Kurt Cobain. Where did you even get Kirk?? Sigh..... Such a shocking thing that someone writes something without research.

      August 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • RJattaWay

      Wow RUSH... that seems similar to a 3rd grader saying "Noooooo, you're stupid." Nice comeback (sarcasm).

      August 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erisian

      You really gonna give people from Aberdeen, Washington credit for the ability to correctly spell the name they meant to give their kids?

      August 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • gale

      No, Rush it's Kurt. Sorry but your WRONG

      August 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • danbeaches

      Name abuse

      August 20, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUSH

      You guys are the morons, I said it should be Kirk, only a moronic mother names here kid Kurt. Thats like spelling Tom with a U or something stupid. Get your facts straight, most of you are just repeating what the last person said. If you cant add anything new (good or bad) to the post then rub one out while you think of your hero KURT. Nanana na na

      August 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Parent

      Rush, that is why he isn't around.

      August 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • We Todd Did

      I see dumb people...

      August 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • LightBrown

      Kurt..That's a fabulous name. Fabulous, isn't that a rich rapper? The rappers..not Like a gum wrapper. Geesh! Tan Like A Beach tan. Like, Like Oh My God!

      August 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • rush u go girl

      well, my friends and i called him turd nobrain... probably cuz he died that way

      August 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  41. N

    How embarassing. This is why you don't "friend" your mom on the Internet.

    August 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • welcometonowherefast

      but she has got the nicest townhouse in the area.. lol

      Just take the money and don't look back.. If you listen to the message in the music, that's sums it up.

      August 20, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |

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