Although reports have suggested the contrary, Bobbi Kristina didn't walk off the set of Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse" because she's grieving the recent death of her mother, Whitney Houston.
The 19-year-old has simply completed her duties, a source close to Tyler Perry tells CNN.
The prolific filmmaker also said as much on his website, explaining that "there is no way [Bobbi Kristina] could have walked off the set because we have finished taping for the season."
Perry went on to describe how he came to write Bobbi Kristina into his TBS show following Houston's death, because the teen had mentioned a desire to act.
"I thought that there would be no better way for me to help her move through the grieving than by giving her something to focus on," he wrote. "The one thing that I learned after my mother's death is that you have to keep busy and you have to be around people who you can trust, so that when you do grieve you can do it in the safety and privacy of people that care."
Bobbi Kristina did have some tough days, Perry said, "not because of any acting or job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother."
Having seen the death of his own mom, Perry added that he understands what the teen is going through.
"So yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time," he said of the budding entertainer. "So please... PLEASE LEAVE THIS BABY ALONE!!!! AND SHE IS A BABY!!! Please stop the lies and give this child some room to breathe and grieve."
"For Better or Worse" returns to TBS, which is owned by the same parent company as CNN, on July 13 at 9 p.m. ET.
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"give that baby room to breathe and grieve in privacy"....................right after I use her for my show and then talk about her on the internet. Whatever
Tyler Perry's movie suck! Now, he's exploiting the death of Whitney Houston by hiring her daughter to be his"Dancing bear",even though the kid never even acted before . As far as Bobbi ,"Ms.BABY" was smokin' rocks wit Momma "Crack is whack" and now she' gonna play the victim. What a joke.
he gave her job, an opportunity to keep busy. and, he is defending her against the lies that is being told about her actions on his show. was he supposed to sit back and let these folks just lie? i think you are the one who is jaded here, no Perry.
Let's see you all are mad because she got a brief job and worked, added to her estate instead of living off of it. mourned her mother, she didn't dump her contract for the show, even though it was planned before her mother died, her mother did drugs so it's the daughters fault an your racist. Buncha haters, get a job, stop judging and being jealous.
Sure Tyler, the very second you quit putting on dresses I'll quit making fun of "Bobbi" the not-famous child of a famous poster child for cocaine abuse.
Just another star's idiot kid doing what they want, because THEY CAN. Too much money, too much freedom. Plus, Bobbi Kristina has the brains of a rock.
Why would anyone have to leave that gap tooth crackchild alone? She and her family are pimping themself out to reality television to cash in on the death of a crackvocalist. She and her entire drug prone clan are the ones who starve for the public's attention and they deserve all & any criticism they are about to get from the public. Her mother was no saint; she was a crackho who died in her bathtub.
Next thing to be heard from Madea..."Crack is Wack!"
That says a lot coming from a cross dressing poverty pimp.
Perry wants to be her "massa"
The family already signed up for a reality show so if she needs time to grieve then why would she do that? She's not a child but a young woman who acts like the world owes her something. A reality check and a few less millions will help her through the grieving process. It has for millions of others much younger than her who lost their parents. Tyler Perry is no better. He's not a saint.
i have seen nothing of her actions, that indicates she thinks the world owes her anything. for you to speak so harshly of an 18 year old kid, who has done absolutely nothing to ANYBODY says a lot about you. you sound jealous of this child. you should work on your own life. once you have something going on there, something you can be proud of, you won't find the need to try and demonize this child of the woman who was argubaly the world's greatest singer, who's accomplishments are immeasurable, who also had a drug problem that she working to overcome. you people get on her and spew venom like you and your lives were perfect. you hide behind false names and same all manner of ignorant and races comments that wouldn't have the guts to say to someone's face. we all know when you post these comments that you are gutless losers, because who are of quality, who have something, or have achieved something, who are about something, don't spend there times bashing other people for having problems in order to try and make themselves feel/look better, they are out fixing their problems and accomplishing things.
well, if you want people to leave whitney's daughter alone you should quit throwing her in front of cameras to make money off of her!
MY COMMENT WAS DIRECTED AT TCAROS'
I think Tyler would like to run it up in her. He seems to be preoccupied with her.
THE THING ABOUT THE COMMENT YOU MADE '
IS HAVE SOME SYMPATHY FOR THE YOUNG GIRL '
HER PARENT DIED
GRIEVING IS NEEDED
AND IF ONE PERSON OR 100 STAND UP FOR HER IT IS BETTER THAN NO ONE HELPING HER OUT
Lets be real..all of Whitneys friends SWORE she she was doing SO good. NOT. You people need to start be real about your friends and relatives. , I HOPE she does well but I HAVE doubts. TOO much TOO soon.
Tyler Perry is a poop stain on the entertainment business.
He;s like Shaq the big poop in Shazaam.
bet you wouldn't have the guts to say to perry's face. perry is multi-million dollar, highest paid celebrity last year, and you, how much is mcdonald's paying now? i mean millions go to see perry's films. How many served is on that mcdonald's sign now? what percentage of that is yours? yeah, that's what i thought!
Am I the only one hearing those quotes in the Madea voice in my head and cracking up?
Although in all seriousness, at the end of the day, he gave a young girl a job who's going through the unthinkable...that should be commended to some extent...
Watch out......Madea gonna get all you haters!!!
Amen! Lord bless Tyler Perry, and I truly pray that ALL of God's angels surround and protect this child, Tyler Perry is among them-I wish there were many more of us like him, but NO, sadly there really are not. I wish I had ONE person like him in my world, woulda saved me DECADES of f'ing up! Rock on, Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry just pimping his show-and ALL who are in it.
And you sound like an idiot!
So let me get this straight – he wrote her into one of his series, and is now making statements to the national media about her, but he wants everyone to leave her alone...??
So, what of it?
My favorite Tyler Perry movie is "Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry put Tyler Perry's name on some crap Tyler Perry Made."
Tyler Perry says or does nothing unless it promotes Tyler Perry. Period.
Anyone who is willing to lend a hand by giving love and support has a huge heart..
His helping hand has a price tag attached.
Shut the helll up, Tyler Perry. This chick wants to be a famous singer, let her take her lumps like every other "celebrity". Don't you have another Madea movie to make or something?
Tyler, YOU need to leave her alone!! Let her stay out of the limelight, and perhaps grow up in a more "normal" atmosphere. It was her parents who thrust her into the limelight, and look how that went, she doesn't need another leech looking at her with dollar signs in their eyes. This is going to be one troubled young woman, no doubt about that.
good grief, you people are coldblooded. It doesn't matter that her parents brought her in the "limelight" her mother just died. It doesn't matter how she died, the woman is dead, and now she is grieving her loss. What difference does it make that her mother was Whitney Houston? Everybody experiences pain, no one is exempt. Have you suffered a loss?
Hmmm, lets see...you claim to want to protect her, but put her on tv and public... Is it just me, or does that contradict? She has plenty enough money to take a year or 2 to sit back, take inventory of her life, grieve, mourn, and decide where to go from here. Totally private and away from the media. But both her and perry chose to put her out in public, acting. I have no problems with them doing it, just dont expect the media to not take an interest
it's just you idiot.
Yes@19yrs old you are a young adult however he referred to Bobbi Kristina as a baby out of fondness and protectiveness. Sure she is not the only child who has lost a parent but she unfortunately has to go through her grief in the public eye and as an example read on to see just how cruel people can be. Whitney earned many accolades for her unbelievable talent as a songstress and her personal life was her own but of course played out in the public eye. So unfortunate her untimely death but she lived out her dream and brought a beautiful young lady into this world and by the grace of GOD oneday they may meet again.
Love you, Tyler Perry. I am just glad that you are one of Bobbi's mentors.
In all let God take the Glory
I will take the glory I create for myself while my Goddess walks with me. It isn't about all the Christians all the time. Arrogance.
seriously what is with u people, bobbi kristina didnt ask for the life or parents she has and is tryin to deal with a very crappy hand of cards that have been delt to her, how would u like it if the whole world started makin rude comments during ur healin process, everyone needs to back off and mind ur own, leave the girl alone, if u dont have anything nice to say then keep quiet, its not for none of u to judge her, her mother or mr perry, only god can judge,
I think that Tyler Perry had done an amazing thing. Bobbi Kristina is stilll a baby. She still needs a lot of love and guidance. She's still a teenager for Pete's sake. Yes she was thrown into the public eye because of her very famous parents but she still deserves the privacy and respect to grieve. Everyone grieves differently. No one can say whether the way she grieves is right or wrong. She has to find her path to healing. Some of you are very cruel and insensitive. It doesn't matter who her parents are, she is an individual, a human being left to find her way without her mother. The loss of a parent is heart wrenching at any age. And to the person who commented about 18 and 19 year-old soldiers.....yes they are babies too.
*has done an amazing thing
Whoa there.....I agree that she didn't ask for the parents she received and that they were in the public eye, but come on, she doesn't have to stay in the public eye, media, etc. She could go and live with her mother's family and take a year or so and decide what she wants to do. She is the one out there looking to make movies, music...I'm sorry, but I have a hard time feeling sorry for her. People out there are cruel and will tear her apart if they can, just as they did her mother.
How about this: maybe the media can stop giving attention to this girl and stop shoving her in all our faces. That way she would be left alone to greive, etc...
White people problems are important. Yours aren't. Just saying.
Then why are you reading about our problems?......if something isint important to me i wont read it...just saying
And by the way you AINT saying NOTHIN!!!!
It makes me happy to hear of your suffering.
@ mammy I see you on every blog that has any thing to do with black people spewing your racist hatered.you are a cowerd.you would never say those things to a black man's face but you will get online and hide behind a fake racist name.I bet every woman you've ever ben with has ben with a black man first
Hey mammy what are you doing today?.....im going out to ensure that our first BLACK PRESIDENT is reelected in november....so keep blogging on every website.....we wont have to worry about.you!!!!
Racist Pig.... and I am as anglo saxon white as you can get.
More black people problems.
Dont you white people have problems too.....i choose not to read about your problems....so you dont have to read about ours....click next....just saying
Im not suffering mammy.... Im soo sad that you were born white with your boring life.....all the time wishing that you were black. ...Readung about us wishing that you can be one of us.....but we wont have you!......so keep dreaming....maybe one day you will wake up and discover that you are just an complete ass
name*sarah: why let an obvious troublemaker provoke you into making racist statements? I have problems like everyone else and I read this article because I hadn't heard the media was invading Bobbi Christina's privacy. I'm just sad that people in general aren't more supportive and sympathetic toward others' grief. Let's leave the trolls for another day.
DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!!! . . . without "food" they eventually die.
Attn: Tyler Perry
LEAVE AMERICA ALONE.
STOP MAKING STUPID MADEA MOVIES. If you want to be a drag queen do it in the privacy of your own home.
The Boondocks hit the nail squarely on the head with you!
IF YOU DONT LIKE HIS MOVIES THEN DONT WATCH THEM!!!....MAYBE NEXT TIME HE MAKES A MOVIE HE WILL ASK YOU YOUR OPINION ON THE KIND OF MOVIE HE SHOULD MAKE...LAMO
Tyler perry is so right in protecting whitney's child. she will be ok. it takes time to stop hurting when you have loss your mother. whitney was a good person. she was a great singer. she had a wonderful smile. i will always love & remember her not for her struggles, but for her wonderful smile and beauty. she never harmed any one that i recall reading about, just herself. she paid for her mistakes in death and she in in the arms of god. don,t hate, love is needed in this world,
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Why is this show even coming back, it was horrible.
HEY TYLER Perry: Shouldn't you be making some more unfunny comedies about black stereotypes? Talentless black hack
It sounds like some hating going on because he is making billions and you're not
mind ur own business leave her alone
Know matter what people say or do they still do what they done to jesus and that is they talk about him told lies and beat him but he still love us so hold your head up he want give us something that we can't handle just ask him to get you through it cuz the devil is a lie and he know nothing about the truth and Mr. perry keep helping her jesus put you here for a reason and i know you of Allllllll people know that jesus is wonderfull he is the only one that knows how to put a smile on a weeping soul because jesus weap
Amen. God is so good!!!
As a mother of an 18 year old, I still call him baby. He will always be my baby. I believe this is what Tyler Perry meant when he said "she is a baby". He may not be her father, but all parents have that protective instinct. I can't imagine how Bobbi Kristina feels, but it seems like she has an amazing support system. I applaud Tyler Perry for being there for her and giving her an opportunity to act, if that is what she wanted.
And another thing Mr Perry (no good deed goes unpunished) Keep on loving others and your craft lots of love for you
Some of the comments reflect weed on the brain and made me hungry. I didnt know how hateful and cruel mean spirited people can be. I pray the young lady finds her way in this cruel insensitive world
I GUESS THAT GOES FOR YOU TOO....LISTEN MONEY TALKS..... PEOPLE USE PEOPLE
TO ANY END TO GET MONEY...STICKING THIS GIRL IN FRONT OF A LIVE TV PROGRAM IS NOT
GOING TO HELP HER GRIEVE ...WITH THE PUBLIC ....SHE NEED TO BE WITH A FAMILY THAT LOVES
HER AND PROFESSIONAL HELP. AND IF YOU WANT TO PUT HER IN A MOVIE, JUST PUT HER IN ONE
DON'T EXPOSE HER TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS WAY...MANUP ALRIGHT ALREADY!
Tyler Perry is a gentlemen & a brilliant businessman. We should all be so fortunate to have a man of his caring & character looking over our shoulder.
I don't know but, even though I'm very Happy for what Mr. Perry has achieved for himself in life, I persay watched 2 of his films, and really didn't like them (just not my style/not for me): however trying to help this youngster is Good (even if a hidden agenda is there), but, this kid should stay OUT of the LimeLight (at least for a few YRS)!!
praise the lord......
Tyler did make fun of Whitney a lot in plays and movies . I wished he would get some new material though he has worn out that same old story line . I am a fan though .
Wow áll races eat fryed chicken and 40 oz remember the slaves where the cook so your parents parent loved fryed chicken and gizzards lol ms brittany do you no how to fry chicken you probably bake yours. but you still eating chicken and your grandparents licked there fingers after eating fry chicken Smh
Wow áll races eat fed chicken and 40 oz remember the slaves where the cook so your parents parent loved cryed chicken and gizzards lol ms brittany do you no how to fry chicken you probably bake yours.
What have you done?! i hope to god you didn't just put your address on here! some people don't use their heads.
As i am a mother myself, leave that girl alone. I would also like to take the time to apoligize for the heartless people and their very uncalled for and very untimely comments. For we need to say a pray for them and B.K.. Thank You Tyler for being such a compassionate person. Also B.K., I am very, very sorry for your loss. May peace be with you honey.
Kind of like Friends, Brothers & Sisters, Girls, Full House, and soooooo many other shows that have JUST white actors/actresses. I bet you never commented on that subject. Why can white people have all white casts, but when a minority successfully pulls together an all minority cast to showcase minority talents & contributions it's reverse discrimination? Keep in mind, he showcases minorities, not just African Americans, and there are white individuals on his shows. Clearly you don't watch his shows. Sounds more like fear and insecurity than anything else. Racism today is so outdated & clearly the last resort for those who lack the intellect to make valid and thought-provoking input. The greatest thing about mocking a race with "40s & fried chicken" is that you acknowledge a difference, a culture that fails to exist in the white race. Keep in mind, pride in the white race came not because of any outstanding accomplishments, but because that was all many could have pride in during the establishment of this country. Reading is fundamental.
What you failed to address is that blacks are by far the most racist group of people in the world.
since bobbi k is courting publicity & a public life, the answer is NO , we wont leave her alone. Madea, u should know better than that, u celebutard !!!
wow so many judgemental.ignorant and racist on these blogs!
Says the person being judgmental...
Is this the same Tyler Perry who made fun of Whitney Houston in his play, "Madea's Class Reunion"? Looks like him...what a hypocrite!!! I applaud him for standing up for Bobbi Kristina but he has shown insensitivity towards addicts in making fun of Whitney and constantly using the term "crackhead" in early seasons of "House of Payne". He needs to hold himself to the same standard he expects of others. And this is from a fan of his plays.
Who are WE to gossip and to judge??
By posting that you are judging. Hello pot meet kettle...
Permit me to introoduce myself. I'm Pepe LePew. I'm the locksmith of love, no? we we..
That was great thing to do for her and yes stand up for her I've lost my mother and heard all the rumors that could have happend but in my heart I know she's with God. GOD has the power just believe and trust and you will have peace. Love all your movies
Sorry to break the news to you but crack heads dont get into heaven.
To who u mayb @god says god did not say that crack heads dont get to heaven u need to read your bible.....
@Name sand... I dont think crack was around when the bible chapters were written. I sure dont want to be spending eternity with a crack head loser.
Tyler Perry, you are a man among men, and a good man at that. God bless you for looking after this broken child.
Look up the definition of child please.
Exactly! Leave Whitney & Bobby's daughter alone! After all, they did...
For better or worse Bobbi chose to put herself into the public eye. She could have continued to live her life out of the public eye, but chose not to. Tyler needs to get some common sense before he runs his mouth.
Is this the plot for his new movie "madea defends a crack heads baby"?
Tyler love your shows meet the browns an house of payne. wish I COULD MEET U IN PERSON MY NAME IS TINA WOULD U PLEASE SEND ME A SIGN PAPER WITH YOUR NAME AN PIC.MY ADDRESS IS TINA 11534 HWY 52 EAST JACKSON KY 41339 I AM A HUGE FAN OF YOURS THANK U 4 YOUR TIME
Tina or brittany, whatever your name is, im sure tyler isnt reading the comments to a cnn story.
Brittany/Tina... (Not sure which is the right name) I sincerely hope you didn't really post your actual address on a public website for all to see. There are crazy people in the world and such postings of identifying information could place you and your loved one's in very serious danger.
Loved ones – not one's (my deepest apologies)
If u have seen one of tylers films ya seen em all. The subject matter, the characters are all the fkn same. The only reason tyler had whits kid in it is to get more people to see his simple minded dull urban bs shows. Shows that only have black actors..Hey reverse discrimination ! I bet the audience smuggles fried chiken gizzards and 40 ozs into the theaters lmfao
...And this bothers you because?
Baby? So 18 & 19yr olds who get killed in the military are babies too mr. Perry? Look she's not the only one who's lost a parent at that age (some even younger). You should steer her away from the entertainment industry sir. If she enters this industry given the scrutiny she's under I fear she will end up like her mother!
Good for you Tyler!
John you need to find you something better to do than your ignorant ass comments that you post up why don't you STFU for a damn change!
Ppl should let her greive it is hard lossing her mother and her best friend i know from lossing my only daughter when she was 15 years old and any loss is hard just let her be
She chose to put her life in the public. The public didnt ask for her.
Get'um Tyler!! LoL!! It amazes me @ the amount of ppl that gossip. Many ppl are so inclined to wonder & worry about what's going on in other ppl's lives yet their own life is a mess. Who cares if she did walk off the set, I mean seriously. I think the world would be a much better place if ppl just mind their own business. SMH...
Tyler, Bobby Kristina is not a baby but a young woman. I totally agree that the media should leave her alone but the only way that there's a chance of that happening is for Bobby to NOT ENTER the entertainment business. If she is vunerable it may be best to pursue something that does not draw attraction to yourself. I thought I read that she may be involve with a reality TV show w/her aunt. If that's true then that will only make matters worst. I pray that this young woman find the strengh to get her through the grieving process but going the entertainment industry route is just a not good thing because the media are vultures.
I disagree, she needs to be kept as busy as possible, it's also seen as being an opportunist, if she feels an acting career is what she wants, then thank God for big hearts like Tyler Perry's .... way to go Tyler and Bobbie Kristina
Half rate at best. The acting in these shows is horrible- so Bobbi should do just fine.
She can show up high, mutter through her lines- and nobody will be able to tell.
Tyler- STFU already.
Shut up jealousy,go play videos.
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