Cissy Houston Stops Being Old & Ornery And Writes An Open Letter To Lost Bobbi Kristina

Posted on Aug 1 2013 - 1:35pm by Funky Dineva


No tea no shade, but I am really starting to question what kind of parent Whitney Houston was. I’ve always been a firm believer that children are a product of their parents expectations. That being said, Bobbi Kristina ain’t sh!t. It irritates me to no end to see young person with no ambition, direction, or passion. I’ve said this before, I find it strange that we have never heard the words “Bobbi Kristina” and “college” in the same sentence. Bobby Kristina could easily be amongst the ranks of Angela Simons, Justin Combs, and Blue Ivy at this point. Hell, Bobb Kristina was the original Blue Ivy quiet as its kept. There was a hell of a lot going on behind the closed doors of Whitney Houston’s home. Much of which we will never know, and that’s alright, because it isn’t our business. However, its just a bit disturbing that Bobbi Kristina seems to be on a road to nowhere.

Bobbi Kristina’s estranged grandmother has to  be feeling some of what I am feeling. That must be what pegged her to write an open letter to Bobbi Kristina. If is my believe that Cissy Houston is trying to gain Bobbi’s trust in an effort to guide her and get her on the right path. A job that Pat Houston supposedly was left to do. All bald headed Pat did was exploit the lost little girl with a failed reality show. Check out grandma Cissy’s letter.

Dear Krissi,

I love you. My heart is full. I don’t know where to begin.
You may think I don’t understand you and what you’re feeling but remember, Baby, I lost my mom when I was just a child. So, I do know some of the sadness and loneliness of your life since your mom passed away.

Although I know her spirit is with you always, I cry with you and for you. I grieve with you and for you … for all of the days and nights you need to tell her something or ask her advice or just hear her voice … and she’s not there. For all of the times when you need to put your head in her lap or feel her arms around you and she’s not there … For the good and happy times you want to share with her; for the fun and laughter you enjoyed together, but she’s not there … for every day and every night you just miss her … I know.

She was your mom and she was my child and Krissi, I loved her too, more than you might imagine. I know you were upset that I wrote my book, “Remembering Whitney,” but I hope one day you’ll read it and understand that I just wanted to let the world see some of My Nippy—the sweet, friendly, loving little girl with the extraordinary beauty and boundless talent, who grew into the superstar and musical icon the world saw. I want people to know—fans and critics and ordinary people alike—Nippy was a whole person, and like all of us, she was good and bad AND she was my joy!

Krissi, all I want for you is your good health and your happiness. I want you to have a good life that you can be proud of. Do I want you to get married in the near future? No, I don’t. I think you’re too young and I wish you’d wait. But that’s because I’m Grandma. I’m supposed to worry about you. I’m supposed to wonder If Nick or ANY man is good enough for you, My Baby’s Baby. I’m not angry with Nick and I don’t think, nor did I ever say anything hurtful about him to anyone. I have NEVER publicly commented on your personal life and I don’t intend to. So in the future when you read or hear that Cissy Houston said this or Cissy Houston said that, be confident in the knowledge that it isn’t true.

I try to believe that when your mother passed away the world decided that you belong to them as she did. I’m trying very hard to trust that people who make comments or offer their opinions about you are sincere in their desire for you to be happy. I can only hope they come to realize the best they can offer you is their prayers.

Krissi, as many years as I’ve lived and as many experiences as I’ve had I know I don’t have all of the answers. I do know this, Baby Girl: God’s got you and so do I.
With all my love,



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  1. abdominal October 26, 2015 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Can i reduce stomach body weight…?

  2. Ms. Dee August 4, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I believed Sissy reached out to her grandbaby the best way she knows how. Clearly, she knows that Bobbi Kris takes note of what the media says. If I was upset with someone and they sent me an email or a letter, I would probably trash it or delete it. Sissy has some degree or wisdom. I do not believe Sissy is ornery. I believe that she has watched people betray, use and misuse her child for years so she tends to not trust people and to be very skeptical or their opinions or comments towards her and hers whether good or bad. I am a grandmama’s baby and I feel the love of this letter. I think the least we can do is pray for the family. One more thing, while the apple tends not to fall too far from the tree. Sometimes children just do what they want to do. Especially, this day in age when any and everything is accepted. If anything, Whitney may be guilty of loving her child too much and giving material things to make up for areas that Whitney felt as if she fell short. For example, I tend to work a lot so Game Stop gets more of my money than it should.

  3. Mya Joseph August 4, 2013 at 2:36 am - Reply


  4. Temper August 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Oh, I just hate to see this happen. I have love Whitney Houston since the beginning, I hate to see this family go through this drama but all families have problems. Bobbi Kris is hard headed and spoiled but she will live and she will learn. I’m not sure if there is anyone out there who can help her at this point! If Grand mom I think is the only one to save her but Krissy doesn’t want to listen…so Krissy may fall but it will be a learning lesson for her. I’m still praying!

  5. Tasha August 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    This should have been private. Plus, y’all think y’all know what Bobbi is going through or her life but, y’all don’t know. You go by what tabloids tell you. GULLIBLE PEOPLE. And how is down talking this girl not helping her. Just because someone does not like insurance it does not mean they are nothing or not ambitious. College is not for everyone and people can be successful without it. People these days are judgemental and think they are better than the next person smh. STOP IT PEOPLE.
    But, Cissy could have kept this private. Her intentions were good but this public letter was not neccessary. KEEP FAMILY BUSINESS PRIVATE!!

    • Candy says August 3, 2013 at 3:59 am - Reply

      Ummm wth is “does not like insurance” college may not be for everyone but some people really could use the education ^

  6. Gigi August 2, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    This is so classic, fame and money can be so evil. She has not gotten pass the loss of her mom, and has no TRUE relationship w/her dad to help her through. I must agree w/the Doll wherein i question how this kid was reared. Yes parents make mistakes and they trickle down to the kids, but unlike most parents we make our mistakes outside of the prying eyes of the wrold. This child has a burden that she carries from both parents. I hope that she finds some trustworthy adult that can give her proper guidance. Auntie Pat is not the one. She needs more than MONEY to fall back on. Money is only a promise eduction and a good head on her shoulders is the most reliable asset she can have. Grandma’s letter was heartfelt, but this kid is too broken to know the value of the words or the worth of her grandmother. I hope that she soon gets it right, because if not she too will live the life that was so publicized of her mom and dad.

  7. Zion MarQuiese Devereaux August 2, 2013 at 2:08 am - Reply

    I feel sad for that family. There are so many secrets that have been told and BK not only has to deal with the loss of her mother she also has to deal with the family secrets she had no clue about.
    Sometimes family can be the worse but I believe Ms. Cissy is really trying to make things right.

  8. C.B. August 2, 2013 at 1:24 am - Reply

    This open letter has really touched me. I pray Bobbi Kristina will eventually pull through her personal struggles. In my opinion, that will take time and proper guidance, however, it’s on her to change her lifestyle. Yet, it’s clear she is loved and have the support she needs to pull through. Lastly, I wish the best for her.

  9. LuLu Lindsay August 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Why an open letter…Is she going for “Likes” or something…Whitney was a success because of her talent and God. Cissy couldn’t save Whitney and Michael from their drug using selves…I guess she going to give it another shot with Bobbi Kristina…Side Note: Just because Bobbi Kristina has opted to not go to College don’t make her “aint shit”

  10. baybek8s August 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful letter. I don’t mean to sound negative but, remember Whitney shut out both of her parents. Her Father passed away with his heart broken. I hope Cissy and Bobbie Kris can reunite. Tomorrow is not promised to us and it would be sad to hear of Cissy not reuniting with her Grandchild before she is called home. Cissy has said on numerous occasions Bobbie Kris is stubborn just like Whitney. I hope Bobbie Kris reaches out to her Grandmother soon.

  11. D1ckdame August 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Whoo! That was really good and very endearing, but did Cissy seriously write that?! I’ve heard her speak and I know that she is not that grammatically correct.

  12. Geneva Finch August 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    doll. you are right know one mention anything about college for this young lady.if what I see and hear she truly need some serious guidest.if like her family is truly over looking this girl pain because you can really feel her depress mode.and I am truly speaking from my heart real now.i truly feel that this young lady is on her way to destruction…………

    • K August 2, 2013 at 5:39 am - Reply college side note and you can not spell

  13. passingthrough August 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Wishing you the best Bobby Kris. I’m praying that you get it together as you mature. You’re gonna need guidance, I know this because I was once your age and thought that I had life all figured out but there’s alot left to go through.

  14. Latasha August 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    “Bobbi Kristina ain’t shit”?!!! How could you EVER say something so disgusting about a young person??? Bobbi grew up with addict parents under the scope of fame and lost the person closest to her at a young age! Bobbi is sick, depressed, grieving, and turning to the very things that her parents were addicted to while she was growing up! Thats all she knows and instead of tearing her down we need to hold her up so she doesnt end up like her parents! She needs love and support, not hateful bullshit like this! How dare you… You’re nearly losing a fan with the repeated idiocracy I’m beginning to see under your brand.

    P.S. your comment box should come BEFORE the comments for reader convenience.

    • JLH August 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      I agree and well said. He s funny, you can’t deny that. But sometimes I listen to him the way he acts (on KKN for example, not letting their guests speak and treating them like crap) speaks and the badly written articles. It’s horrible. It’s not gonna last long at this rate.

  15. Nikki J August 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    If Cissy was really trying to help Bobbi Kris she would have done this privately. Bobbi Kris really needs help and I think she leans on this fiancé/brother so hard because she feels he is the only person who understands her. It’s sad that auntie Pat, Grandma, Uncles and even daddy Bobby Brown are not there for her as they should be.

  16. anotherNote August 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Funky Dineva, take a loot around at the numbers and statistics. She is not the only one in her age group lacking ambition and drive. Its like most of this generation raised themselves. They want quick money, fame, and fortune but do not want to work for it. They think the world owes them something. They are victims of selfish parents. Parents who want to be their child friend. Its not just Krissy! Now on to the letter..

    As quiet as it is kept, Cissy Houston is the one milking this for attention. That letter is addressed to Krissi, not the WOrld WIde Web. Her daughter is rebellious, misguided, and mad. THere is no way she thought this open letter to the public addressed to Krissi was a good idea. When you have a child as such, you hookwink them into listening, you trick them into listening, you keep calling leaving messages, etc but you don’t make it public. She know what she is doing. She is painting herself as the portrait of the perfect grandma, while painting Krissy the opposite. She say she doesn’t say anything about her relationship but she just made the statement, she know how the media game work. She said the people involved named, covered with as grandma its my job to worry about whether anyone is good for you, then ended it by saying she don’t have nothing to say. In the media world, that is just like saying. He is no good and I don’t have nothing nice to say about the situation. I do not approve. It was wrong to publicly pen that, your personal feelings are no one’s business.

  17. TrueBloggster August 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Cissy has been an overly religious and judgmental grandmother and not what she should have been. Cissy has had so much to say about Whitney’s lifestyle and her marriage. I feel sorry for Bobbi, but this is a publicity stunt. Bobbi does need someone to depend on, but who can she turn to? Every one is trying to profit off of her death. From the reality show to the books, everyone except Bobbi has used her death as a money maker. You’re right tough, no one has mentioned college. THIS bothers me too. It’s sad, but the love and comfort she actually needs may be in her fiancé.

    • VoiceofReason August 4, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

      The reason for the books and Tv shows is because they have NO MONEY. “Krissy” was left EVERYTHING and does not get it all at once. Read the will.

  18. Felicia Green August 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Umph umph umph!!! Just messy! Ole messy ass family! Aint none of them worth what a frog left on a log! This chile is spoiled and the rod was sparred too damn much! Tyler tried to give her a chance but she cant sing or act! She need to take her ass down to somebodys college/ rehab and get her shit together.It just pisses me off how she just smokin all them coins up! I have no sympathy for foolishness and fuckery!

  19. JerzeeGurl August 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Some of these comments just make me sick!!! Unless you have lost your mother, you will NEVER know the pain that girl is going through. I lost my mother over 2 years ago and it’s still like a raw, open wound in my heart. I too found myself almost going down the same road BK did but fortunately caught myself before it was too late. I applaud Cissy Houston for making an attempt to reach out to her lost granddaughter to try to help her before she kills herself on drink or drugs. People need to realize that not only did she lose her mother she is still barely in her 20’s!!!!! How many wise decisions did you judgmental turds make in your 20’s? I’ll wait. So in closing how about you check your own dirty a$$ hands before you go pointing out hers.

  20. Jan Burl August 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Cissy is trifling for publicizing this. How is that helping? Ole stankin ass

    • TrueBloggster August 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      THANK YOU for addressing this. lol I said the same thing. Cissy wants attention. For instance, why would she sing on the BET awards IF she was that hurt? SMH..

  21. Nikki PinkyBabi Wynn August 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Lord have mercy they need to do this in private……it is way too much for public consumption!

  22. Rhonda Atkins August 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I don´t think Cissy Houston was being ornery. She was and is trying to be a good grandmother. Bobbi thinks she´s grown and wants to be oppositional and disrespectful to the grandmother she´ll go running back to when she realizes she has nothing and no one else. Get it together, Bobbi Kris, before it´s too late. Then you´ll be sorry.

    • anotherNote August 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      What you say is true, but once she truly comes back up, she is not running back to the Houston’s. She is going to mend them broken wings and turn to GOD. The relationship that she need to fix the most is the one with her dad. 1/2 of her is her mom and guess where the other half is. Hating him and/or shutting him out is basically her not accepting that part of her that is him. Only after she accepts and confronts those demons, will Krissy be able to work on Krissy and it will not have nothing to with her grandma.

  23. Tony Williams August 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    She needs to stop fucking her adopted brother thats gross.

    • anotherNote August 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Look at it like Whitney’s state of mind or condition with the drugs and trying to be Krissy’s friend. It is my belief that Krissy found someone she liked and she moved that child in all the while grooming him to be his daughters partner. Kinda like a arranged marriage. People overseas do it all the time. I think to keep down confusion over what type of mother does that. She concocted the whole adopted son story.

  24. Tiffany Mcclain August 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Oh and I guarantee off they wouldn´t act so harsh against her boyfriend she would lose interest in him. She is drawn to him because they hate him. History tends to repeat itself.

  25. Tiffany Mcclain August 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    This would´ve been more meaningful if the whole world couldn´t see it. Next she´ll want her to see the voodoo priestess Iyanla. That whole family is shady. They need to really leave her alone if they want to exploit her. I´m sure her mom told her all about them not to mention the way they treat her dad makes her feel a certain way. I can´t with her or that aunt.

  26. Funky Nessa August 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    How are you going to fix your ugly mouth to say this child isn’t shyt? In my opinion, you are the one who aint shyt. You make your meager living spreading, gossip, lies, and hate. According to you, you earned a college degree and what has it done for you? You are a blogger who makes his living off words, but you commonly misspell the words you use. How dare you come for Whitney or her child. College is not for everyone and neither is journalism. When you can offer a positive commentary on the black community without trying to gain views, likes, and a ten cents endorsement, maybe you might earn respect. Until then, you are an ugly boy in a dress.

    • open minded August 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Once you decide not to contribute to the paycheck of a person you find gains that same paycheck by doing something you disagree with, I feel your efforts to support positivity in the black community will be more effective. There are websites/gossip blogs that I found to be way more condescending to the black community and rather than to continue to visit and somehow contribute to it’s success I stopped going back. I refuse to allow them to make a few cents off me. Speak your mind and let’s start that conversation, but there is a time, place, and way to approach it. Don’t fight nasty with nasty! Just my opinion.

    • omg August 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply


    • Betty Blogger August 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you for this comment. Listen at the end of the day this guy is entertaining, However, we are all laughing at him for the most part. It’s the way he talks and makes fun of all the reality stars. I mean that’s how he started right? But look at the layout of this site. He does not need to be writing his name let alone a n article for the public. I mean all of the spelling and punctuation errors. Have you seen him on Kandi Koated Nights? No one can get a word in edge wise. Yep it’s funny. We are laughing at him not with him. He’s probably insecure with himself, that’s why he has to tear down a young person that is grieving for a story. Stick to letting Anti-Intellect write your stories. Or better yet, copy and paste them from the other blogs like I’ve notice you do. There are others ways to be successful dear.

  27. Mavis Wiggins August 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    I hope BK gets her life together. She needs to go to college or something. This dude is gonna drag her in the mud. Im sorry to say, but he is gonna go through her money and have her doped out. Bobby needs to step in and help this child.

  28. Angela Diggs August 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    It was a very beautiful and touching letter. My point is this who´s to blame? Whitney chose to do drug and drink and be a friend to her daughter at times when she should have been a mother and a role model! Addiction hurts everyone who cares about you! I can only hope these fences can be mended sooner than later..

  29. Saxon Eli August 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    i cried

  30. Marie August 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Ahhh man this made me teary eyed. I hope BK takes heed and listen to her grandma. I wish I had my gma around to furnish advice.

  31. Coco August 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I honestly cried reading this, I don’t think any grandmother should go through the pain seeing their grand daughter become……. Nothing, I know krissi is goin thru unimaginable pain. I feel she needs to strive off of it an make her mother an grandmother proud.. I know she’s better than that. Smh

  32. ChocolateMilk320 August 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    FINALLY!!! Thank you Cissy! I hope that BK receives the message in this letter into her heart and consciousness b/c she is out of control. You can only hide behind and blame your behavior on your mother’s death for so long. Truth be told I’ve never heard Bobbi Kristina’s name and high school in the same sentence.

  33. Felicia Cole August 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Bobbi Kristina is a product of her environment and upbringing. I believe she will find her way. With age comes wisdom. Her & her mother were very close. She is grieving in the only way she knows how right now. She will be alright cause prayer changes things and people. Where man will fail..God is always able.

  34. April Fowlkes Brown August 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Beautiful letter. Bobbi Kristina needs some direction in her life and Pat is not the one to give it to her. I hope that her and her grandma mend their relationship. Life is too short and they need each other.

  35. Stacy Tabor August 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I feel for cissy because she should NOT have to explain herself to this ungrateful drug smoking brat….. Hell she not the only one that loss their mother… She using every excuse not to get off her ass and make something of herself,…. I´m getting sick of this damn girl… She´s a complete embarrassment and disappointment… I bet if she wasn´t Whitney daughter, y´all would be calling her ratchet, ghetto, typical and part of the statistics, etc…. Stop holding this damn girl on a pedestal and keep it real with her, maybe she will snap out of it and know that her shit stinks just like everybody else, get off her ass and do something with herself….

    • VoiceofReason August 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      If she were not Whitney ‘s daughter this would not be a story.

  36. Kanika Allen August 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    I wish she would listen to her grandma….I miss my grandma & our talks…shes lucky to still have her especially since her mom passed.

  37. Abby Onstott August 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Wow, that was a beautiful letter. I hope Bobbi comes around and tries to fix this. Nobody better than Cissy can understand what she´s going through, I know Bobbi wants to do what she wants, but Cissy really is trying to look out for her.

  38. Ayisha Shavers August 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Dineva you always know how to bring clarity during the storm. You are correct in your point of view and I sincerely wish them peace and happiness.#sadandmisguided

  39. Tricia August 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    The letter is heart felt.I feel it’s a much needed letter,however its so sad that they cannot come together and have a heart to heart,like family is suppose to.

  40. Caroline Hill-Thomas August 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Reading that second paragraph just tore my emotions to pieces… Cissy is no spring chicken, she´s putting her thoughts and feelings out there before she´s called to the upper room.

  41. Myisha Coleman August 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    i would not have witten her anything bobby kris is ungreatful spoiled and dumb

    • Funky Nessa August 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      It’s funny that you are calling someone dumb and you misspelled ungrateful lol. On top of that, what you wrote is not a complete sentence. You should have written “I would not have witten her anything because bobby kris is ungreatful, spoiled, and dumb.” Work on learning English and completeing your GED before you comment on someone else’s life.

      • passingthrough August 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

        1. Bobby Kris 2. completing

  42. Jenettie Marie Redmond August 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    She´s only saying what she needs to hear. Being a celebrity they have to much more advantages (the old who you know not what you know). She should have something more going on. Master P´s son went to college and made something for himself. If you dont know people Degrees will be your only step up in life (God). This letter should help her she will have a reality moment.

    • Funky Nessa August 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      You are so right! Where would Bill Gates and Mark zuckerburg be without their degrees? Oh wait, they didn’t complete them. Sometimes, degrees just yield more debt. If you are smart and work hard you can step up in life without a degree.

  43. Jeane Stewart August 1, 2013 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Did it have to be “open”? Still, it is good she reached out.

  44. NikkivsNikole Deshields August 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Someone needs to mend their broken relationship

  45. Elizabeth Sneed August 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful letter. I feel her pain, and I agree with you.

  46. Stephanie Guerilus August 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    So much truth in what you wrote. I hope they mend their relationship because they are all they really have left.

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  48. Gwendolyn Gwendella Johnson August 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Lol I´m going to read it but the title alone has me crying. Life is too short. I hope they mend it.

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