Will The Grammys Honor Bobbi Kristina & Whitney Houston? A Show Of Support In This Trying Time Could Mean A Lot
Every day the news grows grimmer for Whitney Houston's daughter, who was found unconscious in her bathtub on January 31. Doctors have told Bobbi Kristina Brown's family that nothing more can be done for her. Although she is still alive, she remains unresponsive, and family members told People magazine that they're gathering to say their goodbyes. With this tragic turn in events, I couldn't help but wonder whether the Grammys will honor Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston during the ceremony this Sunday. Update: According to E! News, Bobbi Kristina "is not brain dead" and there has been no "family gathering." Conversely, according to The Daily Mail, Bobbi Kristina has been taken off life support.
It was a huge blow for the music community to lose Houston three years ago, and, although Bobbi Kristina never reached the level of fame her mother did, she's part of that world and also pursued music as a passion of hers. Her condition has upset many in the music community, from her R&B singing father Bobby Brown to friends of the family like Kelly Price, Ciara, and more.
Those behind the Grammys ceremony have made no statement on whether they will or won't have a tribute to Houston and Brown, but it would be fitting. The awards show takes place on Feb. 8, just a few days before the third anniversary of Houston's death on Feb. 11. Houston is such a musical legend that a tribute to her would be well-received and could give those grieving over Bobbi Kristina's condition some support.
The situation doesn't look good for Bobbi Kristina with her family preparing to say goodbye, and it's been an emotional time for all of them. "Bobby has been crying nonstop since yesterday," said one family member about Bobbi Kristina's father. "We are grieving." A second source told People that while they're saying goodbye, they're holding out hope that perhaps she can recover. "It's sinking in that this is it. But we're all still praying that God will intervene and heal her body."
The least the Grammys can do is send a little love her family's way. It's a tough time for them between Bobbi Kristina's condition and the anniversary of Houston's death. I think that, even if the Grammys can't plan a huge tribute, a nice message or song dedicated to Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston could mean the world to their family and friends.