Clive Davis Gala Honored Bobbi Kristina & The 2015 Grammy Awards Should Too
As Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition declines, the music industry is taking time to support Whitney Houston's daughter. Stars at the Clive Davis annual pre-Grammy Gala paid tribute to Bobbi Kristina at the start of their ceremony. Magic Johnson kicked off the night by asking attendees to take "ten seconds for Bobbi Kristina." People magazine reports that the room fell silent immediately and Johnson continued with a note of surprise in his voice, "That's hard in Hollywood, to get ten seconds of silence."
It's nice to see the music industry paying tribute to Houston's daughter. As of now, Bobbi Kristina is still alive, but has shown no sign of recovery after being discovered unconscious in her bathtub. The situation has gone from bad to worse with TMZ now reporting that "certain injuries" found on her body have prompted police to start investigating her boyfriend for abuse.
It's a terrible time for the Brown and Houston family. They're faced with the decision of possibly taking Bobbi Kristina off life support, and this week also marks the three year anniversary of Whitney Houston's own death. So it's nice to see the music community coming together to share their support for Bobbi Kristina and her family.
Johnson wasn't the only celebrity to mention the 21-year-old. Singer Faith Evans, who was close friends with Houston and still is with her daughter, told People magazine at the gala that she's holding out hope. "I can keep praying. I do believe in miracles, and hopefully she pulls through," she said. "Bobbi is like family. I've reached out to them a few times just to let them know that we're praying and that we're there for them."
Johnson's moment of silence and Evans' kind words are a reminder of how simple it is to pay tribute to Bobbi Kristina, and how important it is to show the family support during this difficult time. If the gala is any indication, it should be no trouble at all for the Grammys to also honor Bobbi Kristina and her mother during the ceremony on Sunday night. Sometimes all it takes is a few sweet words to give people the strength to keep going even in the face of all this bad news. Bobbi Kristina's family needs the support of their friends right now and the music community needs to rally behind them.
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