Bobbi Kristina Blasts Angela Bassett Over Whitney Houston Movie
Whitney Houston's daughter is mad as heck, and the reason may surprise you. She says she should have been cast to play her mother in the upcoming TV movie about her life.
Bobbi Kristina went on a nasty Twitter rant, blasting the movie's director, actress Angela Bassett, for not considering her for the starring role. Bassett starred opposite Whitney Houston in the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale.
"Ha MsAng "bassketcase" has such a damn nerve" Bobbi Kristina tweeted.
"When I win my first Grammy or Oscar... Whichever comes1st, I'll be sure 2shout urname out bitch!"
The tweets were later deleted.
Bassett told Entertainment Weekly, "I did not think about casting her, and probably for a number of reasons. One being that she's not an actress."
Whitney's sister-in-law, Patricia, is also speaking out against the film, which is titled I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story, expected to air on Lifetime television in January 2015.
Patricia said, "Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie and if she were here today, this would not be happening."
And Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston said, "No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby (Brown). Please let her rest."
Whitney is being played in the movie by newcomer Yaya DaCosta, who got her start as a contestant on America's Next Top Model. She bears a striking resemblance, as she recreates the iconic cover from Whitney's 1987 album.
The movie will feature Whitney's music, but not her powerful pipes. R and B singer Deborah Cox has been hired to impersonate Whitney's singing style.
Someone who knows what Whitney's family is going through is Richard Pryor Jr., son of the late comic legend Richard Pryor. He sent his stepmother this "cease and desist letter" to stop production of the film being made about his father which will reportedly star Nick Cannon.
INSIDE EDITION's April Woodard asked Richard Pryor Jr., "Why do you think the family members of Whitney Houston are concerned about the biopic portraying Whitney?"
He replied, "For them to do a film and to place it on a TV station that maybe not everybody gets because maybe they don't have the right cable provider, I think it's just so small and so minut that it shouldn't be done that way. She's bigger than that and she was better than that."