Tyler Perry Slams Claim Bobbi Kristina Quit His Show: “Please Stop The Lies”
5:33 pm, May 30th, 2012
According to RadarOnline, Bobbi Kristina “has walked off her new TV show, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.”
The webloid “exclusively” claims that the aspiring actress, still grieving the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, “quit the TBS comedy a few weeks ago.”
A so-called “insider” says Bobbi Kristina “walked off the set… so quietly that barely anyone noticed.”
It was a “fast exit for the troubled teen,” reports the site, which quotes a source as saying, “She thought she was ready for this, but she wasn’t.”
Except now Tyler Perry himself is slamming the report.
“NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!!” writes the actor-director-producer in a blog post published on Wednesday, explaining, “There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season.”
Perry talks about talking with Bobbi Kristina after Houston’s funeral and giving her a part on “For Better or Worse” because he thought there was “no better way for me to help her move through the grieving than by giving her something to focus on.”
He acknowledges that there were “tough days for her,” but says she “managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time.”
The mogul also admonishes the media for spreading false stories about the situation.
He writes, “PLEASE LEAVE THIS BABY ALONE!!!! AND SHE IS A BABY!!! Please stop the lies and give this child some room to breathe and grieve.”
Check out the full text of his post below.
I woke up this morning to my publicist calling me saying that there were reports that Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of “For Better Or Worse”. NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!! There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finshed taping the season.
After Whitney’s funeral, Krissi and I spent a long time talking about her goals and dreams. She said she wanted to act. That’s when I decided to write her into “For Better Or Worse”. 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. 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.
Were there tough days for her? Yes of course. Not because of the actng or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother. And being someone who knows about losing their mother, I know grief comes in different ways and you never know when it’s going to hit you or how it’s going to hit you, for that matter. Some days you’re smiling and happy and some days you’re so broken that you can’t stop crying. So yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time.
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.
IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD WOULND’T YOU WANT THAT?
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