Whitney Houston’s Mom Cissy SLAMS Lifetime Movie: “Let Her Rest!”

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Whitney Houston Movie

By Shari Weiss

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Whitney Houston’s mom Cissy is strongly against Lifetime’s upcoming movie about the singer, and she wants the world to know it.

As Gossip Cop reported, Angela Bassett is directing the TV film, which will focus significantly on Houston’s tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown.

In a statement released to “Entertainment Tonight,” Cissy says:

“Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family’s objections. No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby. In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn’t know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her. Please please let her rest.”

It’s worth noting, however, that Bassett co-starred with Houston in 1995’s Waiting to Exhale, and the singer also collaborated with Deborah Cox, who is set to provide the film’s musical vocals.

Gossip Cop has reached out to Lifetime for a response.

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