Extra’s AJ Calloway sat down with Debra Antney, a well known music manager and good friend to the Brown family, in Atlanta, opening up about the tragic situation surrounding Bobbi Kristina.
Debra visiting the family at the hospital before Bobbi was moved to Emory University Hospital. “She blinked her eyes, she did do that… She’s not out of danger, but it ain’t over with yet.” And her father, Bobby Brown, by her side? “He’s a wreck,” says Antney. “Thankful he got a good wife that stands right by him, you know, and he has a little support team there. But how would anybody be?”
Some question if the recent Lifetime biopic Whitney sent Bobbi Kristina over the edge. The TV movie, directed by Angela Bassett and starring Yaya DaCosta, followed Whitney’s rise to fame and turbulent relationship with Bobby Brown airing just two weeks ago.
Debbie saying she couldn’t bring herself to watch. When AJ asked if she thought the movie affected Bobbi Kristina, Antney replied, “Would you not think that would affect you?”
She went on to say, “That baby has not stood a chance since she was conceived, just about. She was talked about, ridiculed. All the people that had all those things to say about her… That’s a baby, a 21-year-old baby. To have to constantly listen to things, and to still have to deal with the death of her mom, and every five minutes they are posting something about her mother… and never anything good.”
Antney said, “Everyone has a breaking point,” adding her message to everyone regarding Bobbi Kristina: “Leave the negative behind” and “start putting positive thoughts into the universe.”