In his first interview after the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown opened up about his emotional turmoil after losing his daughter, saying that he prayed and hoped for six months for her recovery. Brown and his wife Alicia Etheredge talked about the 22-year-old’s death at the premiere episode of “The Real,” scheduled to air Monday.
The R&B singer also spoke about what Whitney Houston might have been thinking when her daughter breathed her last. Bobbi Kristina died on July 26 after being in an unresponsive state for six months. Treatment at several facilities failed to revive the aspiring actress, who was put in a medically induced coma after she was found facedown in a bathtub at her Atlanta home on Jan. 31.
"We prayed and hoped for six months ... for something better to happen," Brown said, in the interview, according to People magazine. "But when God calls you, he calls you."
"I'm pretty sure her mother (Whitney) was … had a part with like, 'Come on, let's get her up here,'" Brown said, while Alicia added: "In the best way … in the welcoming way."
Houston, the late Grammy award-winning singer, also died under similar circumstances in 2012.
"She was not comfortable by herself, I guess," Brown reportedly said about his former wife. "She just called my daughter with her."
Meanwhile, police are reportedly conducting a homicide investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s death. Bedelia Hargrove, Bobbi Kristina’s legal conservator, filed an amended lawsuit this month against her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, alleging that he drugged his girlfriend with a “toxic cocktail,” and then drowned her in a bathtub. The 25-year-old is also accused of abusing Bobbi Kristina and stealing her money.
Earlier this week, Gordon filed a motion to dismiss the $10 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by Bobbi Kristina’s estate in June.
"[The original lawsuit] contains several unsupported conclusory, untrue, criminal accusations that Defendant Nicholas Gordon committed acts that he simply did not do," part of the motion reportedly read. "[The] plaintiff has not provided any evidence including but not limited to affidavits, police reports, indictments, or any other documentation to support baseless claims against Defendant Nicholas Gordon."
Gordon's legal team, Joe Habachy and Jose Baez, called the lawsuit "slanderous and meritless" when it was filed.
"Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it's shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly," the two said, in a statement to ABC News. "Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most."