Chaka Khan, who has been close to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family for decades, said that she was “definitely hurt, disappointed” over the 22-year-old’s condition. The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has been in a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home on Jan. 31.
Chaka, a close friend of Whitney, Bobby Brown and her mother Cissy, has known Bobbi Kristina since she was born. The 62-year-old singer, who has battled drug addiction like the late singer, said that she felt let down after reports surfaced of police finding drugs at Bobbi Kristina’s home.
“I’ve been in conversation with the family,” Chaka said, according to U.K.’s Mirror. "Everyone’s devastated, everyone. I love Bobbi Kristina, I love Whitney, I love Bobby Brown. I love Cissy – I love them all.
“But we just have to wait for what happens next. All I want to do is be there for them. I just need to pray,” she reportedly said, adding: “Whitney would be devastated. I wish she was here.”
Chaka reportedly said that she is “pretty close to feeling what she (Whitney) would have felt and what she’s feeling right now.”
Whitney was discovered submerged in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, 2012, following which she was declared dead at the age of 48. A report from the coroner’s office revealed that she had died from accidental drowning, though cocaine and heart disease were found to have played a role in her death.
In mid-March, Bobbi Kristina was moved to DeKalb Medical facility in Atlanta after spending weeks at the city's Emory University Hospital. Bobby Brown, who has been hopeful about his daughter’s recovery, believes there will be an improvement in her condition after being moved to the facility, which is reportedly known for its long-term care. However, Bobbi Kristina has shown no improvement following the move. In mid-February, she had suffered seizures as doctors unsuccessfully attempted to take her off the coma-inducing medication.
Police have launched a criminal investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s case after finding injuries on her body, and are probing a possible domestic abuse angle after reports surfaced that the aspiring actress and her boyfriend Nick Gordon had a history of violence.