No teenager should have to face the kind of stuff Bobbi Kristina Brown has gone through in the last two months, and the strain has definitely become clear. The 19-year-old was hospitalized for anxiety following the sudden death of her superstar mother Whitney Houston in February, and her mental state has been understandably fragile ever since. When you factor in her father Bobby Brown’s DUI, media scrutiny of her relationship with adopted brother Nick Gordon, and the grief of a lost parent, it’s not that surprising that Bobbi has reportedly been self-medicating with drugs to deal with the stress. And it makes us sad. Not Lindsay Lohan sad, but real, genuine sad.
So that’s why these reports of Bobbi getting some acting gigs are making us feel a little better. Hopefully the work will help get her out of the massive emotional funk. Just last week it was announced that she’ll have a recurring role on family friend Tyler Perry’s sitcom, For Better Or For Worse, and now she’s apparently showing interest in playing the role of her famous mother. According to TMZ, Bobbi was inspired by Lil Eazy E, who’s playing his late father in an upcoming Eazy E biopic. Even though no formal plans have been made, stars have been lining up for a chance to play the diva. Last week Rihanna was the favorite to head up a proposed feature, with Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson and Brandy also up for consideration. We’re sure those ladies would all do a good job, but you just can’t top Whitney’s own flesh and blood, y’know? We’ll be pulling for her. What do you think? Let us know in the poll below!
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