Billboard Music Awards 2012: Bobbi Kristina Brown receives Millenium Award on behalf of Whitney Houston
Bobbi Kristina Brown last night delivered a touching tribute to Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards 2012.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, accepted the special Millennium Award on behalf of her late mother, after she was escorted onto the stage by her adopted brother Nick Gordon and received a quick kiss from him.
Whitney Houston’s daughter had been reduced to tears while watching an emotional video dedicated to the singer.
But Bobbi Kristina was well-spoken and composed when it came to delivering her poignant speech, with Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston by her side, who also gave an introduction.
Bobbi Kristina Brown said: “I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all. Not just from when it was good, but when it was bad too.
“Thank you so much for showing that much love, because she deserved it. She did. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life.”
The teenager added: “There will never be another one ever, and I thank you, all of you – the fans, everyone. Thank you so much.”
During the speech, the camera cut to Brandy, the sister of Whitney Houston’s former partner Ray J.
Brandy could be seen mouthing the words “never ever” while Bobbi Kristina spoke about her mother’s uniqueness.
There were also tributes to Whitney Houston, who died aged 48 on February 11, in the form of performances.
After an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend sang Greatest Love of All while Jordin Sparks delivered an emotional rendition of I Will Always Love You.
During Jordin Sparks’ performance, cameras followed Bobbi Kristina Brown who was seen sobbing at the tribute.