Bobbi Kristina blasts Angela Bassett for Whitney Houston biopic casting

Bobbi Kristina - Whitney Houston Biopic

Angela Bassett is making her directorial debut with the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic for Lifetime — but didn’t want the star to be similarly unfamiliar with the job duties. For that reason, Angela said she “did not think about” casting Whitney’s daughter.

“She’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft,” Angela told Entertainment Weekly of Bobbi Kristina Brown. “It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story — there’s a technical aspect.”

Bobbi Kristina, who has been critical of the project from the beginning, now seems to be even less pleased.

“Ha MsAng ‘bassketcase’ (sic) has such a damn nerve my lord, at least the world doesn’t mistake me for the wrong sex,” she tweeted on Saturday. She deleted that, but later added, “When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes1st, I’ll be sure 2shout URname out b**ch ! hahUrTestResults= MALE. Lmao”

Similar to Bobbi Kristina, the rest of the Houston family seems to be against the TV movie. However, Angela, who co-starred with Whitney in Waiting to Exhale, said she is isn’t concentrating on the dissenters.

“I’m going to protect it to the best of my abilities,” she said of the movie, which will focus on Whitney and Bobby Brown’s tumultuous relationship. “I’m not going to read those negative comments because everyone has something to say.”

Actress Yaya DaCosta has been selected to play Whitney.

Yaya DaCosta - Whitney Houston Biopic

The 31-year-old actress has more than one dozen credits to her name. In contrast, Bobbi Kristina’s only acting credit is for a 2012 episode of For Better or Worse.

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  • guest

    If I had Bobby Brown’s face, I wouldn’t be calling people ugly. And you married your brother… so please stop calling people out. And its really sad that your only claim to fame is your drug addict parents. Get an education and spread the word about how dangerous addiction is. Do some good, dont be such a nasty person. Especially when you are ugly on the outside.

    • Rob Ford (CRACK MAYOR)

      Lmao you know the nerve!

  • pmo

    wow bobby kris, tell us how u really feel! the Houston family and also aleeha sp? family must realize, they have no control over biopics of people in the public domain.

  • LaLa84

    Angela… Classy
    Bobbi… Trashy and ClassLESS

    • Greg

      just wanted to say.. DANG your beautiful!!! sorry i had to say it

      • LaLa84

        Well thanks!

  • SS

    Have some class, Bobbi Kristina.

  • Valerie

    I think Bobbi should be cast as whitney only because whitney was her mother. She knew her mom better than anyone and they were really close.

    • SS

      being close to her mother qualifies her to write a book, or work as a consultant on a film about her. But to play whitney? she doesn’t look like her, and her acting skills might not be up to par.

    • spottedgiraffe

      Don’t you think that’s a conflict of interest? Even if Bobbi could act (which she can’t) do you really think she should be acting out being battered and introduced to drugs by an actor playing her father? Sometimes having a personal connection is a detriment not helpful in show business.

  • Rob Ford (CRACK MAYOR)

    Lmao who could take this serious I mean look at wtf is talking!

  • Sweet Venom

    Sounds like it was a good choice not picking her.

  • BreeMorey

    I hope she is lashing out because she is still hurting over the lose of her mother, not because she missed out on an acting job…. i would think an outsider would give a more accurate performance, than a bias family member

  • spottedgiraffe

    Really? Girl, your name is Bobbi and you look exactly like your unattractive father. Who is the one that really is mistaken for the opposite sex here? Btw Angela is gorgeous, and also somewhat resembles Whitney. Insulting Angela’s looks is like insulting your own mother. What an idiot. Sorry being born to a celebrity didn’t open the doors you thought it would. If you want to be an actress you can work for it you entitled little brat.

  • September24

    I remember Yaya from Americas Next Top Model. Thought she was going to win but she lost to Eva. Hope she does a great job! And Angela too! This Bobbi is a malicious fool and her mother is rolling over in her grave!

  • christee

    Please, get an education. Please please please. She can probably afford it, she certainly seems to need it, and my god, just drop everything you’re doing now, and enroll in a basic spelling and grammar course. Start acting like a decent human, and then maybe people will take you seriously. Everyone on this planet has lost someone they love, but that’s no excuse for acting like a bratty, classless, over entitled child.

  • micro OP

    They did a reality show a hot minute after her death. The only reason they don’t approve is because they aren’t getting a payout.