I didn’t say anything when they decided to live stream the service. I didn’t say anything when they asked Kevin Costner to make a cameo. But now they’re selling the funeral footage? Come on, people!
Whitney Houston just got laid to rest yesterday, and her family is already planning on profiting off of her funeral footage. ‘Well, maybe the money’s going to charity,’ you might be thinking. Well, you’re wrong.
A rep for the family says the profits will “help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina.”
I guess they think by adding the word “benefit” in there, they can fool us into making this sound like it’s for a charity. Then again, there were previous reports of Whitney's bankruptcy during her final days, so perhaps Bobbi does need the money.
The rep says the family as now “agreed to license footage to several media outlets,” and they will be charging “customary fees.”
The Associated Press provided a live pool feed of the funeral on Saturday. But as TMZ reports, everyone had to pull that footage 24 hours later because the family wants to sell the footage.
Meanwhile, it was reported that after Whitney’s funeral on Saturday, Bobbi Kristina went missing. Rumors surfaced that she was caught doing drugs to cope with her mom’s passing. A Houston family spokesperson said:
“There was some confusion about Bobbi Kristina’s whereabouts last night for a short time, but she’s OK.” They added that drugs were not involved.
“She needed some time alone.”