As previously reported, Angela will be helming the upcoming Lifetime biopic on Whitney, which will see former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Yaya DaCosta take on the role of the iconic singer.
Bobbi Kristina’s gripe with Angela apparently stems from Angela’s decision to cast Yaya to play Whitney, instead of herself.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Angela was asked if she ever considered casting Bobbi Kristina to play the role of her mother, to which Bassett responded: “No, I did not think about that. I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that 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. 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 apparently got wind of Angela’s comments and proceeded to go on a small tirade against the Oscar nominated actress, calling her a “bitch” and perhaps worst of all, asserting that Angela somehow looked like a man.
Since her mother’s passing, Bobbi Kristina has been constant fodder for the tabloids and bloggers. Some of it has been warranted, but in my opinion, most has not. However, I have long believed that BK does a disservice to her mother’s memory by acting out and speaking in a way I am sure her mother would not be pleased with.
From her public battles with her grandmother and other family members, to this recent disgusting attack on Angela, BK looks like a child who wasn’t raised properly and that in return makes Whitney look bad.
Bobbi Kristina needs to grow up and most of all, shut up. She is too vocal and public with things that are better left unsaid and kept out of the spotlight.
Angela was a friend to Whitney, and Whitney said as much in her own interview to EW after they wrapped filming on “Waiting to Exhale” so many years ago. We all know Angela’s character and know she would never in any way defame the memory of Whitney.
If BK’s only gripe with Angela is the casting of Yaya and not her, then she more so than ever needs to have many seats. Though Tyler Perry has thrown her a few bones allowing her to appear in several of his productions, BK is not an accomplished actress and is highly unlikely to be able to play the complexities that will be required to bring her mother’s story to life.
Hopefully Bobbi Kristina will continue to grow and eventually learn that the best thing she can do to honor her mother’s memory is not to go on public tirades against her family and friends, but rather to live well, succeed, be great and show the world that despite her problems, Whitney was still able to raise a beautiful, intelligent and thoughtful daughter.