While the Billboard Music Awards appeared to be drama-free from the outside, but from the inside we could have seen a major showdown between Ray-J and Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law Pat Houston go down! Unfortunately after the pain of Whitney Houston’s Millennium award tribute and the evening’s events, Ray-J found himself in the hospital.
Here’s what TMZ reports:
Ray J was almost physically removed from the Billboard Music Awards last night after angry members of Whitney Houston’s family ordered their security to get him away from them … TMZ has learned.
Pat Houston’s blood was boiling because she, Bobbi Kristina and other family members were seated next to Ray J, the person Pat believes was a very bad influence on Whitney. Minutes before the tribute to Whitney, Pat asked her security to remove Ray J from his seat, but he refused to budge.
Our sources say … Pat’s security summoned hotel security, along with several uniformed officers to physically remove Ray J.
Just before push was about to come to shove, security warned Pat that things would likely get physical and it would almost certainly be caught on video, just as Whitney was about to be honored. Sources say Pat then grudgingly recanted and Ray J kept his seat.
Sounds like a whole lot of stupid. I get why they may feel a bit of animosity towards Ray, but really, it was their daughter, sister and friend who had the problem with controlling herself around drugs. There is no use is blaming Ray-J for Whit’s death, if that is what they are doing.
After the confrontation with Whit’s family the night before, Ray-J was found in his hotel room “out of it” and is supposedly being treated for exhaustion and stress.
I don’t know how he is handling all of this mess. I’d have to be on a whole lot of Xanax to deal with a death AND have the family of the loved one taking strikes at you. I just hope that Ray-J has a support system around him to keep him semi-sane.