Getty Images
Getty Images

Bobby Brown Gets Teary in Emotional Tribute to Late Bobbi Kristina at Essence Fest

Monica Otayza
Jul 10, 2019
04:48 A.M.

Bobby Brown got emotional at the Essence Festival when he gave a special tribute to his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina.


Bobby Brown hit the Essence Festival Main Stage last Saturday and used it as an opportunity to pay tribute to someone he loves dearly.


Before ending their set at the widely attended show, Brown made a special mention to his late daughter with some heartwarming words. Holding on to a pendant worn around his neck, he said:

"I keep one of my kids right here with me. Her name is Bobbi Kristina. I keep all of [my kids] close to my heart, but this one right here, stays around my neck and right there near my heart."

A Father's Heartache

Bobby became emotional after reflecting about his daughter, whose life was cut short back in 2015 at just 22-years-old, only three years after the death of her mom, Whitney Houston.


Telling the audience about how he communicates with his daughter, he says he screams in a dome, such as where they were in that moment.

“When I want to talk to my daughter, when I want to let her know how I’m feeling, I scream from a dome like this.”

Moving On

After playing a guitar solo and Bobby wiping the tears in his eyes, he finished his tribute by saying: "I know I'm going to love her for the rest of my life."

Since separating from Whitney, Bobby went on to marry Alicia Etheridge in 2012. The happy couple now spends their days with their three young children, always making the most out of their time together. Bobby and Alicia are parents to three kids: son Cassius, and daughter Bohdi and Hendrix.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Sandra Dee 'Never Recovered' from Bobby Darin's Death & Erased Herself from Life in Her Last Years

March 02, 2022

Bobby Sherman Sacrificed His Music Career to Save Lives & Be a Family Man

March 22, 2022

Sandra Dee & 8-Years-Older Bobby Darin, Who Fell for Her 1st, 'Had No Life Together' during Their Marriage

March 27, 2022

David Soul Was ‘Still a Kid’ When He Married for the 1st Time – He Fathered 5 Sons & Daughter

February 14, 2022

Poor Mom Lives in Old Trailer with Son and Never Lets Anyone in until She Gets Hospitalized — Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

'You Don't Yell at Her': Three Kids Happy for Mom's New Husband after Living with Abusive Dad

March 11, 2022

Woman Refuses to Accept Stepdaughter until She Sees Photo Her Father Stashed for 42 Years — Story of the Day

April 27, 2022

Michael Strahan 'Couldn't Believe' His 1st Wife Loved Him — They Were So Young When They Became Parents

February 14, 2022

Wanting to Be a Lifeguard Like Late Dad, Boy Saves Drowning Girl & Gets a Box from Her Mom Later — Story of the Day

March 29, 2022

Woman Meets Daughter’s Fiancé and Recognizes Nephew Who Disappeared 17 Years Ago – Story of the Day

February 28, 2022

Firefighter Saves then Adopts Orphan Boy who Finds Mom’s Photo in Father’s Room 40 Years Later – Story of the Day

February 27, 2022

On Her Wedding Day, Woman Gets Hundreds of Letters from Her Late Mom 23 Years after Her Death — Story of the Day

February 05, 2022

Tom Petty’s Wife Said She Was Bullied & Sued by Stepdaughters after She Saved Tom’s Life

March 30, 2022

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022