Bobby Brown on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death: Whitney Houston “Called My Daughter With Her”

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Bobby Brown opened up in an interview with The Real to talk about Bobbi Kristina's death. Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Rest in peace. Bobby Brown opened up for the first time since the July death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, with the hosts of The Real, and the singer revealed that she might be in a better place now.

“I’m pretty sure her mother [the late Whitney Houston] was … had a part with like, ‘Come on, let’s get her up here,’ in the best way possible,” an emotional Brown, 46, told the talk show hosts in a segment set to air Monday, Sept. 14. “She was not comfortable by herself, I guess, and she just called my daughter with her.”

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Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday, July 26, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub on Saturday, Jan. 31, by her longtime partner Nick Gordon. She was 22 years old. An investigation surrounding the cause of death is still ongoing.

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“We prayed and hoped for six months for something better to happen,” Brown said, referring to the time Bobbi Kristina spent in the hospital. “But when God calls you, he calls you.”

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Bobbi Kristina was Brown and Houston’s only daughter. The couple had a tumultuous 14-year marriage that was wrought with rumors of drug use, domestic violence, and infidelity.

The pair split in 2006, with their divorce finalized in 2007. Houston tragically died in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton hotel room on Feb. 11, 2012, on the eve of the 54th annual Grammy Awards.

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Bobbi Kristina was buried next to her mother in New Jersey after an emotional funeral in Atlanta, Ga.

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