LL Cool J: I Won’t Comment on Bobbi Kristina at the 2015 Grammys, But “I Wish Her a Speedy Recovery”

LL Cool J and Bobbi Kristina Brown
Grammys host LL Cool J told Us Weekly that he will not publicly comment on Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition at the 2015 show. Earl Gibson III/Getty Images; Tiffany Rose/WireImage


When pop icon Whitney Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel at age 48, just a few days before the 2012 Grammys, host LL Cool J opened the show with a prayer for the legendary singer. Three years later, Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is in critical condition after being found facedown in her bathtub in an eerily similar incident on Jan. 31. But with the 2015 Grammys airing living on Sunday, Feb. 8, the rapper tells Us Weekly that there won’t be any special announcement or tribute made for Brown, 21. 

“I just wish her a speedy recovery,” he told Us at the Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilege Cognac’s Pre-Grammy Dinner in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 7. “I don’t want to impose some kind of public thing on her family’s personal moment and so it’s not my place to kind of go there. I’d rather just pray that she has a speedy recovery and that her family is around her. We’ll see what happens, I just wish her the best. That’s tough. The timing is quite…is quite tough.” 

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson sang “I Will Always Love You” at the 2012 Grammys, in honor of the late Whitney Houston. John Shearer/WireImage

This is LL Cool J’s fourth year hosting the show, and he wants the focus to remain on the musicians. 

“Tomorrow is about those artists and about those guys who came out who were nominated and performing, we want to keep the show [about] that,” he continued. 

In addition to the 2012 prayer, Houston was also honored when Jennifer Hudson took the stage to perform a touching rendition of the chart-topping singer’s hit cover of “I Will Always Love You.” 

Houston won seven Grammys and sold around 200 million albums in her impressive career.

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