- The 19-year-old says she hears her mother's spirit encouraging her
- Bobbi Kristina said she wants to sing and act carrying on her mother's legacy
- Admits she feels pressure but believes her mother prepared her
- Tells of final day with her mother where she slept in Whitney's arms
She has seen the negative effects fame can bring but Bobbi Kristina Brown has revealed that she is set for a career in acting and singing – just like her mother Whitney Houston.
In a revealing and touching interview with Oprah Winfrey which aired in the U.S last night, the 19-year-old spoke about her mother’s death for the first time.
Bobbi told Oprah that she wants to carry on her mother’s legacy and how she hears her mother’s spirit all the time encouraging her.
She said: ‘I still have a voice – yeah we are going to do the singing thing, we are going to do the singing and the acting.’
And asked if she felt a burden because of her mother’s extreme talent and success she replied: ‘It’s a lot of pressure but she prepared me for it.’
The teenager also told Oprah of her final day and night with her mother, before she passed away on February 11.
She explained: ‘The very last day, it was so early in the morning I went to go and get her I was like “Will you come and lay down with me.”
Bobbi Kristina added: ‘She was rubbing my head and I slept in her arms all day and all night long.’
The daughter of Whitney and husband Bobby Brown was composed throughout the short interview, which took place at her aunt’s house in Atlanta.
While at times she sometimes repeated Oprah's words back to her - which gave a sense the former talk show host was leading the interview to her own rhythm - Bobbi did articulate herself clearly.
Oprah has been criticised for conducting the interview less than a month after Whitney passed away but during the interview she steered clear of subjects which might cause too much distress and didn't bring up the subject of drugs, how Whitney died or her father.
Bobbi Kristina explained how she has surprised herself in coming to terms with her mother’s death.
She admitted that months ago if someone had told her this would happen she said: ‘I would have said I wouldn’t have been able to do it.’
But Bobbi Kristina said that she feels her mother is with her and she often speaks to her.
She explained: ‘I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me “I’m right here I’ve got you” I can always feel her with me.'
'She passes through me all the time.'
Bobbi also admitted she sometimes forgets the singer is gone: 'Sometimes know I walk in the house and still call her name.'
She explained how a light might go on at home and she said: 'I am like "Mom what are you doing"'.
Whitney's daughter admitted that her emotions had been up and down since her mother's passing.
She conceded: 'It does it comes in waves one minutes I can be laughing and happy and it will come over me you know it’s my mom and I’ll start crying but I will hear her again "keep moving.I’m still right here."'
She also said that while she can sing Whitney's songs herself she can't yet listen to the tracks.
The teenager who currently lives between the home she and Whitney shared in Atlanta and her aunt and uncle's home, spoke of the close bond she shared with her late mother, and said they were best friends.
Bobbi said: 'She wasn’t only a mother she was a best friend, a sister, a comforter – she was this spirit that she had no matter where she was.'
The aspiring singer admitted that like any mother daughter pair they had their arguments but added: 'That was still my mother my confidante and she was my everything and I was her everything.'
And touching on the speculation and reports that have emerged in the wake of her mother's death Bobbi was quick to defend her mother.
She said: 'So many people are saying so many other things, they don’t know who she really was.'
'All that negativity it’s garbage – that’s not my mother that’s not who she is. In reality I know who she was, her family know who she was, you know who she was.'
Oprah asked Bobbi if she knew how insecure her mother was, something that Whitney's The Body guard co-star Kevin Costner had mentioned at her funeral.
The teen said she did know and revealed how the singer always asked her 'Did mommy do OK? Did I look ok?'
Curiously the teen also revealed that she didn't realise the height of her mother's fame or her iconic status around the world - until she was gone.
She explained: 'I just saw her as mom.'
'When I realised that my mom was a worldwide icon was when we did go on tour and then the funeral and everything.'
'This woman made an impact on the world.'