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Bobby Brown on 'The Real' - First Interview Since Daughter Bobbi Kristina's Death

by Cailey Lindberg   Sep 15, 2015 22:03 PM EDT

It's been almost two months since the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, only daughter of singer Whitney Houston and rapper Bobby Brown, and her father finally gave his first interview to the Fox Network show, The Real, and it's set to air on Monday (Sept. 21). In the interview, Brown touched on his prayers for a miracle even when doctor's suggested otherwise, and his regrets about not being present at his daughter's Atlanta area home in the days leading up to the near-drowning that threw her into a coma that she would never wake up from.

Bobbi Kristina was found face-down in the bathtub on January 31st in events that were disturbingly similar to the death of her mother, who died from a drug-fueled accidental drowning shortly before the Grammy Awards in 2012. Bobbi Kristina remained in a coma for six months, was taken off of life support and then was moved into hospice care when her condition worsened in June. She died later the following month (July. 26) and was buried next to Houston in New Jersey despite her father's fervent prayers that she would recover.

The Associated Press released this snippet, "We prayed and hoped for six months, you know, for something better to happen," Brown told The Real, "But when God calls you, he calls you. I'm pretty sure her mother had a part with like 'Come on, let's get her up here.' She was not comfortable by herself, I guess. She just called my daughter with her." Brown is said to have become emotional several times in the interview while sitting with new wife, Alicia Etheredge.

Rolling Stone reported that a wrongful death suit was filed against Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who shared the townhouse in Atlanta where she died, soon after her death. While no criminal charges have been filed yet, Brown said, "If I could have been there two days before, it wouldn't have went down like that."

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