pat houston, whitney houston & bobbi kristina

Pat houston, Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina

*Amid reports that 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown was battling with her mother’s manager and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, to accept the Millennium Award (on behalf of Whitney), a compromise has been met, according to RadarOnline.com.

Both Bobbi K and Pat are scheduled to take the stage together, buit Bobbi Kristina will actually accept the award.

What undoubtedly will be an emotional tribute, will be Bobbi Kristina’s first appearance at an event since her mother died in February.

There had been rumors that Bobbi Kristina would be singing tonight but it appears she will just accept the honor.

Earlier we reported …

*Looks like there’s drama going down in Las Vegas in the Houston family.

Apparently Pat Houston, sister-in-law to late singer Whitney Houston, has turned on Bobbi Kristina because she desperately wants to accept Whitney’s Billboard Music Award on her behalf but Bobbi K is standing in her way.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … Pat is trying to force herself into the spotlight by accepting Whitney’s Millenium Award at the ceremony in Las Vegas tonight … and producers of the show are pissed.

We’re told the show really wants BK to accept the award and make the speech on the late singer’s behalf … but Pat won’t stand for it and is making life hell for them as she tries to worm her way into the segment.

Sources tell us … the show’s producers feel BK is the best choice to represent Whitney’s legacy and they’re convinced Pat is simply exploiting the situation to get publicity for her upcoming reality show.

The Billboard Awards air tonight on ABC at 8pm Eastern

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