Whitney Houston — Family BATTLES Over Billboard Tribute Award

Whitney Houston
“s sister-in-law — Pat Houston — is waging war against Bobbi Kristina because she desperately wants to accept Whitney”s Billboard Music Award on her behalf … and only BK is standing in her way.

Sources closes to the situation tell our sources … 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.