Whitney Houston's mother Cissy is deathly afraid Bobbi Kristina will die like just the singer -- in a haze of drugs and other bad influences -- which is why she wants to withhold Bobbi's multi-million-dollar inheritance, sources tell TMZ.It makes sense to worry about Bobbi Kristina's mental health. She should be in counseling (I only assume she is) and I can even see the court asking for an independent assessment to make sure she is capable of handling the facts of her mother's death and making reasonable choices. But in the end, this was Whitney's final wishes and they should be carried out. There's barely a point in making a will or end of life decision now, as families seem to enjoy dragging out in court what has been legally signed, sealed and approved.
Sources close to Cissy tell us, Cissy feels Bobbi is currently surrounded by numerous negative influences -- including her boyfriend Nick Gordon and father Bobby Brown -- who will drain Bobbi's fortune given half the chance.
We're told Cissy also feels 19-year-old Bobbi is still extremely impressionable right now -- and if left unchecked with millions of dollars, Bobbi could end up going off the rails ... eventually dying just like Whitney.
According to sources, Cissy wants to wait until Bobbi has matured significantly more before she gets her money ... an estate estimated at $20 million ... though it's unclear how long she wants her to wait.
As for allegations Cissy is trying to withhold Bobbi's fortune to hoard the money for herself -- Cissy is telling friends that's total BS ... that's it's about protecting her family.
As for withholding it to keep her control of both Bobbi Kristina and the money being purely for the family good... yeah, right. Pardon me if I seem skeptical, but I've seen this play out several times in this crazy world and that has never been true yet.