The tension between Bobbi Kristina Brown's family and her partner Nick Gordon has erupted into the open after the 25-year-old begged to be allowed to see her in a series of emotional tweets. In frustration on Monday, he posted: "Let me in the hospital to see my girl and let her hear my voice SHE WILL WAKE UP!!!"
It's been three weeks since Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in the bathtub at home in similar circumstances to her late mother Whitney Houston. Since the incident at the young couple's Atlanta house, her rap star father Bobbi Brown has banned Nick from her bedside.
Bobbi Kristina with Nick Gordon in 2012 at tribute event to her late mother
This came after his entreaties to be permitted to play his stricken girlfriend her favourite music and massage her in an attempt to help with the recovery process. She is being treated in Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, where doctors have her in a medically induced coma.
Nick also insisted that he took care of the aspiring singer, who is known to her family as Krissi, "24/7" – as well as "watching over" her mother when she was alive. In his messages he often refers to Whitney as 'mom'.
Clearly completely distraught at what he sees as an injustice, Krissi's partner went on to claim that until now Bobbi had only seen his daughter four times in the last five years and has his eye on Whitney's fortune. The stream of tweets comes after Nick unveiled a new tattoo of his girlfriend's name on his arm.
Fans have responded by urging him to stay strong.
Meanwhile, Bobbi has postponed a planned tour of Australia, citing his family difficulties. Through his lawyer he also insisted that Nick is not married to his daughter, contrary to claims by the couple themselves.
In January 2014, the duo told followers on Twitter that they had tied the knot, even showing their 'wedding' rings and continually referring to each other as husband and wife.