Johnny Gill, New Edition Member, Comments on Bobby Brown's State of Mind

by Jackie Willis 3:41 AM PDT, June 26, 2015
Playing Johnny Gill, New Edition Member, Comments on Bobby Brown's State of Mind

Johnny Gill opened up to ET about how his New Edition group mate Bobby Brown is doing now that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has been moved to a hospice care facility.

"State of mind? In a nutshell, not good. Not good," Gill told ET's Kevin Frazier of Brown. "We just had a conversation yesterday. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy."

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Earlier this week, a $40 million lawsuit was filed by Bobbi Kristina's conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, claiming that her boyfriend Nick Gordon controlled her by limiting who she could interact with. The lawsuit also accuses Gordon of prior domestic violence, including, "punching [Bobbi Kristina] in the face, knocking out a front tooth, and dragging her upstairs by her hair."

Gill told Frazier that he's withholding judgement on these explosive allegations until it's all sorted out. "We at the end of the day have to sit still until everything is completed to be able to make a full assessment of how to deal and what happens next," he said. "But it's a lot, a lot that's going on. A lot."

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As for how much Brown knew of what was going on with his daughter and Gordon, Gill admits that his band mate's bond was Bobbi Kristina wasn't too strong.

"It was no secret that Bobby and Bobbi Kris had an estranged relationship for a certain period of time," Gill said. "One Father's Day, it was a few years back, she called and he was just so over the top and elated that she had reached out. They started from that point to rebuild that part of their relationship."

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Bobbi Kristina, who turned 22 on March 4, has been on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31. She's now residing at a Georgia hospice care facility.

A source close to the family tells ET exclusively that the only daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Brown is now off all medications and could pass away at any moment. Another source tells us that her organs are failing.

Gill and Brown are scheduled to reunite with New Edition in August. In the meantime, he's touring with his solo album, Game Changer, which inspired New Edition to get back in the recording studio for the first time since 2004. 

"That's the thing that kind of triggers us into trying to set a date, to start a New Edition project because getting into that studio, it's like riding a bike, you never forget how," Gill said. "So everybody's in the studio and you're talking and laughing and having a good time. And you start thinking, 'Hey it's been a long time, it's been too long you know?'  And then you start making plans for a New Edition project. So that's going to come at some point."