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Bobby Brown: Whitney called for our daughter

Bobbi Kristina died in eerily similar circumstances to her mother Whitney Houston. Credit: Reuters

Bobby Brown has spoken of his devastation for the first time since the death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina.

The R&B singer said if he had been there two days before the 22-year-old was found unresponsive at her home "things wouldn't have gone down like that."

Speaking to US chat show The Real, he also revealed he believed his late wife Whitney Houston probably played a part in his daughter's final days.

"She was not comfortable by herself I guess. You know, she just called my daughter with her."

Bobbi Kristina as a child with her parents Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. Credit: Reuters

Bobbi Kristina suffered irreversible brain damage after being found face-down in a bathtub in January this year - in strikingly similar circumstances to how her mother died in 2012.

She was put in an induced coma for six months but died in a hospice on July 26.

After her funeral a few days later she was laid to rest next to her mother in Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey.

Her father said he hoped and prayed for months she would pull through. "But when God calls you, he calls you," he said.

Brown became emotional several times in video clips released in advance of the full interview, which will be broadcast on Monday's episode of The Real on Fox.