Missy Elliott's Super Bowl half-time show performance was marred by Bobbi Kristina Brown's health emergency the day before the big game - because the troubled youngster's late mum Whitney Houston asked the rapper to look out for her daughter.

Brown was hospitalised on Saturday (31Jan15) after her husband Nick Gordon found the 21 year old face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at their home in Roswell, Georgia.

Reports suggest she is breathing with the help of a ventilator and Elliott admits the news hung heavily over her as she prepared to join Katy Perry at the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15).

Following a tweet she aimed at those who thought Brown's near-drowning was a joke, the rapper told Yahoo Celebrity's The Insider, "Bobbi is like a little sister to me. I have been very close to her mother. One thing that her mother said to me before she passed away was to make sure Bobbi Kristina was straight, so my prayers for healing (are) that she comes out and be around people that love her (sic)."

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