Bobby Brown has broken his silence on Bobbi Kristina's tragic death to reveal that he believes that her late mother Whitney Houston had a hand in her passing. The 22-year-old died on 26 July at Atlanta's Peachtree Christian Hospice, almost six months after she was found unconscious at her home.

Bobbi was buried next to her mother, who died in tragically similar circumstances at The Beverly Hills Hotel, California in 2012, at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, on 3 August.

In his first interview since the aspiring actress lost her life, the R'n'B star said that he took comfort with the belief that the I Will Always You hitmaker "called my daughter with her".

"We prayed in hope for six months, you know, for something better to happen, but when god calls you he calls you," Brown, supported by wife Alicia Etheredge Brown, says on syndicated daytime talk show The Real – set to air September 14.

"I'm pretty sure her mother had a part with like (gestures) ''c'mon lets get her up here'' in the best way possible." The 46-year-old star added: "She was not comfortable by herself, I guess, and she just called my daughter with her."

Brown's TV appearance comes days after Bobbi Kristina's Nick Gordon denied allegations that he caused her "wrongful death" saying he tried to resuscitate her when she was unresponsive but was unsuccessful.

In June, Bobbi Kristina's conservator Bedelia C. Hargrove filed a $10m (£6.4m) lawsuit against Gordon alleging that he stole money from her and subjected her to domestic abuse. Legal documents stated on 17 August that he murdered the reality star by giving her a "toxic cocktail" of drugs before putting her face-down in the bathtub at their Georgia home.

No criminal charges have been brought against him.