The Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter says he wanted to attend his sister Leslie Carter's funeral in Upstate New York this weekend, but his own family made it impossible.
Say what now?
As the 25-year-old Leslie was laid to rest at a small ceremony after a suspected drug overdose claimed her life last week, several family members were on hand.
Just not Nick.
Nick Carter said that, “I wanted to be at my sister’s funeral, but my family has always had a complicated dynamic." He would not explain the circumstances.
Sources close to the singer, however, say feels family members went out of their way to make sure he was not included. Brother Aaron Carter was present.
"There are so many emotions for me surrounding the loss of my sister," Nick said, again not elaborating. "I am trying to stay healthy, positive, and focused.”
Leslie's stepmother, Ginger, said reports of Nick being excluded by the family are not true, but quickly hung up the phone before explaining any further.