There’s been speculation all week as to Bobby Brown‘s attendance at Whitney Houston‘s funeral today in Newark, New Jersey. But in fact, he was invited, and due to church over crowding he left because he did’nt want any drama. I think they at-least needs to give Bobbi credit for that! After a tumultuous relationship, it’s not fully clear on what Bobby’s relationship is like with Whitney’s immediate family.
According to a person familiar with the situation, Brown brought an entourage of nine people with him to the Newark church and wanted them to sit with them in the family section.
“They were asked to leave,” the person said, referring to the entourage. Brown was not asked to leave, but “he left with the other people,” according to the person, who was not at liberty to discuss the situation publicly.
Rev. Al Sharpton tweeted at 1:15PM EST:
Brown seat was moved three times, in which he decided to leave Whitney’s funeral. He kissed the casket and was not allowed to see his daughter, Bobbi Kristina. On the situation, he has released a statement saying:
My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions.
I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.
Brown appeared visibly upset as he left the church and got into a black Cadillac SUV.