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Bobbi Kristina: Bobby Brown Leaves Whitney Houston's Funeral After Fallout – Video

Bobbi Kristina Brown did not have the honor of sitting with her father, Bobby Brown, as she attended the funeral of her mother Whitney Houston. While it’s no secret that many hold Bobby Brown responsible for Whitney’s downfall it appeared that despite their tumultuous marriage and subsequent divorce, the pair had respect for each other and shared in their responsibility for their daughter Bobbi Kristina. Just a few days before her untimely death, the family was seen exiting a restaurant after enjoying what appeared to be a nice dinner. However in the days following Houston’s death, Kristina has been hospitalized, twice, and Brown has been barred from seeing his daughter.

At the invite only funeral held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, Brown reportedly arrived with 9 people. The church could not accommodate his group and they were not allowed to sit with the Houston family. Rev Al Sharpton unsurprisingly found time to tweet about the incident,

“I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!”

Bobby Brown has released a statement obtained by CNN and revealed he and his children, he has three older children and a two year old, were invited to the funeral but after being harassed by security and his inability to see his daughter, he left before the service began.

“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 m 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.”

Update: Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina were unaware of the incident between Bobby Brown and security personnel during the service. Rev. Jesse Jackson clarified the incident to CNN, reported via Reuters,

“The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was in attendance at Houston’s funeral, told CNN that Brown and his entourage of “four or five people” (not 9 as reported) took seats in the front row, but were told that the row was reserved for family only. They were asked to move, Jackson said, but there wasn’t room at the invitation-only service to seat them elsewhere.

“That was a very difficult moment for all of us; we wanted him to stay,” Jackson said. “It seems they could have accommodated him better than they did.”

In another update, Rev. Al Sharpton who had previously tweeted about the incident took back to Twitter after the funeral to clarify his initial tweet,

“We are out of the service. I don’t want anyone distorting Bobby Brown. He has shown love and respect today. Stop hatin’.”

“Bobby did nothing but show love and respect for the memory of Whitney and his daughter,” he continued, “I spoke to Bobby, he said all he wanted to do was show respect and love.”

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0 thoughts on “Bobbi Kristina: Bobby Brown Leaves Whitney Houston's Funeral After Fallout – Video

  1. Dot says:

    The Houston family did the right thing by not allowing Brown to sit with the family. He was not longer married to Whitney and right now Bobbi needs to be around positive people.

  2. CLV says:

    I don’t agree with this. Whitney was married to Bobby for almost 15 years. No matter how anyone else felt about him, he should have been allowed to pay his respects. She obviously didn’t have ill will towards him. She knew that she didn’t need to be married to him, and she got away and that was her business. We don’t know what they shared. I’m thinking that she helped to raise those kids in some kind of way. They should have been there, at least seated right behind the immediate family. I like Kevin Kostner, but Bobby was her husband for almost 15 years. He should have been allowed to pay his respects. If it was about Whitney, it should have been about Whitney!!!…….not about personal likes or dislikes for one another. no matter how anyone feels about him, he is STILL and will always be Bobbi Kristina’s father. He should have been able to support his daughter. He and his daughter have a love for Whitney that no one will ever know. Whitney loved him and that is all that should have mattered.

  3. jeanette says:

    I agree no matter how ppl feel he spent 15yrs with Whitney & he is Bobbi’s father. He had a right to show his respect and love and support to his daughter. Ppl need to think what would Whitney and his daughter want not what they think or want. I dont think she would be happy seeing how he has been treated. She shares a daughter with him they must of really loved each other at one stage. also Bobbi needs all the love and support she can get R.I.P Whitney

  4. MissFabulosity says:

    This article’s author really needs to get their facts straight. Bobby Brown is not responsible for Whitney Houston’s downfall. If you have been paying attention to her story then you would know that. Ever since her death friends of hers have been speaking and said she was into what she was into before Bobby Brown even came into the picture. Also people need to stop assuming what she died from the cause has not even been announced yet for gods sake. The most ignorant thing you can do is assume. You’re being ignorant by assuming it was Bobby Browns fault or even as I read on other sites Ray J’s fault. No one forced Whitney Houston into doing anything and neither one of these men were in her life.

    Also, it was wrong the way the securities did Bobby Brown. He should have been able to sit whereever he sat when he stepped in that church. No one else is more important than the ex-husband and her ex-step children. All the other family members and celebrities were already in their seats so no one else should’ve been more important than Bobby Brown and her ex-step children. They loved her too!

    Besides the woman is dead now, she will forever live within her music. However let the queen rest in peace. Everyone has their own trials and tribulations. No one is perfect, not even the commenters or the author writting this article. No matter what anyone says she will always be the queen of pop and the best female artist of our time .She had a beautiful voice and She accomplished a lot. No one can take that away.

  5. MissFabulosity says:

    This article’s author really needs to get their facts straight. Bobby Brown is not responsible for Whitney Houston’s downfall. If you have been paying attention to her story then you would know that. Ever since her death friends of hers have been speaking and said she was into what she was into before Bobby Brown even came into the picture. Also people need to stop assuming what she died from. The cause has not even been announced yet for gods sake. The most ignorant thing you can do is assume. You’re being ignorant by assuming it was Bobby Brown’s fault or even as I read on other sites Ray J’s fault. No one forced Whitney Houston into doing anything and neither one of these men were in her life.

    Also, it was wrong the way the security did Bobby Brown. He should have been able to sit whereever he sat when he stepped in that church. No one else is more important than the ex-husband and her ex-step children. All the other family members and celebrities were already in their seats. So no one else should’ve been more important than Bobby Brown and her ex-step children. They loved her too!

    Besides the woman is dead now, she will forever live within her music. However let the queen rest in peace. Everyone has their own trials and tribulations. No one is perfect, not even the commenters or the author writting this article. No matter what anyone says she will always be the queen of pop and the best female artist of our time .She had a beautiful voice and She accomplished a lot. No one can take that away.

  6. Kai says:

    People can say what they want and believe the rumors they read on the web, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure anything out, just pure common sense. If Whitney had been into drugs before she met Bobbi Brown, you would have seen her downfall long before she met Bobby, or you would have seen indications such as her voice, looks or demeanor changing as you saw during the time she was with Bobby Brown. Whitney had the most beautiful, clear, strong voice this world has seen from a femaile in a long time. The drugs changed her voice to something hoarse and heavy. Whitney was simply Beautiful, any idiot could see the change in her looks from someone beautiful to someone hard looking and at times disheveled. Her demeanor which had been a little sassy had changed to brash, harsh tone. Whitneys entire character had changed, her looks, her demeanor, her physical being had changed drastically when she was with Bobby Brown.Simply put, she was a beautiful woman with an Amazing voice before she met Bobby Brown and one has only to look at her pics during the time she was with Bobby Brown to see the drastic change in her apearance and everything else! So stop with the BS about Whitney using drugs before Bobbi Brown. Whitney was beautiful with vocals unmatched by any other until her unfortunate meet with Bobby Brown, from there, she went slowly down hill. Whitneys family and none other know the real truth and their attitude towards Bobby Brown speaks volumes!

  7. Tay says:

    If you anything there is famous baseball palyer who said whitney had himstrung out on drugs way before she met bobby..STFU How you going to blame a grown man for smething another grown person is doing..You sound stupid honey..Get a life

  8. CommonSense says:

    The heck with the “seating” issue. FOCUS on Bobbi Kristina and her well-being. That young adult needs help, from professionals who deal with addictions. For all of you who state Whitney’s family is more positive than Bobby… THINK AGAIN. If that were the case, Whitney herself would be alove today. The Best thing Bobbi Kristina could do is CLEAN HERSELF up and start by getting away from ALL family members, checking herself into a facility, and then coming out and taking control of her mother’s estate, and her own life. Show the world she is in charge, as she should be regardless of her age she is an ADULT.

  9. jc says:

    No Whitney family wasnt right. they were married for how many years. and they have a daughter that makes him whitney family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bobbi Kristina BROWN she belongs with her FATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the houston family needs to relize bobby brown isnt going anywhere. he will always be part of bobbi kristina BROWN life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Tee says:

    It takes a long time for drugs to take affect on people when they’ve lived the life that whitney lived. If she was able to sit at home every single day and do drugs all day, we would have never known her. But she DID admit to being addiicted to pills before she met him. She blamed the media for putting her up on the pedetsal she was on because she was just a regular girl from the hood…In her words. SHE made her own decisions, Bobby was just there with her. HE didn’t put a gun to her head. People need to realize that ADULTS DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO ON THEIR OWN!

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