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Bobby Brown Issues STATEMENT About Funeral Drama+Celebs Leave In Mourning

After Whitney Houston's touching funeral today in Newark, New Jersey, her close family and celebrity friends were spotted leaving in mourning.

 

The pictures, plus Bobby Brown's statement on the drama causing him to leave the funeral early, inside. *Updated with statements from Bobby Brown, Jr.  & Aretha Franklin.*

15 minutes into today's services at New Hope Baptist Church, Bobby brown was seen exiting in a visibly upset manner.  It was reported he left because of a seating dispute.  Bobby brought 9 people (including his other children) to the ceremony but was technically only allowed 3. It was also reported he was not asked to leave, despite the rumors saying so, but left on his own accord.  Here is Bobby's statement he issued today in full:

“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.”

Deep sigh...

Meanwhile, fans, friends, and family of Whitney Houston continue to mourn her passing.  Pictures of Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, Jessie Jackson, and Stevie Wonder leaving the services:


Whitney will be buried tomorrow next to her father.  Her casket will be guarded by 10 security guards while it waits in the cemetery.

UPDATE:

Bobby Brown Jr. has been communicatiing with fans via Facebook and he posted this pic saying, "Doing Fine, Been Better"

He also posted these comments:

I've never been so hurt in my life.

No matter how good, and what good my Father does. why do you guys always have to fucking lie about him and make him outto be this person HES NOT ,what did he ever do to yall man. Fucking scumbags I'm disgusted

What don't break you Sho nuff gonna fucking MAKE #TeamBrown is STRONG mark my word we taken over. Then what the media gon say? #FuckItImOnOne

 

And Aretha Franklin said.....

Although she did not attend Whitney Houston's funeral (she said her legs cramped up on her after a concert on Friday) Aretha took the stage on Saturday and did her own tribute.

Sitting at a piano at Radio CIty Music Hall, Aretha played "I Will Always Love You" and turned it into a gospel tribute.  Between lyrics, she added,

"She was a very fine young lady.....one of the best, greatest singers.  She was giving, gave so much of herself."

 

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Everyone is quick to express

Everyone is quick to express what Bobby is entitled to, bottomline is this was Whitneys final moment & her family's wishes need to be respected. He was invited, his daughter needed him more than anyone one else in the world at that moment. She should've been his first prioritiy above all other trivialities like seating, yet what did he do? he left.
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how can we as christians say

how can we as christians say forgive Whitney for all her troubles, drug problems, mistakes, and embarrassing situations and then hold bobby brown to his past. that is hypocritical! I love me some whitney but her and bobby have not been together in years and no one made her take drugs. my problem is that if you are allowing the people who enabled her in her last days, some of which are her family, ray j, and bodyguard ray... then why are you turning bobby away? NO one in her close circle saw any red flags days before she died? really? but they all gonna put all the blame on him because of his past and her past. Whitney would not have ever treated those kids or bobby like that. What was done was wrong. All this should have been discussed before the funeral. Whomever was in charge should have discussed with bobby brown the seating, and preferences. Not invite him and then when he shows up you make him move several times. Thats just wrong. And you are not presenting yourself in a christian way. Its not need to have all that church, and talk about God and then treat someone like a leper when they come to the church to pay their respects. Just sayin...
meekmeek's picture

Hello Bobby was no where near

Hello Bobby was no where near Whitney, he was in another state. They were together for lunch a few weeks ago so they must have been still friendly towards each other. They have been seperated and divorced for years. I only heard 1 person speak on the people that were around her during this time that should take some blame and that was Chaka. Whitney should have never been in that environment for a whole week she should have not gotten there until the nite before or day of the Grammys. These people are just like the ones that were around MJ turned thei backs for money.
ms nay's picture

You couldn't have said it any

You couldn't have said it any better.Instead of having church.We are called to be The Church.God is love.
carolyn's picture

You couldn't have said it any

You couldn't have said it any better.Instead of having church.We are called to be The Church.God is love.
carolyn's picture

Ok it was about 15 Winans

Ok it was about 15 Winans there. That was ok but not her Brown family. Whitney was front & center @ his mother & fathers funeral. She was treated like family. That was ridiculous this is about money. They have found out he will get get SS benefits & she may have left him more. They should be ashamed. She said she was a drug user way before Bobby.
Anonymous's picture

This is Bobby's family. Why

This is Bobby's family. Why not sell something about your own brother who was addicted to drugs? Why use Whitney? Whitney Houston's sister-in-law had a sit-down with Sister 2 Sister magazine to explain her reasons for splashing the singer's drug problem across the pages of the National Enquirer. "I had several motives behind what I did. One was because I loved her and I was tired of seeing her like that," said Tina Brown, the sister of Houston's husband Bobby Brown and the photographer behind photos of Whitney's "drug den" bathroom. Brown says she went public only after warning Houston that she would do so if the entertainer kept refusing treatment. "Every time I got called (by Houston) I was scared I was gonna walk in there and she was gonna be dead," Brown told the magazine. "I told her, 'The next time I come in here... and the situation is the same, I'm snapping pictures and I'm gonna do what I gotta do. Maybe if you see yourself in black and white... Maybe you need a jarring experience to wake you up out of this." "She called me and she was like, 'You did it...' We started talking and she started crying and was like, 'Why did you do it?' I was like, 'Nip (Houston's nickname), it's gonna help you, man. When you see it, read it. Read what you do." Brown also denies that the Enquirer paid her $200,000 to drop dime on Whitney's drug problem. "I'm broke now, so it couldn't have been that much money," she explains to the magazine's Jamie Foster Brown. Speaking of being broke, Brown also discusses how Houston's handlers are allegedly robbing her blind. She says she's trying to get the "Waiting to Exhale" star to get rid of her aides. "She thought her house was paid for and came to find out she owes $900,000 or something... She has to move. It's not that she wants to move...And the whole time she's thinking she owns that house," Brown said. "She doesn't know that (family members) took her wedding rings... or her diamond bracelet. We have paperwork where they pawned the stuff. They've been taking from my brother and his wife from day one... I'm not going to sit back no more, and they can do whatever they wanna do." Brown is hoping that Houston will at least get clean enough to see that her entourage is cleaning her out. "She has like 40 people on her payroll. They all have chauffeurs and (they're) buying brand new cars... but she's broke," Brown said. "My mission is a quest to save Whitney from the people around her... Source
Anonymous's picture

The Winans genuinely loved

The Winans genuinely loved Ms. Houston, and didn't see her as a cash cow but almost a member of their family. The Browns, on the other hand, saw Ms. Houston as a meal ticket and their only way out of the ghetto. See the difference? It's not even subtle, but still you missed it :)
Anonymous's picture

Wow...you Bobby Brown fans

Wow...you Bobby Brown fans are just as trifling as the man you followed. If you have to ask such a shallow question, then you really don't need an answer but I will give you one. The Winans are FRIENDS with the HOUSTONS. The only link between the HOUSTONS and BOBBY is his daughter. He is an EX-husband. Which means, he is no longer part of Whitney's immediate family. Not only that, but Bobby has a track record of acting like he's entitled to everything Whitney had and was because he was her husband. NO he does not. And what's all this "he's her father," ish. How come every picture you see with Bobby Kristina, she's with her mother. Showing up only after your daughter collapses and has to be taken to the hospital safter the death of her mother ays a lot about Bobby. He should have been beside his daughter as soon as the death of Whitney was announced. So, I don't know why his fans now feel he's entitled to be treated with such respect from a family he is no longer associated with except for a kid and he never cared to see this daughter right after her mother died except for when she collapse and was rushed to the hospital. I'm sure some of you must feel that since he's Bobby K's father, he's entitled to some of Whitney's estate aslo...SMDH... pathetic.
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Thats a lie there are plenty

Thats a lie there are plenty of pictures with him and Bobbi Kris and plenty with all 3 of them together. Hell all 3 of them were just in a picture together after lunch no more than 3 weeks ago. Bobby been trying to make his own money. Some of her family was with her when this happened not Bobby so whats up with that.
ms nay's picture

Aretha did try by doing her

Aretha did try by doing her own lil singing for Whitney. Can't knock her for that. Plus Mrs. Aretha is old, obese, and I can imagine the pain from that cramp cause I get them at times. I give her the pass. I think she did truly love Whitney, but must watch out for yourself first and foremost. DO YO THANG Mrs. Aretha. Mad respect NY
Sang it's picture

His son look high as shit!!!

His son look high as shit!!! Whitney on Oprah 2009 - (this says it all) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHJKBkPx2Hs
Anonymous's picture

OMG!! All this Bob hate. I

OMG!! All this Bob hate. I can't believe it. Why In The World- God's Baptist, churgh going, I love The Lord world, would the ex husband, father of the child need an invitation. Are you kidding me? Why would Bobbi Kris's brothers and sisters need an invitation? Stop the crazy hate folks. Over 1200 family, friends, colleagues etc, and you could not arrange for 9 people. PUHLEASE!!!
Anonymous's picture

As a point of law: a marriage

As a point of law: a marriage creates a familial relationship (next-of-kin) and a divorce terminates it. On the basis that Mr. Brown's legally created relationship ended with his divorce to Ms. Houston, he NEEDED an invitation to attend her funeral, like any of the other legal strangers (Perry, Winfrey, Blige Keyes, Winans, Governor, mayor, et al) that attended the services. If Bobbi Kristina were to die, he would not NEED an invitation to attend his daughter's funeral. Invitation only events of any kind are planned to accomodate a certain number of people, therefore the Houston family made seating arrangements to accomodate Mr. Brown plus two/three, and the other 1500 or so invited guests. When he showed up with NINE people, and not clear that number with the Houston family, he was rightly asked to leave presumably if he insisted on seating all eight. Sounds pretty fair to me. It is against the rules of etiquette to show up to an invitation only event with more people than were invited. If he WERE the husband, and not the EX-husband, he would have every right to bring as many people as he wanted. As it stands, as a stranger to the deceased, he should have respected the wishes of her family.
Anonymous's picture

He was invited. He came. He

He was invited. He came. He did not have an entourage of 9. He wanted to come in with his 3 other children. Once in, and asked to move several times, as he stated, by security, HE decided to leave on his OWN accord. He did not want to cause a scene & make the situation escalate any further. If his side is to be believed, then I do think it was best, under those circumstances, that he leave, rather than make a hard time for his daughter Bobbi Kris worse by making a spectacle.
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should have read: "rightfully

should have read: "rightfully asked to leave...." and corrected for comma for "Blige, Keyes"
Anonymous's picture

Daaaaahhhhh... Are you living

Daaaaahhhhh... Are you living in a freak'n cave???
Anonymous's picture

What I don't understand is

What I don't understand is why everyone is coming down on Bobby, when they know good and well Whitney would have acted up if the tables were turned and it was Ray Js funeral this weekend, and she was asked to move a few times because she brought more people than she was suppose to. Granted I don't think a lot of her people would have came to that funeral with her because I don't think a lot of her people supported that dysfunctional looking relationship (Whitney and Ray J, really?). But still, just hypothetically speaking, we all know Whitney's cheese had slid off her cracker - just last week her behavior was 'extreme' ly erratic, odd, questionable, and unpredictable. She liked*ta had stomped a muthole in Stacey Francis a few nights ago, All for the love of Ray J? Come on, ya'll know had it been Ray J's funeral this weekend and this post was about Whitney's behavior over seating arrangements, eyebrows would have been raised much higher. But I guess I'm the only one who could see this. As for Bobby, why do ya'll expect so much from someone you think so poorly of? He should have done this, he could have done that...................it's Bobby Troubled Brown, for crying out loud. That's like expecting spring water from a sewer. Why would you expect that ? Miracles do happen, but I think him leaving rather than causing a scene was the closest to a miracle to be expected from a man's who name has been mud for soooooooooooo long, given the history of the two. Another distasteful observation about the madness: I think it was in poor taste to even mention that Whitney was possibly going to be a judge on XFactor, because according to her behavior the week leading up to her death she was in no condition to even do something as simple as a face saving interview. Granted she wouldn't have been alive to do it, but if she was alive for it and did it, it would have been extremely hard (for me) to stomach. Originally, hell was only meant for the devil. So may we all be saved/forgiven/RIP............................now AND in the afterlife.
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It's good to see Bobby Brown

It's good to see Bobby Brown not only sharing his drug habits with his kids but his sense of self entitlement. Their attitude reminds me of that family who just roll up knee deep with their friends to your wedding. And when turned away because the invite say ONLY ONE, they get all pissy and ready to fight. I understand Whitney was a down to earth chick who was never ashamed of where she came from but DAMN, she really reached back to the hood for Bobby. Don't tell me there wasn't any celebs from Newark, NJ she could have married instead of this "deep in the sewer" hoodrat who simply just wanted to distroy her and her family lives. I have a girlfirend who dated a man like Bobby when she was younger. A fifth level hoodrat. When this man moved in with her, his entire family saw it as grounds that they should be able to move into her house also because whatever she had was also theirs because she was dating their father, bother, uncle, and cuzz. Such a kind hearted woman as she was, she would allow them to stay at her place but it was hell trying to get rid of them. Sadly, she had a child for him wich made the situation worst. For as charming and sweet as he was on the outside, I saw pure evil due to his extreme selfishness and sense of entitlement. He even tried to kill my friend when she wanted to break up with him. Unfortunately, it took her almost losing her life to finally get that the man was pure evil. Funny thing was, like Whitney, the only thing it seemed she and the man had in common were their love of getting high and smoking cigs. That was the only time they weren't fighting.
tellmeaboutit's picture

I'm not even half way

I'm not even half way through, and I just have to thank you for this intelligent comment. There is such a disgusting sense of self-entitlement oozing out of these children, it's sickening! Oh, you've said everything so well...thank you so much!
Anonymous's picture

The problem here is he was

The problem here is he was invited really, to his ex wife who he was with for over fifteen years, the mother of his child who he had lunch with less than a month ago had to be INVITED to the funeral. This was Whitneys home going service and we all knew she loved her some Bobby Brown. He should have been there with his daughter who loves her father. I have always saw nothing but affection between Bobbi Kris and her father from early childhood to her becoming an adult. Whitney was also close to Bobbys oldest brother. Foolishness and how certain family members felt should have been pushed aside for this day. This was Whitneys day not theirs. They keep wanting to blame Bobby for everything yes him and Whitney had their problems. But Whitney had issues before and after Bobby and her family knew and are just using him as a scapegoat.
ms nay's picture

So you feel Bobby, since he

So you feel Bobby, since he was Whitney's ex and the father of Bobby Kristina should have been allowed to do as he please? It's clear he shared the same sentiment as you since they save him and his three guests a spot with Whitney's family but he felt that wasn't enough.. As I stated before, don't care how you spin it...Bobby actions towards his ex-in-laws, his ex wife and his daughter was selfish. No In-laws have to accept the behavior of an ex if they don't want to. Especially if they see the behavior of that parent is toxic to the kid. And you said it Whitney loved Bobby so much that when he threw his tantrums when he wasn't getting his way, which we all know he is well known for doing, Whitney would simply give in because she didn't like the embarrasment it drew. let's be real, the public wasn't watching Bobby. He was never on her level of fame and he knew it. It was Whitney the public was watching and that is why Bobby didn't care how he behave around her and her family. It was her image who the gossip mongers would smare.
tellmeaboutit's picture

Oh and also, please lets not

Oh and also, please lets not start another TEAM BROWN movement. This situation is soooooooooooo much deeper than that. Addiction is addiction. Addicted to substances, or just addicted to " no good a$$ people in our lives". It is one, & the same. Lets just start the healing process, and be grateful & thankful to GOD, who saw fit to share one of his Angels on earth....
Jay's picture

Cissy Houston Turned Her

Cissy Houston Turned Her Daughter Over To The Industry 30 Years Ago. And They Returned Her Daughter Back To Her in A Casket. Everybody Is Talking About Whitney Would have wanted Bobby There. Well, They Did Extend An Invite, He Was There But For Whatever Reason He Chose To Exist. So It Was No Longer The Family's Fault. Somebody Please Explain To Me Why Messy Jessie (Jackson)Was There Sitting In The Pulpit Looking Bitter And Salty. He Appeared To Have A Big Chip On His Shoulder. Maybe He was Mad Because They Didn't Ask Him To Officiate The Funeral. I Wish He Had Left With Bobby. Lastly, IMO i Think The Winans Clan Was A Disgrace. The Service was Going Very Smoove Until The Entire Brew Gathered In The Pulpit. What In The Hell For? If Gladys Knight Or ReRe Was There... You Tawking Bout Having A Good Ole Fashion Service.
Confessions's picture

This whole situation is so

This whole situation is so draining...... Cissys’ family is biblically bound, attached at the hip to the church. They are supposed to walk in the light of Christianity, right? What happened to the biblical phrase of forgiving thy enemies (Didn’t her body guard Ray say she was quoting Matthew to him before she passed)? Everyone wants to play the blame game. Did anyone see Jennifer Holliday's comments this week? She has been a friend to Whitney for years. She came out and TOLD THE TRUTH. Whitney was introduced to drugs and did drugs way before Bobby Brown, people. Let's stop blaming, and use this time to celebrate a GREAT GIFT/LIFE that was given to us. I don't believe in coincidences. Bobby was invited to the funeral, only so the family could save face. How does security, stop the biological father of Bobbi Kristina from seeing & comforting his child? They were given instructions TO DO THAT, keep it real. She needs her Dad at this time, like it or not. She needs her extended family, the same brothers and sisters that she interacted with throughout her life, the same children that Whitney took under her wing & cared for. As Al Sharpton said, "Better accommodations should have been made for Bobby Brown. I wish people would just leave Bobby Brown alone." I don't know the number of people he showed up with, what I do know is that Bobby has about 5 kids. Based on what I have seen throughout the years and read, Whitney was a big part of their lives (4 of the kids including Bobbi Kristina). She was a GREAT WOMAN, with a BIG HEART. Bobby should have been in the first pew, PERIOD. He was married to her for 15 years? He was out with her and his daughter a few weeks back. Call it crazy people, but Whitney was a grown a$$ woman who made her own decisions. And based on what I saw, I would agree, what went down with Bobby and her family at her Home Going would not have been cool to her at all. I am tired of all the fussing and fighting. I JUST WANT TO REMEMBER WHITNEY. Whitney, who gave all the "pretty brown brown’s" hope. The Whitney, who continuously set records, gave back to her Newark Jersey & Fan base community, and became a mentor for up and coming black female artists all over. The woman who forever shaped the standards for singing the star spangled banner. The Whitney who helped us believe that, “YES, WE CAN...." I miss you, Whitney Elizabeth Houston. Rest in Peace- Nippy, you deserve too.
Jay's picture

And that is why Bobby should

And that is why Bobby should have shown up by himself to be there for his daughter. Not roll up knee deep with his other baby mother's kids. It was his time to be with the kid he made with Whitney. And to show her family he can act like a man with some sense. A funeral is not the place to reunite with your siblings. That bond should have been made long before Whitney died. And judging by the fact the Bobb Jr looks quite smoked out, I'll say it's best if Bobby Kristina stay away from her father who seem behave like a kid himself. This young lady needs a father figure around her. Not a man who behaves more childish than she doesn't. I guess you never watched their reality show. Bobby Kristina, even at a young age seem more like the adult. At this time in her life, she doesn't need a father who is so extremely selfish.
tellmeaboutit's picture

Bobby Jr was young when

Bobby Jr was young when Whitney and his dad married so he did think of her as a mother figure. I have even heard her say I have my God and my children she only has 1 bio child and 3 stepchildren so she considered them as her extended family. I watched the show and those 2 were right there together acting ghetto as ever TOGETHER. Bobby and Whitney have been seperated and divorced for several years. He was no where around when this happened. Yes Bobby has had his issues but he moved on working and trying to maintain a life. Whitney needed extensive INPATIENT REHAB and her immediate family should have helped her to get it or maybe they did and she did not want it. Been in this situation you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. People want to blame Bobby but the fact remains Whitney was a grown woman that knew she had a problem and knew she needed help. But this is bigger than Whitney or Bobby because When The Lord says its time to come on home Whitney it was time for Whitney to go home. She don't have to worry about drugs or nothing else. I bet the majority of the people on here with so much to say did not even go and get a copy of her last CD I Look to You it woud have sold a lot more copies. But people were bashing that CD left and right now they on here with their I love Whitney comments. Please
ms nay's picture

Bobb Jr looks UPSET by not

Bobb Jr looks UPSET by not being allowed to pay his respects to his FORMER STEPMOTHER who he spent alot of time with as a YOUNG BOY. His eyes look sad and like he has been CRYING not high you stupid Bobby Brown hater.
Anonymous's picture

nicely said!

nicely said!
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Speaking of classy, I am

Speaking of classy, I am disappointed that Aretha Franklin did not attend her God-daughter's funeral due to illness, but was well enough to give a concert performance later that night. I have a LOT of respect for Ms. Franklin as the true Queen of Soul, but her decision to not attend Whitney's funeral was unfortunate. She could have attended, and not performed. If their roles had been reversed, I believe that Whitney would have attended her "Home-going Services". Shame on you, Aretha :(
Anonymous's picture

Just because that was the

Just because that was the announcement that was made, does not mean that is what really went down. She performed Sat night, so perhaps she wasn't ill. Don't believe everything that is told to you. Sometimes you are told what we want you to hear. BTW, see anyinterviews Ms. Franklin gave recently?
Anonymous's picture

I see Bobby Brown's children

I see Bobby Brown's children are just as FOUL as BOBBY. Bobby did show up with NINE people. The photos only shows Bobby and this three kids but he did come with more people. Bobby is a disgrace. I'm glad he LEFT! Whitney's funeral was about HER not BOBBY. Bobby needs to get a clue this was a funeral not a night club. If he was asked to move why not just move???? Bobby wants attention and I'm glad he just LEFT and took his rude children with him. Bobby Brown Jr. is just like his TACKY father. This is about Whitney not BOBBY CLOWN.
FuriouS Styles™'s picture

Bobby Jr was young when

Bobby Jr was young when Whitney and his dad married so he did think of her as a mother figure. I have even heard her say I have my God and my children she only has 1 bio child and 3 stepchildren so she considered them as her extended family. I watched the show and those 2 were right there together acting ghetto as ever TOGETHER. Bobby and Whitney have been seperated and divorced for several years. He was no where around when this happened. Yes Bobby has had his issues but he moved on working and trying to maintain a life. Whitney needed extensive INPATIENT REHAB and her immediate family should have helped her to get it or maybe they did and she did not want it. Been in this situation you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. People want to blame Bobby but the fact remains Whitney was a grown woman that knew she had a problem and knew she needed help. But this is bigger than Whitney or Bobby because When The Lord says its time to come on home Whitney it was time for Whitney to go home. She don't have to worry about drugs or nothing else. I bet the majority of the people on here with so much to say did not even go and get a copy of her last CD I Look to You it woud have sold a lot more copies. But people were bashing that CD left and right now they on here with their I love Whitney comments. Please
ms nay's picture

IF ANYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

IF ANYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT SELFISH, DIRECT THAT TO WHIT"S GODMOTHER ARETHA FRANKLIN. SHE CLAIMED TO BE TOO ILL TO ATTEND WHIT'S CELEBRATION BUT RECOVERED IN TIME TO DO HER OWN CONCERT....HMMM
anonymous's picture

BB, Jr. needs to learn

BB, Jr. needs to learn grammar and how to use his computer's spell checker. His post only goes to show that money cannot buy an ounce of class. Speaking of class: his father was born a hoodrat and will die one. He was invited plus two and he showed up with seven. The Houston family was correct to ask him to leave, however he alleges that he was seated and security repeatedly asked his party to switch seats, requests that were not made of other mourners and lastly he was not allowed to see his daughter. Well, if he wanted to see his daughter, he should have arrived early to the funeral instead of being "fashionably" late. Based on his inadequacies as a father, and husband, I can understand the Houston family conditional invitation to him: you are there, have a seat and leave us alone because you were horrible to our daughter/sister/aunt/cousin, et al, and played a role in her ultimate demise. I guess Mr. Brown, Sr. with his limited education did not read between the lines and thought that the Houston family was going to put aside their issues with him, and his mistreatment of Whitney but some wounds die hard, no pun intended. In any event, he should have put aside his ego and played nice, if only for his daughter and to honor his ex-wife's memory. To spit in the face of your spouse, as Whitney alleged he did, was horrible and showing a little class would have gone a long way to making up to her. He couldn't even do that!
Anonymous's picture

The problem here is he was

The problem here is he was invited really, to his ex wife who he was with for over fifteen years, the mother of his child who he had lunch with less than a month ago had to be INVITED to the funeral. This was Whitneys home going service and we all knew she loved her some Bobby Brown. He should have been there with his daughter who loves her father. I have always saw nothing but affection between Bobbi Kris and her father from early childhood to her becoming an adult. Whitney was also close to Bobbys oldest brother. Foolishness and how certain family members felt should have been pushed aside for this day. This was Whitneys day not theirs. They keep wanting to blame Bobby for everything yes him and Whitney had their problems. But Whitney had issues before and after Bobby and her family knew and are just using him as a scapegoat.
ms nay's picture

An ex-wife of 15 years that

An ex-wife of 15 years that he allegedly spat in her face, according to Ms. Houston. He was INVITED, along with two or three other people, and exceeded that number by six or seven. If it had been so important to him for Bobbi Kristina's half-sibling to attend, he should have raised an issue when the invitation was extended, not show up fashionably late, and with an entourage. The Houston family shouldn't blame Mr. Brown for Ms. Houston's drug/alcohol addiction ---she even admitted during a Diane Sawyer interview that "no one can make me to anything that I don't want to do", however it appears that they have held him accountable for allegedly physically and mentally abused her during their 15-year marriage. I think it is rather telling that not one person mentioned Mr. Brown, by name or inference, during a more than three (3) hour funeral service. Not.One.Person. Again, he underestimated just how much contempt the family holds for him, and that the invitation was simply to, maybe, appease BK, and they would have rather that he not have shown up.
Anonymous's picture

You are so right on about it

You are so right on about it all. No one mentioned their so-called great love. In her own words she was forced to dim her light to make him feel better. He should have just shut his mouth and stayed if he cared that much.
Anonymous's picture

The bottom line is that he

The bottom line is that he WAS invited to attend with 3 other people. When he learned this information, could he not have contacted the funeral director and stated that he wanted to bring 6 additional people and ask for seating arrangements?? He showed up with the extra people and wanted them all to sit together, that's what caused the problem. He didn't need to sit on the first row of pews UNLESS his daughter AND former mother-in-law allowed it. I just think that for Whitney & Bobbi Kris' sakes, he could have sat with 3 of his family members where there was room allotted, then have the other 6 people seated where they could find space instead of leaving like he did - but of course, the dramatics will lead to all sorts of "exclusive" interviews and attention for him.
Anonymous's picture

The problem here is he was

The problem here is he was invited really, to his ex wife who he was with for over fifteen years, the mother of his child who he had lunch with less than a month ago had to be INVITED to the funeral. This was Whitneys home going service and we all knew she loved her some Bobby Brown. He should have been there with his daughter who loves her father. I have always saw nothing but affection between Bobbi Kris and her father from early childhood to her becoming an adult. Whitney was also close to Bobbys oldest brother. Foolishness and how certain family members felt should have been pushed aside for this day. This was Whitneys day not theirs. They keep wanting to blame Bobby for everything yes him and Whitney had their problems. But Whitney had issues before and after Bobby and her family knew and are just using him as a scapegoat.
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Lawrence's picture

Bobby Brown is a REBELLIOUS

Bobby Brown is a REBELLIOUS fool!!! He was told he could invite TWO guests, NOT 7. But, b/c of Browns feeling of invincibility & not being able to follow RULES, he did wht he wanted to do. I dnt feel srry 4 him. If he wanted extra guests, he shoulda called Cissy & asked permission. This shows tht Bobby still has his own issues. Bobby couldnt even get over himself & send his ex-wife off in peace. It became ALL ABT HIM! I kno Whitney was looking down saying, "Bo-bby, get it 2getha man!"
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DAMN, This is tawdry!!!...

DAMN, This is tawdry!!!... Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe (oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh) to help to make the season bright
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From CNN I think Bobby and

From CNN I think Bobby and the three children were not an issue, but the others he brought with him might have been. Read carefully. He wanted ALL of them up there. Bobby Brown leaves Houston funeral after spat Newark, New Jersey (CNN) -- Singer Bobby Brown made a brief and dramatic appearance at ex-wife Whitney Houston's memorial service Saturday, leaving abruptly after being told that his entourage couldn't sit together, police sources told CNN. Brown accused security of treating his family badly and barring him from visiting with his daughter, an account that Houston's family vehemently denied, according to a family friend. On CNN's live video feed, Brown was seen arriving with several people and appeared emotionally distraught, with red eyes and head hanging as he walked up the aisle of the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. He approached Houston's casket, passed it and went back down the aisle. "My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston," Brown later said in a statement. "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 continued 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. ... I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how," the statement said." Brown was expected to attend with two guests but showed up with 10people, a close friend of the Houston family told CNN on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. "The family approached Bobby and told him that he could stay in the area reserved for family, but that his guests would need to move to a different section to make room for Cissy (Houston) and the rest of the family," the family friend said. "Bobby said no." When Brown refused, the family asked police to intervene. "The police told Bobby that he could stay in the area reserved for family, but that his guests needed to move," the friend said. "Bobby said no, and left with all of his guests." The family friend maintained that Brown was always invited to the funeral. "There was never a question of whether he would be invited or not," the friend said. Describing what happened at the service, the Rev. Al Sharpton posted on his Twitter account: "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." Brown was scheduled to perform with his group, New Edition, later Saturday in Connecticut. Brown considers performing as therapy to get him through a difficult time, a source close to him said Sunday. He and Houston were married from 1992 until 2007, with Houston getting sole custody of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, when they divorced. Their daughter was born in 1993. Modify message
Anonymous's picture

What 10 people? All that was

What 10 people? All that was shown was his brother and 3 children. The media calling his family and entourage, really? You can tell he was not wanted. There was not a single picture of him in the program. Whitney recently sung at Bobby's parents funeral, and was seen with Bobby a week before she died. She'd forgiven him obviously. Funerals are not so much about the dead as it is the living dictating how they would have wanted things to go.
Anonymous's picture

Boy you Bobby Brown fans a

Boy you Bobby Brown fans a just as pathetic as him. Why the heck should he be freatured in Whitney's tribute. It was about her, not him. Plus, I personally don't blame the family for not wanting him around much. The man is pure toxic. He is evil personified. Besides Bobby Kristine, what was Bobby's contribution to Whitney's life outside of assisting on tearing down her life due to his jealousy. The last half of Whitney's 30 years in the business was spent with this man and what was his positive contribution? While she was out there doing her thing. He simply just wanted to distroy it by feeding whatever her bad habits are. Everyone knows that how the devil operates. He indulges you in your habits until you are no longer useful. I said it before and I will say it again, Whitney loved this man way more than he loved her. It 's clear the family saw what he was doing to her but she was to stubbornly in love to see it for herself. He may not have introduced her to drugs but it's clear he was hell-bent on distroying her life with them. Now she's gone, he's still trying to make it about him. Here is an FYI, Bobby should have shown enough respect to Whitney's family and his daughter and came to the funeral by himself. If he wanted the kids to meet Bobby Kristine, he could have arranged for them to meet up at the repass. That is what a MATURE and THOUGHTFUL person would do. Especially since he really is no longer part of her family outside of Bobby Kristine. They are NOT obligated to cater to his kids because they don't belong to Whitney. I seriously doubt any of them call Cissy Grandma.
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His other kids already KNOW

His other kids already KNOW Bobbi Kristina. They didn't need to MEET her. She grew up around them. Bobby's kids were around WHITNEY during their 15 years of marriage. HER half siblings SHOULD have been included with Bobby sitting with the family as they ARE Bobbi Kristina's FAMILY !
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