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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."

 

Pics via SPLASH

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Blame everyone or no one.

Blame everyone or no one. Whitney did not die with Bobby by her side. She died with actual family around her. They were well aware of her addiction. Clive Davis could have took her to one of his many houses and created a healthy environment. The family could have done what Natalie Coles did and staged massive interventions until it worked. We could blame the media and "fans" that loved to see and judge in her darkest hours. Or we can blame the demons she had...the stained relationship with her father...the loss of her instrument...the pressures of having to take care of everyone...the pressures of being personified as Americas pop princess when she was a girl from New Wark who just wanted to sing for the lord. She was a woman with struggles, like we all have, who needed to be loved as hard in life as she was in death.Like I said blame everyone or no one and know the demons she had were far more destructing than Bobby could have ever been.
Anonymous's picture

No..that was Heathe leager

No..that was Heathe leager who died with folks by his side. Whitney died in a bath-tub. The Bobby Brown issue has nothing to do with Whitney's struggles. But it's clear you want some attention, so I'll give it to you. Also, Whitney was no more an addict than those Iconic heroes who we are told to idolize despite their personal struggles.
tellmeaboutit's picture

Blame everyone or no one.

Blame everyone or no one. Whitney did not die with Bobby by her side. She died with actual family around her. They were well aware of her addiction. Clive Davis could have took her to one of his many houses and created a healthy environment. The family could have done what Natalie Coles did and staged massive interventions until it worked. We could blame the media and "fans" that loved to see and judge in her darkest hours. Or we can blame the demons she had...the stained relationship with her father...the loss of her instrument...the pressures of having to take care of everyone...the pressures of being personified as Americas pop princess when she was a girl from New Wark who just wanted to sing for the lord. She was a woman with struggles, like we all have, who needed to be loved as hard in life as she was in death.Like I said blame everyone or no one and know the demons she had were far more destructing than Bobby could have ever been.
Anonymous's picture

People still in hear

People still in hear reacting? Ya'll get a life. Close this thread so that life might commence for some people in here!
Kokochannel's picture

stfu

stfu
Anonymous's picture

Blame everyone or no one.

Blame everyone or no one. Whitney did not die with Bobby by her side. She died with actual family around her. They were well aware of her addiction. Clive Davis could have took her to one of his many houses and created a healthy environment. The family could have done what Natalie Coles did and staged massive interventions until it worked. We could blame the media and "fans" that loved to see and judge in her darkest hours. Or we can blame the demons she had...the stained relationship with her father...the loss of her instrument...the pressures of having to take care of everyone...the pressures of being personified as Americas pop princess when she was a girl from New Wark who just wanted to sing for the lord. She was a woman with struggles, like we all have, who needed to be loved as hard in life as she was in death.Like I said blame everyone or no one and know the demons she had were far more destructing than Bobby could have ever been.
Anonymous's picture

Blame everyone or no one.

Blame everyone or no one. Whitney did not die with Bobby by her side. She died with actual family around her. They were well aware of her addiction. Clive Davis could have took her to one of his many houses and created a healthy environment. The family could have done what Natalie Coles did and staged massive interventions until it worked. We could blame the media and "fans" that loved to see and judge in her darkest hours. Or we can blame the demons she had...the stained relationship with her father...the loss of her instrument...the pressures of having to take care of everyone...the pressures of being personified as Americas pop princess when she was a girl from New Wark who just wanted to sing for the lord. She was a woman with struggles, like we all have, who needed to be loved as hard in life as she was in death.Like I said blame everyone or no one and know the demons she had were far more destructing than Bobby could have ever been.
Anonymous's picture

Absolutely disrespectful.

Absolutely disrespectful. Bobby Brown should have respected his invitation and brought the right number of people. We in Nigeria watched the homegoing live and are so appalled at his childish behaviour. New Edition is supposed to be in the country next week for a few shows and you know he is going to booed. Silly little man.
Anonymous's picture

Bottom LINE...... When you

Bottom LINE...... When you attend a funeral and the world is watching you act on your best behavior. Bobby Brown is selfish and EVIL. PERIOD. Yesterday was about one person. Whitney Houston. Bobby should have done what he was asked to do PERIOD for the sake of Whitney and ALL his children who were present. If they told him invitation only he should NOT have shown up with NINE EXTRA PEOPLE. Bobby should have arrived ONLY with his children. They still allowed him to enter but then for BOBBY to say if I can't sit with ALL NINE I'll leave shows you EXACTLY what Bobby is about. Bobby denied his own children the opportunity to celebrate Whitney because HE could not have HIS way. This was a church not a night club. He also denied his daughter the opportunity to see he was FINALLY about the right thing for once. That he was about WHITNEY and Bobby Kris. Bobby Brown is a jerk but I'm glad he just left because then people could do what they came to do and that was CELEBRATE Whitney. People making excuses for Bobby over Whitney don't get it. Bobby was a terrible influence on Whitney and his daughter. Whitney is in a better place now and Bobby Kris has a shot to reach her dreams away from Bobby Brown. GOD is GOOD! Yesterday was a wonderful event and people will hopefully learn from it. Whitney DID have the strength to make it. She was good enough. Hopefully Bobby Kris will learn the same lessons and not to get involved with a man like Bobby Brown.
FuriouS Styles™'s picture

I totally agree. He was

I totally agree. He was invited, there were stipulations for everyone, not just him, to limit their number of guests due to limited seating. He forgot that in his statement. He should have taken his kids, left the entourage at homem kept his mouth shut for once, and gone to pay his respects. Instead, he said he left because he didn't want to cause a scene, but he had already caused one. Now he's feeling bad for himself, licking his sorry-ass wounds because he frigged up yet another opportunity to show some class; he is clearly incapable of showing any, and he should wash that foul-mouthed kid of his mouth out with soap, wonder when we'll be reading about that one's angry ass in the newspaper, taking over the Brown legacy. Shameful.
Anonymous's picture

your judgement of someone and

your judgement of someone and something you nothing absolutly nothing about ,just amaze me for whatever reason he chose to act that way is between him and his maker not you, what I no about those two is that they really loved each other
Anonymous's picture

Looks like Bobby Brown tore

Looks like Bobby Brown tore his a@@ at Whitney's funeral yesterday. His actions were as i he peed on the casket. To come in and do anything but pay respects to Whitney Houston shows where he really is coming from. Once someone shows you who they are......believe it! This idiot will never change and does not care about Bobi Khristina. She needs protection from him. He's sick.
real talk's picture

Did anyone else notice Alicia

Did anyone else notice Alicia Keys bra & tits hanging out during her performance ???????
Road Dog™®'s picture

I do hope Bobby will step up

I do hope Bobby will step up and be a positive influence in Bobbi Kristina's life. Hope he is sincere and if he is that's all that matters. I pray he seeks God's guidance and direction at this time to lead him through the days ahead. I like others didn't think he was a good influence in her life but people make mistakes (including her) that they have to live with. He deserves a chance.
JustSaying's picture

Don't hold your breathe.

Don't hold your breathe.
tellmeaboutit's picture

Bwaahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Bwaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....................
Whitney's Ghost's picture

Absolutely disrespectful.

Absolutely disrespectful. Bobby Brown should have respected his invitation and brought the right number of people. We in Nigeria watched the homegoing live and are so appalled at his childish behaviour. New Edition is supposed to be in the country next week for a few shows and you know he is going to booed. Silly little man.
Anonymous's picture

Whitney's 2009 Oprah

Whitney's 2009 Oprah interview. She was quite candid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHJKBkPx2Hs and part 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CKc1NYe7Tc
JustSaying's picture

we don't know the family

we don't know the family dynamic guys. when my aunt passed this summer, her daughter sat in the front row with her biological dad on one side of her and her step father on the other side. both holding her hand to get her through it. on the flip side, my brother called me last night and said in reference to his exwife, "if you ever let that woman anywhere near my funeral service, I will get up out of the coffin and kick her out myself". they were married for 15 years and have two children. so it really does depends on the family we don't know who is at fault here. Bobby came into the marriage with 3 children. so personally yes, I think there should have been some sort of seating for them. Whitney was their stepmother. does it have to be in the first row? absolutely not. but accommodations should have been made to allow them to sit in the family section. however, blaming Cissy is just unfair. they said she wasn't even in the church when all of this was happening. one look at this woman's face and you can tell she was overwhelmed by grief. in situations like this, the immediate family usually is in such a fog the day of the service they don't even know what is happening. I wish Bobby would have stayed for his daughter. I know he had his other children to think about (you saw one of his sons breaking down outside the service), but he only had one child that lost their mother. even if he had to make sure his other children were ok and then go back in. however, this might all be a moot point because reports stated that when Bobby flew to LA to see Bobbi K last week after her mom passed, she refused to see him. so maybe she didn't want him next to her at the funeral either. who knows...
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You must be one of those

You must be one of those family memebers who allow your selfish relative to always have their way with you. Many want to say that Bobby was entittled to bring his entourage..and all nine were not his kids...and the Houston family should have accommodated them in the front of the church with the rest of his ex-wive's family. But you gave an example for which many on here would agree with, Bobby should have been the ONLY one sitting directly with the HOUSTONS because his other kids are not part of Houston's family. Why should 6 other direct members of the Houston family be moved so Bobby can have his entourage sit where they don't belong? Especially when he was only extended an invite for three. You said...your cousin's biological father and stepfather sat next to her. You didn't say, biological father and all of his other kids and friends were sitting next to his daughter. Just because he has other kids does not entitle them to be part of Whitney's family. That is where the point is being missed. If Bobby wasn't so innately selfish, he would have called ahead and ask if he could have more than the number allowed and see if the planner had enough seats for them. It was clear they wanted to accommodate them even thou he disrespecting the family's wishes but he got upset because his other kids and friends were able to sit with him. He didn't tell the whole story. It doesn't matter how long you're married to someone. When you're divorced, it's always up to the person's family to extend you an invite because you are no longer really part of that family even if you have kids with that person. With Bobby and even his own indirect admission shown it, wanted what he wanted and didn't get it and left. Unfortunately, doing exactly what he claimed he didn't want to do, make Whitney's funeral about him. But there lies the problem with innately selfish people. Consciously or unconsciously, every thing becomes about them.
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Well said tellmeaboutit!

Well said tellmeaboutit!
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Holy Fuck.... you just used a

Holy Fuck.... you just used a lot of words the say ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
Whitney's Ghost's picture

Don't leave out the fact that

Don't leave out the fact that he had a boy child (younger than Bobbi Kris) within their marriage too... Men are gold diggers too. TRUST & BELIEVE A Nigga WILL find a way to love woman with $100-200M. Yall seem to forgot when they were going thru the divorce he was trying to get custody of Bobby Kris for alimony & Whitney shut his ass down with the pre-nup & the judge awarded her SOLE custody of Bobbi Kris!!! --RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON--
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Anonymous's picture

Whitney Houston is the best

Whitney Houston is the best thing that ever happen to that ugly broke ass project nigga!!! Word up.
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Whitney Houston is the best

Whitney Houston is the best thing that ever happen to that ugly broke ass project nigga!!! Word up.
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Anonymous's picture

Y'all was just talking bad

Y'all was just talking bad about Whitney like two days b4 she died but now she is so loved. All y'all fake. Nobody said nothing bout ray j he obviously knew she was still on something
Anonymous's picture

Of course Ray J knew, he's on

Of course Ray J knew, he's on something, TOO! That's why they were a so called 'item'. What else could they have had in 'common' to be trying to date. Ray J? Really, Whitney? RAY J? Ya'll are so right, it's not about Bobby. Whitney had more to do with her down fall/embarrassment/foolery of events surrounding her before and after her life than anyone else could have ever had, and even SHE said that. Granted she said it in the same interview where she denied doing crack and admitted to doing coke (powdered CRACK) practically in the same breathe. But still, anyone listening knew she took full responsibility for her choices/life. 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, 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 lat week her behavior was 'extreme' ly erratic, odd, questionable, and unpredictable. She liked*ta had stomped a muthole in Stacey Francis a few nights before her death, 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.
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Anonymous's picture

Bobby Brown leaving was the

Bobby Brown leaving was the BEST thing that could have happened. People in here making excuses for that disease should stop. Bobby did not follow instruction. Bobby came there with 9 extra people and he demanded to sit with them. Bobby should have only came with his children but he made a different choice. And if he was asked to move he should have moved. Showing support and respect to Krissy and Whitney should have been his prime directive. This was an invitation only event. That does not mean you can just show up with NINE extra people. Bobby Brown...yesterday was not about YOU. It was about Whitney and Kriss. Krissy does not "need" Toxic Bobby Brown. This man has been absent and a terrible influence on BOTH Whitney and Krissy. The best decision Bobby made was to LEAVE! To people who don' know.... Krissy witnessed Bobby's abuse to her mother. It was Krissy who told Whitney to LEAVE her father. Krissy was there to help and support Whitney. Bobby never did. Bobby is a user and an abuser and now the world knows it! Whitney DIVORCED Bobby that was the best decision of her life. But the damage and the insecurity remained. Whitney is in a better PLACE now. And Krissy will be FINE without Bobby. If she wants to see him that will be her CHOICE..
FuriouS Styles™'s picture

i find it amazing that, some

i find it amazing that, some as yourself, think that w.h. didn't know what b.b. brought to the table- regardless whether it was sugar or shit; she accepted him as he was! she wasn't a child, had way more access than most to ascertain his character-or lack thereof.... he was younger than she, had a rep for being a "bad boy"--and in HER eyes, it didn't matter!! its not for us to "see" or say what she saw in him; it was HER choice! when all is said and done, its none of your-or ours- business to pass judgement on people that you only know through tabloids and these trash rags;i'm quite sure that you wouldn't want this done in your life- hence the saying,"you don't know me!!!"
minerva's picture

Whitney did make the choice

Whitney did make the choice to be with Bobby. She made a series of bad decisions but with the help of her family she kicked that bad habbit to the curve....meaning BOBBY BROWN Yesterday proved once more that Bobby Brown is all about EGO. Bobby is all about himself. Bobby is greedy and selfish and an abuser. Bobby should have just arrived ONLY with his children and when asked to move he should have moved. Bobby knows exactly how that family feels about him. It is no shock that they don't like him or his influence on Whitney or Bobbi Kris. Bobby feels he can do what he wants at all times and sorry that is not the case. Bobby left and that was the best decision he could make. It's just ashamed that the children had to leave with him. Bobby again is selfish and his leaving was the best thing he could have done!
FuriouS Styles™'s picture

*applause*

*applause*
Anonymous's picture

Bravo,

Bravo, bravo..............................
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®'s picture

PREACH this Sunday morning

PREACH this Sunday morning PREACH!!! Best comment I've read.
Anonymous's picture

BOBBY BROWN HAVE 6 KIDS BY 6

BOBBY BROWN HAVE 6 KIDS BY 6 difference BLACK WOMEN LOL!!!! BLACK WOMEN WAKE THE FUCK UP LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

first

first
GrannyGums™®'s picture

do some of you EVER get tired

do some of you EVER get tired of being disrespectful, mean-spirited or down right ugly?!? damn; give it a rest!!! you don't know w.h. ( and yet, you call her "nippy"!), you don't know what her relationship was with b.b., or her mother or anyone else, for that matter.........when will you ignoramuses realize that people only allow (most times) what they WANT you to see-good, bad or ugly(i.e., bad publicity is better than none!)?!? as with w.h.--and us all-- she did what she wanted, when she wanted; she didn't do drugs because she disliked them!!! how many people do what they don't like?!? with all said, she was a human being with human frailties--- take a lesson!!
minerva's picture

THE WORLD IS BETTER OFF BOBBY

THE WORLD IS BETTER OFF BOBBY FU-KING BROWN ASS AS UGLY AS HE LOOKS WITH HIS UGGLY WIFE . YAKKES.
Anonymous's picture

Bobby must die and get

Bobby must die and get forgotten asp. Am done.
Anonymous's picture

Bobby Brown was the catalyst

Bobby Brown was the catalyst to her destruction. I will hate him forever or until he finds GOD!!!
RHONDA 's picture

...and you need to find GOD

...and you need to find GOD so that you will learn not to HATE anyone...especially someone that you 9 times out of 10 don't even know...REALLY? I pray that you are a child...if you are an adult..seek couseling immediately! Lastly, please understand that being an addict is a sickness and not one person is to be blamed for the destruction of another. Some of this started before Bobby and all Adults have choices. I am willing to admit that the two together were destructive as they both has dependencies; however, both were grown enough to make the decision to stop. So, don't point the finger of blame..know that everthing happens for a reason and find peace w/that and in knowing that her life may (destructive or otherwise) was a blessing and influential to many (all aspects). While he should havve stayed for his daughter/regardless of the way they were treated, he too is also in pain.
Anonymous's picture

They should have allowed him

They should have allowed him to stay and keep the peace. Let's face it, regardless of what they think of him, THIS IS Bobbi Kris' father. Let me say this, right here right now. Cissy Houston (Whitney's mom) WILL NOT be able to finish guiding Bobbi Kris in a healthy way without the help of and contact with her father. She can monitor and limit that contact, but Cissy will need Bobby Brown, whether she likes it or not. This is her father and she is an adult who knows and loves her father. What they are trying won't work. Watch. P.S. Bobbi Kris was not aware that there was an issue with her father during the funeral, she never knew an argument occured.
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