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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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Some brother that would

Some brother that would sooner slit his wrists than holler at your fat a$$, heffa.....That's who....
DAYWALKER (THE DAYDREAM!!!!)'s picture

Nice suit Bobby is wearing.

Nice suit Bobby is wearing. love a man that can dress!
Fashion Girl's picture

OH IF I MADE SOME MISTAKES IN

OH IF I MADE SOME MISTAKES IN MY POST IT'S BECAUSE I DIDN'T READ IT BEFORE I SENT IT.
KIMBERLY's picture

i was gonna say....you sound

i was gonna say....you sound like you barely graduated high school BUT since you TYPE in all CAPS, i'm pretty sure that you dropped out & became a hooker
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LOOK HERE DR.PHIL I GRADUATED

LOOK HERE DR.PHIL I GRADUATED FROM NYU WITH A 4.3 GPA AND YES I AM A BLACK CHICK FROM THE HOOD WHAT YOU LIVING ON FOOD STAMPS IN MONTHY CHECKS COME WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN THAT.
KIMBERLY's picture

"Believers behaving badly"

"Believers behaving badly" The way they treated Bobby was mean and spiteful. It was about Whitney & if they believed it, they would not have worried about where Bobby sat. Ummm the so called entourage was his children (Bobbi Kristinas siblings) and NEW EDITION. The should have had the opportunity to say goodbye like everyone else. They had just seen each days before she passed away. Really sad.... If Bobby didn't show up, that would have been something to talk about too i guess.
Anonymous's picture

OKAY I WAS NOT GONNA SPEAK ON

OKAY I WAS NOT GONNA SPEAK ON THIS AT ALL BUT WHY THROW STONES AT PEOPLE WE DON'T KNW YES WHITNEY AND BOBBY WAS DRUG ADDICTS THAT WAS THE LIFE THEY LIVED I DON'T THINK THAT BOBBY GOT HER HOOK ON COKE IN ECT. SHE MAY HAVE BEEN ON DRUGS B4 BOBBY AS FAR AS HIM SHOWING UP AT THE CHURCH WITH NINE PEOPLE SO WHAT THEY WAS HIS KIDS AND OTHER FAMILY THAT WAS THERE WHITNEY TOOK CARE OF THEM AS THEY WERE HER OWN CHILDREN.ALICIA KEYS WAS THERE WITH HER MOM IN OTHER FOLKS NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THAT SO WAS MANY OTHERS THAT WAS THERE SO WHATS THE BIG DIFFERENTS BETWEEN THEM AND BOBBY HELL STARS HAD THERE BODYGUARDS IN THAT PLACE THEY JUST DIDN'T WANT HIM THERE RAY J ASS GOT TO SIT FOUR OR FIVE ROWS BEHIND WHITNEY FAMILY THERE WAS A LOT OF FAKENESS AND REALNESS GOING ON AT HER SERVICE.AGAIN BOBBY DID NOT HOOK WHITNEY ON TO DRUGS SHE HOOK HERSELF ON TO DRUGS SHE ALLOWED THAT TO HAPPEN SHE COULDN'T CONTROL HER OWN DEMINS JUST LIKE A LOT OF US CAN'T THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT FORGIVENESS IF HER FAMILY IS TRUE CHRUCH FOLKS THEY SHOULD FORGIVE BOBBY NOBODY IS PERFECT.
KIMBERLY's picture

I couldnt have said it

I couldnt have said it better:)
Anonymous's picture

I couldnt have dais ur

I couldnt have dais ur better:)
Anonymous's picture

Bobby should not have left.

Bobby should not have left. He made it all about him. Sure, he shouldn't been asked to move several times but he should have been the bigger person. He showed just what type of person he truly is. I don't care if he was asked to sit on the floor. He should have stayed and allowed his children to mourn Whitney.
Anonymous's picture

Agreed. He should have stayed

Agreed. He should have stayed even if he had to stand. It was a day to put his ego aside and not issue press releases to make it about him rather than Whitney.
Anonymous's picture

Bobby should not have left.

Bobby should not have left. He made it all about him. Sure, he shouldn't been asked to move several times but he should have been the bigger person. He showed just what type of person he truly is. I don't care if he was asked to sit on the floor. He should have stayed and allowed his children to mourn Whitney.
Anonymous's picture

Yeah, you're right. After

Yeah, you're right. After being asked to move 3 times, he and his children should have sat on the floor. Where would you suggest? The main isle? On the steps of the Alter? What about the steps leading up to the balcony? Better yet, why not stand in the Baptism pool above the choir stand for 4 hours.
DawgTeam1911's picture

People are so judgmental (the

People are so judgmental (the Christian way). Please, please stop saying that he should have been there to support his daughter when clearly he was there and was not allowed by security. Ridiculous!!! And by the way, his other children were Whitney's stepchildren, why weren't they allowed to mourn her death AS A FAMILY. It wasn't an invitation-only party, it was a funeral.
Anonymous's picture

I honestly believe the family

I honestly believe the family members just wanted to be in the presence of celebrities. They wanted to feel special at Whitney, Bobby and their children's expense. They can't really blame Bobby because THEY were with her when she was partying all week. THEY pumped drugs into Bobbi Kris when they knew she had been drinking. What a mess.
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People are so judgmental (the

People are so judgmental (the Christian way). Please, please stop saying that he should have been there to support his daughter when clearly he was there and was not allowed by security. Ridiculous!!! And by the way, his other children were Whitney's stepchildren, why weren't they allowed to mourn her death AS A FAMILY. It wasn't an invitation-only party, it was a funeral.
Anonymous's picture

OUTRAGEOUS. Death has a

OUTRAGEOUS. Death has a tendency to make people act a stone cold fool. Bobbi Kristina has siblings. Who's idea was it to only invite 2 of them? Do they hate the kids as well as Bobbi? I guess they said if they couldn't control Whitney in life they would control her in death. God bless them all. Indeed life goes on.
Mrs. Rance's picture

Bobbi Kristina's "siblings"

Bobbi Kristina's "siblings" weren't there when she was conceived, sooooo what are you talking about?? I don't want to hear no more about no damn siblings, so what!!! Those weren't Whitney's biological children, those were Bobby Brown's illegitimate children that her dragged along to the service without permission. The girl just lost her mother and a s s hole Bobby Brown found a way to make it about him and not his grieving daughter. He should have came alone period, if it were up to me he wouldn't have been invited in the first damn place. He acted like a damn Diva! I don't care if he was asked to move every five minutes he should have complied and stayed for the entire service without any complaints. He's the typical, pathetic, black male bastard, devil, worthless ni.gger can't even support his daughter in her time of need, it's disgusting.
No ma'am's picture

Bobbi Kristina's "siblings"

Bobbi Kristina's "siblings" weren't there when she was conceived, sooooo what are you talking about?? I don't want to hear no more about no damn siblings, so what!!! Those weren't Whitney's biological children, those were Bobby Brown's illegitimate children that her dragged along to the service without permission. The girl just lost her mother and a s s hole Bobby Brown found a way to make it about him and not his grieving daughter. He should have came alone period, if it were up to me he wouldn't have been invited in the first damn place. He acted like a damn Diva! I don't care if he was asked to move every five minutes he should have complied and stayed for the entire service without any complaints. He's the typical, pathetic, black male bastard, devil, worthless ni.gger can't even support his daughter in her time of need, it disgusting.
No ma'am's picture

Probably 90% of you talking

Probably 90% of you talking about Bobby are scorned women. As a BLACK MAN, I understand his situation. Even Whitney said in the interview with Oprah Bobby was not the cause of her being on drugs. They both admitted that they used before they meet each other. It's called CODEPENDENCY! It took Bobby leaving Whitney to stop using and to get on the road to recovery. Bobby once said in an interview to watch and see who gets their lives back together since everyone wanted to blame him for her addiction. The truly said thing is, as others have mentioned, they way he and his children were treated. Also if you look at the reports, he was not trying to seat his own entourage, just he and his children. I'm sure that the same security that asked him to leave didn't let nine people walk to the front of the church. How many funerals have you been to where the ex was not allowed to seat with the common child who was a TEENAGER? Come on people, THINK! Don't get me wrong, it doesn't please me at all to have to make this post on the family's day of mourning but the attacks and the speculations are TRULY unnecessary. F.I.E.T.T.S.
DawgTeam1911's picture

Yeah, and these women are

Yeah, and these women are talking about Bobby Brown for good reason. I bet you are just like his a s s, you men always stick together overlooking the bad, always, it's disgusting!!! Sit DOWN and shut up!!!
No ma'am's picture

Do not stereotype of judge

Do not stereotype of judge the black women on this site and you do not know our personal backgrounds and I for one am a housewife married to a doctor and many women on here are in marriages and relationships with wonderful men and we just know that Bobby killed our beautiful princess
PrincetonAKA Sorority's picture

@ PrincetonAKA Sorority HOE:

@ PrincetonAKA Sorority HOE: Shut the hell up, heffa!!! I know for a fact that AKAs are a buncha hoes that would F*CK a damn snake if they could get someone to hold the tail...If anything, WHITNEY should have refrained from using the damn DRUGS, because BOBBY BROWN didn't have anything to do with her dumb a$$ making the choice to put foreign substances into her body, bytch.....PISS OFF, little MS. goody 2 shoes...We all know how AKAs get down, right, fellas????
DAYWALKER (THE DAYDREAM!!!!)'s picture

@ DAYWALKER (THE DREAM)

@ DAYWALKER (THE DREAM) *whatever that means* let me address you in the most classy and sophisticated way I can while still allowing you to see the errors of your ways. First, the AKA's are a prestigious organization that uplifts young black women such as myself and give back to the community while still being mothers, daughters, backbones of communities, and leaders. Please don't confuse us with your immediate circle of friends sweetie ever in life. I stick by my opinion and fact that Bobby KILLED Whitney and introduced her to hard core drugs. While your asking the "fellas" about how AKA's get down please also ask them how long it takes for you to formulate a coherent and adult focus rebuttal? (that will be all for this evening now please go take a shower and get ready for bed im sure your head hurts sweetie) ...don't ever come for me again in your life. I am Mrs. Goody 2 shoes b/c I'm married to a Dr. with two small children. Dont bring a knife to a gun fight again!
PrincetonAKA Sorority's picture

Young Lady, that language and

Young Lady, that language and attacking the sistah is unnecessary in trying to make your point.
DawgTeam1911's picture

So you know that Bobby killed

So you know that Bobby killed Whitney. OK, that lets me know that I shouldn't wast my time entertaining your statements. Since you are a housewife married to a doctor the I take it that you will have ample time to google, bling, or ask the interviews with Whitney and/or Bobby then you tell me what you know.
DawgTeam1911's picture

@ DawgTeam 1911 All I am

@ DawgTeam 1911 All I am saying is that we could see her downfall once Bobby came into the picture and that is when we saw the transformation and I wanted to highlight that we all are not bitter and we are mothers and mentally healthy young black women who are just passionate about our love and respect for Whitney and I appreciate you having a dignified rebuttal and still being a gentleman which showcases how Black men are wonderful as well
PrincetonAKA Sorority's picture

Bobby brown should have been

Bobby brown should have been allowed to bring however many people he wanted. Point blank, period. His family WAS her family. For 15 years. His kids, siblings, parents, bandmates, entourage, were the people who spent holidays with them and spent more time with Whitney than anyone else in that room. How dare they "invite" him to the wedding with only two guests like he was an acquaintance and not one of the great loves of her life. They should have handled that 10x better and allowed Bobbi Kris to sit next to her father.
Keeping it real's picture

LOL..Have you ever been

LOL..Have you ever been married? Since when does the In-Laws get to call the shots and do as they please. Especially when they become EX's. Whitney embraced Bobby's kids. Remember some of them he had while she was pregnant with Bobby Kristine, so let's be real. Whitney put up with Bobby long after she shouldn't have. And now it's her funeral, he wants to drag all his kids, some he had while he was married to Whitney, into Church with him and demand that he sit up front with her family. Talk about the highest of insults.
tellmeaboutit's picture

it's a PROVEN FACT....people

it's a PROVEN FACT....people who say "point blank, period." <---- are morons & should sit down
Scientist's picture

What people fail to realize

What people fail to realize is the people he brought where her step children! Just because parents divorce doesn't mean the relationships with the children divorce!!! It's sad because everyone is walking around screaming God this and that but where is the compassion???? Half of the people there where celebs and not close friends Bobby didn't kill Whitney; the lord called her home!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

God loves all and he forgives

God loves all and he forgives all who ask Him for forgiveness of their sins. I am sure that each one that is not liking Bobby Brown, such as myself, ask Gods forgiveness. Now Bobby its your turn...the Lord is waiting. Bobby Love is action and moving as many times as asked and bringing only those who were invited is love, you may be so sorry Bobby but you were wrong today and Whitney would have been hurt because she has been good to you and your kids and parents and the least you could have done was Sit wherever and be quiet! And Bobby why bring more people than the kids they told you to bring?
GossipPage's picture

I still love Mary J Blige but

I still love Mary J Blige but she should wear that HAT at all times
LisaRaye&#039;s Subconsciousness™®'s picture

Hey Bob....the entire World

Hey Bob....the entire World is clowning YOU now SON.....is this rock bottom yet?? the only people showing up at your funeral will be there to PISS on YOUR GRAVE (ROTFLMAO:)
Whitney&#039;s Ghost's picture

Has anyone ever told you that

Has anyone ever told you that you're about a DUMB mothaf*cka???? Well if not, they SHOULD have.....
DAYWALKER (THE DAYDREAM!!!!)'s picture

Did anyone else, like me,

Did anyone else, like me, find out (online) before Dionne Warwick (who was hosting the funeral) that Aretha Franklin couldn't make it. SMH at that horrible planning!
Anonymous's picture

Bobby why? They told you

Bobby why? They told you three people you bring nine. The church is small they are trying to accommodate everybody. Ok nine came three people up front six in back. All nine can't sit upfront that's why they kept asking ur family to move. They probably didn't want Bobby to come in the first place so why not just use some common sense.
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I personally think it is

I personally think it is unfair how her ex-hubby is being treated. They were married for 15years, so it doesn't matter what you think, he was more close to her than the majority of those in attendance. Whitney would definitely hate the way this was played out. He was sensible not to bring his current wife but rather he brought along Bobbi's siblings. So I see no reason why he has been treated disrespectfully. He was a major part of Whitney's life and she loved him dearly. The wishes of the dead must be respected and not the ego of the family.
CommonSense's picture

You are obviously sipping the

You are obviously sipping the "Bobby is the King of R&B" juice. Did you not see Oprah's interview with Whitney? She wanted nothing to do with him after the divorce. They were not friends. He was given THREE seats and brought 3 times that amount. No one kicked him out, just told them to change seats and HE decided to leave. That was him and his EGO. That man had no intentions of letting the day go on without talk of him and his antics. The fact that he's doing a show before and after the funeral speaks volumes. If he was so concerned about Krissy then he wouldn't be trying to perform with his fat non singing and non attractive ass!
Anonymous's picture

Amen! No matter how you

Amen! No matter how you dislike Bobby, No matter where you are placing blame...he was a part of her life and he is hurting like everybody else...and probably even more now....no one is acting Christian Like because nobody is doing anything Jesus would do. He never taught that not even to Judas who sold him out!
ASTACTT's picture

You're a clueless dingbat

You're a clueless dingbat with shit-for-brains. How many times a day do you get taken advantage of (at least 35)??
Everyone on Earth but YOU's picture

Did y'all see dude at the end

Did y'all see dude at the end of the funeral trying to "holla" at Tyler Perry? I rolled on the floor LOL!!! Dude say " I Love U Tyler" Hell To The Nah"
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Annm112's picture

Bobby is such trash and this

Bobby is such trash and this is TYPICAL of such a thug who has no heart and wants all the attention and he was the cause of her death so why would you sit in the front row and how could you invite 9 other hooligans to come and disrupt the services and you were in rare form and that statement you put out is such trash and why even put it out and now you can go back to being a NOBODY because you have successfully KILLED america's beautiful sweetheart and you have accomplished at least one goal in life besides producing 15 kids with 30 other women
PrincetonAKA Sorority's picture

Bobby was NOT the cause of

Bobby was NOT the cause of Whitney's death & Bobby did not introduce Whitney to drugs. It is sad that she is gone but blaming Bobby will not bring her back or change the facts.....
beautiful1's picture

Have you ever seen their

Have you ever seen their reality show? He might not have introduced her to drugs because she has been the business long enough but when you have a weak spirit as Whitney seem to have, then you tend to be easily manipulated into doing what someone else is doing. Especially when you love them. Everyone knew Whitney loved Bobby. I person don't believe Bobby ever loved Whitney. Since when does a funeral become a place to see your half brothers and sisters. Shouldn't Bobby have made arrangements for them to meet and encourage BobbyKristina at some other time? And what was so hard about him sitting with the family and having the rest of his family sit in the back. Imagine your family invite your EX to your funeral and he shows up with pratically the entire family after being told only 3 and want them all to be front and center... Like, there is a reason why Bobby is an Ex and no longer married to Whitney.
tellmeaboutit's picture

Girl what are you talking

Girl what are you talking about? Bobby is a thug in a cheap suit who murdered her and now he wants sympathy and he publicly killed our sweetheart and she never deserved that and please don't take up for that thug because he introduced her to drugs and she was a sweet church girl before all of this happened
PrincetonAKA Sorority's picture

Bobby was NOT the cause of

Bobby was NOT the cause of Whitney's death & Bobby did not introduce Whitney to drugs. It is sad that she is gone but blaming Bobby will not bring her back or change the facts.....
beautiful1's picture

I awoke to rain this morning,

I awoke to rain this morning, releived I only missed fifteen minutes of Whitney's homegoing service... I cried and I laughed at times. IDK.. I just hope that Pastor Winans message of "Prioritizing" resignated. With LOVE 365...
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