Singer Bobby Brown attended Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday, February 18, 2012 with his children. Funeral services for Houston were held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.


Although Brown came to support his daughter Bobbi Kristina, the singer and songwriter left before the service’s end after being asked to move three times. As Bobby explains,

“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife  and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”

Brown later honored Houston in an appearance on Hit Me Off. Reverend Jesse Jackson, who was seated on stage at the funeral, said that neither Bobbi Kristina nor Cissy Houston were aware of Bobby’s troubles at the funeral.

Photos: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson



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