According to reports, Brown showed up at Houston’s funeral with a group of people, and tried to take a seat in the front row. As the front row was reserved for family only, Bobby was told that he had to move. After being shuffled around, Brown was finally told that there wasn’t enough room for him and his guests, and so Brown left Houston’s funeral.
“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.
Rev. Al Sharpton recounted the events on Twitter, saying: “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!” He later added: “We are out of the service. I don’t want anyone distorting Bobby Brown. He has shown love and respect today. Stop hatin.’”