Whitney Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, revealed that he decided to leave the singer’s funeral as a sign of respect for her since he was allegedly mistreat by security and prevented from see his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Bobby released a statement to explain what exactly happened and why he left the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey shortly after the service began at 12 pm ET on Saturday (February 18).
“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.”
At first, I thought Bobby was just trying to cause a scene when he brought 9 people with him to the funeral, but I can understand why he was upset and decided to leave, especially since he couldn’t see or be near his daughter, who needed him most at this time of mourning.
During the service (disrespectful much?), Rev. Al Sharpton took to his Twitter to explain: “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!”