Bobby Brown Leaves Whitney Houston Funeral Early, Releases Statement

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After days spent arguing with Whitney Houston's family over whether or not he'd attend his ex-wife funeral, multiple sources confirm that Bobby Brown continued arguing with his former in-laws today.

And actually left the memorial after just 20 minutes as a result.

Bobby Brown at Whitney Houston Funeral

Both E! News and TMZ report that Brown brought an entourage of nine people in to the Newark church. It's unclear exactly what happened from there, but the singer was spotted exiting the house of worship shortly after the service began.

"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!" Al Sharpton Tweeted, while Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson says a "seating arrangement" dispute was at play.

Brown also has a concert gig tonight in Connecticut with New Edition, but it's believed this disagreement with Whitney's family is the reason why he left the premises so quickly.

UPDATE: Brown has released the following statement:

“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.”


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The only thing that we learned from Ms. Whitney's death is Bobby didn't start her drugging. Her family is very religous but read up on the Warricks, straight cokeheads. So of course they saw it coming. And with Bobby, he was out of her league and with his street skills introduced her to that other level and with that said she never died on his clock


To mskc, your language indicates that you are so ignorant...By the way the word "ignorant" doesnt mean "hotheaded" as your obvious standard of education may make you believe. It means "uneducated" So I repeat... you are so ignorant, no wonder your senseless ramblings are that of a nincompoop. Oh by the way, in case you dont know what "nincompoop" means check out the meaning in the dictionary. Maybe you should have listened to Ophrah's interview with Whitney just after her divorce. Did you know he once spat on her during an argument? "Spat" by the way is the past tense of "spit". I will say no more except to say this. For you, and the other "Bobby Worshippers", I repeat. Bobby is an ASSHOLE!! Fullstop.


Whitney was such a great talent, it's difficult to understand why she chose to be with and marry such an ugly man. It's a crazy world.


Everyone wants to blame bobby! If he came with 9 family members than so what!!!!! Those were her stepkids...9 other people could have gave up there seats!!!! She was involved in their lives as well!! Thats just so Messy and Bobby, i would have done the same...


Even though they were divorced it didn't mean that they didn't still love each other. He is the father of Bobby Kristina and he should not have been treated that way. He is grieving for her too and should be able to see and help his daughter through this difficult time. God Bless the whole family.!!


There are a lot of people saying that Whitney was her own person and that Bobby did not create her demise, however, she and I are the same age and when she came out she was a SUPERSTAR. She may or may not have used drugs at that point, but she was heavily into church as were her parents and the other talented singers in her family. She came across as a very good and wholesome young lady who was brought up right. Not until she met and married Bobby Brown did her downfall start. Now, I don't know about you but I find it odd that she didn't start going downhill until marrying Bobby.....


In the Priority sermon during the going home service, where is forgiveness stands. Hope we chretian learned that we need to forgive others. Mr Brown should have more than three tickets to attend the service. If it was the other way around, it seems as Mr Brown, who some people believe that he is the evil in their family, would provide enough tickets to Ms Houston's gang. We need to stop judging others and forgive.


Bobby knew from previous history with the family, that he was Not wanted at that funeral,but he went anyway. He didn't feel welcomed, so he ended up leaving. He would have saved the cost of cab fare if he had just stayed away. As her ex-husband,he is exploiting her Name. Even while performing he stops during the show and gives a shout out to (my ex-wife Whitney Houston). Who does that?? Everybody knows that he was married to Whitney. Using her last Name keeps his Name in the spotlight for his comeback with New Edition!!


I hit the send key by mistkes. there is sides ur side they side and the right side which the one God knows. U need stop hating Bobby u don't know everything u just going by the media was Bobby there Thursday and Sat.Bobby and Whitney both had 2 b responsible 4 their actions.Cissy n the rest of them going 2 ans 4 what they dd on Sat. I bet Bobby K wanted her other family there 4 her.


2 Kakjasper n truth u 2 seem the asshole and don't know about God. Bobby did't star whitney on drugs she was doing this b 4 she was with him plus he didn't hold a gun 2 her had.He is the father of their daughter and neede 2 b there 4 his daughter. I bet if n had been Bobby Whitnedy would have been there and his family wouldn't have did that. Cissy is a fake christian an hipacrite she knew her daghter had problems prior 2 him.y he couldn't have his Bodyguads everbody else had theirs and he had her brothers and sisters with him how do u think that felt. truth ur the biggest B A it's none of ur busiess how many children he has, I don't know if ur F r Male if M u might has number of children u don't take care of,if ur F u made have number of babies their dads aren't there but at latest Bobby taken care of his. I know u 2 dont know God but he knows the whole story and that ther 3 sides to every story that is ur side his side