While Whitney Houston’s funeral should have been all about the late singer, her ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown made sure to add some drama to the solemn event.
Brown arrived to the funeral with an entourage, nine additional people, to pay his respects. When he was told he and his entourage couldn’t sit together, the singer left, according to CNN. On CNN’s live video feed, Brown was seen arriving with several people and appeared emotionally distraught. He approached Houston’s casket, passed it and went back down the aisle.
Brown made the following statement about the “incident”:
“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston,” Brown said, “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. He continued, “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.”
Brown was expected to attend with two guests but showed up with 10 people. While Bobby was told he could stay in the area reserved for family, his guests would need to move to a different section to make room for Cissy (Houston) and the rest of the family. That is when Brown left the funeral with all of his guests.
Brown and Houston were married from 1992 until 2007, with Houston getting sole custody of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, when they divorced. Their daughter was born in 1993.
What do you think of what Brown did? Selfish much? Brown talks a big talk about being there for his daughter, Bobbi Kristina but based on his actions, it sounds like all he cares about is Bobby Brown.