Bobby Brown’s Official Statement Explaining Why He Left Whitney Houston’s Funeral

As we reported earlier, Bobby Brown walked out of Whitney Houston‘s funeral in New Jersey today just moments before the service was scheduled to begin.

In a statement released by his rep, the R&B singer explained:

“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.”

Your thoughts?

  • JENNY JONES

    I SEE WHY HE’S UPSET B/C THAT WAS NO ENTOURAGE THOSE WERE HIS KIDS, BOBBI KRISTINA’S HALF SIBLINGS,WHO WHITNEY PLAYED A HUGE ROLE IN THEIR LIFE.HELL SHE PAID CHILD SUPPORT FOR THOSE KIDS SO SHE WAS A 2ND MOTHER TO THEM. AND A LOT OF BOBBI’S FAMILY WERE WITH HER MORE THAN ALOT HER OF OWN FAMILY & ESP ALL OF THE CELEBS THAT WERE ASKED TO COME AND MADE ACCOMMODATION FOR. CELEBS & PEOPLE SHE BARELY KNEW WERE ACCOMMODATED BUT HER STEP KIDS, SISTERS,BROTHER-IN-LAWS WEREN’T PEOPLE THAT TOOK CARE OF BOBBI KRISTINA WHEN WHITNEY WAS MESSED UP AND AFTER SHE DIED. YOU KNOW THEY ARE UPSET. SO NO MATTER WHAT OR HOW MUCH PEOPLE(HER FAMILY) TRY TO SEPARATE BOBBI FROM WHITNEY THEY WILL ALWAYS BE INTERTWINED. REMEMBER WHITNEY JUST SUNG AT HIS FATHER’S FUNERAL SO I AM SURE HE LEFT NOT TO MAKE IT ANY WORSE THAN IT HAD TO BE ON ANYONE. SO I WISH PEOPLE WOULD LEAVE BOBBY ALONE. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE’S FEELING ESP SINCE THEY REMAINED FRIENDS AFTER THEIR DIVORCE. HE HELP GIVE HER THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL, BOBBI KRISTINA WHO WILL EVENTUALLY FEEL BAD FOR HER DAD AND RUN BACK TO HIM IF WHITNEY’S FAMILY AIN’T CAREFUL. RIP WHITNEY……..JENNY JONES!!!

  • sickofhearingabout it

    he’s a b1tch. It’s not about him. This is just another way to get attention from WH’s death.

    • Tbirdntashawn

      Ive been reading alot of yall statements and some of you are quick 2 past judge ment on somebody when yall need 2 read the Bible cause it says let he who has not sin cast the 1st stone for we all are sinners we were born in sin so what give us the rite to judge anybody cause the only one who has the rite is GOD which states in the Bible and Im 11yrs old and I know this and yall are alot older well I wuld think yall wuld know this too. So I think yall need to read the good book cause if yall go to church then yall wasnt paying attention thats all Im saying. and let Mrs. Houston rest in peace she deserves that much.   Let go and let GOD………..

  • Birdieandluke

    I think its crazy the way people treat people when someone dies. She loved Bobby and them kids, have enuff respect for her if not for them and let them be. The sad thing is she will not be at piece untill everyone lets her be. Stop talking about her addictions, her marrriage and her babys. She lived life, now she is gone, please let it be! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6B5AG75AGOJPJ2UQMKVZFL2MGM Honest

    Bobby Brown is a typical crackhead. Self-centered and self serving! He should have never been there in the first place. 

  • Vettemoto

    BOBBY WAS INVITED; HE SHOULD HAVE CONTACTED THE HOUSTON FAMILY TO GET THE OK TO BRING XTRA; AND COMING WITH YOUR NEW WIFE IS NOT COOL. BOBBI KRISTINA IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH HER AND I WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE MY DAD WITH HIS NEW WOMAN WHILE MY MOM LAYING DEAD IN A CASKET. AS FAR AS BOBBY WANTING TO COMFORT HIS DAUGHTER, PROBABLY SOME TRUTH TO IT, BUT SINCE HIS BREAK WITH WHITNEY, HES NOT TRIED TO GET CLOSER TO BOBBI KRIS UNTIL NOW. TOO BUSY CREATING YET ANOTHER CHILD HE CANT AFFORD. I DONT BLAME BOBBY FOR WHITNEYS ADDICTIONS. I BLAME HIM FOR BREAKING HER HEART (CHEATER). HES NEAR, IF NOT ALL THE WAY BROKE, AND I BELIEVE IN MY GUT HE WANT CLOSENESS WITH BOBBI KRIS NOW TO GET ACCESS TO THE INHERITANCE.  AND AS FAR AS BOBBYS FAMILY BEING CLOSER THAN WHITNEYS, IT WAS BOBBYS SISTER THAT PUT WHITNEYS ADDICTION ON BLAST WITH NATL ENQUIRER, SHOWING THE NASTY BATHROOM, AND BOBBY WOULD HAVE RELEASED HIS TELL ALL BOOK, IF HE HADNT BEEN FORCED TO STICK TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT HE SIGNED AS PART OF THE DIVORCE. AND IF YOU DIDNT NOTICE, IN HIS REALITY SHOW, IT WAS BOBBYS FAMILY FREELOADING OFF WHITNEY. WHY WERE THEY ALWAYS AROUND AND GOING ON FAMILY TRIPS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN JUST HUSBAND, WIFE AND KIDS.  WHITNEY PAID FOR ALL THAT NONSENSE. IF BOBBY BROWN IS SOBER I HOPE HE KEEPS IT. BUT BOBBY, KEEP IT MOVIN. GET A JOB AND SUPPORT YOUR NEW FIANCEE/WIFE AND CHILD, AND IF BOBBI KRISTINA NEEDS YOU IM SURE SHE WILL CONTACT YOU. SHES A GROWN WOMAN NOW WITH HER OWN ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE WORKED OUT, AND SHE DOESNT NEED THE PRESSURE OF PEOPLE EXPECTING ANYTHING BUT LOVE FROM HER.

    FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY, THE LOVE OF MONEY, IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL.

    • Nalini unmole

      @Vettemoto 
      I do not think that it is disrespectful that Bobby should bring his new wife, after all Whitney on off boyfriend was there, maybe he should not be there.  So are you trying to tell me that all the celebs that were there the Bobbi Christina was used to them, come off it.
      How do you know that Bobby broke her heart, maybe she broke his heart.  The family want to blame him for her addiction but until they accept the truth that she was the addict, they will always be bitter people, As for  Bobby B sister maybe Ms Houston’s family should have outed her to the public a long time ago and she might still be alive, instead of lying and hiding it and blaming someone else, 
      Bobbi Christina should be able to see her siblings they are the only one that she has go, her mother did not have any other children.

  • Vettemoto

    OH, AND MS JONES, BOBBY BROWN DOES NOT HAVE 9 KIDS.
    YOU TALK ABOUT LIVES BEING CONNECTED. SINCE THEIR BREAKUP, HOW MANY TIMES HAS HIS KIDS REACHED OUT TO WHITNEY OR VICE VERSA. WHITNEY HAD TO GET A NEW HOME ESTABLISHED FOR HER AND BOBBI  KRIS AND GET HELP FOR HER ADDICTION. WHEN THE SEPARATED, HIS KIDS WENT BACK TO THEIR MOMS, OR WHOEVER. BOBBY BROWN IS CERTAINLY NOT THE DEVIL, BUT PLEASE DONT PAINT HIM AS A RESPONSIBLE FATHER WHOSE ALWAYS THERE FOR HIS KIDS

  • Poo

    it just goes to show another addict dies leaving destruction behind them, so a young girl with no mom now, she loved her addictions more than her child, and these people with all this money and they can’t stay in rehab and make themselves better for their loved ones, its awful

  • Emmilie

    I was disgusted at the way Bobby Brown and his children were treated at the funeral service today. I was even more disgusted at the selfish immaturity brought forth by those responsible for creating this negativity at a funeral service (Whitney’s family?!). How dare them do that on a day in time right now when Whitney is supposed to be resting in peace. This man was married to Whitney, had a beautiful daughter with Whitney, shared a part of his life with Whitney. Today was a day to set all differences aside and come together united as one to remember the greatness of Whitney. Not ANYTHING negative from the past. To point blame and to judge someone for a death that she herself is only responsible for is inhumane and sinful. Whitney died because she made a poor choice that cost her..her life sadly.  Who are you to blame someone else for that?! It’s one thing to be hurting over Whitney but to blame someone who had NOTHING to do with her death at all…and to drive him and his children out of the funeral..SHAME on YOU! For a ministry to allow that to even take place..YOUR NOT FOR GOD. Do you think GOD would act in the mannor??? NO!!!  To ask Bobby to change seats several times and humilate him in a funeral session is like an abomination. I don’t blame him at all for leaving with his children. How dare you treat him and his children that way and most importantly HOW DARE YOU TREAT WHITNEY THAT WAY! SHAME ON YOU!!!  What an absolute disgrace. It doesn’t matter what happened in the past. Don’t you ever judge another human being on the mistakes they have made in the past when you have mistakes your own. Especially, don’t ever bring that into a time of death with a loved one. Who are you and who is anyone for that matter to judge this man for his mistakes that he has made. Everyone has made mistakes. All our hands have been dirty…So who are we to pass any judgement.

    Emmilie.

  • http://twitter.com/TruBeautyDotcom ??TrulyBlessed??

    I think that they should have let him pay his respects to his wife considering that this was his last time to say his final goodbye. I never think that anything anybody does can dismiss them from a person they love funeral. I’m sure Whitney and bobby had their times as would any other normal couple but they still loved each other and I’m sure that was pretty hurtful for Bobby but I will keep the Houston family in my prayers and also Bobby and his daughter Bobbi Kris but God helps us and comforts us through everything we go through even when we think they’re times when he is not there he is so I am sure he will get you all through this so continue to stay in prayer and may he be with you and may Whitney RIP. Her legacy will forever live on through her music and her family.

  • Lovetoshopfashions

    I think the guy got what he
    deserved. He treated Whitney like crap and disrespected her on the day of her
    funeral. He had no business to show up with the women that he is engaged to.
    She should have stayed home. This day wasn’t about you Bobbie. It was about
    Whitney. Like it or not. I am sure Whitney’s mom had a lot of reasons to treat
    him the way she did at her daughters funeral. He abused her and treated Whitney
    like crap. If his daughter Bobbi Kristina wanted to spend time with her father
    she would have made arrangements to do so. She is 18. A young adult. I wonder
    how much of a father he really was to her that she ignored him.

  • jazzimi

    I just want to say, we all are human, and being human comes with making mistakes as we grow….and…sadly some grow too late or never! As humans you can go along life blaming others for our own choices and mistakes, but in the end we stand alone and answer alone. Love and who we choose to love isn’t always explainable, sometimes we wish we didn’t love the ones we do…but the heart and flesh wants what it wants. Whitney, like Bobby, and Kristina and so many others choose addiction, some will to be/get clean and stay, and some don’t. But in the end we ALL have one LIFE to LIVE and how we choose to live it, we choose. So in saying all of that, Bobby chooses to be clean, Whitney for what ever reason chose not to. I remember long ago before there was a Whitney and Bobby the rumors of her being hard to deal with during the Body Gaurd and shows how she was suppose to be using cocaine and was hard to work with and tolerate. Now, I’m not saying this to bash Whitney, how ever it started was wrong, and whom ever introduced it was wrong. But we are all aware of Hollywood and it’s liesure activities. I just know, I had a marriage that did not survive a bitter family feud from both sides and we either had one another or know one, in the end the family won, we ended up apart, and I have no one but the kids we bore and a broken heart and everyone that did the bashing disappeared, and I’m suffering from a broken heart alone, though we try to be friends for our kids, others make it unbareable. He has chosen to deal with the loss of our marriage his way, and I another. I just don’t believe in substance abuse as a comforter but he does. I don’t agree, and I try to encourage different but he does what he does. So much has happened to where we just move on. But he was the love of my life. I saw him perfect for me…and since the void has yet to be filled. He remaines just that. I said that to say, no man knows what Whitney and Bobby truly meant to one another, but we know the one you love the most can bring out the best and worst in us. We don’t know from Whitney mouth how she left here feeling about her family, her ex, her mother or anyone. But sometimes others make it imbareable to see others happy. So with that said to judge another based on assumptions is wrong. I pray she is at peace, and Bobby can be happy and find the strength he needs to be the man he needs to be in his new life, and that Bobbi K can pull herself together and make her mother smile from above. And to ALL truly concerned that you would find it in your heart to remember these people you judge and comment on our human, and some comment can be distructive and cause further damage rather than healing….she is very young, impressionable, and obviously weak. She needs encouragement and stregnth. Living in your parents shadow isn’t easy when it’s good…..so she has enuff negative energy to stand against when it’s all negative. I just wish Whitney recieved all this LOVE and SUPPORT when she was alive maybe she would have survived. LOVE 2 ALL!