An emotional Bobby Brown was spotted getting into his car shortly after arriving to Whitney Houston‘s funeral in New Jersey Saturday (Feb 18).

The 43-year-old R&B singer — who married Whitney Houston in 1992, had a daughter (Bobbi Kristina) with her, then divorced in 2007 — was reportedly denied entry to Newark, New Jersey’s New Hope Baptist Church, where funeral services for Houston are being held.

Shortly after the service began came initial reports from Twitter users that Bobby was seen leaving the church with a sad expression on his face, with his fiancee Alicia Etheridge and his children at his side.

According to reports from AP, Brown arrived to the church with a large, 9-person entourage as the service began.

He walked up to the casket, touched it, then walked to the back of the New Jersey church to take his seat.

Security guards told Brown that would be seated, and the large group accompanying him would be seated elsewhere.

Brown, upset that his people couldn’t sit with him, walked out with his entourage, and they all left in waiting SUVs.

Rev. Al Sharpton tweeted:

Brown is scheduled to perform tonight at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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