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Whitney Houston Funeral

Bobby Brown Bailed

Over Seating Dispute

2/18/2012 11:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bobby Brown was asked to leave the funeral of Whitney Houston today.
Bobby Brown was asked to leave Whitney Houston's funeral today ... after he got into an argument with Whitney's family over whether or not he could bring nine people into the church with him ... TMZ has learned. 

Brown was spotted going into the church today in Newark, NJ ... but was seen leaving shortly thereafter. 

According to our sources, Brown was invited, plus two, but instead showed up with an entourage of nine people. We're told Bobby became upset when he found out they would not seat his whole party. 

Our sources say Bobby wanted to sit with his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, but Whitney's family was not having it.

We're told Rev. Jesse Jackson tried to smooth things over ... but to no avail.

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Rev. Al Sharpton spoke of the incident with Bobby as he left the church, saying, "He showed nothing but love and respect for Whitney. I wish people would leave Bobby alone" (see video below).

Brown issued a statement later on, saying, "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."

He continued, "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."

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31.

John    

If they can't get along at her funeral, imagine all the years of tension between her family and him. They blame him for her fall.

874 days ago
32.

Misha    

He couldn't man up in her life why would he in her death? What a s***bag sorry excuse for a human being never mind a father. I hope Whitney's family keeps him away from her daughter forever. Bobby you should be ashamed of yourself your the meaning of a true loosers!

874 days ago
33.

SpeakingTruth    

Jesus Christ, who brings a party entourage to a funeral? Who would think of going to a funeral with a bunch of people who were not close enough to the deceased to be welcome? What a classless dude. But we all knew that by now, didn't we?

874 days ago
34.

cocolove84    

yeah i feel you. he cant be mad because if he was told that he CANNOT BRING TOSE people but u bring them anyway(because there was no room)then u get d damn boot.THIS IS WHITNEY'S DAY WHY IN THE HELL WOULD HE BRING OTHER OUTSIDERS. .. COME ON THO MAN Y.. BUT ON THE OTHWER HAND, THEY STILL SHOULD HAVE LET HIM SIT WITH HIS OWN DAUGHTER. WHERE DID HE SIT.. THATS ****ING CRAAZZYY..

874 days ago
35.

obama'saracist    

he did nothing wrong he is a celebrity and the rules dont apply to him.just like the rules didnt apply to the dead crack hore

874 days ago
36.

Crazy Lady     

He was and always will be an a**hole. Only thinks of himself, never mind his daughter. If he really cared, he would have only brought two other people and be happy with that. I cannot stand the jerk.

874 days ago
37.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

He's a drunk and a crack head...what a disgrace & waste of a hu

874 days ago
38.

Ozzie X    

What a tool.

874 days ago
39.

ses    

So sad he didn't get to stay for the Mother of his daughter funeral...So sad they just couldn't get past old troubles for one day. I thought that what Christianaity was all about forgiveness. Maybe not.

874 days ago
40.

Virtual Insanity    

He should have asked his friends to go back to the hotel. His daughter needed him. He didn't have to be beside her. But she needed to know he was there supporting her. His actions were juvenile. Sometimes you have to suck up a situation you don't like for someone you love. That's real life.

874 days ago
41.

peoplearesilly    

Seriously people. Just because it IS WRITTEN ON TMZ or Perez Hilton does not make it true. You all go with it like it's the absolute truth. Can't you wait and see? There may be a very good reason for his leaving, their may not be. But until you start slamming someone on a website, don't you think you should do your homework instead of believing a website that gets paid by posts and responses? Would you like that done to you? Do you really believe anything put before you on sites known not to be 100% credible? Good God. Think about it. How many times do they post something, then discreetly try to change their post later? Pay attention and don't believe everything you read. These sites are no different than the most ridiculous paper of all, The National Enquirer. They make **** up and idiots buy it and believe the bull****. And some of it is son ridiculous . . . just saying.

874 days ago
42.

AnnF    

Whitney's family is full of hags. Bobbi Kristia should have her father at her side at her mother's funeral. Like it or not, BB is her father forever.

874 days ago
43.

EH    

there you go people who defend this man called Bobby Brown, he is and always will be the biggest influence in Whitneys fall, HE IS A PIECE OF **** go to hell BOBBY BROWN

874 days ago
44.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

They should have just let him in an allowed him to sit with his child. I really get the sense that Whitney's family is trying to keep her close so that they have access to her money. I mean, these are the same idiots that gave her a sedative after she'd been drinking on the SAME day her Mom died and almost killed her in the same exact manner. Just proves Whitney's family is nothing but enablers.
Bobby is dumb for bringing 9 people but I'm sure if Whitney's family hadn't allowed all of the TV cameras in the room during the ceremony more people could have fit in there.

874 days ago
45.

JipKord    

JFC! They can't even go to a GD funeral without making a freakin circus out of it! Hey Bobby, someone died, leave the pimps, Hos, and dealers at home and pay yout respects like a human being and not the fetid asshat you are!

874 days ago
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