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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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46.

Wendy A.    

This just proves what a douchebag he really is!!!!!!!!!!

877 days ago
47.

harv    

If he would have came by himself he would have gotten in, you cant bring everybody u want, to an invation only event.

877 days ago
48.

ABB    

This is just the beginning...Bobby is circling Whitney's estate for some cash...he's take a page out of Obama's book and become a parasite.

877 days ago
49.

cogboy    

everybody is hating on bobby but whitney chose to marry him and have a child with him. and it was whitney who had bobbi xtina partying with her at the hotel. they really should have hauled "bungalow clive" out of the service. he was gross, disrespectful and just plain creepy.

877 days ago
50.

Meanie    

Oh my god... 3 of the biggest douche bags on the planet, all vying for top coverage. Brown ingratiates himself, Jesse pretends to mediate, Sharpton tweets HE was the one who tried to help. F.O. All three of you... Douchebag media whores!!!!!!!!

877 days ago
51.

omg    

Daily Mail says that he didn't leave. He went back inside after coming out.

877 days ago
52.

omg    

This is getting ridicilous how WH family deals with Bobby. Feel sorry for him...

877 days ago
53.

CJ    

Geez he couldn't even bottle it for her funeral. True colors, dude. He couldn't even let her have her day...the day that she's being buried.

877 days ago
54.

Marie    

OMG !!! Can u people let Bobby Mourn ..You people are so stupid. Ok he cannot bring his kids and family who knew her to pay respect . That is like his son and daughter and his family. Check ur facts. Whitney was no saint. They trying to make her all holy looking. I wish her family the best but she was an addict . Check the records of who she dated before she even met Boddy. Strawberry among other addicts. Dionne got caught at airport reefer head? This is not a funeral this is a concert. Bobby had a successful career before he met her but bowed to promote hers. Check facts people she was doing drugs long before he got in picture. I wish Bobby the best and hope his clean record for the past few years gets him back in gear. Best wishes to her family .

877 days ago
55.

Mikal    

Did Kanye West barge in and be all like "Excuse me pastor imma let you finish, but Tupac had the best death of all time".

877 days ago
56.

Dre    

Bobby brought Bobbi Kristina's brothers and sisters with him, which was the right thing to do. They are really treating Bobby wrong.

877 days ago
57.

Shelby    

Her family isn't helping matters either..He should of been allowed to sit next to his daughter, Period! He should of never shown up with a whole entourage either..Lack of class on both sides! Pity for the daughter!

877 days ago
58.

MikeD    

He's as ****head... what would anyone expect to happen?

877 days ago
59.

laurie    

Guess he was not really there for his daughter. If he had benn, he would have done what the family asked, just to be there. Causing a scene, makes it all about him, what an idiot.

877 days ago
60.

cogboy    

i thought i heard some crap about it being god's house. i guess some christians are holier than others. pretty sh*tty thing for bobby to do but what the houston family did was far worse.

877 days ago
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