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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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Dkt    

First of all, when an event this size is planned and the family tells you you only have three seats, don't show up with nine people, then show you ass, because you can't have your way, like a 5 year old spoilt ass brat. Second of all, what damn money left to Bobby-Christina, reports say Whitney was stone, cold BROKE people. Bobby is a thug and will always be a street thug and should NEVER BE AROUND DESCENT, RESPECTFUL PEOPLE, because he does not have a clue how to behave or carry himself in mixed company.

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632.

lisa m    

she loved him. period.

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633.

patty    

ok finally here is video of bobby at the funeral w/ his 10 - oh wait 3 kids - and you can see how unbelievably sad his kids are - they really loved whitney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDmQJCVSNL4

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634.

JimmydeansausageCo.    

I think if your told +2, and you bring 9, your out of line. Gotta respect the families wishes

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635.

Aida    

Wow, so must hostility..He should have been allowed to sit in the front regardless. He was her husband once & it would be right to have respect from your ex at your funeral. True love should never die. So what if he was a bad spouse. Life is about choices. She made her choices. Why dont people worry about their own choices in life & stop minding other peoples lives.

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636.

leslie    

No one wanted him or his spawn at the funeral. Bobbi Kristina is rich now and he wants to get close. They know he is a snake.

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637.

DirtySouth    

But you did create a scene, dumbass. Maybe while touring during your New Edition days, you should've attended the mandatory tutoring sessions so your stupid ass could learn to count. But just like you have a problem counting your money, you have a problem counting your children. If the invite said you plus 2, it doesn't equal you plus 8.

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638.

Wendy    

Him and his kids were a part of Whitney's life for over 15 years,there is a lot of love and history there.I believe he should of been allowed to sit with the family because it's tradition.He should be allowed to grieve like the rest of them.he is in as much pain as they are.

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639.

Ruby Merritt    

Media Madness...STOP IT! To all of those who have perfect relationships...step forward! Like it or not Bobby Brown was the LOVE of Whitney Houston's life. Every opportunity she chose to take...she let the world know that was HER HUSBAND and she loved him. Bobbie Kristina is their LOVE child. Good/Bad or Indifferent...she loved him! He loved her..I hope Bobbie Kristina realizes GOD brought her mother home for his reasons...who are we to question...we just say Thank you Lord for sharing such a beautiful person and artist. I'm sure she will be the ANGEL on Bobbie Kristina shoulder as she navigates through the maze of deceptive,callous, cold, insensitive people who are out to nothing other than hurt because they have hate in their hearts. I hope she runs to her Father and live her life not controlled by media family or fake friendships that all have alerter motives to self promote...including TMZ. You all should be ashamed of your behavior towards Bobby Brown and his daughter. Whitney was the stepmother to his children whom she loved very much....just sickening.For all the Christians...my bible preaches you can disguise your ugly heart from some of us most of the time, yourself some of the time...GOD "NEVER". Rest in Peace Whitney, your baby girl will be just fine. She is you and Bobby's creation, and you both live and lived life your way...which is the only way to live...To everyone else....pay close attention...you have family and children who you are creating to go into the world...watch the mark you make...may come back to bite!

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Kathryn Holloway    

Its all about Bobby!!Couldnt get any attention so he dissed his daughter

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jeff sheaffer    

Listen to these comments??!! You wonder why we make mocking comments! These people can't even behave like adults @ a funeral??!! Bobby Brown was awife beater and Al Sharpton gives us a lecture to how we should treat him. The same circus with Michael Jackson...all the phoney celebrities who claim to be her best friend and they ran from her during her drug days. Her family is to have the most blame!

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RJ Zimmer    

If the family wants Bobbie Christina to suffer with the same insane jealousy that Whitney did Then let her have contact with Bobbie what's his name.

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643.

anthony    

MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE SLAPPED AROUND THE CASKET AND SPIT ON IT LIKE HE DID TO WHITNEY HERSELF ! YOU NUMB SKULLS OUT THERE WHO FEEL BAD FOR THIS PIECE OF EXCREMENT SHOULD DEFINITELY BE KILLED ! HE BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF WHITNEY HOOKED HER ON DRUGS AND SPIT ON HER TO TOP IT OFF AND HE WAS INVITED TO THE FUNERAL , IF I WAS WHITNEYS BROTHETR I WOULD HAVE MURDERED THIS PIECE OF **** !

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Richard Rea    

If B Brown showed up alone and paid respect to his ex wife and family, there wouldn't have been a scene, but as usual, it was all bout him. Loser! U are a nobody.

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645.

jackie    

I WISH THEY WOULD LEAVE BOBBY BROWN ALONE THEY WANT SOMEONE TO BLAME AND BOBBY HAS TAKEN EVERY BLOW WHAT DON'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONG...BOBBY CARRY ON AND I DON'T BLAME YOU

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