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Whitney Houston Funeral

Bobby Brown Already Left

2/18/2012 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bobby Brown has already left the church.
Whitney Houston's funeral has only just begun ... but Bobby Brown has already left the church. 

Our camera guys outside the funeral spotted Bobby ever-so-briefly on his way in ... and his SUVs returned a short time later, though Bobby cannot be seen leaving (see video below)

Rev. Al Sharpton tweeted just moments ago, saying, "I am at Whitney's funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!"

As TMZ first reported, after some opposition from some family members ... Bobby was officially invited to the funeral today.



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I'm sure someone will make it quite clear, my guess would be Bobby Brown, to create some drama and make it all about him.

981 days ago


I'm sure he was probably asked to leave. Why would he take the time to attend it, just to leave? Those Christian folk need to learn something about love and forgiveness, but they never do. Their thing is to judge, judge, judge.

981 days ago


Hold on!!!! he's going to get some BLOW.

981 days ago

Arcadia Rink    

Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of Whitney Houston, left the New Hope Baptist Church just minutes before the funeral was to begin.
According to a person familiar with the situation, Brown brought an entourage of nine people with him to the Newark church and wanted them to sit with them in the family section.
"They were asked to leave," the person said, referring to the entourage. Brown was not asked to leave, but "he left with the other people," according to the person, who was not at liberty to discuss the situation publicly.
Brown appeared visibly upset as he left the church and got into a black Cadillac SUV.

981 days ago


He had to go hit the crack pipe.

981 days ago


soooooo .... hes left his daughter - at her mother's funeral ..... dad of the year contender right there!!!!

981 days ago


No one knows why he left. Maybe he wasn't asked to leave by anyone. Maybe he didn't like the seat he was given, maybe he just wanted to be there to just stop by to talk with Bobby K. It is a wonderful service so far, and I sure hope his leaving wasn't something that will make it about him. My heart goes out to Whitney's Mother, Daughter, and those whole truly loved her. Kindness should be the word for the day here on these boards.

981 days ago

Tay Tay    

We all know that Good 'ol Bobby can't stay that long between his fix. The Bobby would have been shaking by the time the service ended if he had stayed.

981 days ago


Yeah Bobby you are certainly are the father of the year. SMH! Very disrespectful of him to bring 9 people to a funeral when he knew that he wasn't suppose to bring a boat load of people. Damn shame about Bobby!

981 days ago


If he bought an entourage of 9 other people who were not invited and they didnt have enough seats for, then it is the family's right to ask them to leave the service. This service was by invitation only...for Bobby to up and leave because they were asked to leave, is just Bobby doing this, he is making it all him on Whitney's funeral day and not being there for his daughter to say the least...

981 days ago


That's messed up they let him get a quick glimpse of the casket then told him to get the hell out of there. At a church of all places.

981 days ago


You know, he fought so hard just so he could be there and then he leaves. Seems like he just wanted attention in my opinion. He should have stayed with his daughter, whether his entourage,if what Arcadia said is accurate, left he still should have stayed.

981 days ago


He is pictured there with his other daughter LaPrincia Brown and behind her its hard to see but that's her brother Bobby Brown, Jr. They were not asked to leave. Both LaPrincia and Bobby Brown, Jr live in Stoughton, MA with their biological mom.

981 days ago


I don't think it's just any old 'entourage' Bobby came with, that one pic shows 2 other guys from New Edition so I assume most of them tagged along as well

981 days ago


I remember Whitney Houston when before and when she met Bobbi Brown. She looked a healthy, very focused woman. After she married bad boy BB, who had been in and out of jail for drugs and other reasons, that's when the change in Houston began to be obvious. I wouldn't be surprise if her family is not fond of him.

981 days ago
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