Bobby Brown issued a statement explaining why he departed the funeral of his ex-wife, superstar Whitney Houston, fairly early in the service. According to Brown, he and his family were disrespected by security officials at the church where the service was being held.
"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 stated. "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. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how."
Brown later performed and paid tribute to Houston onstage. However, his son, Bobby, Jr. lashed out via Twitter.
"F*ck Fame. Sh*t ain’t everything it seems. I’ll never let them transform me. Everything is a show to these people," he tweeted. "We came to show respect. And they tried to make it a ‘show’. Krissi I love you with all of my heart. Whitney I love you with all my heart. Rest Easy step momma."