Bobby Brown Performs After Funeral Fiasco
The world could not help but notice that something caused Bobby Brown to leave Whitney Houston’s funeral before it began. All week there was speculation on whether Bobby Brown would be permitted to attend the funeral of his ex wife, so him leaving the service early caught everyone’s attention.
When Bobby Brown first left, Rev Al. Shapton went to console Bobby and mediate the situation. Rev Al tweeted this:
Bobby Brown released a statement explaining what happened.
“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. 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. … I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”
After the funeral Bobby traveled to Connecticut to perform his New Edition band mates. According to E! Online,
The late icon’s ex-husband hit the stage Saturday night with his group New Edition for a concert in Connecticut, and he found a touching way to acknowledge her.
The singer joined his band mates on stage at the Mohegan Sun Arena three songs in, to serenade the sold-out crowd with “Hit Me Off.”
Bobby not only received a standing ovation but took a moment and raised a finger heavenward in honor of the legendary songstress, offering: “Blessings to my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. I love you.”
After Houston’s death, the status of Brown’s participation on tour was understandably uncertain after he missed performances in Cincinnati and Nashville and then regrouped days later for shows in Memphis, Baltimore and Greensboro and now at Mohegan Sun.
Bobby is definitely showing that “Being Bobby Brown” can be extremely difficult at times.