Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American –
Bobby Brown is speaking out about the brief dramatic moment that led to him and his children leaving the funeral of his ex-wife Whitney Houston Saturday morning.
He released an official statement where he offers an explanation to the turn of events that were captured by cameras covering the beloved singer’s final services. Excerpts from the statement are as follows:
“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 continued 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.”
Describing what happened at the service, the Rev. Al Sharpton posted on his Twitter account: “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.”
In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemons following the service, Rev. Jesse Jackson said that Bobby Brown did his best not to cause a scene. He also quickly diverted attention from the incident while implying that it was beside the point and returned to the topic of Houston’s services and how loved she was by the world.
Information from CNN contributed to this report.
|< Prev||Next >|