We had reported before the funeral of the speculation that some family members of the Houston family wanted to BAN the EX-Husband, Bobby Brown, from the Nationally televised funeral of the greatest female artist of her century. It has also been reported that there have been several challenges with their daughter Bobbi and Mr. Brown’s ability to spend time with her.
All this and more came to light during the funeral.
There was a statement released by the publicist of Bobby Brown which described his depiction of the funerals happenings.
“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.”
Several attendees of the funeral were questioned after walking out the funeral by members of the press and there were several different opinions as to what happened, as well as, if this treatment was appropriate.
The Bobby Brown treatment actually has the ODC/ODB family split.
ODB believes asking Bobby Brown and his children, who some say was an entourage, to move more should not have caused a departure. She believes if the day was about Whitney then it should have been, “Just that.”
ODC, who has been known to sing the hit song, “My Perogative” when confronted about his sometimes controversial actions, feels Bobby Brown was the bigger man by keeping his cool after being singled out during the funeral. He believes the word ‘entourage’ is a loaded word and if the Houston family had enough forgiveness in their hearts to have R. Kelly sing then Bobby Brown should have gotten RED CARPET treatment.
This is one of those times when we must invite our family of friends/followers to assist us.
What are your thoughts? Is ODB right, as usual, or does ODC have it correct for once?