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Bobby Brown has reportedly sent daughter Bobbi Kristina over the edge, after appearing at Whitney Houston's funeral with his children from another marriage, and then leaving just 20 minutes into the funeral service.
During the week following Whitney Houston's funeral, reports stated that Houston's family did not want Bobby Brown at the funeral. Brown however, was permitted for the sake of his daughter Bobbi Kristina. Brown insisted that he would attend the funeral to support his daughter during the difficult time.
However when Brown arrived to the funeral, he brought along nine other guests after being told that he was limited to two. Brown insisted that his entire party be allowed in and then, according to Hollywood Life, also asked that he be seated next to Bobbi Kristina.
After being denied his request due to preset seating arrangements, Brown then proceeded to leave the funeral causing Bobbi Kristina to become even more distraught.
Cardona Cochran, commented on the US Weekly blog in support of the Houston family. "If the invite said Bobby Brown+2, bring 2 people. It is rude to do otherwise. He came asking for trouble."
Despite others reasoning, Brown later released a statement via representatives stating that he left the funeral because he and his family were asked to move three times, causing his other children to feel distraught. "I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move," he said.
Brown's statement continued:"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."
Other reports varied slightly. "Apparently, Bobby made a stink about not getting to sit his posse next to 18-year-old Bobbi. But as the event was invitation-only, they couldn't be accommodated - so he bailed!" Hollywood Life stated.
A source at the funeral who witnessed the event and then saw that Bobbi Kristina had become visually upset, further explained the events. "That was just too much for Bobbi Kristina to handle," the source told the Daily Beast. "All that drama and Cissy Houston finally asked him to come in and stay but Bobby wouldn't. Cissy only did that to help Bobbi Kristina, because Cissy cannot stand Bobby. She just didn't want a big drama with him on that day of all days."
Shortly after the funeral, family members had a difficult time finding Bobbi Kristina, who had disappeared following the service.