|The Scene outside The New Hope Baptist Church|
Here are some tweets during the Whitney Houston Home Going. Al Sharpton apparently went outside to comfort Bobby Brown who left the service after only a very short time. Sharpton was interviewed by CNN immediately after the ceremony and said that Bobby Brown walked in with a large entourage and sat on the first row. Someone from the family told him that the space was reserved for family. He was asked to relocated to whatever seat he could find in the general section.
He left in tears. Al Sharpton and TD Jakes tried to bring him back in, but he left. He was not invited to sit with Bobby Kristina.
|Bobby Brown in tears leaving the service for Whitney Houston|
UPDATED WITH STATEMENT FROM BOBBY BROWN: “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,” he said. “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.”
Al Roker tweeting his sadness. Also, Dionne Warwick must be the only person on planet earth who didn’t get the memo that Aretha Franklin was a no show. She actually introduced her as if she was there! AWKWARD. Lots of tweets about whether Dionne was heavily medicated for the funeral. Also, it seems like if Aretha can only make one singing engagement today, it would be the funeral. It strikes me as VERY odd that Aretha didn’t at least show up in a wheelchair or whatever it took. Perhaps Bobby Brown was not the only one who had some hurt feelings. Aretha is performing at Radio City tonight.