When asked to explain what happened with Bobby Brown at the service, Trigg stated, “It is important to the family that this issue not continue to be a distraction; something that takes away from the beauty of the service. Something that takes away from everything that happened that was positive on Saturday.”
Trigg explained that there were pre-arrangements made between Whitney’s family and Bobby Brown regarding the invitations, seating, and approaching Bobbie Kristina. Trigg personally spoke with Bobby Brown’s attorney, Chris Brown, and worked out the details of the arrangements. At no time did the family tell Bobby he was not invited nor that he was not allowed to sit with the family. Bobby, his brother Tommy, and Bobby’s three adult children, La’Princia, Landon and Robert Jr. were all invited to the service. There were three rows reserved for the family. Only Bobby was invited to sit in the first three rows. His children were supposed to sit “a few rows behind” with their uncle. Click through for Trigg’s version of exactly what went down at the service.
It seems rather cruel to Landon, Bobby Jr, and La’Princia to exclude them from the family section of the service. Would it have killed Cissy to have had four rows for the family? Also, it is now clear that there were five members in Bobby Brown’s “entourage” and all were invited family. Trigg says the kids were to sit “a few rows behind” with their uncle but other sources indicate that the kids were asked to move to the back of the church.
“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. 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.”
It seems to me that the truth lies somewhere in between these two versions. Clearly, Bobby and his children were deeply hurt by whatever happened. Bobby Brown Jr. took to twitter to tell Bobbi Kristina and his step-mother that he loved them. He was very upset and angry in his tweets over the media making his father look bad. He said that even though his father encouraged him to let it go, he could not be silent on the issue. Take a look at the “entourage of 9” and tell me if you see people looking to start trouble at a memorial service or five grieving family members.
On an unrelated note, Bobbi Kristina is back in Atlanta staying in a condo she once shared with Whitney. Warren Boyd, the guy the show The Cleaner is based on is with her as all times acting as an interventionist and sober coach. This is likely a temporary measure designed to get her to agree to an in-patient rehab.