Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of Whitney Houston, left the New Hope Baptist Church just minutes before the funeral was to begin, according to a report in The Star-Ledger. A "person familiar with the situation," tells the newspaper Bobby brought an entourage of nine people with him to church and wanted them to sit with him in the family section. The entourage was asked to leave (not Bobby), but "he left with the other people." As he left the church and jumped into a black SUV, Bobby appeared visibly upset. Who brings an entourage to a funeral? How rude. We guess Simon Cowell is right, after all.
UPDATE: In a statement, Bobby says: “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.”