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By Kayleigh Dray On February 19, 2012

Bobby Brown Storms Out Of Whitney Houston Funeral

An argument over seating arrangements led to him being asked to leave...

Bobby Brown Storms Out Of Whitney Houston Funeral
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Bobby Brown and the Houston clan got into a dispute over seating arrangements, which saw him being asked to leave Whitney's funeral...

Bobby Brown, according to TMZ, arrived at the funeral of his ex-wife with an entourage of nine people (as opposed to the afore-planned two) and found that the church could not seat his whole party. 

Reverend Al Sharpton has, however, defended Bobby's actions, asking people to think twice before criticising him:

"He showed nothing but love and respect for Whitney. I wish people would leave Bobby alone."

It has also been revealed that Brown was refused the opportunity to sit with his daughter during the ceremony, which was the main reason he decided to leave the service early.

Bobby Brown issued the following statement to the press explaining his actions:

"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."

It wouldn't be a celebrity funeral without a little bit of controversy, we suppose...

Whitney Houston: Life In Pictures

Whitney even ventured into film with 'The Bodyguard' in 1992, spawning her biggest hit 'I Will Always Love You'
Whitney continued to wow fans around the world, but those in the music industry could see the damage addiction had done to her voice and perfromance
She married rap-star Bobby Brown in 1992 starting a tumoultous relationship that many blamed for her problems with drugs
The singer was the darling of the music world picking up six Grammys and multiple other accolades throughout her career
Whitney Houston was found dead at The Beverley Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles age 48. She began here career in the 1980s and so rose to fame. Pictured here with mother Cissy Houston, who is said to be 'hysterical' with grief on hearing the news of her daughter's death
But tragedy struck as she was found by security staff in the early afternoon and pronounced dead at 3:55pm after attempts to save her life failed.
She leaves behind one daughter, Bobbi Kristina age 18 who she had with ex-husband Bobby Brown.
 The star stayed close to long-time mentor Clive Davis and was meant to be attending his annual pre-Grammy bash at the Beverley Hilton Hotel last night
She finally split from husband Bobby in 2007 and began an on-off affair with toyboy rapper Ray-J who was seen out with the star earlier this week
Despite her success the singer secretly battled with drug addiction and slowly cracks began to appear in her perfect image
Whitney at the height of her career working with fellow diva, Mariah Carey on their hit 'When You Believe'
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