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by Kate Ward
Bobby Brown was reportedly not in attendance at Whitney Houston’s funeral, but not for a lack of trying. People reports Brown was turned away from the ceremony Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. A source tells People: “Bobby was outside the church … he hugged his brother and then got in a car, and they drove him off … They wouldn’t allow him in.”
Another source says that Brown was invited to attend, and had planned to in order to support his daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina: “She wanted her dad to be there for her mom … She is not going to be happy that he was turned back.” Some even say Brown made it into the funeral, with HLN tweeting, “He walked by Whitney’s casket and then came back up the isle. His eyes were red, and his head was down.” Earlier, Al Sharpton, who is attending the funeral, tweeted: “I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!” Brown reportedly left in a Cadillac Escalade with children Landon and LaPrincia.