He said, ”Whoever the security was there, asked me to have what they called my entourage — which was my children — sit somewhere else. We had to sit apart. And I was not willing to sit away from my children. So, after the third time of them coming to me I felt a little disrespected by the security that was there.”
Brown explained he was absolutely invited to the funeral and described the Houstons as a great family that he appreciates very much. Brown said he decided to leave the funeral early with his children, rather than be interrupted by security again.
He said, ”I kissed the casket and me and my children left the building.”He also said he’s tried to reach out to Whitney’s mother Cissy Houston, but he’s not heard back. He said, ”I know she’s going through it. Deeply, deeply going through it. She lost her only daughter. I love her dearly and I’m here anytime she wants to talk.”
As for being clean and sober himself, Brown said, ”I’m very much clean and sober from narcotics. I do drink. I’m not allowed to drink for the next 30 days. I do have a cocktail occasionally. I will again, I know that. But I’m seven years clean from narcotics. I’m living the life that I want to live.”
As for Houston and Brown’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, he said, ”Her mother taught her well. Still, she’s going through plenty of emotions. But I’m not worried right now that she’ll turn to drugs to ease her pain. I think people are making assumptions of what my daughter is, how strong she is. People tend to want to control strong-willed people. And that’s what I see.”