The legendary music artist and actress that touched the world was laid to rest today. The funeral services were held at the church she grew up in, New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
There was a bit of confusion concerning Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown's experience at the funeral; there were reports that he was no invited, was thrown out, was denied to speak. He later released a statement saying:
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.
Besides all that, the funeral that was filled with moving tributes and reflections by people such as T.D Jakes, Tyler Perry, Clive Davis and Kevin Costner was very moving.
Check out the musical tributes:
Check out the spoken reflections: