Bobby Brown Wants to Attend Whitney Houston's Funeral to Support Daughter

The R&B singer says daughter Bobbi Kristina is “doing much better.”

Posted: 02/15/2012 01:34 PM EST
Music News, Bobby Brown, Celebrity R.I.P., Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown is fighting for the right to be at Whitney Houston's funeral, after learning from friends that the late singer's family doesn't want him to attend. TMZ reports that Brown, who has a child with Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is "extremely disappointed" at the slight, and wants to be at the funeral to support his daughter.

In a statement, Brown has said he has been focused on caring for his teenage daughter, whose mood he says has begun to improve since her mother's tragic death last week. Bobbi Kristina was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, struggling to cope with the tragedy.

"My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better," Brown said of the 18-year-old girl. "She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother’s death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye."

Brown and Houston were married for 15 years between 1992 and 2007. Many have accused him of being a bad influence on the vocal legend, who went through an admitted dark period of drug and alcohol abuse during much of that time. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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