Drama For Whitney Houston's Funeral
Whitney Houston's ex-husband says he's going to Saturday's invitation only funeral, despite reports that Houston's family wants him to stay away.
In a new statement, Bobby Brown also said their daughter Bobbi Kristina, who suffered an emotional breakdown after her mother's death, is recovering.
"My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better. We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother's death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye," said Brown.
A star-studded choir of music legends will perform at the funeral service.
Saturday's by-invitation-only funeral will take place at the New Hope Baptist church in Newark, New Jersey. Some of the big names expected to be in attendance are Houston's Godmother Aretha Franklin, her cousin Dionne Warwick and of course, Jennifer Hudson, who sang that moving tribute at the Grammys®.
Actor David Arquette went to the church on Wednesday to pay his respects. Arquette told INSIDE EDITION, "I love Whitney."
The owner of the funeral home where Houston's body lies said the family wants to keep everything as private as possible.
The funeral owner told reporters, "This is their private time now. They have shared her for 37 years with the city, with the state with the world. This is their time now for their farewell."
Pastor Marvin Winans will deliver the eulogy. He officiated at the marriage of Houston and Bobby Brown in 1992.
"The last time Whitney was in concert here. She called me on stage and we sang together 'I Go to the Rock.' And it is that rock of salvation, that rock, that faith, that we have in Jesus that sustains us during times like this," said Pastor Winans.
INSIDE EDITION is also learning disturbing new details about Houston's final days.
She reportedly caused a scene in the gift shop in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel before her death.
People magazine, on newsstands Friday, reports that Houston flew into a rage when she saw a headline on The National Enquiror proclaiming: "Whitney Collapses!"
People magazine's Carlos Greer told INSIDE EDITION, "She was extremely hysterical, she was cursing. She said, 'When did I collapse?' She said 'This isn't right.' "
48 hours later Houston was dead.
Friends say Houston had been on a downward spiral for months and was "Moody, mean, angry, and irritable" but refused to go into rehab.
"Whitney's family and management, they would approached Whitney about going into rehab but Whitney was extremely stubborn. She once said she left it up to God," said Greer.