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Disputed King of Pop Bobby Brown will not attend ex-wife, superstar Whitney Houston‘s funeral this Saturday in Newark, N.J., according to Fox News.

Earlier this week, Houston’s family made it crystal clear that they did not want Brown to attend Whitney’s funeral. While Brown said publicly that he was “disappointed,” many thought Brown would still attend to support his daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Due to the Houston family reaction, though, Brown has decided to perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena with group New Edition in Connecticut on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Even though, Houston and Brown were married for only 14 years of the 48 years of Whitney’s life, Brown has been consistently blamed — both publicly and privately — for Whitney’s drug addiction and overall descent. Still, other celebrities, such as singer Jennifer Holliday, say that Houston actually was in to drugs way before she met Brown:

“We were all around a lot of drugs,” the Grammy Award winner told Morgan. “I hate to say that she had started before she had met Bobby Brown.”

Obviously, the Houston family isn’t trying to hear that.