The funeral services for Whitney Houston have begun at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie has ordered for all state buildings to fly flags at half-staff today in honor of Whitney Houston. Watch the live stream here:
LIVE FEED: Whitney Houston’s Funeral – LIVE STREAMING
ü Aretha Franklin has pulled out of performing at the funeral due to illness.
ü Stevie Wonder is expected to sing “Ribbon In The Sky.” R. Kelly, Kim Burrell, BeBe Winans and Alicia Keys are all expected to sing.
ü Bobby Brown, Brandy and Ray J have all arrived at the church.
ü The Houston family has arrived. They are all dressed in white.
ü Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King have arrived
ü Mariah Carey has arrived.
ü Bobbi Kristina has arrived.
ü The Minister of Music said, “We gonna have church today.”
ü Mayor Cory Booker (Newark, NJ) said “We are here to celebrate her life. We love you Whitney Houston.”