UNCASVILLE - Whitney Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, performed in Connecticut with his band New Edition on Saturday night.

Brown reportedly left Houston's funeral service in New Jersey early after a dispute over seating.

Fans say he appeared energetic on the stage at Mohegan Sun.

Brown smiled and thanked the crowd for keeping his spirits up.

And at one point, he pointed his finger to the sky and said, "Blessings to my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. I love you."