It was an extremely touching and emotional moment at Sunday night’s show as BET paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey opened speaking about her friend and fellow diva, as she fought back tears. Monica, brought down the house with the gospel hymn “I Love the Lord.” Her collaborator Brandy made the audience groove with “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Whitney’s brother Gary Houston was up next, singing “Where You Are” before making way for her mother Cissy.
There was not a dry eye in the house as the 78-year-old performed “Bridge over Troubled Water.” “This is for you, Nip,” said Mrs. Houston.
Whitney’s Waiting to Exhale castmates Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon recalled memories of working with the singer-actress and Chaka Khan had everyone on their feet as she closed with “I’m Every Woman.”
Monica killed!! You Can tell gospel is her influence…she sang that!
monica’s performance was one of a lifetime, the tribute had me in tears. for a moment my sister and i thought we were listening to Whitney, i dont think anyone else could have done it better……………Mrs Huston strength is a weakness that only a few possess and trust me you have it in loads………… and when you did bridge over troubled waters you were talking to me………………… i have always liked mariah and thought of her as a humble person and it came out in her speech and the way she tried to hold back the tears………….. brandy gave us the party side of ms huston