Cissy Houston Pays Emotional Tribute to Whitney at BET Awards
Stars at the BET Awards dedicated a touching tribute to Whitney Houston on Sunday, including a performance by her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston.
Mariah Carey told the crowd, "We really got to know each other as people, not divas. She was a hilarious person with a cutting sense of humor. She was real and she kept it real. That's why we got along so well and so many others feel like I do: If you really knew Whitney, you couldn't help but love her."
She later added, "I miss my friend. I miss hearing her voice and laughter. But we'll always ... we'll always have the music. We will always have the music. We always have that voice we all fell in love with."