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Whitney Houston

Remembered with

Prayer at Grammy Awards

2/12/2012 5:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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2012 Grammy Awards host LL Cool J wasted no time addressing the passing of Whitney Houston, leading the star-packed audience in a prayer in her honor. 

Immediately after, LL showed a clip of Whitney singing "I Will Always Love You" at the Grammys back in 1994.

Jennifer Hudson is expected to perform a musical tribute to Whitney later in the show. According to Us Magazine, JHud broke down crying while rehearsing earlier in the day and had to restart her number several times before she could finish it.


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hello cleveland    

Did I read that headline correctly? When did Dr.Pepper start sponsoring prayers?

981 days ago


people need to stop judging her. and stop focusing on the negative things. nobody is perfrect not me are anyone else. I will always remeber her for wonderful voice and songs she left and the joy her music brought. I mean how can you judge someone when you never new then spent time. she was human just like everyone else is. Nobodys perfect.

981 days ago


I'm just glad LL stopped rapping......

981 days ago


Sorry, God was busy watching The Walking Dead.

981 days ago


A prayer huh? In Whitney's interview with Diane Sawyer, all Whitney did was talk about religion and look where she is now. Why don't these people give up on their fantasy? How many times do you have to be let down before you get a clue?

981 days ago


Is it still legal for Christians to pray in America?

981 days ago


No One can sing one of her songs.
Once she sang them she owned them.

981 days ago


BARF. Why pray to something that's not there? How embarrassing. This god certainly didn't help Whitney. She's dead.

981 days ago


I would like to see Mariah Carey or Beyonce do a Whitney song! I think they are the only ones who could handle it!! My prayers go out to her family!!

981 days ago

Ilsa Ramos    

LL Cool J. did an excellent job in that prayer. Many bowed their heads in respect. It showed those who have faith and respect to God, and to Whitney. This also showed how many of God's children lack in faith. In fact too many. It also shows what it takes to bring people together. It shouldn't be that way. We were all created by the same creator. We are all fortunate he gave us Whitney. As young as she was, we all need to look at this closely. No one but God could take Whitney out of that misery. I know it's not easy to accept. Yet, Whitney tried to combat this illness. I give her credit for that. She seemed she was hurting a lot both mentally and physically. We must thank God in a way, he took her out of that misery.
As for those who are critisizing on how Jennefer sang, need to realilze the pressure she was under. It wasn't easy to sing in front of millions of people and remain composed. Jennefer was there to pay tribute, not to compete with anyone. Jennefer didn't have to accept to do this, but she did out of love. This wasn't American Idol, this was a tribute to a woman who struggled with an illness. Someone whom we loved Whitney Houston.

977 days ago
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