Robin Thicke honored the late Whitney Houston with an emotional performance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The R&B crooner took a seat at the piano and sang his stripped-down cover of Houston’s 1995 hit “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” as images of the late legend flashed across TV monitors.
He was on the brink of tears as he finished to a standing ovation. “I’m sorry, I got a little choked up everybody,” he told the audience. “I was actually thinking about her the whole time.”
Following his touching tribute, he performed his single “Pretty Lil’ Heart” during the non-televised portion.