Cissy and Whitney Houston

Cissy Houston and ‘Top Divas’ to Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at BET Awards

The BET Awards will pay tribute to Whitney Houston with the woman who knew her best. Cissy Houston will honor her late daughter with a performance at next month’s show.

According to The Associated Press, the 78-year-old gospel singer will be joined by “a few top divas,” whose names were not disclosed.

Other previously announced performers include Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and other members of the G.O.O.D. Music family, who will come together onstage for their first live television performance.

The BET Awards ’12 will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 1 at 8 p.m. EST.