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

Cissy and Whitney Houston

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.



You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

 

36 Comments

  1. relly

    Hopes for the BEST

    [Reply]

    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @relly, I can totally see them letting the Queen Minaj perform for Whitney. This will be so Epic!

    [Reply]

    Joyams Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, she aint gonna perform for whitney just regular awards show performance

    [Reply]

  2. LAURYN

    beyoncé… PLEASE SHE WILL ENTERTAIN & PERFORM BEYOND THOUGHT. ONLY ARTIST WHO CAN GIVE WHITNEY A GOOD TRIBUTE!

    [Reply]

    Chile, please! Reply:

    @LAURYN, WHO?

    [Reply]

    Anya Brown Fuller Reply:

    @LAURYN, I agree

    [Reply]

    mal Reply:

    @LAURYN, im praying for beyonce aswel!!! i kno how much she loves her aswel

    [Reply]

  3. coolio

    Why put up a picture of Whitney looking high? Couldn’t you at least find a decent picture of her and her mom? Sheeeshh!!

    [Reply]

    Brutally Honest Reply:

    @coolio,

    Whitney does not look high in that pic. What are you smoking? She looks happy and healthy there

    [Reply]

    Anya Brown Fuller Reply:

    @Brutally Honest, She does not look high.

    [Reply]

    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Brutally Honest, Yeah, happy with a healthy high.

    [Reply]

  4. freshed

    im sure this and the gospel act will be the only postive segements that evening.

    [Reply]

  5. -Hoars

    child!!!!

    [Reply]

  6. Chile, please!

    TELL BEYONCE’ TO STAY HER ASS HOME! SHE CAN’T SING WHITNEY HOUSTON!

    [Reply]

  7. Chile, please!

    Cissy gonna get up on that stage with her pack of Newports a day singing voice! YAAAAS MOMMA! You better do that!

    [Reply]

  8. Will Iam

    Beyonce needs to rest a little longer. They should have the likes of Monica, Tamia, Brandy, Mary J, Deborah cox and Toni Braxton, and Faith Evans tribute to the queen of voices.

    [Reply]

    yolo Reply:

    @Will Iam, AMEN, AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!!

    [Reply]

    [email protected] Reply:

    @Will Iam, u forgot Mariah Carey

    [Reply]

    Dave Reply:

    @Will Iam, Yas! Now that would be slay worthy.

    [Reply]

  9. ...

    Um… Number one diva, most successful female artist, best voice in the industry, amazing songwriter, friend of whitneys, one time collaborators… If u aint guessed already… Mariah carey!!!

    She needs to be there not only to honor a friend, but to show everyone how its done. Beyonce who? And the fact that that womans name ( minaj) was even mentioned is a joke. True artists on the night please, not just any name to get good ratings!

    [Reply]

    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @…, Were you addressing me honey? Please report to my post, dont scroll down to the bottom to talk crap about me. You’ve been CHECKED!

    [Reply]

    ... Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, LMFAO dont make me laugh any more please. what does what i said have anything to do with you? ok you stan for minaj.. big deal. if i wanted to address you i would have done. thanks.

    i didnt even read (and STILL havent read) your post so if anything i said related to what you said then im sorry.
    But just so you know, i will “report to your post” if i want to in future.

    ive been “checked” hahaha

    [Reply]

  10. Anya Brown Fuller

    I hope whom ever does it do whitney justice. She was the best. I hope it is not Jennifer Hudson.

    [Reply]

  11. Stayfresh78

    Come on now they said DIVAS……….Mariah! #DUHHHHHHHH!

    [Reply]

  12. Morgan

    King B had better be amongst those ‘top divas’! A tribute w/o her makes as much sense as Fantasia beating Michelle Obama in a Spelling Bee!

    [Reply]

  13. Passion

    Christina Aguilera

    [Reply]

  14. TruthHurts

    Now i just KNOW @MinajRules2012 did NOT just put Whitney and Nicki in the same “sentence”, yet alone the same “stage”. Im gonna need for you to find a quick Blues Clue because hun that will NEVER happen..I doubt Whitney would approve such nonsense of an artist to even attempt to sing one of her songs. If it was a tribute to Ronald McDonald then yeah, she might have a chance..

    [Reply]

  15. TheDreamer

    Hopefully Bey is one of those divas. I can see that happening.

    [Reply]

  16. Tyrell

    People are seriously pathetic for sayin she looks high in every pic. No joke. Furthermore, I, too hope Jennifer doesn’t sing. I still don’t understand why Whitney, being the Diva of them all gave her high praise. Beyonce is too much into skin and anything and everything to be a real Diva.

    [Reply]

  17. whitechocolate

    brandy, monica, christina,
    kim burrell, the winans, latifah

    somebody else can think of the rest

    [Reply]

  18. Marcus

    I usually don’t comment but this time I must speak my piece. Last year BET upset with the Patti LaBelle tribute, they cannot mess up Whitney’s! They need people who are going to do her justice. As some of you already said, real divas who can actually sing and aren’t into gimmicks. As @whitechocolate said, Brandy, Monica, Kim Burrell, and the Winans. I’m sure everyone will be flocking to honor Whitney but it must be done in true diva fashion. Ex – MONICA must sing “You Give Good Love” …that has become her signature Whitney tribute song & she kills it everytime!!!

    [Reply]

  19. Stephanie

    Brandy & Monica should be a part of this tribute, but I have a feeling this “Whitney” tribute is going to turn into a “who’s who” type of “tribute”…just let people know who’s going to sing to promote themselves, sorry I mean, “honor Whitney” & call it a day…why the big “hush don’t tell nobody who’s singing” secrecy???…no matter who sings, NO ONE & I repeat NO ONE can sing a Whitney song better than Whitney did!!! #ripwhitney

    [Reply]

  20. Just Saying

    I hope Brandy, Mariah,and Monica are apart of this tribute not “todays” artists like Beyonce (i love her, but she have a seat for awhile), Rihanna, Melanie Fiona, Leona Lewis and especially Jennifer Hudson (if u heard one performance, u heard em’ all)

    [Reply]

  21. Mike

    I find it disgraceful, and down right rude, that you all are putting HALF these talentless bitches in the same sentence as Ms. Houston. FUKN NICKI MINAJ?? GET REAL. I love her.. BUT FUKN GET REAL> Its peoiple like that.. wow. But Mariah and Beyonce? better BRING IT!

    [Reply]

  22. C

    Now we need brandy, monica, beyonce, r kelly, alicia keys, kim burell, the winanas, mariah carey, usher, ceelo green, miguel , keyshia cole, lil mo, and aguilera. All about the voice! Cannot have any flop bitches on the roster! Sorry jordin, melanie fiona it’s just too risky! introduced by rihanna – with that whitney look she had from where have u been video – giving me everything $95 plus tax bow!

    [Reply]

  23. bffishe

    Chaka. Mariah. Monica. Brandy. Fantasia. Aretha. Patti.

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply