Cissy Houston’s gut wrenching tribute to her daughter Whitney Houston was the most awe inspiring moment of the BET Awards. Before a standing crowd at the Shrine Auditorium, Cissy Houston sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Her emotional rendition of the gospel classic nearly moved the entire audience, celebrities included, to tears.

Along with Cissy Houston, Mariah Carey, Monica, Chaka Khan and Brandy also paid tribute to Whitney Houston.

Checkout the performance in its entirety below. Cissy Houston’s tribute begins at the 7:40 mark.

A.R. Shaw

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