Cissy Houston, Mariah Carey Lead Whitney Tribute at BET Awards

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Cissy Houston and Mariah Carey were at the forefront of an emotional tribute to Whitney Houston at last night's BET Awards.

The latter kicked off the 19-minute event, recalling stories about Whitney - who tragically overdosed and died in February - and told the audience: "I miss my friend. I miss hearing her voice and laughter."

Monica and Brandy also took to the stage, singing multiple Whitney hits, while former Waiting to Exhale co-stars Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon and Loretta Devine honored their late friend.

But it was Cissy who brought tears to the eyes of all in attendance. She sang a version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and A-listers such as Beyonce and Soulja Boy were caught on camera crying.

Watch the entire tribute for yourself:


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