|Mariah Carey at the 2012 BET Awards|
The BET Awards were held earlier tonight in Los Angeles and the late Whitney Houston was honoured by her fellow Diva Mariah Carey who took to the stage late the Show in a gold dress. Carey reflected upon her dear Friend Houston, telling the Audience "We really got to know each other as people. Not Divas. Okay, maybe occasionally it did get a little Diva-ish, that was just for laughs!". "If you really knew Whitney, you couldn't help but love her", she said.
Fighting back her tears, Carey continued with her Tribute with Audience encouragement, revealing that the last time she saw Houston was exactly one year ago in London. Carey took to her Facebook Page, posting the above Photo of herself Backstage following the Tribute.
Brandy, Monica, Cissy Houston, Gary Houston and Chaka Khan also appeared on-stage shortly after performing their respective Tributes. Brandy performed a Medley of Houston's I'm Your Baby Tonight and I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
For a full list of Winners at the 2012 BET Awards, click here.
(Photo credit: Mariah Carey | Video credit: BET)