"Heavenly Father, we thank you for sharing our sister Whitney with us," said LL, as audience members bowed their heads. "Today our thoughts are with her mother, her daughter and all of her loved ones. And although she's gone too soon, we remain truly blessed to have been touched by her beautiful spirit and to have her lasting legacy of music to cherish and share forever. Amen."
The mood was somber on the red carpet of LL's pre-Grammy party last night. At the event, LL commented on Whitney's death, calling her "a voice of a generation."