News Stars Pay Homage to Whitney Houston at Grammys By Robert Pace 3:24 AM PST, February 13, 2012 On a night of celebration of music and its achievements, artists took a moment to reflect upon Whitney Houston and her contributions to the music industry and how she impacted their lives. Stars React to Whitney Houston's Death "I was in kindergarten and they asked me what I wanted to be," singer Michelle Rowland recounted. "I said, 'I want to be just like Whitney Houston and sing with a red dress on.'" LL Cool J Opens Grammys with a Prayer for Whitney Amid the tragic news, stars debated whether or not it was appropriate for them to go to Grammys parties and festivities. Whitney Houston Autopsy ConcludedHowever, Grammys host LL Cool J said that while a tribute to Houston went without saying, he and Grammys staff wanted to keep the show lively. Whitney Houston's First ET Interview "There was never any question about whether or not we should do something," Cool J said. "It was [about] how do we do this thing and not lay a damper on the evening." Oprah Comments on the Death of Whitney HoustonCheck out the full video clip above for the stars' reactions to the late Whitney Houston.