Leg spasms and muscle pain might have kept Aretha Franklin from attending Whitney Houston’s funeral yesterday. However, that didn’t mean that the Queen of Soul forgot about her goddaughter’s memory. On the night before Houston’s funeral, Franklin made not one, but two, touching tributes to the late singer. Franklin performed “I Will Always Love You” as well as “The Greatest Love of All” in honor of Houston, who she fondly called “Nippy.” Watch them below.
“Remember the hits and forget the misses,” Franklin told the crowd who met with her rounds of applause. “I’ll always look back and remember her singing, ‘I Will Always Love You.’”
Aretha Franklin – “I Will Always Love You”
Aretha Franklin – “The Greatest Love of All”