The tributes continue to pour in weeks after the death of the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin was once again honored last night at the AMA’s. The musical tribute was led by her childhood friend Gladys Knight! She was joined on stage by Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans.
Here’s what Gladys Knight had to say before the performance.
“I am so very honored to have known her since we were both little girls,” she said. “The fact that her music has been so pure for all of these years — she touched everybody with her music simply because she chose it with her heart, she didn’t choose anything she didn’t believe.
“I’m the same way in the industry, so we had those things in common, as well,” she added. “She deserves this recognition, this tribute, all of these things for being around for this long.”
Check out the clip below.
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