r.i.p. whitney

Watch LL Cool J’s Grammy-Opening Prayer for Whitney Houston

Grammys host LL Cool J wasted no time eulogizing Whitney Houston on Sunday night, solemnly telling the Staples Center crowd, “There is no way around this — we’ve had a death in our family.” He spoke a quick prayer before segueing into a chill-inducing clip of Houston belting “I Will Always Love You” at the Grammys in 1994. Take a look. 

LL Cool J’s Grammy Prayer for Whitney Houston