Grammys 2012: Chaka Khan pulls out of Whitney Houston tribute

chaka-khan-gi.jpgJust an hour before the Grammy ceremony kicked off, Chaka Khan apparently pulled out of the scheduled tribute to Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday (Feb. 11).

"As I grieve the loss of my friend and 'little sister,' I don't feel it appropriate to perform at this time," tweets Khan. "Continue to pray for the family."

Jennifer Hudson was scheduled to close the show with a performance of Houston's signature song, "I Will Always Love You."
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