Road to the BET Awards: Cissy Houston

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  • Cissy Houston BET Awards 2012
  • Cissy Houston BET Awards 2012
  • Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston BET Awards 2012
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Two Icons at the BET Awards: 2010

When a cleaned-up Whitney Houston accepted the Entertainment Award at the 2010 BET Honors. Her tear-jerking speech was directed at her mother Cissy, who stood by her during her most tumultuous decade. There wasn't a dry eye in the house by the time Whitney got off the stage. 

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