This year marks five years since the loss of gospel’s vocal divinity and soul legend Whitney Houston, a timely mark for a tribute from the American Music Awards.
Crowned with 22 awards during the stretch of her iconic music career and before her February 2012 death, Whitney left behind eternal influence on each generation in her legacy and all of music’s most gifted vocalists who idolized her. Multi-Grammy Award winning songstress Christina Aguilera happens to be one of them, and the AMAs just snatched up her and her pipes to take on such a heavy tribute. Performing tracks from a big screen gem of Whitney’s acting career, The Bodyguard, which reaches its 25th anniversary this year, Aguilera will also be introduced by actress icon Viola Davis.
But the Internet and Christina fans have reached a crossroads on the AMAs’ tribute pick, and they're hashing it out accordingly.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA. SINGING. A TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON. PRESENTED BY VIOLA DAVIS. pic.twitter.com/cHeSomyceI— ً (@BICONlC) October 30, 2017
to everyone saying that Christina Aguilera can't do Whitney Houston's tribute because she's WHITE can really stfu— Her (@DUTTYMY) October 30, 2017
yall getting way too butt hurt over xtina doing the whitney houston tribute i dont see anything wrong. pic.twitter.com/Xj8socIhZh— nana osaki (@babygirlchiyani) October 30, 2017
If anyone has a problem with Christina doing a Whitney tribute you can take it up with Whitney since she loved her voice pic.twitter.com/9V5J68Ve4B— jake 🕸 (@dirrtysexyIove) October 30, 2017
I love how mad some people are about Xtina doing the Whitney tribute. Seethe losers. pic.twitter.com/NbOYnV16dH— ♡ (@BeeXtinaa) October 30, 2017
When Brandy heard Christina Aguilesser is doing the Whitney tribute at the AMAs pic.twitter.com/efRWh6lx3t— FREEISH (@freeishmedia) October 30, 2017
Still crying that they didn’t pick Brandy for this Whitney tribute! MESS! pic.twitter.com/iN18ptzokX— ***Mikey 💭 (@B_NERD) October 30, 2017
AMA’s got Christina Aguilera doing the Whitney tribute like Brandy’s dead— Kaah-tea🐸☕️ (@Soigne_Metaphor) October 31, 2017
Brandy when she found out the AMA's chose Xtina to do the Whitney tribute pic.twitter.com/CYeAc5Pw1K— Daniel-hyung (@abigalih) October 31, 2017
For real tho. Brandy been a little *too* silent about Xtina being chosen for the Whitney tribute.— J. van der Woodsen (@50One50) October 31, 2017
She okay??? pic.twitter.com/YSI7lwj8C6
Christina Aguilera doing the Whitney Tribute? I mean...couldn't they give the platform to a black woman? pic.twitter.com/f3cQb8984O— Elektra (@TeenSuccubus) October 30, 2017
When Christina performs the Whitney AMA tributepic.twitter.com/RfFuYWB0PD— 15-40🇳🇬🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@Chimichamu) October 31, 2017
Whitney Houston would not be here for Christina Aguilera doing her tribute idgaf what her shady ass family says— Black Betty B🎃🎃™ (@bam_balaam) October 30, 2017
A tribute to Whitney Houston done by Christina Aguilera. Mmmmkay pic.twitter.com/G4jCl9B8r3— 🇳🇬NaijaGal🇳🇬 (@Naija4LifeO) October 30, 2017
So we really gotta hear Christina yell & growl her way through a Whitney song to get a tribute? pic.twitter.com/2EXGxoKtqo— ✊🏾✨Junie✨✊🏾 (@Swagg_Sauce) October 30, 2017
did Whitney write in her will for Christina to tribute her whenever possible or something https://t.co/1r50myAcjW— 🕷 (@skinnybtw) October 30, 2017
No offense but Whitney’s voice makes me believe the Holy Spirit is real and Christina’s makes me think of Victoria’s Secret lovespell 🤢 https://t.co/GAKGsJwP3y— S.Bdavis (@Evi3Zamora) October 31, 2017
I’m just confused why they keep asking Christina to do Whitney tributes like there are no black women can. 🤔 https://t.co/kRz5eUrlO0— Anju (@J_anju_) October 31, 2017
this is in no way shade to christina aguilera, but do we really want a whitney tribute from her?— Brian Patrick Davis! (@blacksocialite) October 31, 2017
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