On Sunday evening, Mariah took part in the tribute to Whitney Houston
at the 2012 BET Awards
. She did not perform, but she had these words to say about her friend and colleague:
"The first time I heard Whitney's voice, I was mesmerized like the rest of the world. Just an unknown budding singer myself, I was captivated by the power in her range, the richness of her tone, and her unique ability to wrap a lyric in emotion. When I first met ...