Tears & Tributes At The B.E.T Awards
Ross added, "We do not have to say the F-word, we do not have to pump and grind, we do not have to do some of these things to have longevity in our career."
But the night's highlight was a touching tribute to late soul man Levert by his father, O'Jays star Eddie and pal Patti LaBelle.
The Lady Marmalade singer sobbed openly as she called Levert "one of the best voices around," before the dead soul star's father joined Gladys Knight, LaBelle and Yolanda Adams for a rendition of the singer's favorite song, Wind Beneath My Wings.
R&B sensation Ne-Yo, who beat Levert to the Best Male R&B Artist prize, dedicated his award to Levert.
The night's other tribute was staged by members of Public Enemy and funk star Bootsy Collins, who teamed up to pay their respects to James Brown.
-Diana Ross Pictures
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