Natalie Cole’s Family Is Outraged By The Grammys’ Tribute To The Late Singer
Natalie Cole‘s family is outraged and disappointed by what they call a “disrespectful” tribute to the legendary singer at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
The 9x Grammy winner did not receive a special tribute or a medley of her hits. Her photo was flashed on the screen for seconds along with the many other great musicians we lost over the last year.
Cole’s sisters, Timolin and Casey, expressed their anger and disappointment to “Entertainment Tonight” saying, “Sadly a FORGETTABLE tribute to Natalie Cole. Words cannot express the outrage and utter disappointment at the disrespectful tribute, or lack thereof, to a legendary artist such as our sister.”
“Here is a woman who has been in the business for four decades, had 21 GRAMMY nominations and won nine GRAMMYs. She deserves more than (to be a part of) a minute-and-a-half tribute,” Cole’s son Robert Adam Yancy told ET on Monday night. “It was shameless the way they minimized her legacy. We will find solace in her legacy as well as her endless fans around the world.”
The Cole family weren’t the only ones disappointed by the Grammys for failing to tribute Natalie Cole properly.