chaka khan gi Grammys 2012: Chaka Khan pulls out of Whitney Houston tributeJust an hour before the Grammy ceremony kicked off, Chaka Khan apparently pulled out of the scheduled tribute to Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday (Feb. 11).

“As I grieve the loss of my friend and ‘little sister,’ I don’t feel it appropriate to perform at this time,” tweets Khan. “Continue to pray for the family.”

Jennifer Hudson was scheduled to close the show with a performance of Houston’s signature song, “I Will Always Love You.”