Monica, Brandy, Gary Houston, Cissy Houston, & Chaka Khan Tributes Whitney Houston at the 2012 BET Awards / by

The highly anticipated tribute for the late and legendary Whitney Houston lived up to it's hype at the 2012 BET Awards. The entire performance was kept tight lipped as no one knew exactly who would be paying tribute to the singer. As the night went on, fans we're moved to tears as it took place.

The nearly 20 minute long segment was well performed at put into place by Monica, Brandy, Gary & Cissy Houston and Chaka Khan who each performed to pay tribute. The segment also featured memories captured by the likes of Mariah Carey, Angela Bassett, Loretta Divine & Lela Rochon. Check it all out below.

Monica kicked things off with a performance of "I Love the Lord" after she was introduced by Mariah Carey.. She dominated the song and brought church to the show. She owned it and received a standing ovation afterwards. Brandy was second as she put her spin on "I'm Your Baby Tonight". On lookers were excited as you can see Beyoncé saying "Alright Brandy!"

She also touched down with "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and she lit the stage up! Melanie Fiona, Megan Goode, Nicki Minaj and others we're really feeling it. Next up was Gary Houston singing "Where You Are". He sang his heart out as the world knows that he misses his sister. He made room for their mother Cissy Houston he performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

She had the crowd in tears as Beyoncé, Patricia Houston, Free and others wiped tears away. The cast of "Waiting To Exhale" provided a great introduction to  Chaka Khan to perform "I'm Every Woman".  She had Keri Hilson, Jamie Fox, Free, A.J., Beyoncé, Solange andthe rest of the crowd on their feet and moving


This was hands DOWN the BEST Whitney tribute that has been done thus far. That's simply all I have to say about it! What did you think?