Natalie Cole‘s family is not happy with the tribute she received during the Grammys’ In Memoriam segment on Monday night.
Cole’s son Robert Adam Yancy and her sisters, Timolin and Casey, don’t think what the Recording Academy did went far enough, according to TheWrap.
“Here is a woman who has been in the business for four decades, had 21 Grammy nominations and won nine Grammys,” Yancy told Entertainment Tonight. “She deserves more than (to be a part of) a minute-and-a-half tribute. 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.”
And then there’s this statement from Timolin and Casey:
“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.”
As we reported, Cole died of heart failure in late December, 2015. She was the daughter of legendary singer Nat King Cole and former Duke Ellington Orchestra singer Maria Hawkins Ellington.
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