Natalie Cole's Family 'Outraged' at Grammys 2016 for 'Minimizing Her Legacy'
The 65-year-old singer – who passed on New Year’s Eve – was remembered in the In Memoriam tribute with other who had passed this past year.
“Sadly a FORGETTABLE tribute to Natalie Cole,” her sisters, Timolin and Casey, told ET. “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,” Natalie‘s son Robert Adam Yancy added. “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.”
Social media immediately erupted after the In Memoriam, and many fans felt similarly.