Natalie Cole was honored briefly at Monday night’s Grammy Awards, but not the way her sisters felt she deserved to have been remembered. Instead of a lengthy tribute, like David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and other music legends received, Natalie Cole was remembered with a short video at the end of a long list.
“Sadly a FORGETTABLE tribute to Natalie Cole,” the singer’s sisters, twins Timolin and Casey Cole, said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday. “Words cannot express the outrage and utter disappointment at the disrespectful tribute, or lack thereof, to a legendary artist such as our sister.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 16, 2016
Natalie Cole’s sisters added that their father, Nat King Cole, was nominated for 21 Grammy Awards throughout his five decade career.
“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,” they added.
Actress Holly Robinson Peete took to social media to mention the lack of honor bestowed upon the late Natalie Cole at the Grammy Awards.
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) February 16, 2016
Natalie Cole died on December 31 at the age of 65. Her hits included “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” in the 1970s, along with a remake of “Unforgettable” alongside a video recording of her late father.
Did you feel Natalie Cole received a deserving tribute at the Grammy Awards on Monday? Or are you among those–including her sisters–who believe the late singer got the short end of the stick?