Diana Ross’ grandson is a tricky act to observe, even when the performer is Ross herself.
The Motown legend was celebrating her 75th birthday early on the Grammy Awards on Sunday, and her 9-year-old grandson Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick received the dignity of introducing her.
The child charmed the viewers from the second he hit the stage. After host Alicia Keys described him as a “distinguished little man,” Raif-Henok went to work:
“Did she say ‘little man’?” he requested. “I’m virtually 4-foot-9!”
The teenager, whose mom is Ross’ daughter, Rhonda Ross (and whose grandfather is Motown Information founder Berry Gordy) praised his grandmother’s independence and uniqueness.
“She has proven the world that nothing is past our attain,” he stated. “So, girls and gents, please welcome by grandmommy, Diana Ross!”
The previous Supreme and R&B diva, whose precise birthday is March 26, then made her grandson proud with a transferring medley.
Right here’s the entire sequence, from Keys’ handoff to Raif-Henok’s intro to his grandma killin’ it.
- This text initially appeared on HuffPost.