At an emotional funeral filled with music and tears, pop star Whitney Houston was celebrated at New Hope Baptist Church in her hometown of Newark, NJ on Saturday.
The event drew a star-studded group that included Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Clive Davis and many others, who offered their remembrances and delivered powerful musical performances as they said their final farewell to the singer.
Singer R. Kelly fought back tears as he performed the song “I Look to You,” which he had written for Houston. Houston included the song as the title track on her final album.
“We love you Whitney; rest in peace,” Kelly said after the performance.