"The news was devastating and we immediately had to jump in gear and try to figure out how we could be respectful and show her the love and appreciation that she deserves... We discussed it all night. A lot of people stayed up real late trying to figure something out and I hope that Whitney Houston's family and her friends... appreciate what we do." Grammy Awards host LL Cool J on the tragic news of Whitney Houston' death on the eve of music's big night. The rapper/actor is the first proper host of the Grammys in seven years.