Brown's Widow Slams Grammy Tribute
JAMES BROWN's widow, TOMI RAE HYNIE, has slammed producers of the Grammy Awards for combining a tribute to the Godfather of Soul with a tribute to the EAGLES.
During the ceremony on 11 February (07), the Eagles were honoured with a three-song medley, while Brown was remembered with a performance by CHRISTINA AGUILERA singing IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD, followed by a tap-dancing routine while black-and-white footage of Brown dancing played on a giant video screen above.
The music legend's glittering red robe was brought out and hung on the microphone stand, without a mention of Brown's contribution to music.
Hynie tells US talk show host LARRY KING, "My expectations were they would have given him a little bit more. But he had to share it with the Eagles, I guess.
"I love the Eagles, too, but I just wanted more for him. I thought they could have done a little bit more."
Brown died on Christmas Day (25DEC06) and is expected to be buried in the next few days now that a court battle over his final resting place has been resolved.