Whitney Houston's tribute at the BET Awards didn't leave a dry eye in the house, including Soulja Boy, who was filmed letting the tears flow.
in a recent interview with XXL, Soulja revealed that while his tears drummed up sorrow for Whitney's passing they were also for his little brother, who was killed in a car accident earlier last year.
"When I was standing there and they started to do the tribute, I started to think about Whitney Houston. When her mother came onstage, I thought about how a mother was singing about her daughter that was no longer here. A daughter that had died. That's really tough. Then I started thinking about my younger brother that recently passed. I got his name tatted on my arm. [His passing] feels like it happened yesterday. So those things are hard to watch."
Soulja also reflected on the loss of Whitney Houston to the entertainment industry.
"Whitney...this is a woman who you see in photographs with Michael Jackson. This is a woman who was friends with Michael Jackson, she had so many hits of her own, she worked with other legends, she did a lot. It was touching moment at the BET Awards. Like I said, it was hard for me to watch her mama speak on her. The realization that [Whitney's] not here. To have her mother come out there and sing like that, it was very appropriate. You have to give legends those huge, touching tributes."