Legendary performer Diana Ross’s night at the 2017 American Music Awards was one to remember. The Detroit-born singer and actress who fronted Motown’s most successful band The Supremes early in her career looked stunning on the red carpet as she brought her whole family along to share the special moments with. The 73-year-old was also called on stage to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s AMA’s which took place on November the 19th in Los Angeles.
That was a heart-warming moment for her and her closest ones that have supported her over the years. After she accepted her award surrounded by her family at the Microsoft Theater, Ross invited her grandchildren on stage to dance as she sang Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
But the Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee had another surprise. Everyone was amazed by her performance but also by her grandson who was dancing his heart out behind her. Eight-year-old Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, the son of singer-songwriter and actress Rhonda Ross Kendrick was so excited as his grandmother took home the award that his adorable charm and dance moves were impossible to miss.
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But the future star wasn’t finished. He also made sure to hug the singer saying in the microphone: “I’m so proud of you!”
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Raif-Henok Emmanuel definitely looked like a proud parent to his grandmother Diana. After he took a moment to address Diana, he let the audience know that he loved them, too.
And, unsurprisingly, he’s already got his own fan base on social media!