Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Al Sharpton and others saluted the late Etta James at her funeral service today in California. Check out video of Christina getting a standing-o for her "At Last" rendition and more inside...
Today at the City of Refuge in Gardena, California, Etta James' family and friends laid her to rest witht he Rev. Al Sharpton presiding.
Christina Aguilera is causing all kinds of uproar around the net for not only killing "At Last," but for having a mystery liquid running down her leg that many are saying is the cause of her getting her period during the ceremony. Not saying it's completely unlikely--but cold it have just been a cut she got after maybe bumping into something while walking on to the stage? Who knows....
"The Voice" star said about her performance to CNN:
"I went through the lyrics last night, and I did rehearsal … and it took on a whole new meaning having been invited by her close friends and family to sing that classic song at her service," she said. "And I started crying every time I started to sing it, and I thought, 'My gosh, what if that happens tomorrow? I just want to do justice to Etta James.' She meant the whole world to me, and it was a huge honor to be here today."
Etta's son Donto James spoke as well:
And Etta's husband, Artis Mill, was spotted next to US Representative Maxine Waters.
Stevie Wonder performed "Shelter in the Rain" with a gospel choir and sang The Lord's Prayer.
And more pics of Christina:
R.I.P. Etta James.