Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:51:25 GMT | By Emma Jones
The best and worst moments from the 2012 MTV EMAs

Best tribute to an icon



Alicia Keys presents the Global Icon award to the late Whitney Houston (© REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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In a sombre moment after the madness, Alicia Keys took to the stage to present the Global Icon award to the late, great Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away in February this year. Keys touchingly called Houston her "home-girl" and described how, as a little girl, she looked up to her so much. Kelly Rowland, Steven Tyler, One Direction and PSY also paid homage by calling Houston an "inspiration," though her career can barely be commemorated by the high opinions of 1D and PSY.

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