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Natalie Cole's family blast Grammys

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Natalie Cole's family blast Grammys

Natalie Cole's family have further blasted the Grammys for their "disrespectful" tribute to the late singer.

The late star's sisters Timolin and Casey hit out at the ceremony's organisers for the "forgettable tribute" to their sibling - the daughter of Nat King Cole - last night (15.02.16) after she was remembered during the In Memoriam segment but not recognised individually, like David Bowie or B.B. King.

The pair told 'Entertainment Tonight': "Sadly a forgettable tribute to Natalie Cole.

"Words cannot express the outrage and utter disappointment at the disrespectful tribute, or lack thereof, to a legendary artist such as our sister."

Robert Adam, son of Natalie - who died in December aged 65 and won nine Grammys in her career - also hit out at the telecast.

He said: "Here is a woman who has been in the business for four decades, had 21 Grammy nominations and won nine Grammys.

"She deserves more than [to be a part of] a minute-and-a-half tribute.

"It was shameless the way they minimized her legacy. We will find solace in her legacy as well as her endless fans around the world."

Ahead of Monday's ceremony, Timolin told the New York Post: "Where is the tribute to our sister?

"It's very bittersweet. We were hoping that there will be some sort of actual tribute to her fitting of her artistry and stature. She had 21 Grammy nominations and nine wins. She was such a force in the music industry and she transcended genres . . . I think she should be recognized for the impact she has had."