Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick made his television debut during his aunt Tracee Ellis Ross’s stint as host of the American Music Awards back in 2017. And on Sunday he was stealing the hearts of people all over the world once again when he introduced his “grandmommy,” Diana Ross.
“She is amazing,” Raif-Henok said about his grandmother. “And young people, like me, can look up to her for her independence, confidence and her willingness to be her unique self. She has shown the world that nothing is beyond our reach.”
Naturally, people on Twitter are freaking out over the young boy’s surprise appearance and confidence.
I love Raif. The afro, the style, how well spoken he is…EVERYTHING! #Grammys
— Monica (@whatsnextmonie) February 11, 2019
— Dr. Hillary Lake, WCPO (@hillarylake) February 11, 2019
Raif-Henok's hair deserves an award. (Also, like, can you imagine being 9 and speaking on stage at the #GRAMMYs? Wow.)
— Emilee (@TheYoungTimpani) February 11, 2019
#GRAMMYs – anyone else super impressed with Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick? He blew me away with his confidence and presence on the stage. He’s definitely an old soul born with talent beyond his years.
— Cheryl (@Buzzby48) February 11, 2019
Diana Ross' grandson Raif is bound to be a legend. IJS. #GRAMMYs
— kayottick (@kayottick) February 11, 2019
Well, Grammys, you might be looking at your next host.
— Gwen Moran (@gwenmoran) February 11, 2019
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