Diana Ross’s Grandkids Were the Real Stars of the AMAs

The iconic Diana Ross may have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday, but her grandkids — led by grandson Ryan — definitely won the internet. At the event, plenty of glitterati, including the Obamas via a recorded message, praised Ross lavishly for her dazzling career. President Obama quipped, “When we heard Diana Ross was getting the Lifetime Achievement Award, our first reaction was, ‘She doesn’t have it yet?'”

Stellar actor (and Ross’s daughter) Tracee Ellis Ross was on hand to present her mother with the award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Diana’s son, Evan, was also there to introduce his famous mom: “What do you get when you cross a chart-topping singer, breathtaking beauty, captivating actress, trailblazing style icon, record-breaking pioneer, legendary megastar, international superstar and an all-around boss? Everybody, you get my mom. Miss Diana Ross.”

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Nice going, kids. But Twitter really only had eyes for Ross’ grandkids, who boogied down onstage in celebration with Grandma. Diana’s victory lap started as a solo performance of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and ended in a grand-diva-plus-grandchildren dance party on live TV. Not too shabby, Ross clan. Check out the clips (and tweets) below.

The grandkids started off wiggling in the audience. Jagger, daughter of Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson — who knew? I DID NOT KNOW —  was shy and stayed in her dad’s arms. But her older bro, Bronx, and her cousin Ryan started shimmying pretty hard. And when Grandma Ross beckoned for her grandchildren to come up on stage, they needed no further persuasion.

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Twitter is prepared to adopt all of them, especially Ryan, whose mad moves enchanted millions.

The kiddos even pulled a (nice) Kanye. Ross, accepting her award, said, “This is all about love,” and grandson Ryan immediately Kanye’d the mic to say, “Grandma, I love you and I’m so proud of you.” I mean, come on. Killing it clearly runs in the family.


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