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[APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] Every time I think about the Clark Sisters, I get tickled. I have, I laugh a lot, because they talk so sweet. They talk like little babies. And then when you put a mic in front of them to sing, it's like arg, this big huge sound, it's amazing. Against the wall. Look out for me.>>The Clark Sisters were a constant in my house growing up. They have been Just a special part of my life way before they knew. They have always been a part of the fabric of the soundtrack of my life. The Clark sisters played a major role in my upbringing. I was in a group in high school called Greater Love. Myself and two other girls. And we sung all the Clark sister's records. I think they're my aunties in my head all the time. I think I know them personally because I've just been there with them, they've been like my life story as far as musically. So I just love everything about them. I'm mesmerized by them, mesmerized by their beauty, by their grace, their class, their integrity. Every single time I hear them, I'm still always in awe of them. When they're performing and doing their thing. They touched my life, they touch my life right now, they get me through things. I wanna share with them how important they are to me, like I really want them to know and need them to know how much they minister to my life right now, today. They really, really help me, they truly are my earth angels. I met them when I was on the road. And we all had to stop and do some work out of one stop. And they were there. And everybody begged, please, please, please get on the piano and sing. And I remember thinking, wow, I had not been that moved musically and spiritually live ever really before. I had tears. I am just always so happy to see them. And they always show me so much love and they're so sweet. They're my favorites, and they will always be, because of their hearts, and their love for God. But their love for People shines bright. [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]

Watch the Clark Sisters Tribute from ESSENCE Festival

This year’s ESSENCE Festival was a star-studded event. From your favorite Hollywood faces to your most inspiring entertainers, celebrities traveled across the country to celebrate this year’s essence of Black culture. Among the many faces in attendance were the famous Clark Sisters, who received an all-star gospel tribute from Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway, Mary J. Blige, Tweet and more. Watch the full ESSENCE Festival Gospel Tribute to The Clark Sisters here!