Brooke Anderson Sambas with Victor Cruz
By ROBERT PACE
February 13, 2012
The Insider caught up with the stars backstage after the Grammys to gauge their reaction to the awards show and to hear their reflections on the late Whitney Houston.
"She was coming back and had a lot more music in her I'm sure," said Bonnie Raitt, who performed on the night. "As someone who was in recovery myself, I was really happy to see that she had turned her life around and was really working at it."
Rapper Common also shared his thoughts on Houston and how she influenced his life.
"Just her spirit and soul and strength in her voice just influenced and impacted me just because it was inspiration to hear somebody so gifted," the 39-year-old said.
On a lighter note, The Insider's Brooke Anderson showed off her dances moves with the Super Bowl- winning Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who gave Brooke a sample of his samba dance that he notoriously performs after he scores a touchdown.
Brooke was also feeling some "good vibrations" from The Beach Boys, who were excited about their new chapter as a band after their 50 year anniversary.
The Insider also got a peak at the Grammy winners, including Diana Ross with her Lifetime Achievement Award, Taylor Swift with her hands full of awards, and Adele, who resorted to hoisting her six Grammys on a table.
Check out the full video clip above for Insider's backstage access at the Grammys.