Jennifer Hudson breaks down while receiving award

Updated: Aug 01, 2013, 17:56 PM IST

London: Singer Jennifer Hudson began to weep after receiving an award for setting up a foundation in the memory of her nephew, who was killed brutally by his estranged stepfather.

The 31-year-old `I Remember Me` hitmaker was deeply moved at Vh1`s Do Something Awards, where celebrities and members are awarded for their contribution towards social causes, reported Contactmusic.

Hudson broke down after a video clipping featuring snaps of her late parents and nephew began to be shown while she was awarded.
She then gave a performance with J Cole. Later the singer took to Twitter thanking the organisers.

"Thank you Do Something Awards and Vh1 for the recognition. Performing with J Cole was like performing with prince to me. He`s such a good guy. So honoured," she posted.