Category: Aretha Franklin
Chaka Khan Blasts Rolling Stone’s Greatest Singers List By Offering Her Thoughts On Mary J. Blige, Adele, Mariah Carey, And More
Rolling Stone‘s 200 Greatest Singers list was a huge flop because they failed to include THE GREAT SINGUH IN DA WORLD Celine Dion. However, they got a few names right, even if one of those singers, cantankerous chanteuse Chaka Khan, believes the entire list wasn’t worth her time to read. We already know she’s prepared to throw hands the next time she sees Kanye West. And now there’s a brand new Soul Train line of folks, including Adele, Mariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige doing the Running Man towards Chaka’s house to ask her about her most recent comments. Because Chaka has apparently retired from singing to become a librarian because of the way she reads these girls like a best-selling novel.
Mavis Staples Recalls A Few Times Aretha Franklin Was Shady Towards Her
Although many believe the modern-day Twitter war is a masterclass in disrespect those people apparently don’t know about how it used to go down back in the day. Luckily for us, legendary singer Mavis Staples of The Staples Singers is here to give a history lesson on the origins of shade by recounting a time when Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Quips and Clap Backs, treated her like a lowly commoner during their decades-long friendship, which sounds like it was pretty one-sided. And unfortunately, Mavis was not on the winning side.
Aretha Franklin’s Son Already Hates Her Biopic, And It’s Not Even Out Yet
Jennifer Hudson is starring in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic due out later this year. Let me tell you, Aretha went out in a blaze of glory–and also questionable tax situation–and all that gloriousness will be included in her biopic, Respect. …Potentially. I’m not sure what the storyline will be in the movie from the teaser they released, and it seems the Franklin family do not either. Aretha’s youngest son, Kecalf Franklin, is slamming the movie on Facebook for going on without any input from the family. R-E-S-P-E-C-T? It seems that there is none! Continue reading
Open Post: Hosted By Shania Twain Not Actually Shading Taylor Swift To Our Great Disappointment
Dear sweet Shania Twain not only let somebody style her hair into a poop emoji at the American Music Awards, she also got caught trying to outshine the queen of shade, Miss Aretha Franklin, when it came time for her to say something nice about Taylor Swift. Taylor won a Satan’s Glass Dildo award for Artist of The Decade, so naturally people were curious about how that happened. Entertainment Tonight went to Shania for her reaction, and in a video clip of that interview, Shania doesn’t mention Taylor’s beautiful gowns, but she does say “you don’t have to be beautiful to be a star.” That’s so damn shady that Aretha felt the chill and had to reach for a fur shrug all the way up in heaven.
Aretha Franklin Had $1 Million In Uncashed Checks When She Died
When Aretha Franklin shuffled off this mortal coil one year ago, she reportedly left behind much more than music and memories of legendary shady moments. Aretha reportedly left behind several handwritten wills and unpaid tax bills, and now we’re learning that tucked under that giant pile of financial drama was multiple uncashed checks totaling almost a million dollars.
Barack Obama’s Trying To Get His Hands On Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Hat
We as a nation have seen some iconic lids. But Blossom’s flower-power bucket, LL Cool J’s Kangol, Indiana Jones’ fedora, John Wayne’s Stetson, and Brad Pitt’s unfortunate post-divorce slouchy beanie don’t hold a rhinestone to the glorious bejeweled bow Aretha Franklin wore to Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration. As you may recall, when Aretha died it was originally thought that her estate would be divided evenly among her four sons. Then Aretha hit us with a curve ball from beyond the grave with three (THREE!) handwritten wills, one of which was found tucked under the couch cushions. This complicated matters and, according to Vulture, Barack himself is now in the mix. He wants that hat and he’ll stop at nothing to get it!