Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Aretha Franklin Blasts Dionne Warwick


Back 2012 Aretha Franklin was a no-show at Whitney Houston's funeral, even though Whitney's aunt Dionne Warwick introduced Aretha as her godmother, but then had to awkwardly announce that Aretha wasn't there [click here if you missed that].

Apparently Aretha is still upset about it...

From the AP
The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston's funeral.
"She blatantly lied on me ... fully well knowing what she was doing," Aretha Franklin said in a phone interview....

Franklin saw Warwick last week at the Tribeca Film Festival's premiere of mentor Clive Davis' documentary, "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives," and she also performed. Franklin said Warwick tried to talk to her backstage.
"She said, 'Give me a hug.' I said, 'Oh hell no. You couldn't be serious,'" Franklin said.
When asked if she wanted an apology from Warwick, she said: "I don't care about her apology, at this point it isn't about an apology, it's about libel."
She added: "We've never been friends and I don't think that Dionne has ever liked me."
Franklin once covered Warwick's hit "Walk on By," and, more famously, "I Say A Little Prayer."
When asked for comment, Warwick's representative Angelo Ellerbee said: "She will not dignify a response to the statement made by Aretha Franklin."

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love Aretha's voice but her personality seems suspect. This is that female drama queen type shit. A waste of energy. At this point she's too old for the drama, but seems to be getting worse.
Ain't she the one who suggested Prince or somebody had the Zika virus? Smh.

Anonymous said...

Dionne and Whitney are cousins and I could've sworn Hatretha was Whitney's godmother, now she's denying she wasn't.

Anonymous said...

Someone wake up Cissy she can straighten all this shit out!

I'm sick of clicking on street signs, dammit! said...

What's fucked up is, even if Dionne lied you mean to tell me Aretha couldn't show up to the funeral just out of respect for Whitney?
Couldn't she settle that shit quietly and on the side? Why we gotta know all their business? Damn.

Anonymous said...

I don't like to see women of a certain age be messy. Perhaps they could have had a three-way call and hashed all of this out PRIVATELY? (You know grandma and them still have a phone with a long-azz cord in kitchen, still uses call waiting and three-way calling. She'll never trust a cell phone.)

Anonymous said...

Aretha has been retired for less than a month and she's already feeling so irrelevant that she has to bring up a five year old incident to garner headlines? Either that or Clive told her to be messy to bring attention to his new documentary. I'm going with the latter. Oh and FYI, Aretha was NEVER Whitney's godmother. That was just part of Clive's promotion of Whitney as a legit powerhouse when she first came out.

Anonymous said...

Darlene love was Whitney's godmother.

Anonymous said...

So correct on all of it, 11:13am...

Anonymous said...

Lol @ 9:59 i love your name and i am also sick if it !

Anonymous said...

I am tired of clicking on store front.

Anonymous said...

And gaz Stations

Anonymous said...

Lol @ 10:32 with the ass cord phone store!

Anonymous said...

Store typo

Anonymous said...

Ole Hatereatha...

Anonymous said...

Love when the great aunties cut up!

Anonymous said...

This is not a good look at all for Aretha, saying something so petty and despicable and mean. I always used to try to overlook and not believe her mean, rude, and spiteful ways with Ms. Patti and others, primarily because of liking her singing, but this was a low blow and she didn't shame Ms. Dionne and try to make Whitney look bad, she made herself look bad... That was wrong, uncourteous, and disrespectful and she's needs to be better because those bitter ways were never cute! She's needs to watch out and be cautious and careful after resigning her latest record contract Remember Whitney, Michael, who resigned comeback contracts. Be nice Ms A

I totally agree 11:13 AM

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