Being the AARP appointed sex kitten of the Hometown Buffet early bird lunch rush would seem like a lot of pressure for Aretha Franklin,but when the Queen of Soul is called upon to give a live performance she steps up to the plate (no pun intended, stop being petty) and always delivers a great show full of spaghetti straps greatness.
It’s nothing like having the mental note that a complimentary chicken finger platter from Zaxby’s is waiting on you backstage suddenly enter your subconscious mid-performance without warning. Skip the foreplay and get straight to the action at the 5:30 mark.
Aretha Franklin is back on the scene with a slim figure following a summer-long recovery. Catfish Wilkerson’s temptation emerged from her illness at a media day event in Detroit this week. “The side effects were rough,” she revealed about the treatments she had to endure for an undisclosed illness. “But I’m glad to be back in it!”
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If you are anything like myself you haven’t actually tuned in for a full season of ‘American Idol’ since Fantasia won her freedom papers. With show producers doing their best to bring in as many viewers as possible without pissing off folks who live in Bible Belt states, the show featured divas from all walks of life for the Season 12 finale.
Singer. Songwriter. Pianist. Icon. Legend. These are just a few words that describe the Queen of Soul Miss Aretha Franklin. Even though today’s youngsters may just know her as Patti Labelle’s rival in the YouTube sensation Got 2 B Real, Franklin, who was first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has inspired a laundry list of current fan favorites from Mariah Carey to Fantastia to Alicia Keys.
Classic soul songs like “Natural Woman” and “Respect” have remained her signatures over the last 40 years. Even though the 70-year-old singer doesn’t always sound like she once did, the woman who invented the term diva really has nothing else to prove.
In honor of the Queen’s comeback a few nights ago at the 2012 Essence Music Festival, let’s walk down memory lane and check out some of Franklin’s lesser known masterpieces through her incredible live performances.
And a Good Friday to you! Auntie Aretha was photographed stepping out in all of her Easter Service splendor in New York City on Wednesday (April 4) with her main boo thang William “Willie” Wilkerson.
Just three weeks after announcing that she intended to wed Catfish, the CEO of Swing Time Titties put the breaks on the engagement back in January.
“Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly,” Franklin told Us magazine in a statement.”There will be no wedding at this time.”
Instead of raising his blood pressure Catfish is going on with his everyday life like the G is mother raised him to be. Nuff respect.