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!”
Ladies, hide your men and barely legal sons, ReRe The Body has a history of being on the frisky side. Let’s cross our fingers for a collab with Trina on her next album.
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.
Catfish Wilkerson’s late night creep is denying reports that she was uninvited from attending Whitney Houston’s funeral due to comments she made about parenting last Friday on NBC’s “Today” show, saying that her comment about parents making sure children “leave home prepared” was taken out of context.
“Cissy Houston and I have been longtime friends for almost 50 years. I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me for the funeral,” Franklin said. “Cissy does not need ridiculous speculation and neither do I — particularly at this time.”
Franklin also said her full statement included the comment, “This is no reflection on Cissy or Nippy’s upbringing,” using a nickname for Houston. That comment wasn’t aired, she said.
“Knowing Cissy as well as I do, I know Whitney left home right and properly. I was generalizing and it was a well-intended statement for any young adult coming into the music industry,” she said. “I was not speaking of anyone specifically.” (source)
I specifically chose this picture of ReRe The Body because I can hear Nippy screaming out “kiss my ass!” from above. Heaven I need a hug.
With her man Catfish Wilkerson and Jesse Jackson everlasting whoring for propaganda ass close by her side, a joyful Aretha Franklin made one of her first public appearance since undergoing surgery on December 2nd from an undisclosed medical issue, attending a Detroit Pistons games on Friday night (February 11). Doesn’t her smile make you feel good?