Aretha Franklin is R & B deity. You simply don’t talk about her unless you are heaping praise on her. Radio legend Tom Joyner will disconnect any listener that dares to talk negatively about Miss Franklin. It is an unwritten law but still a law. Aretha Franklin has expressed an interest in being a judge on American Idol and NBC Kathie Lee Gifford made the mistake of saying the following, “If they are looking for a younger demographic, there are a lot of kids out there (who) actually don’t know who Aretha Franklin is. It’s sad, but they don’t,” Gifford said. Franklin responded by saying “While I enjoy Kathie Lee and Hoda daily, her assessment is totally wrong!” Franklin wrote. “I’ve been to California from Detroit four times this year and Florida. I go wherever I choose to go comfortably on my custom bus.”Further, my audience and fans span the age of 8 to 90! And are multi-ethnic, and I am very well known to young adults, tweens and teens. Their parents play my music and I take care of my business whenever I sign on the dotted line! “I’m surprised Kathie Lee did not research my worldwide celebrity audience! She’s usually right on top of things with a great sense of humor, but she’s totally wrong this time. She should research me before she speaks about me. I’m sure she thought she was right; still enjoy Hoda and Kathie Lee!” As for be a judge on “Idol,” Franklin made it clear she’s up for the task. “I could enjoy being a judge for a season or two. Let’s kick it up a few notches and have a slammin’, jammin’ season,” she wrote. Franklin might be 70, but she is still relevant.
Kathie Lee Gifford don’t mess with Aretha, the Queen of Soul
By musesofamom, on July 17, 2012 at 10:08 am, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Aretha Franklin, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Fox News, kathie lee Gifford, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, television, Today Show. No Comments
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