Ashanti shared the most perplexing Aretha Franklin tribute we could have imagined

17 August, 2018, 22:34 | Author: Heather Diaz
  • Aretha Franklin’s music rise on charts following her death

American President, Donald Trump and two of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have reacted to the death of late singer, Aretha Franklin, who died on Thursday.

Recalling seeing Franklin perform at the beginning of the soul singer's career, Parton tweeted: "She was fantastic then and just became greater through the years". Wearing a glittery black blazer and long ponytail, Ariana showcased her powerful pipes while belting out Franklin's 1967 classic. "She will be missed!". Franklin was like her work: passionate, yes, but also complicated and ultimately unknowable.

In any case, his comments were seen as somewhat disparaging and pretty disrespectful.

The star also recalled listening to Aretha's music with his mother when he was younger.

A celebration of her life will take place for multiple days in Detroit, her hometown where she died Thursday after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

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In 2010, rumors of her having pancreatic cancer spread like wildfire on the internet, though the singer adamantly denied them. Franklin was performing as recently as a year ago but she canceled a series of concerts citing "doctors orders".

"For more than six decades since, every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine". She stepped in for the opera singer at the Grammy Awards that year. She helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human. "There wasn't a single corner of the world that didn't rise and swing to her music".

As Fox's mistake was immediately noticed by social media users, the channel claimed it had used "a secondary image" of Franklin "performing with Patti LaBelle".

We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin's family and friends. She gave us the BLUE PRINT. Talk about queens-she was definitely the queen.

Aretha Franklin is being remembered as a "one-of-a-kind" singer, a civil rights activist and cultural legend unlike any other.

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