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Watch: Aretha Franklin Snubs Patti Labelle At ‘Women of Soul’ White House Event

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Thursday night saw some of Soul’s stars align in Washington D.C, where they joined forces for President Obama‘s 12th ‘In Performance at the White House‘ series.

This time, it was contributions made by the ‘Women of Soul’ that were celebrated, boasting performances from Janelle Monae, Melissa Etheridge, Jill Scott, Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin.

Unfortunately, though nothing could taint the night’s celebratory vibe, a backstage incident between Franklin and Labelle threatened to do so, when the pair came face to face…on camera.

What happened next?

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Performances: 2014 BET Honors

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The 2014 BET Honors aired moments ago and tributed the achievements of Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube, among others. The Wayne Brady-hosted affair, shot February 6th, saw acts Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokie Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard, Janelle Monae and many more hit the stage to salute the hour’s honorees.

See their moving performances below:

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Red Carpet Arrivals: 2014 BET Honors

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The stars shone like never before aboard the red carpet of 2014 BET Honors!

Continuing its tradition of shining light on the achievements of entertainment, literature, and social activism’s brightest acts, the show, set to air February 24th at 9/8 Central, was taped live tonight from The Warner Theater in Washington DC.

Inducting the newest set of movers and shakers into its prestigious halls including Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown music mogul Berry Gordy, rapper/actor Ice Cube, and many more, the event was kicked off – as per tradition – with a stunning red carpet.

See and sound off on the fashion hits of Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin, and many more below…

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Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, & Ice Cube To Be Honored at 2014 BET Honors

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Aretha Franklin To Cover Destiny’s Child’s ‘Bootylicious’

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‘While The Blood Runs Warm’ performer Aretha Franklin has announced her plans to record and release a brand new studio album this year, enlisting the help of ‘Take a Bow’ creator Babyface and Whitney Houston mentor Clive Davis to aid its creation!

Why the above comes as good news for fans of Urban Pop trio Destiny’s Child?

Find out below…

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Weigh In: “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents: The 30 Greatest Women in Music”

 Weigh In:  New Years Rockin Eve Presents: The 30 Greatest Women in Music

The annual “Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve festivity is happening as we speak on ABC.

With acts like Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Jason Derulo hitting the stage to ring in 2014, fans are glued to television sets Stateside to countdown the arrival of the New Year on each of the country’s coasts.

But, before viewers could get a glimpse of the night’s performers, ABC shared a special countdown “30 Greatest Women in Music” to honor and rank their favorite dynamic divas. While the expected entries like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Barbra Streisand found interesting placements on the tally, it was their younger counterparts (i.e. Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga) whose appearances on the list polarized fans.

Nevertheless, no criteria for the ladies’ ranking has been revealed.  So, for those who have yet to see it, cop and gander and tell us your thoughts below:

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TGJ Replay: “Waiting To Exhale” Soundtrack (Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige)

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Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.  So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.

Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits.  Today, we put the spindle on the star-studded, 7x platinum (U.S.) soundtrack to the 90s ultimate chick flick ‘Waiting To Exhale’…

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The Duplication Debate: “Inspiration” Vs. Swagger-Jacking

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Much like “epic”, “diva”, and “underrated”, recent years have seen the term “swagger-jacking” used in overabundance.  Indeed, even the slightest note, move, or visual reminiscent of art past has found fans defending their favorites against accusations of copycatting…

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