As her newest album, ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,’ is currently reigning over the R&B charts, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is hot on the promo trail in its support.
With a campaign of guest appearances plagued with lol-worthy moments (i.e. interview glitches, Cissy Houston‘s lack of interest in memorizing words, etc.), it seems Franklin has no intentions on slowing the good times from rolling. Case in point? Aunt Re sat down with The Wall Street Journal recently to discuss her new project and, as always, was asked to weigh in on today’s top crop of talent. Her answers were…umm…interesting to say the least.
Tuck in below to see how the R&B legend feels about the likes of Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, and Nicki Minaj. This, of course, came just days after Billboard.com interviewed her and quizzed her similarly. Her comments on Beyonce and co. were…well…just as interesting. See what we mean below.
Bonus: Did you miss Aretha weighing in on Cissy’s now meme-tastic performance on David Letterman? Hear her thoughts on this as well:
Aretha on Cissy’s performance (start at 2:30 – 3:10):
Aretha on Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, & More (Start at 3:50):
Aretha Franklin on Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, & More:
I think they’re doing a very good job — Beyoncé, Alicia, Jennifer [Hudson]. I hear my influence sometimes; I know when my voice, when something I’m known for, has passed. But these young ladies, for the most part, are all very original.