Twitter Roasts Aretha Franklin Over Lengthy National Anthem

Published: Thursday 24th Nov 2016 by Sam

Turkey aren’t the only things getting roasted this Thanksgiving. Aretha Frankin is too.

The legendary diva was tapped to the perform the US National Anthem at the Vikings vs Lions NFL game today and certainly made a mark. A long one.

In a sensational move, Franklin’s rendition of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ lasted five minutes.

Naturally, her odd take on the song (which you can watch below) ignited flames of shade on social media.

See, quite literally, what we mean below…

Twitter responded with…





When one reaches the legend status Ms. Franklin enjoys, we guess they can do as they please. More power to her.

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  1. Really November 24, 2016

    It was beautiful it was beautiful but it was absolutely hilarious. My fiance and I we’re looking like she is really up there singing and stretching out the song. I’ve never seen anything like that before LOL Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Kev November 24, 2016

    ? The Queen! They better leave Ms Franklin alone.

  3. B_Roni November 24, 2016

    She make her own halftime show.

  4. November 24, 2016

    Twitter needs to roast their damn selves, so disrespectful.

  5. Fancy BISH November 24, 2016

    Aretha didn’t come to play, she came to slay…and she’s fixing a good plate with some collard greens and cornbread on it…oh yes, you besta believe it lol

    • D November 24, 2016

      “U NAMEEEEE IT!!!”

      • MusicLife November 25, 2016

        Thanks for maki gone laugh this morning with your comment

  6. Danzou November 24, 2016

    They can roast all they want Aretha is more established and successful then they could ever be. She’s the original diva lol she always has made things her own.

  7. Kiii November 24, 2016

    Haha I love Aretha! Nobody can do it like her!

  8. Me November 24, 2016

    Is Twitter the same broke ass people sitting at home on the internet……who the hell cares about them roasting anything.

    • Career Ender November 25, 2016

      you are just as broke, but worse you have no impact, relevance , money , success nor a mere gravatar

      • XYZ November 25, 2016

        Uhhh…a gravatar. That’s the first step to success. Having Beyoncé as a gravatar on hatejuice

      • Career Ender November 25, 2016

        lol says an emitation XYZ
        The original “x” , “y” and “z” could never be this basic
        be gone muppet!!!

  9. MUSICHEAD November 24, 2016

    Aretha sat down at her Fisher Price piano and said “This is the remix!” She sang that song word for word, note for note and left the field when she dayum well pleased lol. #Legend

    • Fancy BISH November 24, 2016

      lol yaaaaas

  10. Fifi November 24, 2016

    She is so annoying and overrated. #teamettajames #teamgladysknight #teamtinaturner

    • tyana Jones November 24, 2016

      U never going to church in your life.

  11. josh November 24, 2016

    “Ignited flames of shade” …. “Quite literally”…. I don’t think you understand what “literally” means….

  12. Jay Jay November 24, 2016

    She’s a legend, Icon and a true diva. She can do whatever she wants!!!

  13. @ASAPicon November 24, 2016

    This is a kii, LOL

  14. Tori November 24, 2016

    Aretha Franklin is a name that Webster uses as an example of the word “Queen”, Twitter will deal or die!

  15. OMG Logic!!! November 24, 2016

    Aretha Franklin is what Queen Mariah would be if she took her divaness seriously.

  16. cocobutta November 25, 2016

    Yes Mrs Queen of Vocal. SHE IS MARRIED to that National Anthem cus she had no intentions of a quickie with it ??.
    Some parts worked beautifully and other parts not quite but still excellent. I can imagine the memes set to come already.

    Patti Lahelle always comes to mind. Pattie and Dionne would have lots to say.

  17. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? November 25, 2016

    She did that! I was here for every elongated second and stressed note. Beautiful, traditional, and organized. Loved this performance.

  18. DanYiel Iman November 25, 2016

    She better give it all she has!!

  19. RCW November 25, 2016

    All hail the queen!

  20. MUSICHEAD November 25, 2016

    They cut to commercial, came back and she was still singing that dam song lmaoooo

    • Fancy BISH November 25, 2016

      #Legend #Slayretha lol

  21. Honey g November 25, 2016

    The worst in history! Her voice is now dreadful.

  22. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil November 25, 2016

    Lol the comments on here is funny

  23. Stan Police November 25, 2016

    🙁 @ them filming on the angle of the missing tooth. they could have at least chose the other side. This was way too long Riri, but you are Legend, so you have my RESPECT.

  24. Career Ender November 25, 2016

    who gave these gravaterless nobodies the ballz to even as much dare press my precious reply button?
    oh my worth!!!!
    oh my level!
    oh my greatness!

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