Aretha Franklin & Dionne Warwick Clash At Concert

Published: Wednesday 26th Apr 2017 by David

Dionne Warwick is the latest diva to find herself on the receiving end of an Aretha Franklin diss.

Today, Aretha sent a lengthy fax to members of the press berating Dionne for starting a rumour about her.

What it was?

That she was Whitney Houston’s godmother.

Aretha believes that at Houston’s funeral in 2012 Dionne intentionally drew attention to the fact Franklin wasn’t in attendance without being sure that she was during the speech she shared to honour the star’s short life.

‘Ree’s not here, but she is here. She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.

The Associated Press explains:

At the time, Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral so she could perform later that night at Radio City Music Hall in New York, which she said she was contractually obligated to do.

Five years after Dionne made the comment and Whitney’s mother Cissy revealed that Aretha wasn’t Whitney’s godmother, the ‘Respect’ performer has decided to “clap back” and argue that Dionne knew it wasn’t true “because I was far too busy to be anyone’s godmother”.

There’s been so much going on around her (Houston), around the service, around the drugs, around her and Bobby (Brown) supposed to be fighting, I didn’t want to add anything to that and I didn’t want to be a part of that.

Why now?

Well, Aretha revealed that she and Dionne bumped into each other at the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of mentor Clive Davis’ documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives”. Dionne, who had no idea Aretha was upset with her, attempted to hug her.

Aretha’s response?

She said, ‘Give me a hug.’ I said, ‘Oh hell no. You couldn’t be serious.’ I don’t care about her apology, at this point it isn’t about an apology, it’s about libel.

She added:

We’ve never been friends and I don’t think that Dionne has ever liked me.

Dionne learned of Aretha’s diss this morning and had her publicist issue the following statement:

She will not dignify a response to the statement made by Aretha Franklin.

The pair’s tumultuous relationship inspired the YouTube series ‘Got 2 Be Real’.

Watch here.

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  1. steve April 26, 2017


  2. Acquired tastes April 26, 2017


  3. Kwinzy April 26, 2017

    So miserable & stank…?

  4. Tokyo Vanity fan (formerly new) April 26, 2017

    Got 2 B Real needs to come back.

  5. Honda Accord April 26, 2017

    Aretha is such an old miserable hag.

  6. April 26, 2017

    Miss franklin needs to grow up, she too old for this.

  7. BHYISI April 26, 2017

    For all she has achieved, Aretha is just miserable and mean spirited. This woman just sat there and rambled and made up a reason to have beef.

  8. FAF April 26, 2017

    This is so hateful to basically s*** on a dead woman and say u wanted nothing to do with her

    This is Whitney mothafucking Houston !!!!

  9. Casual April 26, 2017

    I’m here for the foolery. And who the heck is still blasting off FAXES?

  10. LISA LEVINE April 26, 2017

    Aretha’s old Mean As_s. The way she shaded Patti at that Whitehouse event was a MESS. Her old As_s needs to sit down. If Whitney were alive, whitney would have SLAYed her. Never liked her horse voice, always liked Patti, Gladys and Diana Ross better.

  11. stan April 26, 2017

    this is so unnecessary. aretha, you are too old to be starting s*** like this.

  12. Fancy BISH April 26, 2017

    I LIVE for legendary shade…Miss Aretha’s swollen feet ain’t got time for these TGJ comments either lol…no ma’am…she’s just gonna sit her legendary ass down somewhere and reflect on being the legend that SHE TRULY IS…Dionne and Cissy don’t want none of what Miss Aretha is cooking, but she will serve that shade on a platter with sides whenever they get ready! Beautiful gowns lol

  13. Stan Police April 26, 2017

    We all know the REAL reason Aretha is mad. She saw Whitney go from a little girl who was just her backup singer’s daughter, to someone who SURPASSED her on every level. Even in her prime Aretha would have gotten SLAYED by Whitney in hers. No disrespect to The Queen, but The Voice had you beat. And she knew it. She’s been bitter. All good tho.

    • Jasmine April 26, 2017

      It is not that. Aretha is just shady and self-centered. Whitney could have won a hundred oscars and 200 hundred grammies and that would mean nothing to Aretha because Aretha is all about Aretha.

  14. Jamie April 26, 2017

    Y’all mad because she refuses to be fake? This says so much about yall.

    • Jasmine April 26, 2017

      Moron it is fake to have a grudge with someone for 5 years and then all of a sudden come for them. That is the same thing as having a fictitious grudge.

  15. Brazio April 26, 2017

    I dying lmao Aretha is a mess

  16. Jake April 26, 2017

    Why everyone going in on Aretha though? Yeah she shady as hell and sometimes out of line but not this time Dionne started it all , wanted to be fake and Aretha checked her at the TFF , just by that little statement her publicist put out I can see how what Aretha said about the comments at the funeral were really mean spirited to start and only made to highlight Aretha not being there

    • Jasmine April 26, 2017

      The funeral was 5 years ago. Who holds on a to a grudge that long unless they are just looking for any reason to hate someone. Aretha is too grown for this foolery. Instead of relaxing like a queen she is sending shade through faxes like it is 1983.

      • Fancy BISH April 26, 2017

        “Instead of relaxing like a queen she is sending shade through faxes like it is 1983.” -Jasmine
        Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas lol

  17. DanYiel Iman April 26, 2017

    Aretha always been shady since Patti Labels pies..✌??

  18. Mariah Carey April 26, 2017

    You don’t mess with the Queen of Soul – Ms. Aretha Franklin dahhling!

    • Fancy BISH April 26, 2017


  19. __ April 27, 2017

    Not a good look for Aretha

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