With just a week separating fans of Aretha Franklin from the August 13 premiere of her big screen biopic, ‘Respect’ (click here to watch the trailer), the film’s star – Academy & GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Jennifer Hudson – is pounding the promo pavement something serious in its support.
Tackling screen, print, Web, and radio, the ‘Spotlight’ singer is leaving few stones unturned as she shines a spotlight on the life and times of one of music history’s most celebrated figures.
And while the bulk of her interview topics have ranged from personal memories with the Queen of Soul to tackling Franklin’s legendary songs, Hudson’s also made headlines for her comments on unrelated, yet equally sizzling topics.
Case in point? ‘VERZUZ.’
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While chatting it up at V103 Atlanta recently, J.Hud was quizzed about her thoughts on the wildly popular ‘VERZUZ’ platform. After expressing her appreciation of the cultural phenomenon, she was asked if she would participate in a hit-for-hit duel with fellow ‘American Idol’ alum Fantasia.
‘That’s a dope idea,’ Hudson said before later continuing, ‘that’s a beautiful idea; maybe one day we can make that happen.’
Later in the video (as captured by our friends at TSR), the ‘Walk It Out’ singer walked through her list of ‘VERZUZ’ wishlist participants. Click PLAY above to hear it.
At writing, Fantasia has yet respond to the report.