Aretha Franklin Calls Out Dionne Warwick Over Whitney Houston Funeral

by TV One Staff

April 26, 2017

Have you ever witnessed your grown aunties in a spat and, despite the pettiness, you knew better than to insert yourself in “grown folks business?” This is how we’re currently feeling about musical legends Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick.

According to the Associated Press, the two icons are at odds after Warwick mentioned that Franklin was the godmother of Whitney Houston during Franklin’s absence at Whitney’s funeral:

“‘Ree’s not here, but she is here,” Warwick said, referring to Franklin by a nickname. “She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.”

Apparently after five years, Auntie Aretha is mentioning that she didn’t like the extra attention on her absence, as well as the false claim of being Houston’s godmother. It also didn’t help that Franklin had a show later that night and was suffering from swollen feet:

“She blatantly lied on me … fully well knowing what she was doing,” Aretha Franklin said in a phone interview.

When Warwick’s representative was asked about the comment they mentioned: “She will not dignify a response to the statement made by Aretha Franklin.”

We see parodies of our favorite icons not getting along all the time (like the YouTube series Got 2 Be Real and The Legends Panel) but it’s even more hilarious when we can witness the iconic shade-throwing in real life. Truth be told, we secretly enjoy the mess…. (video below is NSFW):

Here is a look at other famous feuds within the music industry:

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