Did Aretha Franklin Get Shaded By Barbra Streisand?

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Rumor has it that Aretha Franklin reportedly made the suggestion that she and fellow legendary singer, Barbra Streisand, go on tour together. Apparently, Barbara’s response was, “Do you know who I am? Do you know how many tickets I’ve sold with my own name? Girl, I wouldn’t chair a concert billing with Jesus, much less you.”

Or something like that.

According to the National Enquirer:

“Barbra bragged that she sells out venues all over the world and com­mands the biggest ticket price of anyone – she’ll be selling seats at prices as high as $1,500 on her up­coming tour,” a friend of the “Funny Girl” stage and screen icon revealed. “She doesn’t need to share top billing, and she doesn’t need a gimmick to sell tickets. I think she was insulted.”

“They could have easily met up to perform together,” said the friend. “It was just an off-the-cuff sugges­tion from Aretha, but Barbra wasn’t interested.”

According to a music-business insider, Aretha is looking for some­thing to put her on top. She recently re-signed with former mentor and music mogul Clive Davis and wants to put together a BIG show – like a night at Carnegie Hall with Barbra.

But Aretha is going to have to look for another legend to join her on­stage.

“Barbra hasn’t shared top billing with anyone in 50 years,” says the friend, “and she’s not going to start now!”

This reminds me of this clip.

As in: I don’t believe this ever happened, but it’s certainly fun for some to pretend.

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