Aretha Franklin Has No Time For This Interview Nonsense

Nothing will make your day like this supercut of Aretha Franklin doing local news to promote her new album. Just look at that screencap above! Even if you aren’t a fan of her music, her sass, shade and general “what is this mess?” attitude will make you wish you were also a legend and could do the same. (But you’ll never be Aretha)

To be fair, the diva was running on four hours of sleep, had a crappy earpiece and was dealing with an awful live delay. And then some station decided to play music while she talked? You do not D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha like that.

It’s a toss-up who you’ll feel sorriest for. Will it be the poor anchors who pour their heart out to Aretha only to receive an “mhm” or a “yes, I can hear you” in return? Will it be the news team that made the mistake of playing Ms. Franklin’s new album while they interviewed her, leading to a stern talking-to by the greatest diva of all time? Or will it be the chipper young woman who asked The Queen of Soul an overly complicated question that she probably spent hours writing? The same chipper young woman who was decimated by the epic amounts of shade being thrown her way (verified by noted shade expert Kara Brown) when she was asked to repeat her ridiculous question a whopping three times before being basically told that her question was ridiculous? Yeah, it’s probably going to be her. I don’t know your name, chipper and excited reporter, but I hope you had plenty of booze at home to wipe away the memory of what happened to you.


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