Aretha Franklin and Evrod Cassimy

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is following closely on the heels of Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies success.

In addition to donating food and overnight hotel stays for 25-50 people in Flint, Michigan, Franklin is launching her own line of food that will soon be available in grocery stores near you.

Evrod Cassimy, friend of the blog and Morning Anchor of Local 4 News Today in Detroit, spoke with Ms. Franklin exclusively by phone.

When Cassimy asked Ms. Franklin if she tasted one of LaBelle’s sweet potato pies, she responded, “No, I haven’t, but Ms. Patti’s gonna have to move that pie to the side!”

Franklin plans to offer consumers more than just high calorie, high sugar pies. She’s offering high protein, low fat foods to make your taste buds sing and your heart healthy.

The 73-year-old Tennessee native told Cassimy that she’s already met with a food group out of Phoenix to start developing her food products for store shelves.

Franklin said her food products will include baked chicken and dressings as well as her special chili and gumbo.

But first and foremost on her mind is taking care of her own: the residents of Flint who are affected by contaminated drinking water.

Flint residents will be pre-screened at her father’s church in Detroit, New Bethel Baptist Church at a date to be determined, WDIV reports.

“Detroiters usually come to the aid of Detroiters — and Flint is certainly regarded as Detroit,” Franklin told Local 4 News. “Hang in there.”

Click here to watch the interview.



  • Trey

    SMH

  • iWasteTime

    Arethea and Rob K are on the same level of #Petty!

  • kekeb

    I love Retha!!!!!!!! Good job ma’am! Much respect for supporting Flint

  • Mel

    Chile who finna buy packaged baked chicken? Bye Aretha

  • imright

    she lyin!! she eats 1 of Ms Pattis pies EVERYDAY! ??

  • SpillyNillie

    Chicken and dressing???

  • Mel

    Naw Rob is the Pettiest of them all thus far I would love to see someone top that before the year ends

  • Yoni

    THAT pic! LOL

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    First B.o.B. is beefing with an astrophysicist over gravity. Now these divas beefing over processed foods.

  • Afiya

    hme she coildn’t do this a long time ago, this looks tacky…like her style of dress.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    She knows she tasted a Pattie Pie…

    That’s like Gabrielle Union asking “who’s Stacey Dash?”

  • Yoni

    I wish her the best. I hope the chicken and dressing and gumbo and chili can come together with the Patti pies and cakes and provide a good meal to someone who’s hungry.

  • Yoni

    Three or more……

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THESE LEGENDARY BROADS STILL GOING AT IT!

  • Too Many Colors

    Thanks Aretha. Was born a fan due to my parents. Thanks for stepping up.

  • iWasteTime

    You heard Neil. D. Tyson reply Flat to Facts? Made me chuckle

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    My heart smiles every time I hear of what folks, celebrity and non-celebs, are doing to help the crisis in Flint. Glad to see human kindness at work. And I would try Aretha’s foods. She didn’t get that big on bad food, I bet she can burn in the kitchen. I’ve tried a couple of Patti’s food recipes before and they were good also.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Didn’t know he responded. What did he say?

  • Buttercup

    There’s enough to divide the pie. Cissy, you need to go ahead and release your line of greens: collards, turnips, cabbage, and mustards.

  • iWasteTime

    We’ll be hard pressed.
    When that man said “i will be the one to carry on the Kardashian name” I hollared.
    Amber chilling with Scott and French too #PettyWap2016

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Neil Tyson and Charlemagne’s rebuttals are kinda weak.

    Hollywood should get Cuba Gooding Jr. to play Neil Tyson.

  • Too Many Colors

    Aretha has been a diabetic a long time. Like 30 years. Since Freeway of Love days. I doubt she fukkin with Patti pies.

  • Buttercup

    Re Re is the queen of soul, shade, and pettiness. And I’m here for ALL of it!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Agreed. Especially not with her recent health issues.

  • SummerBaby

    Good for her. I love dressing & gumbo two of my favorites. I can’t imagine it prepackaged tho! ?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You need farmland for that.

  • iWasteTime

    You the Donkey of the Day, I ain’t waitin for Charlamagne…
    All them strange clouds must be messin’ with your brain

    https://soundcloud.com/drtyson/flat-to-fact

  • Buttercup

    I’ll give it a try.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Go head Retha !

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That’s funny.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I’m not interested in nothing that Hateretha is selling.

  • Too Many Colors

    Extra Southern. They go together. Chicken is poultry too. It’s actually a chicken and dressing recipe on back on Pepperidge farm stuffing package that is the absolute bomb. A Rose turned me on to it years ago. Broccoli Chicken Cheese dressing casserole.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me neither …. I said just Go head gal …..

  • Buttercup

    Patti found enough sweet potatoes. Cissy will be aiiiight.

  • SpillyNillie

    I’ll pass…I only like dressing once a year, Thanksgiving and maybe a few days after. After that I’m sick of it…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    …..

  • SpillyNillie

    Oh I know, I’m as southern as southern can get. Not a huge dressing fan tho. Only during Thanksgiving…

  • Buttercup

    I can eat it every Sunday. That’s the type of food I grew up on. When I tell my friends what I cooked on a random Tuesday night, they’re like, “That’s a Sunday dinner.”

  • Buttercup

    I didn’t have turkey for Thanksgiving until I was about 10 and my folks from up north were visiting. As far as poultry for Thanksgiving goes, we normally had the hen that was used to make the dressing and fried chicken. Now it would’ve been a ruckus if we didn’t have a picnic ham. LOL

  • SpillyNillie

    Yeah, I know people who cook dressing on the regular too. Now I could eat greens, fried chicken, yams and cornbread Monday-Sunday…

  • Too Many Colors

    We eat it year round. My ex husband, his dad will bust out turkey wings and dressing… in August on a Sunday.??

  • Buttercup

    Bwahaha. Doc Donte killed me that day when he said Cissy always has that look on her face like, “Did I turn the greens off?”

  • Buttercup

    Lawd! Some smothered turkey wings. Thanks for my Sunday dinner inspiration, Dub.

  • SpillyNillie

    But why she couldn’t come out with a butter cream pound cake, a double chocolate pound cake, a honey bun cake, a coke cake? Sum! I love cake…

  • Buttercup

    My mouth watered.

  • Too Many Colors

    Cornish hens! Girl. Same for us. My uncle was 38 hot one year he came and my mom was talking about no ham?. He went out on Thanksgiving eve at 5 pm knowing everything close at 6….and found us a ham. ???

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yeah I applaud her for helping the people of Flint but I’m not buying it.

  • Too Many Colors

    Them titties of hern got chicken and dressing in em Spilly. With gravy. Not cake.

    Food. Greens. Bacon grease.

    Chile?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Same here lololol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now that was funny rofl …. cause she do lmao

  • Buttercup

    Ahahaha. Mama Dub knew she showed out with that one!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    He pulled a Drake on him? Bwahahahahahaha!!!!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Oh I was thinking fresh produce. You mean she could come out with her own line of Glory greens or summn. Igotchu.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    (See Gif ) Lawd yes she do rofl

  • Buttercup

    Yep. Prepare them and freeze them just like we do. All she needs to do is find pretty packaging and a marketing team.

  • SpillyNillie

    Pig feet and hog head cheese…we’re going to hell btw

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You know when I first saw this. Years ago, when they used to air VH1 Pop Up Video (that show was the ish!), they did an ep on the VH1 Divas with Aretha and a bunch of other legends: Celine, Mariah and some others I can’t remember. This one song they were all singing together and the pop up said something like Aretha’s range is from high soprano to baritone or something like that. Then it said, no matter how high or low another singer sang, Aretha would jump in and sing higher or get lower. LOL!!!!!! ReRe said, you will not outsing me on my song!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I been in love with these purple sweet potatoes lately. I tried them for the first time a few weeks ago. And been buying them ever since.

  • Too Many Colors

    Her baby bro was like say fuggin WHET? ???? No ham? Is this a joke? Watch your own gatdamn BP. Mine ain’t high. Started asking all of us who were over prepping food: you got high BP? What about you? I know these grandkids pressure normal. Called her selfish and put on his coat and was like Dub20. Come ride with me to the STORE.??

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Umm Hmm. Add a lil Circoc.

  • Yoni

    I don’t think I’ve ever had (or) frozen greens before. Is that weird? LOL

  • Yoni

    Are those hybrids?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!!! It’s always the uncle show out like that. I’ve got 2-3 uncles who would have done the same!

  • Yoni

    SHHIIID you KNOW she was like “Give me a lil sliver of that pie. Justa sliver.” LOL

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I don’t even know. They are more creamy though.

    http://bit.ly/1OPeXhp

  • Yoni

    YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU AIN’T SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Buttercup

    This gave me life!!!!

  • Yoni

    I AM OVER HERE CRINE! I will NEVER forget THAT post!

  • Buttercup

    LOL. I used to love that show.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I can’t stop laughing

  • SpillyNillie

    Das me…we didn’t have a ham on Thanksgiving 2014…I was PISSED! Didn’t hardly eat….I LOVE me some ham…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ….. lawd …. now that shyt was hilarious I swear ….. rofl you talking about came out of left field lawd rofl

  • Yoni

    I’ve heard of them before. I’ve never tried them. I’m not a big starch person. I take that back, I’m not a big potato eater, b/c I WILL fugg some RICE (yellow, black, brown and sometimes jasmine and sushi/sticky) up!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    me either rofl …… lawd

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You know she did

  • Too Many Colors

    Lol. YES.? Like my mama and that damn ham she refused to buy or cook below. ? At dinner next day, my uncle was like I KNOW you don’t have no ham on your plate? Ms.I’m Watching My Pressure! Youse a real asshole you know that?

    We was CRINE.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bawhahahahahahah whew chile

  • Buttercup

    Noooooo. That was in Leviticus which is the Old Testament. Jesus freed us from Law and we now live in Grace.

  • Too Many Colors

    Me neither. My greedy ass can make my own anyway.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Shiiiid. If you was in Africa, you’d probably be eating cassava daily.

    I like to eat a staple carb, all the time. Whether that be sweet potatoes, oatmeal, etc.
    It drives my wife batty.

    You should try Basmati. That’s a good rice to eat on a regular basis.

  • Buttercup

    I have tears. He went so far to call her selfish. He reminds me of my uncle who refers to himself as Black Jesus.

  • Afiya

    Dubb, my DIL is a practicing muslim due to some nigga serving life *r/e, came for Thanksgiving dinner all covered up (hijid?) and the first thimg she wanted was ham *smh*

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wait, what?! LOL! Why does he call himself Black Jesus?

  • Yoni

    Cassava has a lot of arsenic in it. Granted I’ll eat it and it’s good…….but it’s not good for you. And I try to limit my intake when I can.

  • SandrasNewFave

    It’s not Pop Up, but I found pure comedy
    https://www.you tube.com /watch?v=g5fV2p9lQXY

  • Buttercup

    Nope. Since I’m from the country, folks would drop stuff off by the bushel, so we’d find ourselves picking, cleaning, and cooking greens for an entire day. There’s no way we could eat all of them before they went bad, so we’d throw them in freezer bags and put them in the deep freezer.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I saw someone else say who buy packed chicken ….. chile … I know a lot of folks buy packed chicken chile …. a lot ….. I think out of lot gals my age in GA … I’m probably one of the few that cook … and love to cook chile … and can cook …. now folks be buying pre-cooked food left and right … now the only thing I will buy pre-cooked is some crab legs … I get publix to steam em for me

  • SpillyNillie

    People from the boot make the BEST gumbo!!!

  • iWasteTime

    I got hot tears!
    He was MADT! I’m glad he found his ham

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Sorry Retha but have you seen how long your titties are? I don’t want to eat nothing you selling.

  • SummerBaby

    Yes indeed

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    My mother and her sisters were always asking for a “sliver”. Then if you gave them what they asked for, they would ask you if you could spare it. Or if it was more than a sliver, “That’s too much. Wait a minute, don’t take it back…I’ll just have to eat it. Lol. I miss those crazy women; I swear I do.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    My mother and her sisters were always asking for a “sliver”. Then if you gave them what they asked for, they would ask you if you could spare it. Or if it was more than a sliver, “That’s too much. Wait a minute, don’t take it back…I’ll just have to eat it. Lol. I miss those crazy women; I swear I do.

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    Alrighty then #Retha :-)

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    Alrighty then #Retha :-)

  • nicelyput32

    ?????

  • nicelyput32

    ?????

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yes I’m not about that packed chicken lyfe ??

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yes I’m not about that packed chicken lyfe ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Big titty women can cook though

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Big titty women can cook though

  • SpillyNillie

    Lawd I’m in tears…those titties look like udders they’re so long

  • SpillyNillie

    Lawd I’m in tears…those titties look like udders they’re so long

  • AnonymousRose

    I will not with you today, NOPE……………….log off mmk

  • AnonymousRose

    I will not with you today, NOPE……………….log off mmk

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Good business move. You have to love Ms Franklin.

    Sandra, I don’t know if you’re a Rihanna fan or not, but if possible, you should post about her new single that she just released. It’s pretty good, nice Island vibe.

    It’s called “Work ft. Drake”
    http://tidal.com/us

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Good business move. You have to love Ms Franklin.

    Sandra, I don’t know if you’re a Rihanna fan or not, but if possible, you should post about her new single that she just released. It’s pretty good, nice Island vibe.

    It’s called “Work ft. Drake”
    http://tidal.com/us

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile starting early I see lmao !!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile starting early I see lmao !!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Down below I said them titties fulla gravy and bacon grease

  • Too Many Colors

    Down below I said them titties fulla gravy and bacon grease

  • Buttercup

    I don’t know the backstory of it. I just know that he’s always referred to himself as Black Jesus since I’ve been on this earth. He’s one of those free-spirited, always singing and dancing, life of the party type. I’ll never forget when I was about 4 or 5, he and Mama Butter got into it. The rest of the family was telling him to leave her alone and he got heated. My family isn’t big on cussing, so he didn’t say too much, but he went out into the middle of the road, pulled his pants down, and told everyone to kiss Black Jesus’ natural, black behind. Crine.

  • Buttercup

    I don’t know the backstory of it. I just know that he’s always referred to himself as Black Jesus since I’ve been on this earth. He’s one of those free-spirited, always singing and dancing, life of the party type. I’ll never forget when I was about 4 or 5, he and Mama Butter got into it. The rest of the family was telling him to leave her alone and he got heated. My family isn’t big on cussing, so he didn’t say too much, but he went out into the middle of the road, pulled his pants down, and told everyone to kiss Black Jesus’ natural, black behind. Crine.

  • AnonymousRose

    yesss, lol

  • AnonymousRose

    yesss, lol

  • Yoni

    So you saying she was stirring the dressing and adding a lil powder milk with them there tits? #dualwork

  • Yoni

    So you saying she was stirring the dressing and adding a lil powder milk with them there tits? #dualwork

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly.

  • Buttercup

    <3

  • Buttercup

    <3

  • Too Many Colors

    Girl. It was a meme about Black Thanksgiving and it was a pic of a lil old woman with some big titties that said if your great aunt shaped like an oblong yall dinner about to be fie.

  • Too Many Colors

    Girl. It was a meme about Black Thanksgiving and it was a pic of a lil old woman with some big titties that said if your great aunt shaped like an oblong yall dinner about to be fie.

  • SpillyNillie

    So we just gone go in on Ms. Aretha titts?!?!?!?!

  • SpillyNillie

    So we just gone go in on Ms. Aretha titts?!?!?!?!

  • Yoni

    COUNTRY folks! LOL

  • Yoni

    COUNTRY folks! LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile season be sitting right on the top of the meat look like …… chile even when I buy those patties that ya make burgers … I want even get thoughs frozen ….. I dump them in mixing boil .. crack 1 egg . (if I’m grilling).. and get to mixing (with my hands) and seasonings…. I be putting my back in it chile ….. I need my seasoning to get all the way through my meat chile

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile season be sitting right on the top of the meat look like …… chile even when I buy those patties that ya make burgers … I want even get thoughs frozen ….. I dump them in mixing boil .. crack 1 egg . (if I’m grilling).. and get to mixing (with my hands) and seasonings…. I be putting my back in it chile ….. I need my seasoning to get all the way through my meat chile

  • AnonymousRose

    you log off toooo

  • AnonymousRose

    you log off toooo

  • CJ413

    Sorry Aretha…I ain’t around for that!! No packaged chicken for me!!

  • CJ413

    Sorry Aretha…I ain’t around for that!! No packaged chicken for me!!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I agree there is something else in them there boobs.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I agree there is something else in them there boobs.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    There’s probably some something from those tits in there.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    There’s probably some something from those tits in there.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I’ve only had it a handful of times.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I’ve only had it a handful of times.

  • Buttercup

    Did you see the meme that if the lady cooking the food has fingers like this, it’s going to be fie? Her fingers look like snausages. They didn’t lie though.

  • Buttercup

    Did you see the meme that if the lady cooking the food has fingers like this, it’s going to be fie? Her fingers look like snausages. They didn’t lie though.

  • SpillyNillie

    Heard on the radio this morning…it was ok…

  • SpillyNillie

    Heard on the radio this morning…it was ok…

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I didn’t do nuthin. I just said I can’t eat what she’s selling.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I didn’t do nuthin. I just said I can’t eat what she’s selling.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!!!!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Real talk chile …… Cause my great Aunt chile with them guns she had chile … threw down … matter fact I haven’t had a bad meal from a Big Titty … Now that I think about it

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Real talk chile …… Cause my great Aunt chile with them guns she had chile … threw down … matter fact I haven’t had a bad meal from a Big Titty … Now that I think about it

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Hers are more than just big though. She probably burned a nipple on the stove.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Hers are more than just big though. She probably burned a nipple on the stove.

  • AnonymousRose

    good got dam byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • AnonymousRose

    good got dam byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Yup!

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Yup!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    They do don’t they? Like you about to milk her.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    They do don’t they? Like you about to milk her.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She still look like she can fix a mean Sunday dinner chile …. Retha do lolololololol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She still look like she can fix a mean Sunday dinner chile …. Retha do lolololololol

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    At first I wasn’t to keen on it myself, but I gave it a few spins. It’s not bad. I’m looking forward to her album though, her albums are always fun.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    At first I wasn’t to keen on it myself, but I gave it a few spins. It’s not bad. I’m looking forward to her album though, her albums are always fun.

  • iWasteTime

    time for you to geaux!
    I’m in the damn office today, first Uncle Ham and now this :rofl: :rofl:

  • iWasteTime

    time for you to geaux!
    I’m in the damn office today, first Uncle Ham and now this :rofl: :rofl:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dead lmao

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dead lmao

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    YAMS! Women who eat a lot of Cassava find themselves pregnant with twins more often than other women.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    YAMS! Women who eat a lot of Cassava find themselves pregnant with twins more often than other women.

  • Milani

    New Post – Stacey Dash n Gabby again

  • Milani

    New Post – Stacey Dash n Gabby again

  • Afiya

    GO.TO.THE.KONA!!! lmao!

  • Afiya

    GO.TO.THE.KONA!!! lmao!

  • Too Many Colors

    My mama and her youngest brother STAY at it. She like her younger sibs mom. They 13 years apart. He used to spend summers with us and lived with us for a time. He talks cash money shyt to my mama tho. They do to each other. It be MAD funny.

    He was like yall mama selfish out in these Thanksgiving streets. I want half my damn money back on this ham too lady. Your kids and grandkids like ham. ?

  • Too Many Colors

    My mama and her youngest brother STAY at it. She like her younger sibs mom. They 13 years apart. He used to spend summers with us and lived with us for a time. He talks cash money shyt to my mama tho. They do to each other. It be MAD funny.

    He was like yall mama selfish out in these Thanksgiving streets. I want half my damn money back on this ham too lady. Your kids and grandkids like ham. ?

  • Buttercup

    Say that! And all of the kids love them. Poor Lil Butter would spend all day with his babysitter, Nanna, and when I’d go to put him to sleep at night, he used to squirm all over my chest trying to get comfortable. I’m not working with all that Nanna is.

  • Buttercup

    Say that! And all of the kids love them. Poor Lil Butter would spend all day with his babysitter, Nanna, and when I’d go to put him to sleep at night, he used to squirm all over my chest trying to get comfortable. I’m not working with all that Nanna is.

  • Buttercup

    LMBO. I bet they’re super protective of each other too.

  • Buttercup

    LMBO. I bet they’re super protective of each other too.

  • Buttercup

    Is it yams or just genetics?

  • Buttercup

    Is it yams or just genetics?

  • Empress

    Nothing wrong with it, lots of celebs have clothes, shoes, and food product lines so why not? The only issue I see here is that Divas are great for promoting a product to their target audience with just the name/image but please don’t let them talk about it. They will get to shading eachother which takes away from the product.

  • Empress

    Nothing wrong with it, lots of celebs have clothes, shoes, and food product lines so why not? The only issue I see here is that Divas are great for promoting a product to their target audience with just the name/image but please don’t let them talk about it. They will get to shading eachother which takes away from the product.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawd I just refreshed ….. yo azz is dead wrong Chile … GOOOODDDDD GAWD

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawd I just refreshed ….. yo azz is dead wrong Chile … GOOOODDDDD GAWD

  • Mel

    And let’s not forget Kanye can’t seem to stop thinking about Amber chile idc what nobody say he still want her. He spend so much time trying to tear her down I’ve heard a new song yesterday where he seem to take a jab at her I mean come on he’s too pressed for someone who is happily married

  • Mel

    And let’s not forget Kanye can’t seem to stop thinking about Amber chile idc what nobody say he still want her. He spend so much time trying to tear her down I’ve heard a new song yesterday where he seem to take a jab at her I mean come on he’s too pressed for someone who is happily married

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    PERFECT COMPETITION IS VERY REAL THO…LET EM GO AT IT IN THE NAME OF CAPITALISM! MEH.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    PERFECT COMPETITION IS VERY REAL THO…LET EM GO AT IT IN THE NAME OF CAPITALISM! MEH.

  • chachadigi

    I didn’t know Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis! Ms. Sandra, your article made me refresh myself with her story…

  • chachadigi

    I didn’t know Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis! Ms. Sandra, your article made me refresh myself with her story…

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    BECAUSE THEY USUALLY GET BIG AND LEAVE MEMPHIS BEHIND…#FACT

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    BECAUSE THEY USUALLY GET BIG AND LEAVE MEMPHIS BEHIND…#FACT

  • GuestSTAR

    Years ago Smokey Robinson had a small food line and it wasn’t bad, especially the gumbo, which I was kinda weary about buying, but it was alright.

  • GuestSTAR

    Years ago Smokey Robinson had a small food line and it wasn’t bad, especially the gumbo, which I was kinda weary about buying, but it was alright.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    They attribute it to the Cassava.

  • Guest who

    Aretha is something else she probably didn’t even think about hustling food until She saw Patri’s success. But hey it’s money for errrrbody. But Patti’s pies are good!!!

  • Yoni

    I like’em……and I only get it from the African spot. LOL

  • Yoni

    I will in a few hours. LOL

  • https://instagram.com/calirose2501/ calirose2501

    Petty on top of petty. Queen know she tasted those pies, trying to carry Patti. What business woman wouldn’t check out the competition. These have had a long standing feud anyways, so instead of fighting each other let the product speak for itself

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    The Mexicans be having em, the Brazilians…

  • Vonn

    You see her collar is popped in that picture. Re Re is ret ta go!

  • Sucker Free

    Yea folks lazy these days…u ever be in the grocery store and see folks carts loaded up with frozen dinners and packaged junk food…paying with a food stamp card…smh

    I love to cook my mama taught me well!

  • Yoni

    I only eat shrimp quesadilla’s and mad veggies from the ‘cans. LOL

  • Li

    I just knew Aretha would jump into the food product scene after Patti’s success. Now, when is Gladys going to do the same?

  • Meme81

    This reminds me of a Youtube series called Got 2 Be Real where Patti and Aretha are constantly going at it. I didn’t think that was a real beef. Apparently it is.

  • Ms Thang

    Gladys greens and yams

  • Renee Bee

    Noooooo! I have neva……

  • 1/8

    “In addition to donating food and overnight hotel stays for 25-50 people in Flint, Michigan…”

    I’m confused. Aside from the hungry and the homeless, who are generally ignored until Thanksgiving and Christmas, why do the people of Flint need food and a one night stay at a hotel?

    These people won the government powerball. They are about to get all kinds of freebies! I doubt they need a can of SpaghettiOs and a trip to Motel 6 from Aretha!

  • Lolalao

    I said the same exact thing. He’s pulling a Brad Pitt! Brad kept saying little things against Jennifer for the benefit of Angie. I really think Kanye’s doing the same exact thing for that thing he married. He has two kids now, why keep attacking Amber?

  • Lolalao

    Beyonce too. They try hard to hide it though. Look at her old vids on yt. She was giving shade out like candy.

  • SameoleJ

    She know and good and got dog well she ain’t got a clue about no low calorie food!!

  • Luv Pitties

    Well Gladys had that awful Chicken and Waffles restaurant I believe in Lithonia and I was not impressed with the food??

  • T’acheItEzee15

    She had a chicken and waffles place with Ron Winans a few years ago in Maryland, it has since closed.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Mmmmm….cant wait to taste one of Aretha’s Petty Pies…lol!

  • Baron

    If her food is anything like her attitude, she can keep it.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Great – 1) Glady’s chicken and waffles 2) Patty’s pies and pastries; 3) Aretha’s Shrimp and grits; 4) Diana’s men and money – give me one of each.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    FLATLINED—————

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Omg this made me weep..

  • Monday

    ????

  • Monday

    If Tina Turner sells pies, I would buy a few of them. Her legs lasted for decades!!

    Patti & Aretha’s pies comes with health issues

  • Fendi

    Paula Deen cooked everything with pounds of butter. No one complained.

    Aretha is an icon. I love seeing her expand her brand, as Patti LaBelle did.

    You’re trolling hard today. You’re all over the Flint thread complaining about The Game showing his donation on IG, which is verifying to people that he has money to donate and initiated the transaction. Who complains about someone building their brand or being a blessing other than a miserable troll?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Aretha is such a copy catter. As fat and unhealthy as she is, who would buy one of her pies??!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Pahahahahahaaaaaa????. I know thats right gurl. Didn’t Aretha almost died because of her eating habits?

  • eljjai

    what was that parody on youtube? legends panel? They called her Hateretha and I could never understand why. They might have had a point…

  • Kee

    I wouldn’t eat shyt that Aretha prepares. She resembles a walrus.

  • sunni_daze

    Bet her big azz got a bomb mac n cheese recipe on deck.

  • stanhope

    Ms. Aretha take note…cuz your people have not been the smartest over the years. I don’t like sweet potato anything personally but bought a good number of pies as gifts and people liked them. Make NO mistake it wasn’t the pie on it’s own merit that created the sensation. It was Miss gurl guy’s post-blog that sent the pies up into out of stock stratosphere. NO SHADE! Aretha, you need to research those gurl guy websites with traction and send your products for review. The best one should get a visit by you or backstage passes at a concert.

  • Mrs. Sunshine

    Petty Pendegrass strikes again..

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Shiiid

    I’m WAY late, but I had to add; you know she is eating up a half a pie topped with Butter Pecan ice cream with insulin waiting on deck already drawn up. You know it! She ain’t that size from eating lean. She got pies…SHE GOT PIES! Hayle, we know she has cakes.

    And don’t nobody talk about the Queen. End.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Because…I had to. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ?…?

    Ok. I had to mark this one too, even late.

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  • Rosalie Parker

    I read somewhere tat she has pancreatic cancer

  • Rosalie Parker

    We spend billions at supermarkets. I like the idea of black products being put on the shelves like Betty Crocker, Marie Calendar, etc. Of course we have Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben stereotypes but I like what Aretha and Patti are doing.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Awww. I’m sorry to hear that.