A family member has confirmed reports that the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is on her death bed in a hospital in her native Detroit. Aretha's cousin Cendia Franklin tells RadarOnline exclusively that the singer is "very ill".

"She has been under the weather for months. A lot of her family is around her, supporting her,” Cendia tells Radar.

Roger Friedman originally broke the news on his Showbiz411 blog on Saturday.

He said Aretha is surrounded by family and people close to her. "The family is asking for prayers and privacy."

Aretha, 76, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010. She battled back but her cancer relapsed in late 2017.

Photos above show Aretha's progressive weight loss over a 7 month period in 2017.

The top right photo was taken on April 19, 2017 during the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" Premiere Concert at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The top left photo was taken 7 months later, on Nov. 2, at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala concert in NYC, after Aretha had suffered a relapse.

Director and playwright Tyler Perry presented the Queen off Soul with the Vanguard Award during the 39th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 14, 2008 in Los Angeles.

 

 

Photos by Noam Galai/Getty Images, Theo Wargo/Getty Images, Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images, Jesse Grant/Getty Images

  • iWasteTime

    I just read that she was "gravely" and surrounded by family in Detroit.
    God Bless her!

  • sunni_daze

    Prayers to the legend

  • DETROITTOATL

    Prayers for Aunt Retha and family.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Goes to YouTube to play “HONEY”

  • Kanyade

    saw this on my local news this morning. :( blessings and healing to the queen.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Her rendition of Amazing Grace is my favorite song every by her.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Amen

  • FukkFolks2018

    She has been on her death bed many times prior. I am praying for her. No words on how much I love her.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • leapyearpisces

    Aye!!! You took it back to one of your original avi's! Prayers to Aunt Reefa and family.

  • missmiami305

    Wishing her the best. Matter fact lemme download her greatest hits. Sn, I recall reading a blind about a year ago going into detail about her health. The blind led to allegations of her suffering from what they claim Prince was suffering from. It was just a gossip blind though.

  • Rayne

    I love you girl getcwell very soon. This is terrible ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Coy little wink

    She has disputed having pancreatic cancer tho...

    I have her greatest hits...did not know she started recording at age 14...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!! Grandmothers don't take no tea for the feeva!!! I did get the impression from interviews that Aretha could be 'difficult.'

  • Yoni7

    Many prayers to her and her family!
    Damn you, 2018!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    she the Queen, Will.... sometimes you gotta let folks know you're not with their sh*t, Lol!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFANgXjnTck

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Aretha is an Aries so it's believable.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope she can pull through and have quality of life but it doesn't seem so. Health is more important that all of the riches in the world...

  • Lady_Elle

    Praying for the Aretha Franklin, family, loved ones!
    So sorry for her being so ill.

  • Coy little wink

    Humph...I'm an Aries...I don't know that to be one of our traits...

  • Carrington

    One thing I always admired about Re is that she never recorded a track more than once. She always went into the studio and did all her songs on the first take and refused to do any more. This is what caused her and Luther's long feud. He was working with her in the studio and said, 'OK, now let's try it like this" and Re said, "Oh no, baby. That's it." LOL

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Child, my faves: “Daydreaming,” “Ain’t No Way,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Baby I Love You”

    Ms. Aretha get better baby!

  • leapyearpisces
  • Lady_Elle

    Wow... I didn't know this. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "don't take no tea for the feeva!!!"
    ------------------------------------------------
    not sure why i loved this phrase immediately, but i did! LOL!

    (truth be told, i can't sing a note, got NO claim to fame, and EYE TEW 'can be' "difficult" ....low tolerance for b.s. will make you that way sometimes, lol) *shrug*

  • Lady_Elle

    rofl

  • FukkFolks2018

    It was my pic for EONS. When she was on her deathbed the very FIRST time. Then I left it up bc I thought it was a dope pic. It can stay this time. I am sucha FAN of hers. I aint ready. But I understand if her and God are. *sads*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Quitedeliteful

    low tolerance for b.s. will make you that way
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    One hundred percent correct!!!

  • missmiami305

    Yup a totally totally different era. I was explaining something similar to my daughter the other day about classic rock bands. Back in the day bands would sit in the studio with their instruments and actually play vs a computer lol(she plays the guitar).Dayum this confirms I am getting old because I recall their feud. Too bad he passed before they could bury the hatchet?.

  • missmiami305
  • Phillybruh

    I was listening to her the other day. Wonderful will always be a favorite of mine. I'm not looking forward to the news of when she passes but these stories usually are a lets put this out so it won't be a surprise kinda thing. :(

  • Toni Toni Toni

    LOL! Lawd. I bet you she is something else. HAHHA! No cut cards what so ever!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I remember about 5 yrs ago ol uglee Freddie Jackson stated that ReRe was very ill with pancreatic cancer..everybody got so angry with him for supposedly spreading "personal business"...never heard another word. Much R E S P E C T to a Legend.

  • Alextra Ballard

    One of my fav is Save Me,and Ain't No Way

  • Applebum

    I didn’t want to bring this up but this is a gossip blog.

    There was a blind item about a singer who is dying of AIDS and that they will not make it before the summer ends. Wow. Sad.

  • WhoKnew

    Absolutely. This is totally how an Aries would come for you!!! LOL

  • leapyearpisces

    And let us #neverforget. LOL. She can't go. Miss thang is a saucy one!!!! Reefa has ALWAYS BEEN out of fuggs to give. :-)
    https://goo.gl/images/Xpkg6L

  • FukkFolks2018

    She is known...as far back as around that same age 14-15...to make up stories and feed them to the press. When all of her marriages soured she kept up what older folks would say...apperances for the sake of apperances. No surprise she would deny cancer.

  • WhoKnew

    The Word says:

    "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty".

    "I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust". Psalm 91: 1-2

    It's okay Ms. Ri Ri to dwell with the most high. In the words of your song we will "Say a little prayer for you."

  • Coy little wink

    I get that..read she is very private about her health and personal life

  • Phillybruh

    Then why did you? Its common knowledge she has Pancreatic Cancer

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe you're the exception.

  • Solstice

    Saw her at Essence in 2012 or 2013. Sending up prayers ???? A Rose ? is still a Rose ?

    https://youtu.be/gtMUQbnT_Lo

  • Coy little wink

    Lol.. I can agree with that ?

  • Guest

    Angel, Daydreaming and Call me are a few of my FAVs.

  • Yardgirl

    I thought of you the moment I read this sis!! Every time I see that pix, you pop up in my mind. A few years ago she came to the casino but the tickets were $400. I did not want to go by myself since no one else wanted to pay that much. Now I wish I did because I have never seen her live.

    God Speed Auntie Reetha, I am not counting you out yet but it does not look good *sads*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    how does this relate to Aretha though?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Extra. She is the captain of her own ship. She probably told them when to release information etc and how before any of this current stuff from what I know about her.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Sigh May God grant her peace and comfort

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hush!
    i guess Luther let some of his inner bish out, Lol!

  • leapyearpisces

    In addition to the MANY hits she gave us, I will ALWAYS be eternally grateful to her for blessing us with the Sparkle soundtrack-the Irene Cara version, not the Jordan Sparks version. I own both the movie and the soundtrack. Got them as a gift. Classic.

  • FukkFolks2018

    blessing us with the Sparkle soundtrack
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This
    Right
    HERE

    My older sister has it on an 8 track! She was 10 when original Sparkle the movie was released and our aunt got it for her. She still has it. Replaced it with a CD years ago...but still has the original one.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Very sad! She’s down to 86 pounds!!! Prayers for the legend!!!!

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes indeed! That's what I have, the CD and the DVD of the original movie. Soundtrack ain't nothing but bangers!!!!! From jump, to if you look into your heart, and my PERSONAL fave, hooked on your love...you could play these songs RIGHT NOW in 2018, and they would get much radio play. That is music that is TIMELESS-something our kids will never know as far as the music of THEIR generation.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Hooked on Your Love and Giving Him Something He Can Feel my hands down original Sparkle... sung by Aretha faves.

  • WhoKnew

    I remember candidly when I was a little girl sitting in our living room with my mom listening to 45 rpm records of hers on Atlantic's black/red label. Gotta find me an angel to fly away with me was my fav. Come on somebody. Very talented regardless of the various comments about her personality.

    And as far as the comments below about her being mean, rude and nasty, I am an Aries just like Ms. Ri Ri. However, I know for certain that I am not an intentionally rude person nor have I been an unkind, mean or uncaring person. To the contrary, I am totally the opposite. I am VERY kind, giving, loving, understanding, generous, helpful, etc. towards family, friends and strangers.

    I have heard that the music industry can change someone into a different species altogether, so it could be that I'm down-to-earth and very caring because I'm not in the business.

    On the other hand, I can totally believe that Diane Ross and Mariah Carey, who are also Aries, are mean, rude and despicable round the way cow heifers.

  • Solstice

    Movie was THE Best!! Lonette McKee I think and Irene Cara, Philip Michael Thomas. That IS THE DAMN MOVIE!! ?? Chile and when mama said I’ve been alive long enough to know a gutter rat ? when I see one. Baybee!!

  • Guest

    I am also an Aries, and I am not rude, but loving and too generous to everybody.

  • Phillybruh

    Aries here, we give off that vibe even though we are the exact opposite.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Mary Alice. The mama. Listen. We had that movie on the OLD SCHOOL...Beta video tape. Older sis is 11 years older than me. She would get me off the bus and watch General Hospital and then Sparkle every.single.DAY lol.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    " Lucifer Vandross" LMAO!!!!!!!!!
    oh lawd, i never knew this 'bout Loofa, smh

  • FukkFolks2018

    I love how you called her ass "Diane" She hates that its her real name. *cackles*

  • Solstice

    Olive Juice girl!! You said beta not VHS!! ???

  • free

    i'm not ready so hang in there!

  • FukkFolks2018

    My cousin came here one summer and she was like why are yall videotapes so damn small? Yes. Beta vs. VHS lmaooo.

  • Dollface

    My Boo - I know her entire catalog and my voice sounds best when singing from it. I think it's cool she had some new new music and it's popping. I love "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and "Mr. Wonderful."

    I LOVE HER!!!!!!!

  • Solstice

    ? Your tender smile gives me happy thoughts of you…you got me so close to my dreams now they have to come true ? Yess!! ?? ??

  • leapyearpisces

    My twins are Aries, and like I tell my girl twin, you can be the warmest and coldest person at the same damn time. As a Pisces that is raising both male and female Aries, with Aries I find they are very loyal, giving and loving, but they are born with tough shells, and they tend to let things roll off their backs. It's hard to hurt their feelings, and if you do, you will NEVER know unless it gets really bad. With that said, they tend to think everyone else is or should be like that- that people shouldn't take things to heart, or too personally, so they come across as being unempathetic (is that a word????) or uncaring, but it's not that, it's just things don't get to them like it does others, and they are HONESTLY dumbfounded when you are in tears about something because to them, it wouldn't be a "big deal"...because they HONESTLY don't let things get to them like that, and it doesnt help yall are blunt as hell. I tell my girl twin, that she was born without a filter. Heffa be telling on herself....LOL....but Aries are good peeps though.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Wow. She hung in there for a long time then. Most people don't make it 5 years after getting pancreatic cancer.
    Blessings to her.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    May or April?

    I have a younger half sister who is an April Aries and she is as crazy af.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He got into it with Mariah too. Over their version of Endless Love. Heard it was due to HIS antics. She was pre-antic filled back then.

  • Phillybruh

    The only person that got me growing up was my grandmother she was an Aries. That's got to be hard dealing with two kids who won't be wrong no matter what...lol

  • Phillybruh

    March

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm with you on that. We know all the great ones have go sometime, but as a fan you're never quite ready to let them go.

  • Guest

    Yep, folks can't figure us out, so they just say we're mean.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Listen. I am just...I cant. Ive already informed my boss if ...um well you know (throat lump) while I am here, I am leaving.

  • Guest

    March here too, crazy, maybe, that's what they say, but we are fun and we know how to PARTY.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    A rose is still a rose. Babygirl you're still a flower. ? Prayers up for the Queen .

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    OK

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I've read that her and Diana Ross are the queens of shade...I bet she has some stories to tell!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's a relatively small and silly thing to be feuding over too. It's sad when a good relationship gets ruined for years (or for life) over small stuff. Even worse when one of them passes without having a chance to patch things up. Life is too short for that foolishness.

  • Guest

    Me too.

  • TransMichelle

    Aretha is the singer. Aretha can s-a-n-g. My favorite singer. She has her own voice and an accomplished pianist. She didn't take care of her body but many from that era was not much on physical health. Bless you Aretha.

  • leapyearpisces

    You betta stop it!!!! LOL. Gonna have me put on me a tangerine dress and some white gloves!!!!! LMAO!!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    That was the rumor Freddie was spreading at that time. .who even knows if it was the truth. You are so correct about Pancreatic Can. My sister in law died less than a year after diagnosis. It's a tough cancer to catch

  • free

    her mannerisms exude shade lol.

  • Solstice

    Okay!! Lol. I got Irene Cara’s part though ? You can be sistah ??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    we all got mean aunties (don't we?), Lol!
    hail, i'm well on my way to becoming the mean auntie, smh.
    with all that Aretha had to face as a Black Woman in america, how do folks think she managed to survive all the abuse, racism, industry b.s., and personal loss she's suffered in her lifetime? should she have been a docile doormat and allowed herself to be chewed up, spit out, pimped out, and not have a say in her OWN life and career? she's a survivor and a hustler. if she decided to take back her power through whatever means available at the time, i won't judge her for just trying to live. these elders have faced some things that we will NEVER fully comprehend. they are tired of the sh*t, Lol!
    R-E-S-P-E-C-T bih!

  • TransMichelle

    I don't think Aretha went to Whitney's funeral either and dismissed the whole God daughter stuff as foolish.

  • Logan Roberts

    I always liked Aretha & Lauryn Hill's song "A rose is still a rose". Prayers Ms. Franklin ?

  • Lady_Elle

    The Queen of Soul.... is a super PETTY person.
    She is a talented individual... very PETTY though.
    This is strictly based on some of her public feuds.

  • WhoKnew

    I knew that. That's why I said it. She can come down the block or the avenue for me if she wants to.

  • TransMichelle

    Depends on the rising sign too. You could be a Aries-Cancer or something help you to be cooler.

  • leapyearpisces

    When me and my cousins would play-play this movie as kids, I was always sista, and I am the dark one!! My cousins are "redbones".LMAOOOO!!! I was like I am sista or I am GNAT playing Sparkle today!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!! Good times, simpler times.

  • WhoKnew

    I love the Aries woman that I am. We're tough as nails no doubt and maybe I just never saw it any other way or see it the way others do because it truly does my heart good to be a kind, caring, understanding and loving person.

  • TransMichelle

    I like those you named and Must Be An Angel. I think I got the title right.

  • WhoKnew

    Yup. My sister loves to hang out with me at family gatherings or go see a play...whatever...because she knows she finna have some LIT fun hanging out with me. My other two non-Aries sisters, she's like, nah, I can watch paint dry on the paint channel on TV.

  • WhoKnew

    Word. Same here.

  • leapyearpisces

    Fugg!! Girl, to this DAY, seeing them girls in them tangerine dresses and white gloves????? and lord have mercy that dance sequence for giving him something he can feel? I know it by heart until this day!!!!! I ashamed to say, it wasn't until maybe 5 years ago, I learn what she meant when she was saying she was giving him something he could FEEL- she was talking sexually...but hey I was 8 or 9 when I fell in love with the movie so.....it never registered after all these years.

  • justlooking

    Prayers to her and family. She truly is and will always be the Queen of Soul.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout
  • justlooking

    Meant to say don't forget Whitney

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_CQEcLXe-E

  • missmiami305

    I am an Aries and you are absolutely correct. You nailed that ish!!!! I am too loyal and give folks too many chances. That is my downfall. I try to help everyone and I attract folks naturally who want to feed off of my empathy. I am overly emotional and that can be good and bad. Being cold is what I tend behind. It doesn’t help that I am impulsive AF ?. Oh yeah and I am hella stubborn and has zero chill when on a war path. I will LITERALLY kill you with words. A hell of a mean streak. I’ve made a lot of mistakes because of it. Working on a lot. Chile, being an Aries is complex lol. Our intentions are pure tho lol.

  • missmiami305

    Bless her ??.

  • missmiami305

    Girlllllllll people assume so much with Aries. It drives them crazy and I lowkey like it lol and that’s not right ?. That’s the spite in me?. I am as sweet as pie as long as u don’t cross me lol. But , yeah my inlaws don’t like me because they cannot figure me out, I say what’s on my mind and will not let anyone walk over me.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f8bbcc88926203eff0231324428084f1d861d4ed1e7c7bef93a9d568fc1a370.gif

  • Owww76

    They patched things up. She was one of the main ones setting up prayer vigils for him when his health was declining.

  • WhoKnew

    Beautiful cover on Ebony.

  • missmiami305

    ?????I had this aunt who was mean AF growing up. I hated her(kid lingo). However, when I grew up I understood. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c245d69ff887bfa77d4d18103be870f18b71d5a08a7bed954e7921ae35ffb9b9.gif

  • missmiami305

    People think i am crazy too. THEY are kinda Right ???. A march Aries tho.

  • missmiami305

    Very outgoing.

  • missmiami305

    Girl toooooooo generous and folks take advantage of it.

  • missmiami305

    Yup that’s what I was referring too.

  • Guest

    GIRL, you better tell it, at times being empathetic is so painful, only another Aries can understand what I mean.

  • Solstice

    Lol. I just pictured a Ms. Ross wig snatching. ??? Forgive me Lord!

  • Guest

    We have no middle, either we're dealing with you, or not. No in between. Once you cross that line with me, it's over.

  • Phillybruh

    We keep real serious things to ourselves and keep it right on moving.

  • Solstice

    Freeway of love in a Pink Cadillac. ???

  • abby500

    Pull through Queen

  • Solstice

    After watching this video I became nostalgic.…Q-Tip can sure get it…Le sigh…for real ????

  • TransMichelle

    Ooh Aretha can get nasty LOL

  • missmiami305

    Very painful at it can be lonely because a lot of folks don’t understand. I am an empath and I absorb everything around me. Shid is beyond annoying. But, light tends to attract darkness. Gotta ground myself and cleanse my aura everyday. I am learning to cut folks off and stay away from energy vampires. Day to day it’s a constant battle lol. Ugh! Shid is exhausting lol. Listening to mantras and and various life tones have helped TREMENDOUSLY ?.

  • abby500

    So this post was abt Aretha and you dedicated 2 paragraphs to YOU. Is self-centerness an Aries trait? Just asking....

  • missmiami305

    Either I is or I ain’t ???. No in between. It takes a lot for me to cut u off but when I do it’s a wrap??. But, being able to read energy also helps. I stay clear of folks that give me a bad vibe and that’s something they don’t like. Someone can walk into a room and I can read them without even speaking. In that scenario ?????.

  • missmiami305

    ???? at every.single.day

  • Shawty

    Prayers going up for healing and comfort!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yes it is

  • EMILY POST

    Love aretha a real queen ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Loofa said, bish i got nerves, notes, and hormones too, LMAO!!!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    While here...let's lift up brother Freddy Jackson, saw a recent video of him performing and he didn't look well.??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm the mean protective auntie though. don't fugg w/my girls, you rotten, lying, sorrazz 'boys' ....gone! GIT!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i can believe it! i bet Loofa stayed perched on a chaise in his dressing room, NOT taking calls or visitors, LMAO!!!!!!!!!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sending prayers and strength. Hopefully it's not true.

  • Guest

    Tell it!

  • Guest

    Facts!

  • Guest

    I am an empath too. certain people drain my soul.

  • Hunni24

    I thought of you when i saw the still of the "I say a little prayer" video. I remembered right away that it was your avi for a while.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Lord take care of our Queen of soul

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    I was tryna not to say it. It’s too soon?. But, she’s a fighter. She’s 1 of the few who made it out the 80’s with it and lived that long. She also continued to tour. She will forever be a legend. She’s has an amazing career

  • dontgetblocked

    I love Aretha but I'll never forget about her not showing up for Whitney's funeral. That has always bothered me.

  • Nicole hall

    Are u i could use your help asap

  • Lady_Elle

    Praying for you!
    Claiming a fourth episode to be the same as the other 3. :-)

  • Lady_Elle

    Me Too!
    The UGLY behaviors in recent years really bothered me! :-(

  • Ms DaCosta

    Praying that God place angels around you and we bind c or any illness in jesus name. AMEN

  • Lady_Elle

    Queen of shade?
    Not Ms Ross. She was a FLAT OUT B*TCH!

    I LOVE HER THOUGH.... she got her C-O-I-N-S!!!
    Not angry with her! rofl

  • Ms DaCosta

    Yes indeed . Whew yes indeed

  • Lady_Elle

    I just choked on my coffee... rofl
    thanks for the comic relief.

  • FukkFolks2018

    God bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm not claiming that evil "c" on you, so don't you claim it either. We're just gonna say it's benign. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Her, Chaka, Stephanie, Toni, Anita....my favs. Blessings and safe travels my sister.

  • Passion

    Amen ?? ??

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Praying all is well for you. My cousin was in her last stage...one year ago. She does CBC oil. just a suggestion.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    ARIES!

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Stephanie Mills, Jill Scott, Kelly Price...…..all Aries divas.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I sideline think she is already gone and they arent releasing the news til the instructions she left them tells them to.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Yeppers. This one AND that still.

  • TMW

    Praying for you. Recently had a biopsy and the results were negative - be encouraged!

  • Bee jaay Cee

    I'm a Libra, opposite sign of Aries. I'm surrounded by them. Having an ongoing fight with daughter #1 and my man. Sometimes I can't stand either one of them......but other times, they will give you the world.

    Also as opposites, you can take on each others characteristics. I get in Aries mode on purpose to get things done, but I hate when they get in an indecisive Libra mode.

  • bemetoo

    damn Aretha... well y'all get ready for a Christina Aguilera Jennifer Hudson fantasia vocal battle tribute

  • Applebootay

    Peace and Blessings to you. Light and Love and negative results are yours! Claim it!

  • Tee Bullock

    praying for you!!!

  • Li-Wright

    Well this is it. Roger Friedman is updating. http://www.showbiz411.com/2018/08/13/exclusive-aretha-franklin-approved-all-star-tribute-concert-booked-for-madison-square-garden-in-november

    Anywho, I was at her last concert last year in Chicago/Ravinia. She was in great form, missed a couple of notes, but she did a 1-1/2 hr show. Took two breaks. Talked about her surgery a few years ago and sounded like she had recovered and was on the road back. She was half her weight, but it looked good. Read today that the doctor told her to lose the weight (gastric bypass?) in order to treat the cancer. We're speculating that it's cancer. She never said it was cancer.
    Recent photos showed that she had lost too much weight. She looked really bad and older.
    Another legacy artist. They don't make them like Aretha.

  • Li-Wright

    You don't know the true story behind it do you? Watch this Wendy Williams video. Aretha told the family should wouldn't be there in advance, but Dionne made it an issue. Aretha had two back to back shows and her feet had swollen. Aretha even sent out a press release, but Dionne wouldn't let it go.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uvuOdbs9pU

  • Evillene

    Aretha is the voice of Black America -- lamenting her pain, exulting her joy and demanding respect. A voice that was a galvanizing force in the 60s and 70s. She will be remembered forever. She gave more to this world than she got.

  • Yardgirl

    Oh damn, I totally believe that is a possibilty! *sobs*

  • Evillene

    For those shading the Queen because of her unpredictable temperament, just know that she had a very difficult and traumatic childhood. She had her first child at 14, and nobody but Jesus knows the identity of the child's father. Her mother abandoned the family when Aretha was a very young girl. Her sense of security, trust and well-being was fractured at a very early age. She yearned to be loved but was forced to live through a succession of physically and/or emotionally abusive relationships.

    Notwithstanding all of this, she weathered the adversity, persevered through a turbulent period in our collective history, was passionate about her art and craft, and sang gloriously for 6 decades. She never let us down. Now it is time to hold her up.

  • Miss Thang

    yes, I know she had a terrible childhood. Let us have compassion for ourselves and each other.

  • Miss Thang

    I will always love this woman.

  • garrisonville

    Nope! you are gonna be fine. God has you. Please believe that. Claim it!

  • Miss Thang

    I'm not ready.. Please let us have more time with Aretha, Lord.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yesss ????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Angel! Yes I’ll have to add that one to the play list ?

  • TransMichelle

    Don't forget the duet song she did with George Micheal titled I Knew You Were Waiting. That's was a good song with a nice groove.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ? these songs remind me of simpler times.

    I’m having a moment ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Me too I just watched her spare of the moment opera performance for Pavarotti.

  • TransMichelle

    Yep nice decent songs with heart that made you smile. This new music only make you nervous and hateful. LOL

  • ShWa

    Wishing Miss Aretha well.

  • leapyearpisces

    Man.....you just don't know, me and my male Aries have never seen eye to since the day he was born, and he tried to fight me on that! (being born). I don't understand how Taurus got the rep for being the most stubborn. Yeah, they are stubborn, but its Aries for the win. LOL. It's no contest. LOL.

  • kekeb

    SPEAK good. The tongue has powers of life and death. And don't be afraid to go get prayer at church (even if you haven't been in ages)

    Find scriptures and put them as your screensaver or on post it notes at work.

    ******Please update us*******

    My absolute favorite: Psalms 103:3

  • missmiami305

    We can be sweet as pie when we want. But we moody AF!!!

  • missmiami305

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  • morenYAHdelsur

    “Nervous and hateful” indeed! LOL ?

  • Anji

    Nessum Dormi....phenomenal rendition

  • Anji

    I will petition and offer prayers. I am living with cancer for years. I am careful not to dwell on it, already ate clean, received regular accupunture and massage. Just take care of yourself and be as free from stress as possible. Peace love and light

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yessss

  • interestingconcept1

    I agree. I heard her father and that church of his did a number on her too. Bless her heart and may her suffering end soon.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Sad....I hope for the best.

  • jason rite

    Jesus don't exist.wake up!!! Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
    the whyte men lied
    ONLY THE MOST HIGH AND THE ANCESTORS EXIST

  • parisjok

    it was a couple of times back in the day when she got real small. she was on the cover of Jet magazine and looked so small one of those times.

  • parisjok

    none of us will never know just how much crap, evil, unfairness and pain she went through in her private and music life. the powers that be in the music business admitted that she was this powerhouse of a singer but mainly because of once again her race they simply did not know what to do with her just like all of the other beautiful talented black female singers then. need I mention Lena Horne etc. she has been through it for real

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    This! she has paid her dues and paved a way for many who would still be unknown 'talent' had she not endured hardships and overcome indignities that would have broken many. give her the respect she's earned!