Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will go to the Upper Room in grand style today at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI. The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., pastor of Salem Bible Church in East Atlanta will give the eulogy. Multiple media outlets are live-streaming the services.

Stars and luminaries who are expected to pay tribute at her private funeral include Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Tyler Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holiday, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jenifer Lewis, Regina Belle, Raheem DeVaughn, Johnny Gill, L.J. Reynolds, Angie Stone, Tweet, Detroit’s Keith Washington and The Four Tops. The Clarks Sisters, and many more.

Watch Aretha’s star-studded funeral livestream below, courtesy of TIME magazine.

 

Photos by Scott Olson/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • Li-Wright

    I just can’t.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Im watching :( let me try not to get to crying up here at the job sigh have mercy… Rest in GREATNESS to the QUEEN

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    This gon be a long one

  • ShelbyMoore

    I’m not doing this for 5 hours…but I’ll pop in and out.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Too Late for me. I had a hard time just seeing her in the casket. My manager was like if you need to take a break go do so.

  • Ni Ni

    Black folk know they can get shaab?. Did yawl see Pastor Shirley Ceasar ??

  • pecancandy

    Call me when Fanny get up there!

  • DETROITTOATL

    Giiiirl she is shaab down. I hope she sings cause Shirley ain’t no joke. And them Clark sistahs

  • Ni Ni

    I hope the place is fully stocked with toilet paper?.

  • Karen Brady

    *Hollered* Inappropiate.

  • Ni Ni

    Right! Then i saw on another list they gone have Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Her voice always reminded me of Aretha’s.

  • Karen Brady

    Clark Sisters :-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile these big azz hats … chile blocking folks view …… Black women know they be wearing them big gigANTIC HATS LOLOLOL

  • Tiff J

    I like how the camera is giving angles as to try to avoid really showing the body. Even though I caught a CU glimpse of her while they were filming the Clintons viewing the body.

  • Karen Brady

    Chile…

  • Tiff J

    I need to find the schedule of performances… even though I’m sure they already off schedule and all kinds of behind the times.

  • Victorious82

    HLN showed her face quickly. She looked good.

  • Tiff J

    Who’s going to be the family member so overcome with grief that they try to get in the casket? LOL There’s alway one at every blk funeral.

  • Victorious82

    This funeral gonna be like a 8hr shift at work. They gonna have to have a lunch break. All those old folks somebody sugar gonna drop. All those ministers are long winded.

  • millz

    ????????????

  • millz

    I’ll say a little prayer for yoouuu ???

  • ShelbyMoore
  • Tiff J

    I was doing good until the family started showing up. I hope I can make it through all these sad gospel songs. Don’t want to be teary eyed at my desk looking crazy.

  • Karen Brady

    Hilary lookin’ like she still sad about losing. Said if she’d won she’d be up on that dais with Bill, Jesse and Al and not on the floor with common black folk.. Sorry Hilz.

  • Karen Brady

    Waitin’ for it.

  • Karen Brady

    Forevah and evah ???

  • cherrypie

    Mannn it feels like I’m at church right now. ?

  • DETROITTOATL

    Screaming get yo azz in the corner with one foot up and some books over your head…LMAO

  • bemetoo

    so who yall got ? fantasia or jhud big back ass

  • cherrypie

    ????? Guruurrrrrl!

  • Karen Brady

    That’s alright… I was about to go to the restroom anyway. I’ll be back ya’ll. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • DETROITTOATL

    I am a Fanny fan all day everyday.

  • Karen Brady

    ?????!!

  • Karen Brady

    TASIA TASIA TASIA

  • cherrypie

    My God….The choir ????

  • cherrypie

    Fanny any day ?

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    “I’m going to put on my robe and tell the story how I made it over” these children betta sang!!!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Hugs

  • Connie

    Girl…I have chillssss!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fanny

  • Tiff J

    Fanny suppose to be proforming at 1:10 – 1:15 PM ….. but Ariana was suppose to have sung at 11:03AM…. and it’s almost 11:30AM…. so they are WAY behind. They about an hour behind, cause prayer of comfort was suppose to be at 10:20AM

  • DETROITTOATL

    This is gonna be on DVD. I am almost sure of that.

  • Tiff J

    Who was that screaming about “God help me” and breaking down. I can’t do this.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I shol hope them peeps with diabetes bought their insulin and a snack. I loved ReeRee just as much as the next person,but I would’ve gratefully but respectfully decline the invite. Not for no 6 hrs.

  • Karen Brady

    Ms. Shirley is adorable.

  • Ni Ni

    I was saying earlier, i wonder how many in there are lit and having a little nip during breaks ?.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Yes she is. Where is Berry Gordy?

  • datjerk

    I’m in my feelings early this morning

  • datjerk

    Fanny is gonna kill it

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    The one that håted her the most ?. It’s always that one.

  • Renee26

    Yawn..

  • millz
  • Li-Wright

    Not true. He didn’t know what to do with her. He didn’t call her big loud mouth.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Chile I almost want to call and wake my mom up so she can see she lovessss Fanny she still has a picture of the day she met her on a flight she still brag on that picture lol

  • Tiff J

    Can’t wait for Fanny to take us to church today… in about 4 hrs from now. LOL

  • Karen Brady

    Sharp azz beautiful choir. My Lord I love black people.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I sat thru coretta 6 hour funeral I can’t today

  • Karen Brady

    LOL.. right!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    oh in 4 hrs good my mom can see it then we on PST time she sleep right ni

  • Karen Brady

    :-)

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I think that was Ms. Shirley

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Be straight dressed to the T yessss

  • Karen Brady

    PRESSEDDDDDDDD!

  • Tiff J

    Pastor got jokes. LOL

  • Karen Brady

    Okay.

  • pecancandy

    All I know is they betta let Tasia TAKE HER TIME, cuz I suspect she might have to be carried off the stage.

  • Karen Brady

    THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tiff J

    LOL IDK what time she’;s really coming on. LOL In the program she was suppose to come on at 1:10PM EST… but they are like more than an hour behind in starting this program.

  • millz

    My grandfather died Tuesday and I have to prepare for his funeral Saturday… too many emotions after 2 minutes https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a310071b554d3f186af7ec521dbc1a43157cedb75a8865ed56adb096d90e6df7.gif

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    First lady look jazzy ni… alright first lady you go girl

  • Karen Brady

    Yes she does!!

  • Dun Dilly

    Jesse Jackson Jr out here looking like his Pops put NOT one dime on his books when he did his prison time.

  • Karen Brady

    May he rest in peace.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    glad its on Youtube to watch later im at work i can see it in pieces in between calls :(

  • DETROITTOATL

    Her daddy would not let her sign with Motown.

  • Tiff J

    I don’t see the First Lady on the program…. I don’t know what program they working off of…. not the program that is online.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I say Pastor got him a dime ni lol

  • Karen Brady

    Why? Cuz they were too ‘fast’ over there? Or was it Berry?

  • pecancandy

    Sorry for your loss.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    So sorry for your loss :(

  • Karen Brady

    I’m thinking the exact same thing. Winning! LOL

  • Guest

    We show up and show out!

  • Karen Brady

    Oh we ain’t playin’ no games.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Prayers to you and your family.

  • Ang

    I doubt that is true. They always looked friendly at events. We all know Aretha could hold a grudge like no other. I don’t believe Aretha would be cool with Berry and Smokey if he dogged her like that.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Sorry for your loss ??

  • Ang

    He already said they adjusted the program.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I am loving her hair ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *hugs*

  • pecancandy

    I ain’t seen that in years! I thought we had done got betta. I had a cousin who literally got into a tug a war with the pallbearers over the casket, when they were trying to roll her brother out.

  • Karen Brady

    Beautiful :-)

  • Ni Ni

    Who is that lady sitting in the pulpit with her knees all out?

  • Karen Brady

    I’d say you did your part! LOL

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Thanks for the laugh ??

  • DETROITTOATL

    Because he had a label before she was born.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Don’t even go there.

    It may be Aretha’s boyfriend since she didn’t have a will and all of her money is going to her sons.

  • Tiff J

    She better go get a prayer cloth to cover those knees. LOL

  • pecancandy

    Lol

  • Karen Brady

    Okay. Now that she’s passed I want to read one really good biography about her. I didn’t realize her daddy was in the picture that long.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Does anyone know if Ebony or Essence Magazine is still in publication? We need a commemorative Issue of Queen ReeRee. Not through “Peoples Magazine”

  • DETROITTOATL

    Willie is to her what Stedman is to Oprah. She loved that man. he got his while she was living and I am sure she left him something.

  • Tiff J

    I think Essence still publishes real paper magazines.

  • Ni Ni

    Lol that’s old school. I to a church with my mom a few weeks ago and she sat on the front row. I wasn’t about to sit up there with my legs out and no stockings and them menz up in the pulpit lol.

  • pecancandy

    ??

  • Ang

    Okay so they just getting Faith Hill out the way early.

  • datjerk

    Look at Jennifer Lewis back there

  • Tiff J

    Bless Faith Hill’s heart.

  • Guest

    Yeah…we starting like this. she sounds…..

  • Tiff J

    At least they’re keeping it moving. And no one so far has been long winded.

  • Ang

    Lol @ the way the pastor always has to low
    key threaten people to follow the rules at black funerals. We know there’s always at least one person who won’t abide by the two minute rule.

  • Tiff J

    LOL It’s moving along so far. Which is good.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, we know these funerals operate on BPT (Black People Time)… so lets not expect any of this stuff to follow the schedule.
    It’s supposed to be 6 1/2 hours long, but I fully expect it to go longer than that.

  • Ang

    Not yet. Pastor is on it lol ? they’re going to be snactching people off stage Apollo style if they have to.

  • Victorious82

    Because when Aretha was starting out Motown wasn’t poppin like it was later on. Her pops wanted her to be a big crossover pop act. That’s why they went with Columbia. They had the money.

  • Ang

    It hasn’t really started though. They started an hour late.

  • Tiff J

    Ariana is the next singer up. Then the Clark Sister right after her will come thru and pick up all the notes Ariana will miss. LOL

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • DETROITTOATL

    Her daddy helped lead the March in Detroit alongside Dr. King in the 60’s. He was a prominent Pastor.

  • Karen Brady

    I knew the pastor part but didn’t know about his label. Thanks!!

  • DETROITTOATL

    The do. I just got one in the mail yesterday

  • Ang

    I had a feeling Ariana would be next. They really are getting Faith and Ariana out the way so they can start the real program lol. They better tell Ariana to open her mouth and enunciate. She better not try that wannabe sexy mess she does in this church. But, I don’t have high hopes because that’s all she knows how to do.

  • Karen Brady

    Gotcha. I really need to read up on Ms. Franklin. Well they had the right vision.

  • Ni Ni

    Lmao, you know she been practicing all night to prove herself.

  • Karen Brady

    LOLLLLLLL

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Teeheehee, Bishop Ellis is hilarious – effortlessly ??

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    My Big Sister died May 2018.
    It hurts to see anything funeral related.
    RIH, Ree

  • datjerk

    Bless. Her. Heart.

  • oshh16

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Sending you hugs for the hurt of the loss of your sister ? May it become better

  • Tiff J

    Love hearing the personal stories.

  • FukkFolks2018

    This the best funeral EVER. However they could have kept Faith Hill. I tried to tell em. She sucked BAD

  • Tiff J

    I have to pee and grab my lunch… but I don’t want to miss anything.

  • Karen Brady

    I hear you.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Rick Snyder’s lowdown tail up there speaking…They only let him cause he the Governor of MI.

  • FukkFolks2018

    She already there not dressed properly. Like…naw

  • Karen Brady

    Pee and eat tomorrow

  • Tiff J

    Yeah this wasn’t the forum for her. I had hope for her… thinking if she was raised in a Southern Baptist church she might’ve had a little soul in her…. but her adlibs were just off and her hand clapping was off beat. :blank stare: But she tried.

  • Ang

    *sigh*That girl needs some home training.

  • Karen Brady

    :-)

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Lets hope she did right by him. That man stuck by her, even as she was fighting pancreatic cancer to the end.

  • Ang

    I don’t think it’s going to help

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Why in the world this child got on this short dress confused as to where the podium is?

    ??? someone please please make Rev Al’a face into a gif

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Yeah, he’s not doing well. I’ve been watching since 9:30 am…He doesn’t look well at all.

  • Tiff J

    Ariana wearing THAT in church. :blank stare:

  • DETROITTOATL

    LOL

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Ariana I like you…but babyyyyy the elders bouta pull you aside and let you HAVE IT about all them legs showing gyal… after you perform just run Ariana RUNNNN

  • Ang

    OMG. That’s tacky. Who told her to dress like a 16 year old going to homecoming? I can’t stand how she tries to look like a teeny bopper when she’s 25.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • DETROITTOATL

    Damn I could not type that fast enough. Why is she even singing, cause she did that song an unjust.

  • Ni Ni

    Is ariana high?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Yep, who ok’d it?

  • DETROITTOATL

    Then she kept tuggin on it when she got got up. Yall see Rev trying hard not to look (lol).

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Her pitch is.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I done laughed so hard, I’m crying

  • Karen Brady

    Ariana’s dress. Inappropiate or nah? Jesse looks disgusted lol

  • Kanyade

    LOL

  • datjerk

    Naw. Shes just out of her league rn.

  • Tiff J

    Background singers out sang her ass. :byegirl:

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Bless them…I said the same thing. These older folks cannot handle all this time without the bathroom and food…Good Gracious

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Inappropriate. As per Bishop: a new item at Taco Bell
    ???

  • Ang

    UGH I can’t stand this girl’s mumbling. And she already messed up the words.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l378fjwfO580g0pgY/giphy.gif

  • Guest

    That was hard to watch…whacked, and who told her to wear that lil dress to CHURCH!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    My flight has been delayed twice. Thanks for posting this link Sandra. It’s getting me through.

  • Ni Ni

    Lmao they panned to the white folks standing ovation after arianna singing. They thought she killed it ?.

  • Ang

    Is she always?

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    NOT TACO BELL!!!!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • DETROITTOATL

    LOL

  • WutizstillHERE!

    BRUUUHHH… AL SHARPTONS FACE https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4264f7d4d7227830d50436ebc02fe52f854ab6633bc6dbb91c04c30c8efcd0.gif WHEN ARIANA WAS SINGING WAS EEEPPIC! THIS THE FIRST TIME IS LAUGHED HARD AT A FUNERAL!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Somebody should have pulled her to the side and let her know that dress wasnt church/funeral appropriate.

  • Tiff J

    Darn it. I needed the Clark Sisters to come on RIGHT AWAY and cleanse my soul from that Aiana performance.

  • Faithz

    Ariana is on her way to the after party in that Dress. But I want
    Complain.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    An the ponytail length just made it worse ?????

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Righhht like her stylist or somebody smh

  • MsPam

    She very well is dressed inappropriately back in the day the mother of the church would pull her aside and ask her where are your clothes! ????

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ariana sucked too. Told yall

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Yeah, that was crazy ?

  • Victorious82

    Ariana’s ponytail was almost longer than her dress. Lol. She must’ve never been to a black church.

  • Faithz

    I suppose somebody in Aretha Family
    Loves this Artist.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Girl stop! Compared to the new item at Taco Bell – she got it going on
    ???

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I was crying! when they panned to Al sharpton.. He had the face that everybody was thinking.. Im done.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7401c5bf619f9ce38706b897da4a3c8359ec19ff77abcd4460251ff9b1135b4.gif

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    They should have told her this is a black church that is viewed as inappropriate… she prob wear stuff like that to her church and its normal but all the elders done passed out after she left the stage lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Essence published a nice tribute mag. My mom picked up a copy at the grocery store last Saturday.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c8b46e91b27839be3a087cd50aa5a530580ed621a911babd2966b02f9cb632e3.jpg

  • Darkandlovely617?

    You nailed it!
    ??

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Lmao

  • Tiff J

    She don’t own not ONE dress that hit her knees? She don’t know to dress modest in church? Where is her mama?

  • DETROITTOATL

    Nope.. The Elders (low key) like that lil short dress that young Gal got on.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!! Lol

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Her time with her homie Sean taught her nothing ?

  • Karen Brady

    Reverend Al is funny and he looks good and healthy. And I tell people the same thing when I write a check. Don’t be sittin’ on my check cuz you never know.

  • DETROITTOATL

    They would have gave her a church robe.

  • justlooking

    Lord, every deaconess and everybody on the motherboard give a prayer cloth and safety pins to make the other half of her tissue she wearing.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I laughed so hard watching his expression, I am still crying.

  • Victorious82

    Where’s Fanny? I ain’t wanted to see Fantasia so bad in my life. I know she bout to come in and blow it out the water.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I said the same thing

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Karen Brady

    Is that Ms. Tyson next to Tyler?

  • FukkFolks2018

    She sure did scurry her ass right on off that stage too

  • Connie

    Al up in here firing shots!!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Yes

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Yes

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I get the feeling Black Twitter is going to have a lot to say about Ariana & her dress today.

  • justlooking

    No she is on the pulpit. In that big hat and pearls.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Lawd Al done called out the president. And then the bas player done played a weyalll.

  • Tiff J

    Can AL Shapton not use the name of satan in the house of the lord. Ugh….. can we have ONE DAY without having to think of HIM.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Ill try to catch this in mini series increments. 1 hr, today, tune in next week at same time, S1, E2.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Oh it taught her something. She learned what a big dick was TODAY (in my Kevin Hart voice)

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Why was she invited?

  • justlooking

    Was Tyler moved from the pews?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    No…That is CICELY Tyson next to Tyler Perry

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Cutting up, ain’t he? Ain’t nothing but truth ??

  • Ang

    “When I saw Ariana Grande on the program I thought it was something new on the menu at Taco Bell.” -Pastor Lol ?

    That was better than the looks on Al Sharpton’s face while she was singing. Al was looking like “why is she here?” It’s bad when the pastor has to tell people to stand up and clap for you.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Very inappropriate

  • Victorious82

    Is Al preachin?

  • justlooking

    Not today.

  • Guest

    Preach Rev AL. CHURCH Finally.

  • Tiff J

    Bless Ariana’s heart. LOL

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Come on Reverend!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    My girl!

  • Ang

    My thoughts exactly. Her pathetic performance of Natural Woman on Fallon should have gotten her banned.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is not the time to politicize a funeral. So disrespectful.

  • What???

    OK.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    They bet not start!!!!

  • Realnessfactor

    Did you see BIll Clinton salivating over Ariana ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re welcome, hun.

  • Tiff J

    The band trying to play Al off the stage? LOL

  • Guest

    reminds me of Coming to America @ the talent show.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I have no idea Aunite…I think because they world roasted her about her first performance..so the family decided to give her a second chance…she blew that too.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a21f5327c592d9df2783ee803a094213fbf865e6bae306c2af334e00c586548.gif

  • Ang

    Nope. I’m not even given her that. She needs to sit her butt down and stay there. She’s 25. She knows better than to walk in a church like that. She needed that humble pie.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL..

  • Ni Ni

    Man i shole woulda loved to have seen that tragedy.

  • Realnessfactor

    Hilarious ….. she looked so nervous ???

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Listen, she’s sung like I sing IN THE SHOWER…couldn’t tell her nothing.

    Did Rere like her? Did she have it planned that Ari would perform?

    Seriously, how’d she end up on the program?

  • Realnessfactor

    Agreed

  • Tiff J

    LOL That’s the highlight of his day. Well… that and all the hugs he got from random black women today. LOL

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    LMAO the shadeeeee of it all

  • Karen Brady

    Thanks I thought so. I recognize that mouth anywhere. Wow. Nice turnout!!

  • justlooking

    Lissen I am here today for FanTasia. She gonna put it all the way down.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/421c4761b49ac7a9f0f18e049ba048cee2129fd1fe0d02e8aa41c76751430d3d.gif

  • FukkFolks2018

    Today a great day for President Clinton

  • Ang

    She looked embarrassed when she had to pull her dress down when she walked on stage in front of the pastors and choir.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Cocked and loaded lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So many good performers here, but it’s hard to catch it all while at work. Hopefully BET will run a repeat telecast of this sometime this weekend.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?
    Poor girl just embarrassed herself beyond measure

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Ok so I guess they got the singers out the way so the sangers can do what they do! Retha still throwin shade from the beyond!!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3fed1aa979b59e05aa9fc5191b385362a3e258bb90139b61a295275fab20cdb.gif

  • Realnessfactor

    I agree …. he didn’t deserve the mention AT ALL

  • Faithz

    Bahahahahaha.

  • FukkFolks2018

    If you can stream it you can rewind to it. Horrid

  • cherrypie

    Smokey came through with a press n curl

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Smokey looks amazing!

  • Faithz

    Smh

  • Realnessfactor

    ???

  • FukkFolks2018

    FLINT! Aint FIXED!

  • Ang

    Oh yes. That was Aretha’s spirit in there throwing all that (much deserved) shade at Ariana

  • WutizstillHERE!

    And sued.. LOL! Singing in a church is sooo different from singing on a stage..

  • Realnessfactor

    Smokey looks great

  • FukkFolks2018

    You can pause it. I had to for a 1030-1130 meeting

  • Tiff J

    Girl… you know Smokey got Indian in his family. He got that good hair. LOL

  • Karen Brady

    Tell it Smokey!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    LMAO @ scurry… she def scurried ponytail blowing in the wind chile

  • Realnessfactor

    He does how old is he ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Let me find out Rev Sharpton is a real Reverend.

  • Ni Ni

    I got to turn the volume up on smokey.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!! Exactly.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    The old men elders lol they got a rise

  • Karen Brady

    You can get a timeout right now. *Crine*

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I told ma that. She was like: he ain’t at McCain’s? I was like no ma, he said it’s a long weekend and I’m going to the D. Gave Hil the option to roll ?

  • DETROITTOATL

    That is Bishop Jakes wife in the pulpit.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Smokey is almost 80 years old. He better damn it DEW

  • FukkFolks2018

    78!

  • justlooking

    He always has. You must actually listen to one of his sermons.

  • Ang

    Lol
    She barely sings right on stage. She’s always doing too much. She’s not a natural performer. She’s always trying to be sexy but end up looking awkward and inappropriate. Looking like a little kid playing dress up.

  • Karen Brady

    *CRINE*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    Ikr, I’ve never heard him preach a sermon.

  • Karen Brady

    SMH. You ain’t lyin’.

  • justlooking

    Can u DVR

  • Realnessfactor

    Wow!

  • Victorious82

    She better just come out barefoot. You know she like kickin them thangs off.

  • Tiff J

    Thank you! I will do that… cause they are all off the schedule… so I can’t tell where to take a break at.

  • justlooking

    Bawwwhaaaaa

  • Realnessfactor

    Come ON Smokey!

  • DETROITTOATL

    In my 2 chainz voice (TRUUUUEEEE).

  • Victorious82

    Smokey ain’t no 80 years old. Damn he look good.

  • justlooking

    Prays than pan back to pulpit.

  • Ang

    If someone has to tell you that at 25 years old it’s a lost cause

  • Tiff J

    Finally we about to get some real SANGING!!!!

  • DETROITTOATL

    Smokey can still sang. No music and with.

  • Ang

    She’s been in the same spot since before the service started. You can’t miss her hat

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think he the oldest songwriting legend we have right now. I cant think of anyone else other than him.

  • imright

    aretha would b pissed !!! wheres j hud…k michelle…somebody from a black church? to sang

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Take notes… Ariana..errbody just about stood up two notes in..with the Clark Sistas..

  • Tiff J

    Don’t judge me, but I’ve only heard the Xscape version of this song.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Jennifer Hudson is there

  • Ang

    K. Michelle???? ???

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Dude next to Whoopi had a lil head bop going… ayee

  • Kanyade

    the clark sisters!!!!!!

  • imright

    she has a dope voice imo and she sounds good live

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I remember that version :)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • imright

    is she ?! good !! i havent watched…ive only read about Ariana & Fanny

  • Ang

    He’s 78. He got his face lift redone. He looks better than he did a few years ago. He looks great.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Mmmm ?
    Who’s that big one with the glasses on with the beard next to Roland Martin ?

    Am I too old to go online and try to thirst trap?

    I’m trying to get chose ?????

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Same thing I was thinking ??

  • justlooking

    Clark sisters and daughter look good. That scatting?

  • Realnessfactor

    ???

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Went to far..Clarks…

  • justlooking

    U and me?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Leave Karen alone Jen!
    ?

  • Victorious82

    Now we bout to start the black church portion of the service…

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Y’all won’t let them be great today
    ?

  • Ang

    Nah. We ain’t inviting any ol body who can sing a little bit. We already had to endure Ariana. K. Michelle shall not be in the building. Let her stay on Love and Hip Hop

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Damn… you might be right!

  • Realnessfactor

    Who’s next who’s next ??

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I was all with them….til the end..the runnnz..lawd..lost

  • Tiff J

    Now that the white people are out the way. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clark sisters doing toooooooooo much

  • FukkFolks2018

    SHOW THEM THOSE RULES J!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kanyade

    i’ve got this album.

    ALBUM.

    also own it on CD.

    but i got the ALBUM

  • Ni Ni

    I enjoyed that reality show the sheards had.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Ang

    Well, Berry Gordy wrote a lot of the Motown songs too.

  • justlooking

    Is that kierra clark sheard with her mama and aunt?

    Where is Deconess Fancy Nancy

  • Ni Ni

    I gotta pull i t back up later, got interrupted and missed the end.

  • Victorious82

    I wanna know where Oprah @. I ain’t seen her yet.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Far as a singer/songwriter. Her comment was he still can sing too. Berry yes too tho far as writing.

  • pecancandy

    Wish Keke Wyatt was on program.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Tew merch chile …… over the top dot com

  • Yui

    Is this a funeral or a sponsor thing? Why’s the graphic designer being mentioned? Put it in the program — it didn’t need to be read aloud

  • Ang

    I love Keke’s voice but she is the epitome of “doing too much.” The faces she makes are a little scary.

  • Realnessfactor

    Seriously she would have done this justice

  • Ni Ni

    I aint doing ? at work today. I know my boss waiting on me to get her something she asked for this morning, she keep walking around me like a darn buzzard. Let me watch the fune in peace ma’am.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Its a meme already about them being off sked

  • pecancandy

    Can’t wait!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Even if it’s not something that they had planned to do, hopefully there’s some smart people over there that realize they’d get huge ratings if they run a repeat of the service. Especially with Labor Day coming up so a lot of people will be home to watch it.

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Ang
  • datjerk

    My manager is in my office with me I his feelings too

  • Ang

    You said songwriting legend…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    All I hear is sacred …. and a bunch of screaming

  • Tiff J

    I thought Faith Evan was going to sing. But I don’t see her on the program.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Im sad… I don’t understand anything those three are singing sept.. Jesus…It stirs nothin…

  • Ni Ni

    They need to gone on somewhere. It’s Friday and we off monday, start an early vaca?.

  • Ang

    They are at the ceremonies for McCain.

  • Ni Ni

    You know how we do lol.

  • Tiff J

    Sinners have souls too. LOL

  • Connie

    Chile….it’s the first time I ain’t hiding being on the innanets…shew!

  • datjerk

    ??

  • Karen Brady

    I agree. With the long weekend it would get tons of viewers like myself.

  • Realnessfactor

    People doing the most lol just sing

  • WutizstillHERE!

    The art of singing old school gospel is WHEN the spirit hits..the runs, moans and cries come and destroys yokes. But you can truly tell when people are carnally singing..

  • Yui

    I was listening to the choir. XD old church baby

  • datjerk

    They shoutin. This the blackest thing on tv. I’m here for it!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Who is the large gentleman? Anyone know?

  • imright

    ???

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Footwork time ayee they gettin to it ni

  • Darkandlovely617?

    My mom is inquiring too?

  • What???

    LOOK AT THE CLOWN TRYIN TO GET “HOLY GHOST” ATTENTION ON CAMERA. CALL 911 GET THESE PEOPLE INTO PSYCHIATRIC, ASAP. RIP ARETHA.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    @kcool ??
    Somehow I missed that Jesse had Parkinson’s
    Ma just asked what was wrong with him

  • Tiff J

    I was wondering too. He’s square self has been looming all morning long.

  • Yui

    This is what a funeral should be! A celebration. Take her home!!!!!

  • Victorious82

    I f’kn died. Big Black lurch lol

  • Karen Brady

    A damn gordita

  • Tiff J

    I didn’t know it either until my friend just told me when I commented on how sickly Jesse looks.

  • justlooking
  • Ni Ni

    lol

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I’m trying to behave but I’m curious

  • Tiff J

    LOL See I wanted to make a quasimoto joke…. but I’m trying NOT to go to hell. LOL

  • Guest

    They doing too much! the haves and the have nots…

  • justlooking

    We have a runner in our church. One day the spirit gonna move me to do the same.

    And when Ingave the opportunity to visit “home” in Dubs town. They really gets in it. Yes lord.

  • justlooking

    It may have been one of favourite shows.

  • datjerk

    Tyler Perry said said it was

  • justlooking

    You are clown log off.

  • Tiff J

    I thought that was Katerine I saw earlier when people were coming into the church.

  • justlooking

    Reverend William Barber

    NC NAACP

  • Karen Brady

    Is Victorie Franklin not the cutest? Oh my. She sure can play to the camera too.

  • Yui

    Had to save that gif, lol

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    uuuggghhhh I had to walk away from my desk!! who just performed what did I miss?

  • Yui

    Ignore them

  • Victorious82

    Tyler even said she’d call him about the show and talk about it lol

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Who was shoutin’??!!!

  • justlooking

    I see her now, but when TD Jake’s spoke she was in pulpit.

  • Karen Brady

    Her niece Aretha is 45??? Good God black is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black Girl Magic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • justlooking

    Many

  • Tiff J

    The Williams Brothers & Vanessa Bell Armstrong was the last musical performance.

  • justlooking

    Awww how cute

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I’m too mad cause I know Vanessa just went in!! My supervisor bet not say nothing else to me til this time next week!!!!

  • datjerk

    You know we age like honey

  • Karen Brady

    Sweet sweet honey. Huney :-).

  • Karen Brady

    *Crine*

  • Tiff J

    Thank you for doing the math… cause I was just about to try to figure out how old she was… born in ’73… looking every bit of 20 yrs old… and got a child in college. WOW!

  • Tiff J

    Is this the “disabled” son?

  • DETROITTOATL

    No, Clarence is the disabled son.

  • Guest

    I am not going to laugh, but NO.

  • Connie

    Who is this? I missed the announcement

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Bless him lord..its hard to lose a mother…

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    He sounds good, he has a nice voice!

  • Tiff J

    Thank you. I wasn’t sure.

  • DETROITTOATL

    That is her son Edward

  • Tiff J

    Family Musical Tribute: Edward Franklin

  • Victorious82

    Where is Cissy? It’s a few folks missing. I can’t believe Oprah isn’t there either.

  • justlooking

    I blocked them.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I’m so serious!! She knew I was watching when she came to my desk earlier asking me if I finish the weekly audits. I was like yeah and now I’m at the funeral sooo Imma need some time to myself then she gon call me to her desk just to gossip when I get there!!!

  • Tiff J

    She’s in the hat. Sitting front row next to Tyler.

  • DETROITTOATL

    UMM HUMM

  • Ni Ni

    She’s mentally stuck at 16.

  • datjerk

    Cissy Houston?

  • DETROITTOATL

    YEP THAT IS HER NEXT TO TYLER.

  • datjerk

    I thought that was cicely tyson

  • Guest

    I don’t think she’s there, Aretha did not come to Whitney’s funeral, so….

  • Tiff J

    Oh… thought you meant Tyson. But I guess that would be Cicely LOL

  • Ang

    She does that intentionally. It’s her gimmick. When she wears her hair down and with it’s natural curl she looks her age.

  • Tiff J

    But I thought she was sick, and that’s why she wasn’t able to come to and sing at Whitney’s funeral.

  • WhoKnew

    Whenever we lose someone as iconic as Aretha, I always look up at the blue sky and imagine I see their face smiling from heaven. I did that yesterday as I was driving home. As the radio played one of her songs, it hit me. We are never going to hear that beautiful and soulful voice “live” again but her voice will live on through her music. Sail on….Rest on Queen.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He is massive as HELL in person.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    This pic says it all!!
    Bill in Heaven
    But why does it say “Powerful Performance” I can’t type cuz I’m laughing so hard!!!! hahahahahaha!!!!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1784568052a8676217e1e7f9e3a622d6fc2242462453d8759cf8a28854e54c25.png

  • Guest

    They made a big stink about it.

  • Ang

    Why would Cissy be there? They weren’t close. With the way Dionne acted at Whitney’s funeral regarding Aretha, the whole Houston clan would be crossed off the list.

  • pecancandy

    Bill say it might be snow on the roof ……but he still got fire in the chimney!

  • Tiff J

    Cause this must be from TMZ… and they hadn’t seen the Clark Sisters perform yet.

  • Karen Brady

    You’re welcome…. YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

  • FukkFolks2018
  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • Tiff J

    My family obituary’s just say “a host of nieces and nephews.” No one gets named by their name.

  • Karen Brady

    ALL of this is funny!! And I mean ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • datjerk

    Now I remember. I also remember when Cissy sang back up for Aretha a few years ago on the Tonight Show, and was soooooo shaaady.

  • Guest

    I have to rewind was that Omarosa?

  • Karen Brady

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • Karen Brady

    *chuckles* and *snickers*

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Cissy Houston isn’t there…I didn’t see her

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Karen Brady

    They’d be naming for days in my family. Ain’t nobody got time for that. ‘Specially me cuz I am one impatient heffa! Plus, when they call a name or two I’ll be smirking and rolling my eyes up to Heaven.

  • Yui

    For the life of me, I don’t get get why she was invited to sing. Lol glad I missed it.

  • Tiff J

    Yes. saw her when the people were first gathering. Guess she can come to funerals… but not the cookout. LOL

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im screaming at this

  • Guest

    she’s a plus one…she came with her husband.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Yeah he black clergy. He may have indeed gotten the invite but not nessc. her

  • pecancandy

    You know his lil man was tryna stand at attention.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I thought that was her! I said my eyes must be doing really bad today!

  • Guest

    LOL!

  • DETROITTOATL

    NOOOO… I wasn’t ready for that. LMAO

  • Mz_Opinionated

    This lady with the harp sounds lovely ??

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Beautifully done!

  • Karen Brady

    *chuckles*

  • DETROITTOATL

    LOL You acting up today…

  • Ang

    Uh oh they messed up Marvin’s music.

  • Tiff J

    He has a nice voice. Soothing so far.

  • Guest

    BISHOP…YES. SANG.

  • Ang

    He’s amazing. I love his voice. It is soothing. It’s effortless for him.

  • Karen Brady

    NO lie. Marvin is giving me chills up in this office.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    *tears*

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yeeeeesssir you better tell me about Jesus! Now this is the difference between singing for likes and singing for the Love of Jesus!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Thanks! I will pick one up today

  • Tiff J

    Marvin must have a plane to catch… cause he was ALLLLL the way down the program. He got bumped up to just about the time he was suppose to originally perform.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    When they grab their shondow!!! He is in it! You better sang!!!

  • DETROITTOATL

    I wish Dennis was alive from the Temptations, so he could sing. I wonder is Otis there. he is the last of the original Temptations left.

  • Victorious82

    Yaaaaasssss Marvin!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Shaatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!! Thank you Marvin. I needed this.

  • Solstice

    Marvin girl?! Yes Lord!! He watches me ??

  • Guest

    They needed him to bring some CHURCH INTO the building!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    SING IT BISHOP!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    YAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

  • Victorious82

    Marvin den got Minister Farrakhan on his feet. Beautifully done sir.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    They can never emulate the old school black chuuuuch music! Rap, jazz and hip hop can be imitated all day long BUT they can NEVER take it to church which is where ALL modern black music stems.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN

  • Ang

    Yes. You can’t fake it with Gospel.
    I wish Faith had just sang naturally instead of trying to fit into the black church because she might have done a better job. The said on the news that for years she starts some of her concerts singing an Aretha. You gotta be you. No faking.

  • Karen Brady

    Did Marvin do that ya’ll?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yes! She can move your spirit when she want to!

  • Solstice

    Yess!!

  • DETROITTOATL

    You got that right!!!!

  • DETROITTOATL

    Yes MA’AM

  • Tiff J

    Yes he did. And without a bunch off excess HOLLERIN’

  • Ang

    I didn’t know that. I know who she is but I’ve never paid attention to her like that. Maybe I will one day.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He best one so far

  • Karen Brady

    Right! No need to fake the funk!

  • Karen Brady

    I agree! Now bring on….. TASIA TASIA TASIA :-)

  • Solstice

    Did y’all see Mother Cicely Tyson?! Wearing that hat! I love us!!?

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Clarke sisters?

  • Karen Brady

    That’s my second :-)

  • Victorious82

    Yeah. I guess she said since she didn’t come to her baby fune, she ain’t coming to hers.

  • Solstice

    That is who I am waiting for!!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    She is still BEAUTIFUL!

  • FukkFolks2018

    They messed it up at end. But they second fave so far. Did too much

  • Karen Brady

    Shame.. like we at a concert :-) But hey!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im going to end up going to sleep waiting on her

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Mine too.

  • Karen Brady

    YEP!!!!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    That’s how the song goes.

  • Karen Brady

    No I’mma do something stupid like go to the bathroom or something. SMH

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They could have made this service 3 hours instead of 6 and it still could have been just as good. Some of these speakers just seem unnecessary to me.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Mother is a meme already. Said the blood of Jesus is in that hat honey!!!!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Then she wore that DISRESPECTFUL AZZ DRESS!!!!

  • Connie

    Can I tell you!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I remember when I was going through a heartbreak, and the song A Rose is still a Rose came out…that was my impact song from Aretha..
    Cause a rose is still a rose
    Baby, girl, you’re still a flower
    He can’t lead you and then take you
    Make you and then break you
    Baby, girl, you hold the power!
    Thank you Queen!!!

  • Connie

    Lol!

  • Tiff J

    Everyone is getting their 5 minutes of shine.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Oh Ive heard her sing sing in her element and yes she can bring emotions in her songs…

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I am gonna have to disagree with you on that one. They could have made it a telethon….ARETHA deserves that and much…much more.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Where was her team?! Who said lets make the ponytail longer than the dress?! I need answers dammit!!

  • Victorious82

    What’s up with all these politicians tho?

  • Tiff J

    IF they are keeping to the musical order… we got Shirley Ceasar…. Chaka Khan…. and Ron Isley …. to come on before Tasia sings.

  • Karen Brady

    Guurll

  • Solstice

    I love ? Chaka too! Cannot wait!!

  • Karen Brady

    Great! Thank you!!! I can get my appointment out the way in plenty of time. Ron Isley? Say what now? This should be a dvd.. it really is kind of priceless.

  • justlooking

    That sounds like great idea.

  • Solstice

    So Beautiful!! Almost Regal to me! So graceful! ??

  • Connie

    Ole Billy looking kinda wobbly

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Yep and they can raise some money at the same time.

  • Tiff J

    Okay I thought it was just me.

  • Solstice

    Sounding wobbly too ?

  • Karen Brady

    Okay fine but then someone drive Billy back to his hotel after his words cuz the man been sleeping since Arianna performed. He missed his nap. And there was no ‘nooner’ either?

  • Yui

    How long has this been on?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Bill Clinton sound like his dentures are loose… God bless him

  • Tiff J

    Live feed started at 9AM. But they got the program started about 11:30AM

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah that was ole girl Omar sitting up there. Security betta check her when she leaving cuz you know she recording.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I dont have a problem with the singers (most of them). But some of these speakers to me are not only unnecessary, but also long winded. But we can agree to disagree.

  • Tiff J

    Bless Bill’s heart. LOL

  • Karen Brady

    Coupla days

  • Victorious82

    Well I thought Cissy would’ve been there. She was close enough to be asked to sing at Whitney’s funeral (even though she didn’t make it). Shit how did Omarosa get an invite? Lol

  • Ang

    They haven’t had that many speakers

  • pecancandy

    I guess age, catching up with all of us.

  • Yui

    Ah, no wonder Bill and Jesse were over there hanging

  • pecancandy

    Lol

  • Tiff J

    LOL Feels like it. But it’s getting me through this boring ass work day. LOL

  • Victorious82

    He been there long enough that his glue den prolly wore off.

  • Karen Brady

    Me too, lol.. Co-worker just came by and names a bunch of others watching in their offices too. Hell It’s a holiday Friday, it’s quiet!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ol raspy voice..

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Aretha was a political figure too.

  • Tiff J

    I enjoy hearing their “personal reflections” about her. But it is ALOT of speakers.

  • Tiff J

    LOL I’m not going to hell. Y’all stop making me laugh.

  • Victorious82

    Imma just let y’all know Minister Farrakhan is gonna be speaking for about an hour minimum. Ain’t no way he can limit his remarks to 10 mins.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Her butt cheeks were hanging out! That’s a sanctified black church too!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Bill has made me sleepy I need to walk around my building for a min… hope I dont miss anything

  • pecancandy

    I remember when, I found out my baby daddy was cheating on me. Her song was out” how could you touch her, lay down beside her….can’t remember the name of it.

  • Rayne

    Bill going on and on. Funeral gon be over with

  • Ni Ni

    Po Bill?

  • Connie

    why billy get to ramble on so long….sheesh!

  • Tiff J

    I don’t see him on the original program. Doesn’t mean he’s not going to speak. but he’s not scheduled to.

  • Guest

    Cause he Bill.

  • Connie

    Oh no he didn’t!

  • Karen Brady

    and Labor Day done passed. Time to come back to work.

  • Ni Ni

    He done got old we got to bare with him.

  • Connie

    True dat

  • Rayne

    I’m barely holding on

  • Rayne

    Lmao

  • Ni Ni

    Lawd they done played ole bill off the stage. Hillary should’ve been up there with him to cut him off.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    It is called Willing to Forgive..

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    ? oh yeah he did.

  • Ni Ni

    Hollering ?

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    You showing out!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yes Ma’am!!!

  • Yui

    Waiting for Shirley, then I have to bounce y’all. I took off today and want to see outside, lol.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They announced this morning that they made some changes to the program, so that’s probably why.

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    This woman has a beautiful soprano voice!

  • Yui

    Chile yaaass!

  • pecancandy

    Yes! Child I was going through it.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Lord this lady got me at work crying

  • Solstice

    I have goosebumps!! ???

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    BEAUTIFUL VOICE!!!!!!!!!!! Old school chuuuuch too!

  • Yui

    It’s pure.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    You better ring them Operrah bells sistah!!!

  • Chacolot1

    no they didn’t. I thought the same at first, then looked at the screen HE was playing a song on his cell. He had the mike held up to it

  • Solstice
  • Victorious82

    Shirley come on ret ta go to chuuch

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Come on Shirley….

  • Solstice

    Sister Ceaser y’all!!!!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Oh Jesus..Imma need to go outside Mrs Ceasar if on the podium!!! She gone make me run!!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    We ready Ms. Shirley!!! Go right on ahead, we ready!!!!

  • Tiff J

    Her singing reminded me of the episode of A Different World when Whitley & Jelissa were trying to form a trio to sing background for Gladys Knight, and the girl kept signig all “proper.” LOL

  • bemetoo

    shirley looks nice

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Laaawd catch me before I fall! Whew….yaaaas Shirley!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    You can’t look at Shirley without catching it!!! The anointing!

  • Solstice

    Yess!!

  • datjerk

    Watch shirley kill it

  • Ni Ni

    Oh, i was typing and missed it.

  • bemetoo

    shade towards whitney

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Oh my God Im gone!!! That was my moms favorite song!!! I can’t!!! You BETTA sing it!

  • Fated4greatness

    C’mon on Pastor Shirley Ceasar and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    ………interesting.

  • Solstice

    Oooh!! ? Wow. I missed that!

  • Tiff J

    That woman in the audience brought her OWN tambourine to the church!?!?! I can’t. I love US foreal.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    OMG!!!!! It’s Tasha!!! Whew….I can hardly breathe!

  • Solstice

    LOLOLOL!!! Right! ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Shirley ain aged at all

  • Ang

    What happened? I wasn’t watching.

  • bemetoo

    this butch dike threw shade at whitney

  • Tiff J

    Shady boots. What’s her issue with Whitney?

  • bemetoo

    butch dike with no kids

  • Solstice

    Bye!!! Log off ????

  • WhoKnew

    Bill, started off slow but he did well. I loved his ending playing her song on his cell. Very nice.

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    ??

  • pecancandy

    Come on mamma Shirley

  • Victorious82

    Ion know if it’s been said, but this choir is killing the game right now. ??

  • Solstice

    I love that song!! Definitely a favorite!! ?

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    We are in chuuuuuch up in this chat……ACT ACCORDINGLY!

  • WhoKnew

    What happened. I must have blinked.

  • Ang

    Me too. I only saw Shirley and Tasha. What happened?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol…bill done ran outta minits..dey cut him off like dem prepaid cards

  • Solstice

    Amen ??

  • bemetoo

    greg looks good

  • Tiff J

    Brenda Lawrence already spoke….. Even the pastor can’t keep up with the program changes.

  • GuestSTAR

    They are cuttin up at Aretha’s funeral. Got folks gettin the Holy Ghost at work…

  • Yui
  • Tiff J

    Yes indeed. Wonder if they got to rehearse with all the performers, or if they just so professional that they are winging it.

  • WhoKnew

    What happened? I was watching but I must have missed something

  • Tiff J

    NOOOOOO….. there are at least 6 more hours of funeral to go! Don’t leave yet.

  • Solstice

    Be safe this Labor Day weekend!! ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    I barely understands wut she’s singin…it don’t even matta. She’s at reeree homegoing.

  • Solstice

    She made the comment that she was so grateful that Aretha passed with grace. Something to that effect. I missed it too

  • Yui

    No baby, I need some sunshine and retail therapy. Have a blessed one.

  • Yui

    You too, darling!

  • Ang

    Who said that? What did it have to do with Whitney?

  • bemetoo

    maybe i was reaching she made a comment about how aretha live a good life and didnt die in grief and sorrow like other musicans

  • Tiff J

    Shirley said something about how Aretha didn’t leave the world in disgrace. (something to that effect) Implying that since Whit died of a drug OD.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Stay safe!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Who said that? Shirley Caesar?

  • bemetoo

    she was at whitneys funeral and made a comment about how whitney pass

  • cherrypie

    Damn…Now Gladys has pancreatic cancer…..wow ?

  • bemetoo

    you caught that too

  • Solstice

    Shirley and idk what it had to do with Whitney ????? I missed the “shade” too

  • Ang

    Okay thank you.

  • WhoKnew

    Oh. Thanks. Yeah, I did hear her say that. It flew over my head. I really didn’t see it as shade. Maybe it was. Someone mentioned they didn’t see Whitney’s mom there.

  • Ang

    Shirley said something about Whitney at Whitney’s own funeral? That’s shady.

  • Solstice

    Yes. Ms. Shirley

  • bemetoo

    it was tactful but you would have to read between the lines

  • WhoKnew

    @Tiff J said that Shirley said something about how Aretha didn’t leave the world in disgrace kind of implying that since Whit died of a drug OD.

  • free

    it’s all messed up at this point. chaka SHOULD be next?

  • Ni Ni

    Nawwwww ?

  • Solstice

    Nooo!!

  • Rayne

    Good lord Judge Mathis fine! ?

  • Renee Bee

    Yassss!! Pastor Shirley Ceaser is my fave from when I was a little girl.

  • Rayne

    Awww nawwll

  • Ang

    Thanks. SMH. I hate when people are messy at inappropriate times. The way Dionne tried to embarrass Aretha at Whitney’s funeral was tacky too.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • bemetoo

    she said she had it… i think its in remission now

  • WhoKnew

    okay. thanks.

  • Ni Ni

    Well Al said something similar.

  • WhoKnew

    Ok. thanks.

  • Renee Bee

    Stawp it! He threatening to arrest folks already. Lol.

  • bemetoo

    yeah its in recession

  • Ang

    It’s still rude. It was probably that “nice nasty” old lady shade.

  • hottlanta

    Farrakhan is having himself a ball. He is all over the place. He is like yasssssss.

  • Solstice

    Remission ?

  • Ang

    That sounds disrespectful to a lot of people actually. It was an unnecessary thing to say.

  • bemetoo

    lolololololololol

  • Renee Bee

    I’m waiting on Fantasia. I just came back from the bank. Hope I didn’t miss her.

  • Solstice

    ??

  • Solstice

    You didn’t

  • Tiff J

    It’s interesting to hear how everyone basically speaks about Aretha the same way. Shows you how she was just herself with everyone, no matter who they were.

  • hottlanta

    I saw inspector gadget Omarosa l know she is recording this as well

  • Alextra Ballard

    NOOOOOO…Glayds too? G-sus!!!

  • Tiff J

    LOL

  • Renee Bee

    Thanks, Sol. Blessings.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I loved her song No charge

  • Ang
  • Rayne

    Probably calling everybody a crackhead ??
    Huh! Yea! She’s on crack ! I know a crackhead when I see one ???

  • Alextra Ballard

    Prolly is…peeps don’t know whur her recording device is

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Girl Aretha was the Mary J of her time! She song from her experiences and made you feel it and get over it!

  • WhoKnew

    This is a beautiful homegoing service. You know you are loved and well- respected when so many people show up to say “see you on the other side”.

  • Rayne

    ????????

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, a funeral is not the appropriate place to throw shade.

  • Tiff J

    I thought Whitney’s funeral was good… this one is topping it.

  • hottlanta

    Loved loved loved how the young lady mentioned our hbcu Howard. Yassssssss

  • WhoKnew

    Yup. Sure is. Very nicely done and so humbling.

  • Ang

    Are they on intermission or is the news just not showing it anymore?

  • WhoKnew

    I had to leave my laptop for a second. Who is the pastor that’s speaking now?

  • Tiff J

    The live feed I’m watching on YT is still going.

  • hottlanta

    Loving it. I am looking at a split screen with cnn showing McCain and Aretha side by side. McCain funeral is whiter and Aretha is blacker.

  • Tiff J

    Rev. Donald L. Parsons, Logos Assembly Church, Chicago, IL

  • WhoKnew

    Probably the news is not showing it because it’s almost time for the 4 o’clock news. You can catch it on the Internet. A few sites are live streaming.

  • hottlanta

    It is in the weave.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Bet is commercial free

  • WhoKnew

    Thanks. I liked his message.

  • Ni Ni

    Somebody get Ms. Tyler a handkerchief ?.

  • Tiff J

    Me too. Had to turn to BET so I could see who it was speaking. The live feed don’t have any names on the screen.

  • Ang

    Thanks. They put it back on. They had their people talking and showing recaps. I think they’re only showing the pastor and people they know lol. Shady boots.

  • Ang

    Thank you. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that.

  • Tiff J

    CHAKA!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Has fantasia sang yet.

  • Karen Brady

    Ya’ll the other queen has taken the stage. Come through Ms. Khan!!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I’m going up yonder!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Yasssss Chaka sang ni

  • Ang

    Chaka looks good. I bet she didn’t like the shady comments you guys said Shirley made. Chaka was good friends with Prince and she has had her issues with addiction as well.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Did I miss Fantasia singing?

  • justlooking

    The words are on the back of the fan?

    Please let her be high with joy of the holy spirit ONLY.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Angie stones Afro is beautiful
    ?????

  • DETROITTOATL

    Chaka looks good.

  • Tiff J

    Didn’t Chaka recently go to rehab (again)? Addiction is a hard fought battle.

  • Karen Brady

    You just beggin’ for a time out. Okay, I see you.

  • Kay Gee

    This audio has been horrendous when it comes to the singing. I am sad about that.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ??
    Yes, the white paper was just visible

  • Kanyade

    LOVE THIS SONG. Where is Tramaine???

  • Darkandlovely617?

    It’s true though ?

  • Tiff J

    Sure that wasn’t Jennifer Lewis? She got a nice fro too. LOL

  • hottlanta

    Has fanny sang yet.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Is Auntie Chaka reading the words off her fan

  • Karen Brady

    So true unfortunately. *sighs*

  • iWasteTime

    Chaka looks AMAZING!!

  • Karen Brady

    Great!

  • Ang

    I don’t know about recently but right after Prince died Chaka and her sister both checked themselves into rehab. I believe she said it was for prescription meds that time but she had a cocaine addiction back in the day.

  • Ni Ni

    Yep ?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    It was Angie
    I didn’t see Ms.Lewis’ yet
    What she’s wearing?

  • Ni Ni

    Yes, wish Tremaine was there to sing her song.

  • hottlanta

    How do u know. U dont have any of Omarosa secret devices do u.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Maybe try a different stream. The People mag has been good quality.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL.. Not yet.. maybe around 4pm?

  • WhoKnew

    I don’t think so.

  • Karen Brady

    Thanks.. heading there now.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo

  • Solstice

    Thank you!! ??

  • Ang

    I hope not. There aren’t that many words in that song lol. You can learn that song just from going to a black funeral.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Okay I was bout to be mad. Whew.

  • justlooking

    CHAKA, You did it. Thank you jesus. Not sure if you finally on the mend or Ms Tyler says with last night. WELL. DONE.

  • hottlanta

    Thanx lilhots been blowing my phone up.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Chile lol that fan say it did not ask to be there okay lol she look good though I aint mad at auntie she a Legend she can do that hahah

  • Ang

    There is something on the fan but she hasn’t looked at it. The song is basically two sentences on repeat for 3 minutes.

  • Guest

    CHAKA know better not to mess up at Auntie’s Funeral!

  • Connie

    YASSS CHAKA!!!

  • Tiff J

    I never really paid much attention to Chaka’s voice. She’s a little powerhouse.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Sorry Chaka…I got nothin…

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • justlooking

    That last little I am Goooogooiiinong. Chuckles

  • hottlanta

    Who is the sistah in the pews rocking that black feather hat.

  • Connie

    That Choir director is so extra…Lol.

  • Tiff J

    LOL This is my first time ever hearing the song and I know it already. LOL

  • Ni Ni

    When chaka started singing with her mouth twisted?

  • WhoKnew

    They’re having a spiritual party up in there. Jeesh I wish I could be there.

  • Guest

    Most of them are.

  • DETROITTOATL

    yall see Big Sean up in there? Arianna probably rolling her eyes.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Nicki Minaj bottom lip is starting to do that too I noticed…

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I tell you what tho..That choir is on POINT!!

  • Ni Ni

    Ok, i want chaka to sit down now.

  • justlooking

    That’s how she holds her mouth.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Did they pull Chaka out of “rehab” just to sang .. she looks good…somn is definitely off

  • Ang

    lol
    they sing that song at every older black person’s funeral.

  • Tiff J

    You could’ve been anywhere is the world… but you’re here with us. LOL And it’s much better than being there, you can get all your thoughts/impressions out now.

  • justlooking

    As he should be. It’s not the same.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    That voice STILL sound like perfection go Chaka

  • Tiff J

    lol

  • DETROITTOATL

    Come on Ron. Snag something with that beautiful voice

  • Ni Ni

    I have never noticed that.

  • justlooking

    Lissen if you doing drugs for 30 years and clench for a couple of weeks year….

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I wonder is Jhene’ in there with him lol

  • Ang

    Yea I didn’t want to say but at the start she did sound like she may be a little tipsy. But, her voice is still on point so it was still good…but something did seem a little off.

  • Kanyade

    Both Ron and Chaka think it’s night time. LOL

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Lmao

  • hottlanta

    What else can u expect from a woman who has on a xmas tree dress.

  • justlooking

    I hope so, cause ret now……

  • Ni Ni

    I gotta turn the volume up on mr. Big too with his cool self.

  • DETROITTOATL

    yes chile. I love Ron.

  • pecancandy

    I think it’s the sun glasses

  • Tiff J

    All black. LOL That should narrow it down for you. LOL

  • pecancandy

    I hollered

  • DETROITTOATL

    I didn’t wanna say that, but since you asked.

  • WhoKnew

    Yup, I’m here with y’all enjoying the service this afternoon and the insightful commentaries.

  • justlooking

    I just slumped over.

  • Tiff J

    I saw the Mickey Howard Story TV movie. :blank stare:

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    LMAO

  • Renee Bee

    No. Not yet. I’m sitting waiting for her to get up there and take off those shoes, ya’ll.

  • Kay Gee

    I thought I saw him – lol.

  • justlooking

    Yes she could have been greater

  • Kanyade

    it is a long homegoing isn’t it?

  • datjerk

    Lord imma cry

  • Rayne

    Ronald crying. Bout to make me cut up

  • Ang

    I’m not familiar

  • justlooking

    I sent it clear as day.

  • justlooking

    It suppose to go to 5pm but I am sure they go run to 635pm

  • Kanyade

    mercy! lol.

  • Alextra Ballard

    30years?!?!….

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    WOW RON!!!

  • Renee Bee

    ? For the nine months I carried you, growing inside me — No charge!??

  • Tiff J

    We were all happy, enjoying ourselves…. then Ron shows up. :cry:

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, I reckon it’s better I’m home watching cuz I’m the sistah that would be standing for every song blocking the view for everybody sitting behind me. Just as much as I love secular music like jazz and R&B, I absolutely love gospel music, old hymns and going to chuuuuuch. LOL

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • DETROITTOATL

    BET does have the better audio.

  • Karen Brady

    Thank you Renaldus *in my Whitney Gilbert voice*. Well done.

  • Solstice

    Yess! ??????

  • DETROITTOATL

    Tee Hee

  • Guest

    would somebody help Rev. Jessie with the mike

  • justlooking

    Forgive me father what is Run Jesse ailment

  • Tiff J

    That’s funny cause I thought they were all getting the same feed. Maybe BET done tweaked something before sending it out on tv.

  • Tiff J

    Parkinson’s…. I just found out today

  • Ang

    Can we respect the elderly. Jesse is 76 years old. And the man has Parkinson’s

  • WhoKnew

    Oh, is it Parkinson’s? Look like he might have arthur in the knees.

  • Karen Brady

    Max!!!!!!

  • Tiff J

    Ohhhh Mickey & Chaka were running buddies back in the days. Doing coke and all kinds of drug binges. It aired on I think TV One a few years ago. I believe Chaka’s daughter played her in the movie.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Was Jesse spose to do the shoutouts?!!

  • Guest

    No more shout outs Rev Jessie!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • DETROITTOATL

    I know right.

  • Karen Brady

    *chuckles* Ron Isley and Ms. Chaka.

  • Guest

    The last of our ICONs, WOW.. we need new leadership.

  • Tiff J

    Fantasia SHOULD be the next musical guest. According to the program. Just gotta get thru Jessie and one more (maybe 2) more speakers.

  • Ang

    I was never a Chaka fan. Her music isn’t my cup of tea except for a few songs so I never knew anything about her. I saw her on Wendy when she talked about it. I know she was friends with Prince for a long time and I know he was wild back in the day. His death made her seek help. She seems like a nice person. I wish her the best.

  • Tiff J

    Well sleep is the cousin of death…. so…. best to get sleep at/during a funeral

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ol hoeish Jessie Jackson Sr…and crooked Jessie Jackson Jr. all in attendance.

  • Fated4greatness

    The violinist is falling asleep during Rev Jackson’s speech..lol

  • Tiff J

    Time for a bathroom break….

  • justlooking

    Bless his heart

  • Alextra Ballard

    Que da musik!!!

  • Renee Bee

    I read this in his voice. ?

  • Ni Ni

    I left out in the middle of rons performance. It’s on my watch later list.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    New post. ?

  • justlooking

    Yes, she being doing drugs since the 70s its 2018 now.

  • Tiff J

    They scheduled Jessie 9 minutes on the program.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fanny haven’t came up yet ?

  • Ni Ni

    I gotta run back to the office then, i want to see her.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    We’re all here for Fannie. ??? Does the program say what she’s singing?

  • Kanyade

    look at him quoting Shake-es-speare lol

  • Ni Ni

    Sandra Mae, you tryna kick us out? ?

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Can someone put timelines if u remember…lost track about 2 hrs

  • Ni Ni

    Not yet.

  • Renee Bee

    Ma’am please get you a glass of water and some snick snacks and pay attention. Thanks.

  • Connie

    Lol…Chaka

  • Connie

    Y’all are killing meh wit this Fanny vigil. Even Sandra is in on it…Lort!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Diss fool tellin all ReRe bidness…sit his parkinsons ass down

  • Ang

    Not cool. ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile completely went to sleep looked up like wtf ohh cooking dinner in a few .. that will keep me up shewt https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b129c4a30dc33abe9a109ff1f57142dd02ffdc2df90d86778db909d7f4f4d41.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    dang how …. how long is the service ????

  • Guest

    She don’t have no business, she’s @ peace.

  • pecancandy

    What ya cooking

  • Ang

    I’m surprised there are so many empty seats there.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I thought it was just me. I had to leave real quick. Ron was taking me downnnnn

  • Ni Ni

    Folks probably couldnt sit there all day lol

  • WhoKnew

    Not good God from Zion, it’s Aretha Franklin! Love our people.

    Side note. Can someone please remove Becky #1 and Becky # 2 in the back that keep flipping hair and messing with their hair? I have never understood what insecurities belie a person who has to constantly flip their hair. Whew. Okay. I’m going back to the chuuuuuuch service.

  • Guest

    she sang in our key, and taught the world how to hear it, you better PREACH!

  • Itiswhatitis!

    Im good, it’s hard to go to my own families funeral. Not trying to watch someone I don’t know nor care about. Ego’s after death, damn.

  • Ni Ni

    I hope this rev hurry up. My daddy calling my cell and work phone. I gots to see tasia first pops ?.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I did too Chile. Like whoa lord Aretha. I am trying to hold on gurl. But I needed those two nap intermissions. I’m up now tho

  • Renee Bee

    You betta not burn nothing on Aunt Retha’s home going. ????

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    My friend was calling I’m like not right nah child!

  • Peace

    Jesus Wept…….when Chaka Khan stepped out on stage acting confused. Reading the words to “Going up Yonder” glued to her fan?????Lord have mercy.
    Going up yonder, a classic best known lyrics in the black church other than “This little light of mine”
    Was Tremaine or none of the Hawkins family Singers Availble to Sing they Song lol??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I wish these preachers would stop politicizing Aretha’s funeral.

  • Ni Ni

    Exactly?

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    !!!! Exactly they doing the most…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • pecancandy

    On pins and needles

  • WhoKnew

    When I sang at Bethlehem Baptist church when I was 7 years old, even I knew the words by heart. Chaka girl in the words of Marvin Gaye “what’s going on”?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lololololol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Shrimp fried rice …. putting my rice on now

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Finally!! Fanny

  • DETROITTOATL

    HE AIN’T TELLING THEY WENT TOGETHER THOUGH.

  • Karen Brady

    You be cookin’. I love it.

  • datjerk

    Ayyyye Fanny!

  • pecancandy

    Fanny gotta be soon. I got my smelling salts ready!

  • Ni Ni

    Woo hoo!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Tasia finna to sang/

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I stay cooking … be running out of ideas chile ….

  • Karen Brady

    That’s a GREAT idea. Just took out some shrimp this morning. Thanks.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I knew IT!!!!!!!!

  • Peace

    Well now Sandra, civil rights leaders had meetings at her home. She raised in the movement as it parrelelled her career. She sang at Dr. Kings funeral.
    This is the Queen of Soul. Our Queen.
    He roots in the political world although she was
    Behind the scenes run deep.
    The service political, and spiritual is beautiful. They not halfway done it 30 minutes past the time they had set to end it.
    Long live the Queen

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Connie

    FANNYYYYY!!!!!!! NO SHOES!!!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Fannie kicked off her heels. Here it comes! ??

  • WhoKnew

    I’m finna cry. Love me some bridge over troubled waters. Memba when I was going through in my 20s and I was waiting for God to move the waters. Come on now.

  • Karen Brady

    I already can’t handle Fanny! YAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    There you go Miss Ariana take a page out of Fantasia’s book/look.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Tasia is sangin and the Loubs done been kicked off.

  • Ni Ni

    I want to throw my shoe! Sang Fantasia! She is one that carry our gospel music culture on.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Come on FANTASIA…….

  • Peace

    My God “Fantansia”!!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That be the best …. I cook my own …. that way I can put what veggies I want in it …. Im not too keen on peas in my rice like the restaurant cooks

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Lead me on LORD!!!!

  • Ang

    There were people lined up since 4pm yesterday. They let in 2,000 people from the public. I’m surprised they didn’t let in more.

  • BingBangBoom

    Yes!!! Fanny made her way in.. I love me some Fantasia B. Taylor

  • kree

    FANTASIA!!!!!!!!!!! SING IT!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Lay me out now. Take me Jesus!! Tasia STTTOOOOOPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    Gone and start that preaching ministry Fantasia?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Come on Fannie! Take us to the river!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I’m really proud of Tasia Mae
    She looks great??

  • justlooking

    Her shoes is awf. SHE SOUNDS amazing as usual.
    GIRL GO RIGHT ON!!!!!!

    YES FANNIE!

  • DETROITTOATL

    Amen….

  • Connie

    Lol Sandy

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Looks like everybody was waiting for her too! Ate it up and bounced real quick.

  • Karen Brady

    That applause sounded weak af???

  • Connie

    Like she wanna tell Fanny sit down

  • Fated4greatness

    wow..did they cut Fantasia off?

  • Karen Brady

    Yes and then put some clothes on.

  • Karen Brady

    ????

  • BingBangBoom

    Lol.. Ain’t that the truth she holding them tight to her as she exits stage left. I’m sure she is a stylist nightmare. She owned that stage tho.

  • Ang

    Alright Fantasia. Show out girl.

    I forgot how amazing her voice is. I love how she can go from being smooth in the beginning to that powerhouse and it’s all natural. R&B doesn’t do her justice most of the time. I hate to go there but JHud needs to take some lessons from Fantasia because sometimes she just hollers for no reason.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I don’t think so. You see her damn shoes was gone with her arse. Fanny came what she was asked to do. No extras no nothing. Just sang and bounce.

  • Torae

    Did Farrakhan speak?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Man I really love Tyler ….. that man right there …. humble as hell https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cda4925ca1d357264787be9b5ccd589f4b0940cb9442847e1840c0a193a331e3.gif

  • Ang

    I think Fantasia was better than Shirley.

  • Ni Ni

    All these folks coming up i want to see. guess i can tip out on tyler perry & make my call?.

  • Karen Brady

    Is Tyler preaching? Go head Tyler.

  • Tiff J

    Running my mouth with my co-woker I missed Fanny. Had to rewind the live feed.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Sorry for your loss.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I LOVE YOU Ms. Tyson
    !!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile that hat right there …. is huge ….. but dammit Cicsiley look damn good ….. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc7d174f0efc2ab7e0bd074d8e1545aa8c2d4c5ff0bb0d3aaeb03849fdfe347b.gif

  • Ang

    I get the feeling that JHud is going to try to do too much trying to show people up.

  • Karen Brady

    Isn’t she LOVELY? Much respect Ms. Tyson!!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Cicely looks young and strong for 91.

  • Karen Brady

    I forgot about JHud. You think she sayin’ “that damn Tasia!!”

  • WhoKnew

    Mother Cicely is rocking that hat. I had no idea she was 91 years young. You go, mama.

  • Li-Wright

    This is not American Idol. This is not a competition. shame on you!

  • justlooking

    I hope not

  • DETROITTOATL

    She is wearing the HELL out of that hat. And she looks DAMN good. I would just like to say I wanna look that good and make it to 90.

  • bemetoo

    naw a extra strong 101

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Baby that crown is everything!!

  • Li-Wright

    Why is everybody treating this funeral like American Idol?

  • Ang

    She going to try to make sure we don’t forget lol

  • Karen Brady

    *HOLLERED*!!!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Don’t she? And she sounds good. No shaky old lady voice either. That lady sharp

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That hat is bigger than Cicely! ??

  • justlooking

    I really think she will.

  • Karen Brady

    Look at this woman’s skin! God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile my grandmother 91 she looking good too …. chile when I tell ya black women age with grace …. lawd https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3fed1aa979b59e05aa9fc5191b385362a3e258bb90139b61a295275fab20cdb.gif

  • Ang

    Don’t act like people haven’t been commenting on everyone’s voice and performance all morning. ?

  • bemetoo

    kickstand legs wil try hard to out do fanny watch her baggy mouth ass holla

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    JHud doesn’t sing, she screams and hollers. ?

  • justlooking

    Forgive me but I’m been to her church. Lets just say pass the collection plate about 15 times.

  • BingBangBoom

    I love my people!

  • Tiff J

    She’s singing Amazing Grace…. so you KNOW she going to show out.

  • Karen Brady

    Tryin to tell ya

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    She looks good, she looks blessed!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is their time to shine. They know the eyes of the nation are upon them.

  • Ang

    True. It’s annoying because she could be a great singer if she would just sing instead of trying to prove her range the entire time.

  • WhoKnew

    And I’m trynna tell you too!! We’re the best.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I saw her when she walked in … but the thang was so big … I couldn’t tell who it was … can’t see sitting behind that rofl ….. but it Cicely … chile that woman slays

  • justlooking

    Block button here I come.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No question.

  • Ang

    Lol

  • Karen Brady

    Okay..

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Ms. Tyson can tell a story….can’t she!

  • Karen Brady

    Sounds like a cat

  • Ang

    Kickstand legs? Lol

  • Ang

    What I miss? ?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    And, Ms. Tyson had on a heel?!
    ??????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Can’t she …. very creative in expression ….. Felicia Rashad is like that too …

  • Peace

    Umm humm. I thought she was tipsy too…reading the words to a song off her fan???

  • WhoKnew

    She was just on How to Get Away with Murder last year with Viola Davis. Doggone I did not know she was in her 90s.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Is this the most comments in any thread? Cause we having a good time in here.

  • Tiff J

    I wait 5 hrs! I needed MORE Fannie!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I would call that a smattering of applause for Clive Davis.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • datjerk

    Well, I spent an entire work day at this funeral. Let me go clock out.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ? oh brother, the soul snatcher is up.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Judge Mathis is not here for Clive
    Y’all see his glance to him?

  • Peace

    Yup. Hilarious!

  • Tiff J

    I looked up and it was after 4 PM…. I gotta get my afternoon work done so I can leave at 5

  • Darkandlovely617?

    A whole shift

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Connie

    With his short ass

  • Karen Brady

    LOLL Have a nice wknd!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Stone face on that azz

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The most comments in a single post was 3,267 for “Open Post: IceJJFish Victim of Hacker Who Outed Him As Gay”.

    http://sandrarose.com/2017/03/open-post-icejjfish-victim-hacker-outed-gay/

  • Tiff J

    Still to come:
    Musical Tribute: Bishop Paul Morton and Yolanda Adams
    1:34-1:53 p.m.: Personal Reflections :
    1:34 p.m.: Mildred Gaddis, Radio Personality
    1:38 p.m.: Isaiah Thomas, Former NBA Player, Detroit Pistons
    1:42 p.m.: Ron Moten, Personal Friend, Franchise Owner, McDonald’s Restaurants
    1:48 p.m.: Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University
    (HE ALREADY PERFORMED)1:53-2:00 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Bishop Marvin Sapp and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir
    2:00-2:05 p.m.: Sermonic Selection: Jennifer Hudson
    2:05-2:35 p.m.: Eulogy: Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Atlanta GA
    2:35-2:45 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Stevie Wonder joined by National Artists
    2:45-3:00 p.m.: Recessional: Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir

    We here for another 2 hrs at LEAST- Pay no attention to the times THEY BEEN WAYYYYY off schedule.

  • Ni Ni

    lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The 2nd most popular post with 3,211 comments was “PICS: Charlize Theron, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B”.

    http://sandrarose.com/2017/02/pics-charlize-theron-kanye-west-aap-rocky-cardi-b/

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ? WE HATE YOU. GET OFF THE PULLPIT!!!! BOOOOOOOOO

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ???

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Clive Davis: the queen who kept partying while Whitney Houston laid dead on the floor.

  • Rayne

    I’m watching Clive now. Who is before Fanny?

  • Ang

    You missed Fantasia. Yolanda Adams is next

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is how Black women went to church back in the day. We dressed in our Sunday best. I was shocked when I came to Atlanta and saw how people dressed causally for church.

  • Peace

    Wait, What? Chaka khan is that Bitch. She can sang her ass off. Love her music her style.
    She is every woman! Classic but human

  • Li-Wright

    Yawl can talk about Clive all you want….but when Aretha had no label a few years ago, he picked her up.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Jennifer Hudson 2:00??? Did I slept through her? Ain’t no way. I can’t believe I’ve been so invested in this funeral.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    This schedule is now on PST.

  • Tiff J

    LOL

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Tyler was doing a little something, something.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Yolanda on the bill????? Awww shucks now

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I’m ready for Yolanda!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The congregation was not impressed.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile let me go sautee my onions and shrimp ….

  • Tiff J

    This was the original schedule. They started 1 1/2hrs LATE. Then went somewhat out of order, added some unlisted speakers…. so here it is 4:30 and Clive is speaking when his scheduled time was 1:20 PM

  • Karen Brady

    ‘Homegoing’ Not going home white lady on CNN. Sorry, I just get so irritated sometimes.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Oh yes lord. Now this is a extra treat!!!!!

  • Ang

    I didn’t insult her, her talent or her career.

  • WhoKnew

    Wait a minute. I get news alerts on my phone. I just got a news alert that said Bishop Ellis (presiding Bishop) said he thought Ariana Grande was something from Taco Bell. No he didn’t. What in the name of Zion? I hope that was a mistake and not shade. A funeral is not the place for grievances and inappropriate comments.

  • Karen Brady

    YOLANDA!!!!!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Whoa child. Ok cause I’m like I swear I’ve been here all damn day!!! I mean I took two intermissions. But com’on.
    Clive talking too long.

  • Tiff J

    I hope they got some ice packs in that casket…. cause good lord she been out the fridge for HOURS on HOURS on HOURS now.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    You mad?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wow. These people are so disrespectful at Aretha’s homegoing.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    He sho said it lol

  • Tiff J

    Pastor been cracking jokes all day. LOL

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I’d like a medium Ariana Grande and a large Sprite, please!

  • dontgetblocked

    That woman is amazing!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Listen they pissed me off when Fanny up there singing and they got phones in her face. Like come on now people!

  • Ni Ni

    Did clive write his speech on notebook paper?.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ??? notebook paper. He has a damn book the way he was turning them pages.

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yolanda is so statuesque and beautiful.

  • Ang

    I think it’s on the open post or the bottom of this one. He said it. It was funny. She didn’t go over well and she was dressed inappropriately. He actually was trying to keep her up there and help her out. He told everyone to stand up and clap for her and he complimented her. He even called her an icon, which is clearly a stretch. Of course the mainstream media is going to make it sound worse than it was.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Clive almost fell and Judge was like alrightttt lol

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yolanda Adams! Hold on to your wigs, honey!

  • Ni Ni

    I love to hear Bishop paul morton sang?.

  • bemetoo

    he didnt say that????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think he was just trying to make a joke that because he’s “older”, he wasn’t familiar with a lot of these newer artists.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Take me to chuuuurch Bishop!

  • Ni Ni

    It was a joke. Ugh, i hope her little fanbase dont @ the pastor.

  • Ms. Cree

    C’mon BISHOP!!!! Yyyyasssssss ma’am Yolanda!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    You betta sang Landa!!!

  • Ang

    If they do black twitter will let them have it. They don’t want to start mess over Aretha’s funeral.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Yolanda opened that up real smooth child. Real smooth.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Chills………

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Yes as soon as she hit that note!

  • Ms. Cree

    Ms.Tyson is goals!! 91, looks FAB for her age. She is in her right mind and speaks very clearly and well. I pray I am blessed to experience 91 years!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I can only imagine how her voice sound in person if I have chills from watching it on tv… AMAZING

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If Yolanda keeps singing, Aretha is going to get up!

  • Tiff J

    I like Yolanda’s dress. That is how you show skin in church and still be modest…. I’m looking at you Ariana.

  • DETROITTOATL

    I though bishop was about to star milli rockin

  • bemetoo

    so yall like fanny pack

  • dontgetblocked

    I leave for a couple of hours and came back to see this post and 980 comments. I’m tuning in now too. Nothing like a good ole soulful celebration of life.

  • pecancandy

    Lol

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Amen!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    You know what?….

  • bemetoo

    so who had the best performance so far…yall know water buffalo back is playing Aretha in her biopic jhud

  • DETROITTOATL

    Bye everyone have a great weekend.

  • Tiff J

    NOOO!!!!! JHud is the next singer…. just gotta get through these 4 speakers.

  • Kay Gee

    They could have given Yolanda Adams Fantasia’s spot…so far for me, she and the person she was singing with were the most on point vocally…reminded me of my church going days, and the songs we sung.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Have a great weekend and be safe out here in these streets! :)

  • Tiff J

    I thought this thread would have like 300 comments when it started this morning….. but it has FAR surpassed that

  • Torae

    Anyone know if Farrakhan will speak?

  • Tiff J

    He’s not on the schedule. Not that that means anything.

  • pecancandy

    I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Auntie Sandy for letting us fellowship together as the Queen gets her much deserved send off. Coming to this blog really feel like a family and friend gathering. Everybody have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

  • Ms. Cree

    RIGHT!!! Ariana had another agenda. She knew Big Sean ( her Ex) was in the building. lol An usher should’ve covered her with every small cloth they had in the building. Honey in my church back in the day the elders would’ve put her on a choir robe.

  • Kay Gee

    Yolanda Adams and the man she was singing with. And she used some restraint, she didn’t go HAM like she did for the Anita Baker tribute

  • Ms. Cree

    DITTO

  • bemetoo

    this lady is going left…she knows this is a generations of show off so all this is silly

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Yes….THANK YOU SANDRA!!!

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Aretha M-Fing Franklin. You better bow down to the Aries queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sandra has the best blog in the world!

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Another Aries, my Boi!

  • WhoKnew

    Ditto again. I went grocery shopping this morning and I got crab meat for crab cakes, steaks and wings for the repass. What you bringing?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Tiff J

    Yes! I was dreading watching the funeral today. Thinking it was going to be too sad and I didn’t want to be crying at my desk…. but I’ve had fun “watching” it with you all today!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Judge wasn’t here for it …

  • Bee jaay Cee

    They make me proud.

  • WhoKnew

    Awww. I just saw an interview that Gladys Knight did. She says she has pancreatic cancer too. God Bless You Ms. Midnight Train To Georgia. Psalm 103 v. 3. Bless the Lord who healeth all our diseases.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    WOW!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ????? Nahhhhhhhhhh

  • pecancandy

    I hope so.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Poor Jesse Jackson. Does he even know where he is? ?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Are you serious?

  • Tiff J

    Y’all keep trying to get me to laugh and go to hell…. Signing like Whitney: “I’m not doing this today.”

  • Connie

    who is his mammy?

  • dru and neil

    We can’t lose her too! Love her??

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I was just gonna say that. That bottom lip tho. Poor thing

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    That’s Isiah Thomas

  • Applebootay

    LOLOLOLOLOLLLLLLLOOOOO

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    He thinks he’s watching TV.

  • Ms. Cree

    How long has this been on? I have been dipping in and out from work since 1-ish.

  • dontgetblocked

    Yeah. I peeped that.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Like 80hrs

  • Ms. Cree

    Isiah Thomas, played for the Pistons. One of the GREATS!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Not long enough!

  • Ms. Cree

    LMBO!! Sorry.

  • Ms. Cree

    LOL!!

  • dontgetblocked

    I thought she looked sick. Hopefully, Auntie will a medical minute.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True. People just look for stuff to get “outraged” over on social media.

  • dontgetblocked

    Why is Isiah still talking? Yawn.

  • Solstice

    Not that I’ve seen. But I had to step out. Missed Fantasia and Yolanda ?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I was thinking he looks worn the hades out. He looks dipped, fried, laying to the side , tired.

  • WhoKnew

    Yes. Hopefully this link will work. If not go to TMZ and see the interview.

    https://youtu.be/gVY0f-wXNOs?t=99

  • Tiff J

    Program started at about 11:30AM

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I was supposed to be 6 1/2 hours, but it looks like it’s going to go long.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Lmfao

  • Shira Harding-James

    Lol

  • WhoKnew

    See the link above or go to TMZ and hear her for yourself.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Wow! Not my girl Gladys! That’s horrible news.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Enjoy the weekend ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why you think that? Lol

  • Ms. Cree

    Wow!! So are they serving refreshments? Dottie and JHud still have to sing.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Whats the mintuenark, do u know

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I know. This reminds me of those all-day Jerry Lewis telethons they used to have back in the day.

  • Ms. Cree

    I always carry snacks, but I would’ve ran out by now. They know them elders are sleepy . LOL

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    6 1/2 hours??? Omg lordt I know those folks are hungry af! Makes me think of my youngest stepping up ceremony from pre-k.
    I hope they got some club crackers in they bags.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Jessie sure is.

  • Ms. Cree

    LMBO!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    President Holder……has a nice ring.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    The shadeeeeee. Lmfao the Clintons got on up and outta there like 4.5 hours ago.

  • WhoKnew

    Gladys was asked after she shared with Aretha that she, too, had pancreatic cancer what she said to Aretha and she said “have a safe journey home. God bless you Gladys for all of your legendary music. Hope we have you a little while longer.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Hooping….come on now Michael!!!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Not a 80 hour paycheck. Let’s see that’s arum 2 weeks.

  • Solstice

    Be safe!!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Ok on a serious note. Can they take Jessie to go lay down.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Yes he is tired :( he needs a rest and food im sure

  • Renee Bee

    “She was Black Girl Magic before there was Black Girl Magic!”

    Micheal Eric Dyson.

    Wellllllllllllllllllllllllll…..
    Come On With it Now!

  • Kay Gee

    There’s 2 Isaiah Thomas’ I thought they were talking about the younger one, but they weren’t. They both played for the Pistons. The youngest one was on the Cavaliers for a minute after the Piston’s cut him, now he’s somewhere else.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Now its being retracted. Freep.com

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Yeeeeeeeesssss!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Exactly. Some hospital ice chips or something.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    PREACH MICHAEL!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Really

  • bemetoo

    go all the way in

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    OooooooooooWeeeeeeeeee! Michael!!!!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    ABOUT TIME!

  • bemetoo

    yes fawk agent orange

  • WhoKnew

    Why MIchael Eric Dyson called Dump an orange apparition.

    Translation: Michael said the village called and said they are missing an idiot. He was last seen in the white house.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Them white folks about to leave

  • bemetoo

    watch 45 tweet about this

  • Solstice

    ????

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    BYE!!!!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lmaoooo

  • bemetoo

    the hell with them yt

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Trump’s goons are on their way!

  • Solstice
  • WhoKnew

    Okay, bye you orange apparition. Hollering. Mike going in.

  • bemetoo

    we ready for them

  • Renee Bee

    CHURCH!!! (Fanning and stomping!)

  • Ms. Cree

    He did that!!!!

  • bemetoo

    MIchael Eric Dyson killed it

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I LOVE THAT!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone
  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Ok Jennifer don’t embarrass us.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Yes he did!

  • bemetoo

    here comes saggy baggy mouth horse head kickstand legs

  • bemetoo

    looking good horse mouth

  • Solstice
  • Connie

    Where’s Dubb to describe baggy mouth? Dwl

  • Solstice

    Here comes Jen Hudson ?

  • Solstice

    Ikr!!

  • bemetoo

    sang bitch sang baggy mouth oooooooohhhhhhh wwwwooooooo

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    The funeral still going? Geeze I would need a water and snack break

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lol yes ma’am

  • Solstice

    Girl. A meal. Afternoon meds. Bathroom break. Nap ?

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Baggy mouth ????

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    OH MY JENNIFER!!!!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    She gotta stop doing all this screaming now and just sing

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ??????

  • Solstice

    ????

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    What church you grow up in…..oh never mind.

  • WhoKnew

    Where Oprah and Gayle?

  • Kay Gee

    There goes JHud doing too much…

    YOLANDA ADAMS FOR THE SINGING WIN!!!

  • Rayne

    I’m just on Jhud now… omg!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ??????

  • Li-Wright

    Rev. Jackson is fighting Parkinson’s disease. He’s probably under medication.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Don’t do me. There’s a time to holla and there’s a time to shout and the opening cords aint it.

  • WhoKnew

    JHud is too loud. Hard to enjoy the singing.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Right my goodness I can’t sit thru an hour long funeral

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Look at Jennifer…..hitting the soul…..Whew do that girl!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Who baggy mouth?

  • Li-Wright

    To all of you talking about Rev. Jackson — You must not know that he has Parkinson’s and he’s under medication. If he seems a Little “off” that’s why. Has anybody known someone who had parkinsons?

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I like her velvet outfit tho.

  • kree

    you ain’t never lied

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Didn’t know that

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I enjoy raw, vunerable, sanctifying singing.

  • Li-Wright

    This is not American Idol.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    We know. I am concerned. He needs to go home now. It’s too many hours for him man.

  • Connie

    that’s what Dubb call her

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Correct not just hollering cuz you think it will have everybody telling you to sing. If you just sing from your soul they gon tell you to do that anyway. have a great day. I will not do this at the funeral.

  • Rayne

    He sure does.

  • Ni Ni

    Yawl forgot to tell me Jennifer was coming up. I just caught the end. That girl can sang too?. Aaight yawl, it’s about my time for me to be free from this place ?.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Right…..now let me “Just say a little prayer for you.”

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    You ain’t sanging in a sanctified chuuuuuch until your voice makes the microphone squeal…..can I get a AMEN!

  • justlooking

    Velvet Peplum, I’ll be looking for that. Yes. Ma’am

  • Rayne

    Hell I was going to get me some skirt steak to make steak sammiches. Guess I’ll do it tomorrow lol

  • justlooking

    I knew they was going to run over. What time is the Repass at 9pm

    There gonna bury her tomorrow It’s too late to put anybody in the ground TONIGHT.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    GLUED!!!!!!!

  • justlooking

    and it’s not 531pm…Chile can’t nobody die in my family in the next 90 days. cause I wen to the restroom ONcE.

  • Solstice
  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Yes. Them velvet shoes too child. Ummmm hmmmm. I’d kill that

  • justlooking

    Just some whites pretending to be black. I already done blocked them. I couldn’t even tell you their font.

  • Rayne

    Yep lmao I can’t stop watching it

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I can watch this for a week…..Aretha was no ordinary woman…..SHE WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN! Thank you Aretha!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone
  • justlooking
  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    It has to be tomorrow. They gotta break for refreshments. Bathroom breaks. I don’t think anyone will be able to drive. I know they sleepy af

  • justlooking

    I been here for it. I have not moved. I had a salad at 130

  • justlooking

    whispers ain’t hot in the D?

  • justlooking

    Rainbow Trout and scallops are waiting at the market. I told my fish moniger, when I picked up shrimp last night…I’ll be back tomorrow. CRIES

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Yes it is. I guess Aretha was worth a litttle foot sweat. Lmfao

  • justlooking
  • justlooking

    and the neither’s as well.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I ate like 11:30. I’ve been on this couch for hours.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I thought about Patti too. She’s probably in the back by the door.

  • justlooking

    This Service must be DONE DONE DONE.

    I’m going to get my Friday Fish.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    WOW!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ?????????? holds my muleeeeeeeeee

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Listen nah. The folks gonna be too weak to carry the casket out! They hungry!!!!!!

  • Anji

    Condolences to you and your family.

  • Solstice

    Have a good weekend!! Stay safe ??

  • Solstice

    What is this pastor talking about? LMAO. ? I’m confused ?????

  • Soda

    The comment was about Jr., not Sr. Chill.

  • justlooking

    Folks in audience knocked OUT

  • KcoolMuziq

    Sorry about that.

  • Solstice

    Cold. Straight cold!! ?

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Got damn shame. And this man been up here for a long time nah.

  • Solstice

    They finally took the Rev. out. Rev Jackson ??

  • Torae

    This man went left real quick…?

  • Rayne

    Lmao

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Ok I’m tapping out. I can’t with this man and his story like he was there when Rih daddy told her to come and sing for company.

  • Ang

    He’s trying to make headlines smh.

  • Ang

    Lol ?

  • reddfoxxy16

    O, Lordt…??????????

  • reddfoxxy16

    Wait, Ms. Gladys had pancreatic cancer 2???

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Ok I made it thru. But I’m in the fence about this whole Stevie situation.

  • reddfoxxy16

    Wait!! Whaaaaaatt????

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Yeah for me too….had to delete my comments. This IS what’s wrong with the black church…

  • Solstice

    Is that Gladys??!! ??

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I KNOW!!!!!!! YES!

  • Peace

    He was there, Jasper Williams knows all the Franklin family secrets.

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    Yes and she wasn’t on the program

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    BEAUTIFUL STEVIE…..

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Ok Glady is talking them thru. “it’s gonna be over after a while”

  • Solstice

    OMG!!! Look at God!!!!!?????

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    Maybe he just went to use the little boys room cause he’s back now

  • Peace

    They saved the best for last. Loved Jhud. Pastor Jasper Williams Sr. Yes! Help us now! Its tight but its right.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Stopppppo he was?

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    After Stevie we got Jennifer Holiday then we are done.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Make that thang sang STEVIE…..YES!

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    JHud did a good job. I needed Fanny to have a song with more words in it like JHud’s did.

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    Is Stevie shading the pastor? Lol

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    YES I LOVE IT!!!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    STEVIE!!!!

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Yes I’m glad I didn’t give up! That’s my favorite Stevie song.

  • Victorious82

    I know the repass bout to be poppin.

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    11:30am – 7pm …. the longest funeral on record ever in the history of the black church

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    Roland tweeted they had a snack table in the back lol With chips apples and water…. they knew it was going to be long ass day for people

  • the chosen one

    Lmfao

  • Soda

    I don’t know…it sounded like Jennifer Lewis, Angie Stone, & that other lady Lil’ Mama’d their way onto Stevie’s song, like it wasn’t rehearsed. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92676ed0417b137b6bfaf2c75ba6763254fe420a8c7d99ac85113d529373e2be.jpg

  • Victorious82

    Ok Jennifer Holiday. Gone an close this on out.

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    Lol they weren’t listed on the program so they probably did DBo their way on to the stage

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    Thank goodness they are going to get her in the ground or in the mausoleum before dark.

  • Fated4greatness

    Long but beautiful service for a Queen. Get your rest Miss Aretha Franklin.

  • pecancandy

    I might fry chicken and make some potatoe salad

  • reddfoxxy16

    Ok, so they’re saying that she’s having a private funeral, in addition to this..(?) Or was this it?

  • reddfoxxy16

    Ms. Jennifer Lewis..(.LOL) AHHLWAYS!???????????

  • FukkFolks2018

    Jennifer Holliday did THAT. Sang my queen to her hearse. ??me when they carried her out.

  • Reality BlackoutTV

    I think the grave side burial is private

  • Victorious82

    She sho did. Seemed so effortless.

  • Victorious82

    I’m really disappointed that they had Min Farrakhan front and center but he was not given time to speak. Probably were told not to let him speak or the white folks wasn’t gonna show up. ?

  • reddfoxxy16

    Oh, ok!

  • millz

    Thank You roses ???

  • justlooking

    YOU have got to kidding me. I MISSED HER. Lord have mercy.

  • justlooking

    I missed them too.

    lawd

  • justlooking

    lord

  • Li-Wright

    You don’t want Min. Farrakhan to speak. He doesn’t know how to stop talking. Have you been to his annual meetings? The man can talk for 4-5 hours. Just talk and talk and talk. Besides, I wonder if he was invited or did HE ask to be invited? He was sitting on the stage but I wonder if he ASKED to sit on the stage?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I was clean-shaven when the funeral started. I had a full beard by the time it was over. :-|

  • Victorious82

    I know the minister can be long winded. But I doubt he needed to ask to attend a funeral. The Minister is very humble. He wouldn’t ask to sit up front, you must not know his style. I’m sure he was invited to sit up front because that is where he belonged. You just can’t ask for a seat in the pulpit with the former president. His damn wife couldn’t even sit with him.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • justlooking

    I missed some folks I waned to see, but that TROUT, Green beans, Garlic mashed red potatoes, cornbread…and shrimp. Two glasses of prosecco. CHILE….I ate small portions but stuffed.

  • Rayne

    My mouth all watering. Imma make that Sunday. Ooohh chike lemon ? anything is my thing. That’s my favorite fruit.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Farrakhan was the reason the original Arsenio Hall Show was cancelled. He looked really good & healthy to have been very ill & was BIG Prince fan.

    BTW Chaka turned it OUT…..

  • Ni Ni

    Thanks! I hope you have a good weekend as well?.

  • Ni Ni

    Amen, Amen and Amen again!

  • TransMichelle

    Was that Shirley Ceasar there? She must be about 150 years old? That lady has never swayed from the gospel though.

  • facingrealit1

    Rev. Jasper Williams said what every black person needed to hear.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/31/jasper-williams-aretha-franklin-funeral-black-on-black-crime/

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    It’s too late. Gladys said, she and Aretha have the same disease. That came from Gladys’ mouth.

  • hottlanta

    Why. What was they suppose 2 do put him in the broom closet. So he is the black man that white folks tell black folks we shouldnt listen 2 but we wouldnt dare tell white folks not 2 listen 2 trump hannity alex jones or newt. Farrakhan doesnt have the money or the power 2 oppress white people and he has also told white people if u got a problem with anything l said just tell me n we will discuss.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    My hairs is said Jess has Parkinson’s so that may be why he looks worn out …

  • justlooking

    Did u make it.

  • Malcom Flex

    AGREED. But fools pretend black boys are ok and functional without having a father directly involved.

  • Rayne

    Yes I did and bbqd

  • free

    i watch 10 hours of footage over the weekend. fantasia and j-hud did the d@mn thing!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Shirley made the building shake! She was indeed there..

  • WutizstillHERE!

    That was a goodt Fewnrall! See John McCain had a Funeral..1hr and done… ReeREE had a Fewnrall!! 2weeks 8hours and 7 mins long.. Man I love my people!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42e766825cc2dd5dbc519049a6665384ef032d605184f428da26f418913d9567.gif

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Time and place.
    A eulogy is about honoring the dead person, and he didnt do that. He chose to lecture black people. For him, this was about his own agenda, not about honoring Aretha Franklin.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Thank you.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Thanks, Sandy.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Thank you.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Thank you