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Aretha Franklin's family has made it clear they did not want a new biopic about the beloved Queen of Soul to see the light of day.

The family did not support the much-hyped Genius: Aretha series, which debuted on National Geographic on Sunday evening, March 21.

Cynthia Erivo, pictured with Aretha in 2015, earned critical praise for her role as the Queen of Soul in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' new eight-part project, but Aretha's granddaughter said it's full of fiction.

"This movie has to go," she said in a new TikTok video. "As the immediate family, we feel that it's important to be involved with any biopic of my grandma's life, as it's hard to get any accurate depiction of anyone's life without speaking to the ones closest to them."

She said the family has "been disrespected and told we will not be worked with. As the immediate family - emphasis on immediate - we do not support this film and we ask that you also do not support this film, as we feel extremely disrespected, and we feel there will be many inaccuracies about my grandmother's life."

Her father and Aretha's son, Kecalf Franklin, supported his daughter, telling Rolling Stone, "What we've found out in the past is that usually when people don't want to work with you, that is a prelude to some type of unprofessional behavior or a prelude to some type of untruth or slander... That's usually the case when people say that they don't want to work with you."

Genius: Aretha chronicles the soul legend's rise to the top from her roots as a teenage single teenage mom in Alabama.

National Geographic bosses acknowledged they made no contact with Franklin's family while making the series, but they still insist the biopic was thoroughly researched.

The Franklin family is working with the producers of Respect, the new Aretha Franklin biopic starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, which is slated to hit theaters this summer.
 

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Taylor Swift turned heads in a red floral appliqué satin floor length gown from the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 collection. The dress features a strapless bodice with a single green stem motif and a dramatic train.

There was a collective gasp as the pop singer entered the room at the World premiere of the film adaptation of 'Cats' in New York City on Monday night.
 

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Taylor, 30, stars as the singing cat Bombalurina in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Broadway musical. According to MSN.com, Taylor's original song for the Cats soundtrack is not up for an Oscar bid in 2020.
 

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences declined to nominate Taylor's song "Beautiful Ghosts", which she co-wrote with Oscar-winner Andrew Lloyd Webber. Adding insult to injury, Beyonce's lackluster song "Spirit" from the Lion King soundtrack was nominated for an Oscar, as was Pharrell Williams' track "Never Too Late".
 

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Taylor also sings a song duet "Macavity," featuring British actor Idris Elba, pictured here with his wife Sabrina Dhowre at the red carpet premiere.
 

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Taylor and her latest boyfriend Joe Alwyn displayed a little PDA as they held hands while leaving the world premiere of Cats at Alice Tully Hall on a rainy night in New York City. Taylor's fans stopped keeping track of her boyfriends after she dumped the 20th guy.
 

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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, 38, stunned on the red carpet in this sexy black lingerie-inspired lace frock by Reem Acra. The design house Reem Acra is world renowned for its ready-to-wear bridal designs.
 

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Aretha Franklin fans reacted with excitement to the first images of singer Jennifer Hudson portraying the Queen of Soul in the upcoming biopic titled RESPECT, filmed on location in Manhattan's Harlem Neighborhood.

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Jennifer, pictured at a July 4th concert in Philadelphia, was transformed into Aretha for a scene with costar Marlon Wayans, 47, who plays her onscreen husband Ted While. In the scene, which takes place in 1966, Marlon collects money from prostitutes while Jennifer looks on from a car.

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Later Jennifer and Marlon share a passionate kiss in the car. The images were shot on November 2 by BACKGRID celebrity photo agency.

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Aretha, who passed away on Aug. 16, 2018 at age 76, personally handpicked Jennifer to play her in the biopic.

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