Aretha Franklin loved Grammys tribute
February 14th, 2011
04:43 PM ET

Aretha Franklin loved Grammys tribute

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is moonlighting as Queen of the fashion police for CNN.

As the Grammy Awards geared up to honor the soul singer with a special performance, Franklin was keeping an eye on the red carpet fashion and eagerly anticipating the tribute from the comfort of her home.

"A friend of mine... made me a banana pudding and I was sitting right in front of my flat screen watching everything and loving it," Franklin said of the tribute, which had Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and gospel singer Yolanda Adams take on a medley of Franklin's hits.

"I really loved what Yolanda Adams did with ‘Spirit in the Dark’ and Christina Aguilera was into it and Jennifer [Hudson] was good," Franklin commented. "Everybody was good!"

The Grammys overall, Franklin said, "were just smashing last evening. One of the greatest. The sets were phenomenal, the artists were fabulous, person to person – the flow was beautiful. I loved it all."

And while Franklin said that Jada Pinkett Smith had on her favorite look of the night, you'll have to tune in to "Showbiz Tonight" at 5 p.m. ET and again at 11 p.m. ET/PT to hear which fashion statements she was *not* a fan of!

Watch Showbiz Tonight Weekdays Exclusively at 11PM ET on HLN.


Filed under: Awards Season • Grammys • TV-Showbiz Tonight

soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. rhonda

    ms liz you are on point!

    February 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ms Liz, Atlanta

    You people are the most nastiest, filthiest clowns in the circus! You are a bunch of perverted buffoons who need JESUS! You are disrespectful, ill-mannered and stupid! Your mouths must be filled with rat poison and maggots! You are ghetto hood rats with a computer! You have the audacity to OFFEND one of the greatest legends, soul singers and entertainers in the world! ARETHA FRANKLIN is 'THE QUEEN OF SOUL'! You FOOLS ought to be ashamed of your POVERTY-STRICKENED selves! Get off the blog, and GO GET A JOB!!

    February 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Aretha Franklin

    "...yea sometine i wil but neva ova peepul. Naw. Wel sumptine it hab crunchy little nut bits an uhvuh tine it b hab sum kawn. I eat my doo doo awl tine like whoopi do but nevuh eat uhder peepul doo doo".

    February 15, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lutha Vangross

    Arethra. u b fine dim depins panty at duh wallmah. Day has big, x big, jumbo, x jumbo and SOOPA JUMBO...u gun need duh SOOPA Jumbo fo yo big ole rump.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Marvin Gaye

    Wut goin on
    yea wut goin on.

    Oh it hot
    down here

    I wann some
    ice watah...

    February 15, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Michael Jackson

    I juz wan some little boy weiners...smokie style pleez. Fill my mouf little boyz wif weenee goodness.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Paul Burke

    While you bull **** you probably sitting your fat ass eating all that s***

    February 15, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. Aretha Franklin

    Oh law ize hawgri...Fo brefass I fink i wontn fo biskits wif gravy, 2 fry squirrel, a hamhok, 3 pickle eggs 2 beers a jimmy deen sawsij packij all cook, 2 bagul wif cheez wiz an uh dite coke.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. 2011 Model

    thanks

    February 15, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. Aretha Franklin

    It har 2 fine depend pee pee an doo doo panties fo my big ole ass...heh heh heh...

    February 15, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Paul Burke

    DDDDDDAAAAAAANNNNNNNN wheres the chickin

    February 15, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Aretha Franklin

    Im hawngri...who gotz some fried squirrel an gravy.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Paul Burke

    You guys are stupid thats why ROSEANNE represent all fat nasty white people

    February 15, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. Michael Jackson

    Wush i wuz alibe so I nuzzle in arethers big black butt pillows...Im so tire.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jackson4

    Michuh b det so it now duh J-FO. MallRatRetha sit arount eatin cupcake an drnak malt licka all time wy she b a huge bucket of lardASS.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jackson5

    If Aretha is so bad the Dolly Parton, and Cher are the worst nastiest looking turds out there

    February 15, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. Aretha Franklin

    Get outa here with yo smelly ole behine. Mine stank much mo dan yos, kinda like a spoil boil egg...YECK YECK YECK. Oh Lawd...they a maggot falling outa my panty...I b right back ya hata.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  18. Ceasar Salad w/Dried Booger Bits

    Didnt Arethra get top billing in that 60s movie "The Thing that Ate Detroit".

    February 15, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  19. *POOT*

    Aretha...I Salute you with one of my patented smelly *POOT* <<-smell dat one arethra.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  20. meetu

    Whew,its such a relief that im not the only one who doesnt care for her. I hadnt seen her in a while but when she was on tv today i couldnt believe her BOOBS! my god theyre the size of planets.....ick!!

    February 15, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  21. Uncle Holmes

    Urethra must have sat on the sidelines with her ugly wig and fat rear-end eating hostess Ho Ho, ding dongs and drinkin Hawaiian punch spiked with malt liquor.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |

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