February 24th, 2011
07:04 PM ET
Aretha Franklin is giving Fantasia Barrino a little lesson in "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" after the young star skipped the Grammys because she wasn't asked to participate in the show's tribute to the Queen of Soul.
"They were honoring someone who is my idol, Aretha Franklin, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanting to jump on the mic because she is my favorite," Fantasia told BET's "106 & Park." "So I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage so, I kind of did my own little thing."
But according to Franklin, Fantasia better think before she acts.
“I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not get the opportunity to participate in my GRAMMY Tribute this year," Franklin said in a statement to CNN. "I recall that in the past, Fantasia participated in both my MusicCares Person of the Year Tribute and my United Negro College Fund Tribute."
Franklin continued, "Fantasia is still young in the business and although we all love and appreciate her she must understand that in this business of show business she will not always get to participate in everything she would like participate in. I’m sure it was not an intentional omission. I will see Fantasia over the summer here in Detroit.”
When we got in touch with Fantasia's manager about Franklin's statements, he declined comment.
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