The Queen of Soul got some R-E-S-P-E-C-T from law enforcement on Monday night, according to the New York Post.
While out to dinner with her entourage at Neely's Barbecue Parlor in New York City, Aretha Franklin noticed a meter maid about to ticket her illegally-parked car. So she did what any reasonable diva would do - she started singing.
After being serenaded, the officer resisted issuing a ticket, and instead passed the star an envelope to autograph.
The restaurant’s owners, Food Network stars Pat and Gina Neely, also recognized the soul singer, and gifted her with a recipe book. Aretha already owned a copy, so she graciously signed the book and returned it.
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Now, wasn't that fun?
Thanks Zack! Needed that to start my day hahaha. If this had been a contest jimbob would have won!
Its up near the middle, posted by jimbob. That ones pretty good. Lol
What happened to the Walton's hill feral pig trap joke??
When Ms. Franklin sits on a toilet it leave a hickey mark
What a piece of Shizazz !
12% my ass
yes 12% or around Thirty-Six million men,women, and children
People like jeremy live life talking trash about black people untill a black nurse,doctor etc comes to his rescue. All races have a quote "black sheep" amongst them. To pick african americans as the whipping horse when they only represent 12% of the population is as assinine as shooting the pig because he saw the fox steal the chickens. I would chance to belive he is one of those who was mistreated by a black person and has some bitterness he cant get over. Whether its god or just plain karma one day jeremy will face some form of justice and i hope someone shows him piety that he refused to show others
Guys we're about done with Aretha, see you next time for some fun,anger,hate,and some of everything else. Bubye
Im sorry guys. I apologize. I never shoulda talked bad to abuncha ppl that were going to sp@nk me all over CNN parking lot. I got used.
@Jeremy chill dude, need get you a little sumpthin'sumpthin' this beautiful afternoon I did she said she's your sister.
I take that back like the others. I dont want my @ss whipped all over the blog either. I need a life. Jeremy get one with me.
After a toweling off from a shower FatRetha works up a sweat walking 10 feet to the next room then cools off with a nice cold glass of ranch dressing and buttermilk.
^^ winner winner chicken dinner
You are all stupid
Pitiful Jeremy the Asians,Mexicans,Middle Easterners etc. Are taking "your country" away piece by piece,an u still wurrid bout us nigras gittin sum ebt card u mad yo momma ain'gon be abel to git hus no mo she gon be ait bay bru.
Look pr!ckloaf. You're not going to get to me and make me mad and cry like you. I won't let you raise my blood pressure. You really need to learn how to raise a child or raise your childish self or maybe even go raise up daddy and lick. I'm done dealing with an absolute dumb @ss and as you can see so is everyone else. So, if I may speak for them. YOU LOST, GET LOST. I'm done with your ignorant, mindless, racist, retarded self. Bye loser.
Howz about a nice freshly made doo doo sammich for your Horses Mouth. Eat up, LOSER!!
Well since you put it that way ... Im doo doo ing.
B!tch you heard me. Like if I spelled that with an "I" they wouldn't post my comment. You have proven over and over that you are dumb as rocks. GO AWAY. If I call you an @ssh*le typed correctly they MODERATE it, d@mn you're dumb!!!!!
"I type to please the moderation of spelling and comments that may have hate intended"... What?
Blacks are the best aphrodisiac for whites when you get angry at us your blood pressure rises you get hot start shaking and then explode into ecstasy and then you have a cigarette.
Blacks were the beat aphrodisiac for thomas jefferson. Yup, he called em slaves. the term mother fu__er has its roots in slavery too. When yall acted up they made you bang your own moms. Sad huh
I love the first amedment. Thanks america for allowing me the right to say what I want and not be persecuted for my beliefs... Oh wait...
BOO HOO YOU DONE GOT OUTED ON THE CNN ENTERTAINMENT FORUMS YOU ARE BEING PERSECUTED ON THE INTERWEB WOAH IS ME
People often misunderstand the 1st amendment. It protects you from government persecuting you because of stating an opinion. It in no way protects you from people negatively replying to your ignorant rants. If you don't like the mass reply to your opinions, maybe you should utilize critical thinking and explore why that is the case.
proved point? Ur stoopid too. point taken that he lacks ANY brains. holds a bunch of hate and racism though. @hes right. STFU
"stoopid"? I think you mean "stupid", stupid.
"Blakk peepul arr stoopid" QUOTING YOU THERE BRAH YOU DONE SAID THAT J DAWG
I can spell. Better than you can defend yourself. I type to please the moderation of spelling and comments that may have hate intended. But, really. Give up dude. You're done!!!!!!!! Cheefsfury and the rest all just planked your @ss. Leave please you attention wh()re
U say ur not mad. then why the comment "im MAD bcuz they took our jobs?" Ur pretty stoopid dude
Lmao I didnt post that comment.
Funny that nobody had anything positive to say about blacks. Onlu negative things to jeremy. It kinda proved his point in a way
I ALSO RECKON NO ONE SAID NOTHIN GOOD ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE OR BROWN OR EVEN GREEN PEOPLE OR SKINNY OR FAT PEOPLE BUT I THINK THE ARTICLE SAID THIS WOMAN COULD SING REAL GOOD
I take that back. I dont want you kicking my @$$ all over the posts. Sorry Cheefsfury.
Hey guys, my daddy told me its time for us to play find tha pool cue in his pants. gotta go
Cheefsfury I wouldn't brag.
I AINT DOIN ANY BRAGGIN IN FACT MAMA RAISED ME TO BE A HUMBLE MAN
Jeremy. Please. You got used like sh**ty toilet paper and had it crammed down your throat. You trolled too much and just lost the battle. Get lost.
Im doo doo ing.
I have laughed my @ss off all morning reading this feed.........
Jeremy do I make you hohny baby?
Hey look guys, let us be honest, I am a sad person who is hiding behind the anomynity of the internet because in real life im really pathetic.
Lol pot calling the kettle black.
JEREMY STOP WITH THE BLACK TALK WE GET IT THAT YOU ARE RASIST AND JEREMY ILL SUM THIS ALL UP FOR YOU THERE SON IM GOING TO PREY FOR YOU EXTRA HARD AT SUNDAY SERVICE THAT THE LORD DELIVER YOU FROM ALL THIS HATE IN YER HEART
Its not hatred. Its the hard truth. Look at the violence caused by young black youth in cities throughout the u.s. Philly, chicago, milwaukee just to name a few. Raise your kids right get out in the community and make a change. God cant do it. There is no magical god to wave a wand and make it stop.
NOM NOM NOM THANKS FOR DESSERT THIS TROLL HAS BEEN FED
CHEEFSFURY LMAO. He's just an idiot. HE MAD THOUGH
It's clear that a black man took your snow white Sue Ellen from you. It's called "Hitting The Spot" Try Extendz it will help you lengthen your small member, also get a rhythm going in the hip area, drink raw eggs (an athlete secret weapon) you will turn into the energizer bunny. Your girl will take the beating and you'll keep on ticking. You gotta hit those sugar walls!!
Ignorant to say the least
Then go thump your little tally wacker on your moms forehead Jeremy you troll
I wanna go surfing on Ms Franklins big fat ass.
I cleaned restrooms for 15 years to feed my two kids. If i told the meter person what i did. I would not of gotten out of that ticket.
Y U SO MAD BRAH
I'm mad becaue they took our jobs.
COOL STORY BRO
Stop impersonating me. It's not cool and totally unoriginal.
Way to act nig gardly. Nig ger
^ didnt post this thread
He's mad because he got chastised on this blog. He needs to ask himself what you asked and think it over. "WHY SO MAD?"
No ones mad. Im just exercising my right to speak freely.
OH SNAP JEREMY DROPPED THE N BOMB WITH HIS CLEVAR SPACE BAR TRICK I HOPE HE DONT FIGURE NOTHIN ELSE OUT BUT I HOPE HE CAN FIGUR OUT WHY HE SO MAD
I figured out how to spell too. you mad?
NAH ITS COOL THAT U CAN SPELL AT LEAST THAT WAY U CAN PROOVE THAT U R SORTA EDGEUCATED
Wouldn't this be considered accepting a bribe?
Yeah, we get it – she's overweight. But, have ya noticed? She's losing the weight. Regardless, can't you all come up with better posts than that? It was a parking ticket, not a moving violation. I think you're all just jealous that she has talent and you don't...
jeremy. u say u didnt post fat pig comment but continue talking about slavery? hypocrite. all can c u r fake loser
Um I dont hate fat people. I do not like blacks particularly. How is that hypocritical? Oh yeah, its not. Hey theres a new book out called a dictionary. Maybe you need a copy
there is one u need called a bible. wouldnt touch if i were u, u burn in he!!. can you not c everyone thinks ur a dimwit turd?
Bible thumpers... Lol. sorry I dont believe in magic.
Wow! There are a lot of mean comments on this blog. I guess that this is what America has become.
Like it, or not, Aretha is an American icon. If I were the cop she would not have gotten a ticket.
ChubbyJack is correct and might I add...whenever FatRetha visits the local waffle house she walks in and says "Just lead me to the grease pit, I cant wait foe yaw to prepare me anyfang."
Hopefully, some of the wits on this page who like to insult legends like Aretha will maintain their senses of humor when they die alone, unloved and forgotten.
SOME MAYBE MOST of you are being very cruel over a stupid parking ticket. How many of you have't tried to talk your way out of something some time in you life? Remember when you point your finger at someone your other three are pointinting back at you. I DOUBT HER PAYING A TICKET WOULD SAVE THE WORLD.
Why is it that people feel the need to bash on someone (in this case Aretha) for something as trivial as a parking ticket? I am willing to bet some of if not most people who have commented have tried to talk their way out of a ticket at some point. What's the word...oh yeah hypocrite. And the problem is not her getting out of a ticket. Its the people who constantly put down others, complain about anything they can while not taking a good hard look in the mirror. Its not bribery...its giving someone a break. I am pretty sure she is not the only one on Gods green earth to talk their way out of a ticket, celebrity or not.
You think bcuz its in blue font that we believe you? Take your meds and get back in the bed they strap you in.
Jeremy. Come on down, the tiiiiiime is right for your @ss whipping
We can tell he is a limp di*k. I know that much.
You must have a lot of experience with dix to know something like that from a few comments.
See "few comments". means he has only a "few" inches. that can apply to his pen!s or inches to being pushed over the ledge from getting scuzzed on this blog.
Somebody has dix on their mind... Whor3
Looks like you have one on you "mind" slapping you right on your forehead. Put it in your mouth and choke. YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED BEEEEEOTCH
Maybe in compton or detroit your comment holds some sort of street cred, but in here you just help me prove my point. Go back to africa.
Am I the only person in the Universe that doesn't care for Ms. Franklin's voice or style? I guess I go directly to jail!
Jeremy take your stoopid wana be @ss and let someone take a bat to your face. dummy
its interesting that most on here have fat jokes to toss around or opinions about law breaking. First off if those armchair cops out there had any real brain cells you would know the issuing officer has the discretion to issue or not issue a ticket on an infraction. Dont think so? how many of you have been given a warning when caught speeding? As for the fat jokes all that shows is a lack of creative thinking on your part and some childlike bitterness to boot. How about you talk about how our government wont get more of us back to work. When that happens then we will talk about who should and shouldnt pay a fu**ing ticket
anyone on here can tell your a fake. get that ranch off your lip or hit the streets. Best regards, Your Pimp
Riiiiiight... a fake what? Person? Are you saying im a robot? Or that I dont really believe what im saying? As a black man im sure you dont know what to believe, so let me clarify. Nobody likes black people. Not even real africans im africa. Hell, they hate you more than we do, because you make them all look bad. Slavery was only a mistake because .now we are stuck with you
Not person of color. So lick one scuzbot
How much of your day do you spend being hateful? And who gave you the idea you were smart? I've read some of your comments here, Jeremy, and the only thing you've managed to convey with any accuracy is the fact that you're ignorant, and worse, that you think you're not. Go shut your mouth for a bit and read a book.
These are the new Americans sick,sad,salty,satan and every other word of s a dams!
How old is she these days? My grandma talks to he slippers, which doesnt have much practical application at all. We all know, if ones lucky, one can get out get out of the ticket being written, wat makes the deva any diffrent for tring to avoid the fine as well. Wats 50 bucks to her, anyway. If anything, this makes her appear more human.
She is a fat pig that can afford ticket. who cares
I didnt post that ^^
When FatRetha put on roller skate she also inserts a 4×4 up her butt with a dollywheel on the other end and looks like an obese R2D2.
@Jeremy it's my aunts name who's named Jeremy a Walton reject?
I dont know, I dont watch the waltons, I think its a redneck thing
Lobbyist bribe congressmen,so does companies!
You Americans are such hypocrites,why is it ok for lobbyist to give a congressman money,is that not a pay off!
Indeed it is. We are the most corrupt nation on earth.
Kiki the black, I bought you a one way ticket back to africa, when you get tired of it feel free to leave on the next flight
and i bought you an american flag smother urself with it. Id shove that ticket up your little white @ss and make you sing b***H!
KiKi you get your ass out on the street corner before I put my pimpcane up your ass.
ur a b!tch made girl
To the whiners:
I bet you would be willing to do whatever you can if it was you about to get a ticket. Stop whining and complaining about every little story that gets posted. Here's a secret for you........ It aint about you!
A responsible citizen would just pay the ticket. As a matter of fact, a responsible citizen wouldnt break the law to begin with. Cheers!
Why are comments allowed on articles such as these? I'm sick of coming to CNN and seeing fat jokes and other immature comments. How old are the readers of CNN? Uncouth.
Its called freedom of speech. Welcome to America
Dont like it dont read it. Once on Waltons Mountain we caught FatRetha in our feral hog trap.
I bet after the bbq rib dinner they rushed her over to "The Colonel" for another quick infusion of grease.
So Many Hatefilled and sarcastic comments this world is doom. this is the end of days starvation famine wars and mean spirited people who only care about themselves. mankind as a whole is in a sorry state. what is Good is Bad and what is Bad is good to them.
I can\'t believe I\'ve been going for years wtihuot knowing that.
They first offered FatRetha the part of the orca in Free Willy but she turned it down.
Immature, jealous,whiny, babies can you get out of a ticket? No
Conceited, elitist, whor3, can you? Start sucking!
What kind of redneck trash spells hillary with an "e"?
You people are horrible! Who cares is she is overweight; THE WOMAN CAN SING!!! And what have ANY OF YOU contributed?????.........................................yeah.. I thought so.
I bet she smells like ole burnt tires. oh yes shes a legend. Her daddy was a preacher and she turns up pregnant and that was probably done by her daddy.
Come on people! lighten up! Ive never seen so many nasty hateful people like on these blogs. First off it was a parking ticket not going to breaj the city of NY. Back in the day Ive used my own looks and charm to get out of a ticket or two. Cant sing though. Stop being haters!
What ya do, lick some female copSlit?
Oh yea it always alright for blackee to get the exception. SCREW YOU!!
Instead of milk on her cornflakes FatRetha prefers blue cheese dressing.
Bulls**t.... So because she sang the Meter Maid didn't give the ticket.....what nonsense!! But I'm sure they made up for her fine by ticketing someone else...who probably didn't even deserve it. Please direct me at this Meter Maid so I may punch them in the Mouth!! Uuuggghhh!
U all put some one else's name on my comment. That sucks I live in phila. Everyone knows I love Aretha Franklin. In fact I call her my Godmother. This Sucks I would never write negatively abt her. Sorry Ms. Franklin
Years ago when Ms Franklin was having her fat gut stapled they found 2 children and one baby walrus in her belly so be careful as she my try to eat you.
Yup, that is pathetic, give her the ticket!!!
Most meter maids won't give you a ticket if you get to your car before they print it.
Most meter maids wont accept bribes.
FatRetha probably couldnt waddle out to her automobile fast enough.
is it necessary to be this mean to a legend? Who among us have not try to get out of a ticket. I live in phila. Parking Wars on tv is film here. RESPECT the QUEEN.
So the taxpayers of the state of new york should pick up the tab this time? Kill yourself pig lover
I've noticed a theme Jeremy, a lot of anger. I would suggest seeking some professional help. Would be a shame one day to turn on the news and see you surrounded by police.
Nah, apparently they can just be bribed. No worries
Think you missed the point, but thanks for your concern
I would have said "WOW! You do a wonderful job. I would love an autograph?? Right here on the line that says you understand the charge and also where to appear if you want a court date."
I wouldve said "WOW Ms Franklin what a wonderful job. How did you get so Fat? Now here is your ticket..."
I agree, Peanut. As a patrol officer in college (a long time ago) I gave an illegal parking ticket to the govenor of my state. The Chief tried to waive it, but the govenor refused and paid for it, cash out if his own pocket, and thanked me for reminding him that just because he has privledges, doesnt mean he is above the law. Last great govenor we had.
The meter maid should be fired and charged with accepting a bribe. Aretha should be charged with bribing an officer. usa sucks, corruption running rampant.
Were in the middle of a budget crisis, and the state decides they didnt want the money, just an autograph would do... But I bet they raise taxes again when they start going broke. this is the equivalent of the taxpayers paying arethas ticket. The rich get richer, the poor stay poor. Death to america
Replying to your own post doesn't validate it, terrorist.
I was adding to it. and the only act of treason here is the law enforcement accepting bribes from celebrities.
Uttering, "Death to America", last time I checked, is a form of Treason.
Poor Jeremy doesn't know what the word "bribe" means.
Poory Jeremy also doesn't like black people. Poor, bitter Jeremy.
I guess you think jeff dunham is a terrorist then too?
Or is he immune to prosecution because hes a celebrity.
If she were 20, gorgeous and had big boobs, would she have gotten a ticket? Not from me. I can understand the feelings that she should by all means get the ticket, but plenty of non-singers have gotten off with just a warning too. For no other reason than the officer was in a good mood. They are human after all.
GO HOME. Leave the USA if it is so bad to you. Nobody is making you stay. Revoke your citizenship and leave.
WUTS A JEFF DUNHAM IS THAT THE GUY FROM JACK A$$ THAT DIED A FEW WEEKS AGO
ALSO U MAD BRO
@cheefsfury.... Dont speak unless spoken too. You make everybody on this forum appear dumb with comments like that.
"Im just exercising my right to speak freely." JUST QUOTING U THEIR BRAH I CAN SPEEK ON THE FORUM WHENEVER I WANTS
Incase you have forgotten, corruption has been around for over 400 years. What's new. I like that she was able to use her talent to get off having the ticket. First of all, we don't even know if she approached the tick maid or vis versa. Heck, I've used my security badge of my work place and where I attended college. I didn't do it purposely, it's just that the officer wanted to be chatters and start asking questions like, Why are you speeding? they get an answer and everything falls into place. No bribe just common sense.
NO. YOU LOOK DUMB AND RACIST. D!E TROLL
Again with the spelling. Let me put this in your language... Blakk peepul arr stoopid
IM HARDLY BALCK IM A GOOD OLE WHITE BOY FROM GEORGIA I JUS DONT HATE PPL CUZ THEY SKIN BE ALL DARK OR CUZ THEY TALK ALL FUNNY OR PRETEND THEY ALL SMART WHEN THEY PARENTS DONE DID A BAD JOB OF RAISEN EM FROM WHEN THEY WAS YOUNGINS
Ok now I know youre a troll
I DONT LIVE UNDER A BRIDGE SON AND I DONT EAT NO GOATS BUT I DO EAT CONVERSATIONS FROM STUPID PEOPLE WHO KEEP FEEDING ME THANKS BRAH
You better think... (think,think) think about what you trying to do to me...
Ha, we typed this at the same time.
Heck if singing or pulling a rabbit out my magic hat would help get me out of a ticket...then so be it!
What did she sing? Swing low sweet chariot or We shall overcome?
"You betta think, think about what you tryin to do to me."
Thanks for reminding us how prevalent racism is in this country. Maybe next time someone uses the race card...just maybe, they are correct!!! We all have an responsibility, please remember that.
Next time I get pulled over Im gonna fart out the National Anthem.
A porker eating pork.
FatRetha seems to have consumed one to many Mayonnaise Milkshakes.
I'm sure your singing voice sucks. Your point professor?
WoW "mayonnaise milkshakes"? (rayray) Takes one to know one!! Im glad Aretha Franklin proves that a little creativity just might get u out of a ticket. Im not hating on her. Goodjob Aretha.
Wow, how unfair.
If someone deserves a ticket, give them the ticket. Why should any amount of fame forgive an infraction of the law?
Because she's a cultural icon. What have you done lately?
There are some people in life that are blessed and get treated thusly. Aretha Franklin = your argument is invalid. I'd have asked for Nessun Dorme then fainted at her feet. You need to release the sourness in your heart.
Its a shame to have interrupted Ms Franklin during her consumption of the specialty of the house. A Bucket of Ribs...a 5 gallon bucket that is.
Get in My Belly.
Parking illegally & it doesn't warrant a ticket & or towed away !! She should be NO EXCEPTION . The meter maid needs to be fired .
Well said. No one should be "above" the law. I'd try to sing my way out of a ticket, but I'd probably get another one for being a public disturbance.
Mmm, I'm sorry ma'am, I'm going to have to go ahead and write the ticket. It lacked the emotion you had back in the 60's and was a bit pitchy. Want to try once more from the top?
Interviewer: Ms fatRetha do you have a headache?
FatRetha: No, why do you aks?
Interviewer: Because is sure appears you have a hangover.
Didnt she do a cameo on Star Wars Return of the Jedi?
"Till you come back to me
Im gone eat everything..."
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