- What kept Aretha Franklin from Whitney Houston’s funeral?
- Aretha Franklin paid tribute to Whitney Houston in Charlotte two days after her passing in 2012
What kept Aretha Franklin from Whitney Houston’s funeral?
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Not only had her long hot string of hits largely cooled off, her beloved father, the Reverend C. Franklin , had died after spending years in a coma. Walden pictured above with Franklin, center, and Houston would go on to oversee four albums and many songs for Franklin — including the No. Until recently, the two of you were working on songs for her next album? I was at that show — she was very thin but she sounded great.
Aretha Franklin is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offence happened five years ago at Houston's funeral. At the time, Warwick told funeral-goers that.
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God bless you Re, I will always love you. Knowing Cissy as well as I do, I know Whitney left home right and properly. I was generalizing and it was a well-intended statement for any young adult coming into the music industry. I was not speaking of anyone specifically. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.
Please refresh the page and retry. Franklin called The Associated Press on Tuesday, after sending a lengthy fax the day before, to address what she claimed was a "libelous" statement against her made five years ago at Houston's funeral. At the time, Warwick told funeral-goers that Franklin was there and introduced her, but then realized she wasn't in attendance. She is her godmother. A t the time, Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral so she could perform later that night at Radio City Music Hall in New York, which she said she was contractually obligated to do. Though Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother, said in the days afterward that Franklin wasn't Houston's godmother it was Darlene Love , Franklin felt the comment was damaging to her and planned to address it at a later date. While the story that Houston was Franklin's goddaughter has been part of her story for decades, Franklin said she first met Houston when Houston was a child — and she was far too busy to be anyone's godmother.
Aretha Franklin paid tribute to Whitney Houston in Charlotte two days after her passing in 2012