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Aretha Franklin Slams Dionne Warwick Over Comments Made at Whitney Houston's Funeral

Aretha Franklin Slams Dionne Warwick Over Comments Made at Whitney Houston's Funeral

Aretha Franklin is finally speaking out against comments Dionne Warwick made about her back in 2012.

The 75-year-old entertainer sent a “lengthy fax” to the Associated Press on Monday (April 24) where she slammed Dionne for making up the story that she is Whitney Houston‘s godmother.

“She blatantly lied on me… fully well knowing what she was doing,” Aretha said. “At this point it isn’t about an apology, it’s about libel.”

While attending Whitney‘s funeral, Dionne – who is a cousin of the late singer – told those in attendance that Aretha was there and introduced her, but then realized she wasn’t present.

“Ree’s not here, but she is here,” Dionne said back in 2012. “She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.”

Aretha could not attend Whitney‘s funeral due to swollen feet and a scheduled performance that she said she was contractually obligated to attend.

“We’ve never been friends and I don’t think that Dionne has ever liked me,” Aretha said.

Dionne‘s rep said, “She will not dignify a response to the statement made by Aretha Franklin.”

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  • Koos

    why dying in anonimty?

  • swedishskies

    Why is it so bad to be called Whitney’s Godmother? Dionne was in a stressful situation, and was trying to correct an incorrect statement she had just made at a highly emotional funeral. I understand that Aretha might not want anyone speaking for her but considering the magnitude of the occasion maybe these two diva should just let it drop. Life is too short and God has blessed them both amply, they need to let it go.

  • greppinwolf

    You are all missing the big picture. Aretha sent a fax in 2017.
    A FAX. A g-d d-mn fax.

  • asby

    I hope i am as petty as Aretha when i hit her age.

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  • SquidBillie

    WTF?

  • Conte435

    “lengthy fax”…. Someone should tell her they invented this thing called the computer ..

    It probably took her 4 years to compose the letter, every month she did another rewrite with ham sandwich in the other hand, mumbling about how she gonna sue that second rate hag for “libel”

  • Conte435

    Actually it is weird AF that it took this long to respond… But

    It was Dionne Warwick who was petty, who uses a funeral speech to call out a another celebrity and lying too. She actually wasn’t Houston’s godmother, so why lie to make Aretha seem more callous for not being able to attend the funeral.

  • Visitor

    What?

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