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Thread started 07/24/03 11:14am

Harlepolis

Aretha Franklin & Other Fellow Artists??

Whats really between Aretha & those ladies:

Natalie Cole
Gladys Knight
Chaka Khan
Tina Turner

She seems kinda tense when people ask her about Miss Cole & Gladys Knight, what happend between them? And what are her views about the rest of the ladies in that list?

I'm asking this cuz I've been in the net 4 hours trying to get my hand on anything about that but I couldn't find any.
Reply #1 posted 07/24/03 11:30am

okaypimpn

Harlepolis said:

Whats really between Aretha & those ladies:

Natalie Cole
Gladys Knight
Chaka Khan
Tina Turner

She seems kinda tense when people ask her about Miss Cole & Gladys Knight, what happend between them? And what are her views about the rest of the ladies in that list?

I'm asking this cuz I've been in the net 4 hours trying to get my hand on anything about that but I couldn't find any.


I didn't know there was any ill will towards them? confuse
Reply #2 posted 07/24/03 11:41am

UptownDeb

SHE's the Queen of Soul and they're not! lol Seriously, I don't know about beef, if I find something out, I'll post it for ya!
Reply #3 posted 07/24/03 11:56am

INSATIABLE

Maybe she's just a bitch.
Oh shit, my hat done fell off
Reply #4 posted 07/24/03 12:30pm

okaypimpn

INSATIABLE said:

Maybe she's just a bitch.


falloff She can be a bitch, though. Queen Bitch of Soul. lol
Reply #5 posted 07/25/03 5:35am

DavidEye

I read Natalie Cole's book 'Angel On My Shoulder' and she talks alot about her feud with Aretha in the 70s.When Natalie burst onto the scene in 1975 with her debut hit "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)",alot of critics were calling her "the next Aretha Franklin".Natalie wasn't fazed by the hype but apparently Aretha was offended,especially since her own career wasn't going so great during this time.As the 70s wore on,Natalie had hit after hit while Aretha's late 70s output wasn't being well-recieved.According to Natalie,this created bad feelings,and on several occasions,Aretha refused to say hi or even acknowledge Natalie when she saw her.


These days,the two ladies are friends though.
Reply #6 posted 07/25/03 5:39am

DavidEye

btw,Aretha discusses the Natalie situation in her own book "Through These Roots".
Reply #7 posted 07/25/03 10:21am

okaypimpn

DavidEye said:

I read Natalie Cole's book 'Angel On My Shoulder' and she talks alot about her feud with Aretha in the 70s.When Natalie burst onto the scene in 1975 with her debut hit "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)",alot of critics were calling her "the next Aretha Franklin".Natalie wasn't fazed by the hype but apparently Aretha was offended,especially since her own career wasn't going so great during this time.As the 70s wore on,Natalie had hit after hit while Aretha's late 70s output wasn't being well-recieved.According to Natalie,this created bad feelings,and on several occasions,Aretha refused to say hi or even acknowledge Natalie when she saw her.


These days,the two ladies are friends though.


Thanks for the info, but don't you think it was rather petty of Aretha to be jealous of the success of Natalie? If anything, she should've taken it as a compliment and steped her game up instead of hating. Oh well...I'm glad to know that it's all good between them now.
Reply #8 posted 07/25/03 11:11am

Harlepolis

DavidEye said:

btw,Aretha discusses the Natalie situation in her own book "Through These Roots".


Thank u 4 clearing that up smile but whats between her and Gladys??
Reply #9 posted 07/25/03 3:54pm

DavidEye

Harlepolis said:

DavidEye said:

btw,Aretha discusses the Natalie situation in her own book "Through These Roots".


Thank u 4 clearing that up smile but whats between her and Gladys??




I have the Gladys book too,I'll have to go back and read what she says about Aretha smile

I do know that,in the mid-80s,there was a little "friction" between Gladys,Dionne Warwick and Patti LaBelle when they all did that "Sisters In The Name Of Love" concert special.But that's another thread...lol...

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