This is that old school shade! Aretha Franklin is apparently suing Dionne Warwick for comments she made at Whitney Houston's funeral five years ago. FIVE. YEARS. AGO. Dionne threw the most obvious shade at Aretha after she had already said she wouldn't be attending the funeral.
“She blatantly lied on me … fully well knowing what she was doing,” Aretha Franklin said in a phone interview.
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 [Whitney] 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.
“‘Ree’s not here, but she is here,” Warwick said, referring to Franklin by a nickname.
Franklin planned to address it at a later date.
“There’s been so much going on around her (Houston), around the service, around the drugs, around her and Bobby (Brown) supposed to be fighting, I didn’t want to add anything to that and I didn’t want to be a part of that,” she said.
Five years later, Franklin feels that time is now.
When asked for comment, Warwick’s representative Angelo Ellerbee said: “She will not dignify a response to the statement made by Aretha Franklin.”
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