Aretha Franklin Throws Shade At Taylor Swift And Nicki Minaj

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While promoting her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, 72-year-old Aretha Franklin has given a number of interviews in which she talked about her career and the careers of other singers. In an interview to Wall Street Journal, the soul legend made it pretty clear that she’s not a fan of technological enhancement to voice and many popular singers of today’s generation. Although she complimented Adele and Alicia Keys, Aretha had nothing nice to say about Taylor Swift (except that she likes Swift’s wardrobe) or Nicki Minaj.

On Adele: “young singer, good singer”

On Alicia Keys: “young performer, good writer/producer”

On Taylor Swift: “great gowns, beautiful gowns”

On Nicki Minaj: “Nicki Minaj…..I’m gonna pass on that!”

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