Aretha Franklin tried to be diplomatic
"The Insider" television show decided to ask Franklin to give her opinion on select contemporary singers and the answers were unintentionally funny. First of all, they were wrong to ask a singing legend about entertainers, who are not known as exceptional vocalists, as no good could possibly come from this without turning the music legend into a liar (LOL). "The Insider" should have asked Franklin which singers she thinks is the most promising, not run down a list by name.
In a touching moment, she referred to the late, great Whitney Houston as a true talent. That is so true. Over the years there were so many times I could not believe the quality and magnitude of the voice coming out of Houston's mouth. She was a phenomenal talent. However, when asked about Taylor Swift, Franklin responded, "Okay. Great gowns, beautiful gowns" and regarding Nicki Minaj, known for her butt, the music legend stated, "Hmm. I’m gonna pass on that one." The video, posted above, has people in stitches. The moral of the story is don't ask people questions you don't want answers to!