Don’t Mess With Her! 6 of Aretha Franklin’s Most Diva-ish Moments

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You should play me

Aretha is in the process of making her biopic; and unsurprisingly, she’s been very vocal about which actress she’d like to play the lead role. From jump she mentioned Halle Berry’s name. Honestly, I could see Halle playing a young Aretha and lip syncing her songs but Ms. Berry wasn’t so keen to the idea. She politely declined, blaming it on her lack of singing ability: “If I could carry a tune, I’d consider it,” she said. “Someone should tell Aretha that I can’t do her justice.” (Though that didn’t stop her from portraying Dorothy Dandridge.) But we know Aretha won’t be dismayed. Hopefully, she can find someone who can do her justice.

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