The Queen of Soul is quickly becoming known as The Queen of Shade for her comments about Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal. Promoting her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, Ms. Franklin was asked her opinion on the “divas” of today’s music scene. In her defense, she was much nicer than Patti Labelle, who famously called the new singers of today “little heifers who can’t sing”.

Running down a list of names, Aretha‘s interviewer asked her opinion on Adele, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj. She referred to Adele as a “good singer,” Alicia Keys as as “young performer” and a “good writer,” and Whitney as a “talent,” the only thing she could say about Taylor Swift was that she had “Great gowns, beautiful gowns.” And when it came to Nicki…well, we’ll let you see what she says. Watch the video below at around the 3:53 mark.


Source: E!