Aretha/Dionne: Should This Be Next “Feud”?

Aretha Franklin on Tuesday re­ignited a five-year feud with fellow singing star ­Dionne Warwick over comments Warwick made at the 2012 funeral of Whitney Houston. The Queen of Soul blasted Warwick for spinning a “libelous” story about Franklin’s absence from the New Jersey funeral service and about Aretha being Houston’s godmother. Franklin went public last week about the feud after Warwick spotted her at the Tribeca Film Festival and tried to make amends. “She said, ‘Give me a hug,’ ” Aretha recalled. “I said, ‘Oh hell no. You couldn’t be serious.’  We’ve never been friends and I don’t think that Dionne has ever liked me.” In a statement, Warwick’s rep said she would not “dignify a response” to Aretha’s remarks.

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