The original diva, Aretha Franklin, digs Taylor Swift’s gowns, all her pretty, pretty gowns

Aretha Franklin WSJ

Some people are calling this a diss, I’m just thinking that Aretha Franklin has no time for your damn Taylor Swift questions. 

The Queen of Soul, the original diva herself, Aretha Franklin, recently chatted with the Wall Street Journal about her new album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics.” During the conversation, the interviewer asked Franklin about some of the current women of music, including Taylor Swift. 

Aretha’s thoughts on Taylor? “Great gowns, beautiful gowns.” 

Nice enough. However, because she didn’t gush about the recently-turned-pop singer, people are now claiming she snubbed Taylor

Whatever. The woman is 72 years old and has been in the music biz longer than most people have been alive, she doesn’t have time for none of this nonsense.  

But hey, people should at least be glad she said something nice about Taylor and her choice of clothing. When asked about Anaconda singer Nicki Minaj, the 72-year-old had nothing nice to say. In fact, she didn’t have anything at all to say about her.

“Hmmm. I’m going to pass on that one,” she said. 

Now that can probably be classified as “throwing shade.”

Here’s the full interview.