Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is denying she was uninvited from the Whitney Houston funeral over a spat with Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston. Franklin was originally scheduled to perform at the funeral, but turned out to be a no-show. After Aretha Franklin failed to appear at Houston’s funeral, rumors began to swirl that she had somehow offended the late singer’s mother.
Aretha Franklin’s absence from the Whitney Houston funeral was a shock even to some members of the family. Houston’s cousin, Dionne Warwick, actually called Franklin to the podium at the memorial service, only to discover she was not present. “Oh, ‘Re’s not here?” Warwick asked in surprise.
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