Aretha & Dionne Warwick Still Beefin Over Whitney’s Funeral!

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Aretha Franklin is still in her feelings about a “lie” Dionne Warwick told back in 2012 at Whitney Houston’s funeral.

In case you forget, Dionne introduced Aretha as Whitney’s godmother at the service. She later had to announce to the mourners that Aretha wasn’t even at the funeral. Aretha told the crowd, “Ree’s not here, but she is here. She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.”

Five years later, Aretha still can’t get over it.

“She blatantly lied on me … fully well knowing what she was doing,”

Aretha said she met Whitney when she was a child, but she was “far too busy” to be anyone’s godmother.
She said she skipped out on the funeral because there was way too much drama going on.

“There’s been so much going on around her (Houston), around the service, around the drugs, around her and Bobby (Brown) supposed to be fighting, I didn’t want to add anything to that and I didn’t want to be a part of that,”

As far as Dionne goes, Aretha continues to pay her dust!

Franklin saw Warwick last week at the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of mentor Clive Davis’ documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” and she also performed. Franklin said Warwick tried to talk to her backstage. “She said, ‘Give me a hug.’ I said, ‘Oh hell no. You couldn’t be serious,'” Franklin said.


  1. she’s got a point and I don’t like Retha’s personality, but she would have been asked to perform etc.
    That funeral was a production and too over the top for it to be televised . And then Kevin made that “now that’s a tree we can all swing from” statement is his eulogy….I was done. Whit’s voice was like no other. That’s what I choose to remember.

  2. Both of them 2 old to keep drama going. AF looks pretty good in that pic. On the other hand, DW….well my grandmother always said if u don’t have nothing nice to say, STFU. Thank you grandma.

  3. Wait a second, these two are feuding over something so trivial. She met Whitney as a child and continued a longstanding friendship with her as a youngster and her parents. Why couldn’t that be seen as god-mothering specially in that nasty industry. It also means Diane saw Arethra as more than a friend to Whitney, but someone Whitney could go to if she needed help or advice. I love me some Arethra but she is overplaying this.

    • EXACTLY! Life is too short. Whitney was always clear the she loved Aretha and it’s too bad, and they are too OLD to make something beautiful, war.

  4. Old black hollywood lol they no better than nicki minaj and remy ma

  5. I see the Queen’s point: who wants to be known as the Godmother of a crackhead? Dionne was trying to pass the buck on live television, and in doing so her lie implied Aretha was a lousy Godmother to Whitney when in reality The Queen didn’t know her from dust until she was a teenager. Whitney was merely the daughter of one of Aretha’s many employees. Meanwhile it’s Dionne who was a lousy first cousin and did fuck all to get Whitney off the pipe. Dionne is shady AF.

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