Aretha Franklin Throws A Tantrum @ Johnny Rockets!


One Johnny Rockets server probably should have reconsidered coming between Aretha Franklin and her burger. Know why? Apparently, Aretha unleashed her infamous deviant diva on the kid… after he told her “she wasn’t allowed to eat her takeout inside” the burger spot.

“Franklin says in a statement that the worker was “very rude, unprofessional and nasty.”

Here is what’s out there:

“A spokesman for Franklin says the situation unfolded Tuesday at a Johnny Rockets restaurant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

The spokesman says Franklin ordered a hamburger after performing a sold-out show. But he says the server screamed at Franklin, saying she couldn’t sit down to eat because she ordered takeout.

A Johnny Rockets spokeswoman says the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of “a new and very young employee.” She says the owner has spoken with the employee and has clarified his takeout policies.”


  1. I would slap the dog shit outta that kid…he wudda been seeing rockets 4 sure that day…how dare he disrespect the queen!!!

  2. Gotta say it why is an elder eating that crap a hamburger and a cherry coke?? She should be eating ORGANIC everything and grass-fed beef she’s the queen of soul and yeh she did diss Miss Patti at the White house that was cold but we all know how folks try to mistreat us BW sometimes, clerks, waiters try to give us hell for no reason except we are BW.

    • Lol!!!! I feel u, but sometimes I wanna eat a lil ratchet 2….everything n moderation tho…..

      • But she has serious health issues related to obesity. Not to get off topic though. shouting at an elder is the mark of a beast.

        • Everything is the mark of the beast to you people. Respect isn’t automatic,it should be earned. Fast food and restaurant workers have it hard enough as it is. Dealing with a has-been who’s ego is stuck in the 60’s/70’s can’t be easy.

          • Ms. Frankin is a legend, not a has-been. That attitude and that comment are reasons why younger people need to be put in check.

            I would’ve gone off if I ordered to-go food and wanted to eat some or all of it inside of a restaurant, only to have some young punk tell me otherwise. Companies don’t train employees properly, and situations like these are the end result.

            I won’t go near a Johnny Rocket’s because it is obvious they have no respect for Black people, women or the elderly. I couldn’t take my grandmother there and feel comfortable nor could I take my mom there and expect she would be treated respectfully.

  3. Why is she so mean? Everyone talks about how she will call you if you make a comment she does not agree with. HELLO people are allowed to have their own thoughts good or bad. Perhaps if you were nicer person you would not have to control what is being said about you MS Queen.

  4. Umm She should have found a smoothie king or panera bread alternative instead. I remember there was an Applebees there, with weight watchers menu, during my granddads trip to Niagra Falls. Old people are serious about their chain food restaurants though. Have an uncle who habitually shows his tail at every outback steakhouse both sides of the Mississippi. Orders the same thing and presents the same complaints over barely eaten steak and soggy vegetables as if its Mastros Beverly Hills. Harrassing the poor teenaged waiter is a staple. Someone should have recorded Arethas situation for the vine; bet she was hilarious. My cousins and I will flip coins to determine who will risk a karate neck chop for vine stardom at the next dinner. No disrespect to the Queen of Soul.

  5. Oh, and this whole time I thought it was because they forgot the nacho cheese on her cheese fries. That would have gotten me pissed too.

  6. I know this kid is probably white. Cuz she the kind of old black woman who will fight one of her own and just carp at white folks.

  7. what kind of restaurant has a policy where you can’t eat take out in the restaurant? foolery. .

    • My sentiments exactly. they can’t accommodate a customer that changes their mind and needs or wants to sit down at the restaurant and eat?!!

  8. I honestly thought it was because the employee was telling her she’s too fat to eat that burger….Please forgive me LORD!! But it’s true!

    • The last time i? saw a pic of her. It appeared she lost a lot of weight. Either the ee should not have disrespected her.

  9. Aretha is 72 years old and still able to sell out concert halls. That is very impressive. Much love and respect for this Grand Lady of Song.

  10. I love me some Aretha Franklin….she could sing anything in her prime. 72 and still bringing tears to people’s eyes.

  11. I agree with B. If I order wateva and want to eat it in or out I paid for it and if I said make ur ass clap u better. I am kinda like that to bcuz I choose to spend my money with u so kiss my grits ha

    • Lol. Don’t ask the servers to make it clap!!! Don’t do it, not even for the Vine!

  12. Girl it’s a dog ass McDonalds down the street from my house and the workers in there swear u work for them. I had to check them quite often I don’t even eat there but my kids like to eat there at times so when their asses see me they know wat it is lol the vets and the new workers lol I mean it’s not much but it’s my money to spend where I want and how I want and I chose to spend it with u and u gonna act like I work for u not in my America ha

    • I feel you. Folks have the game twisted, and sometimes or more often than not, you have to let them know what it is and not what they thought it was. I’m sure you have a pleasant manner and they mistake you for being “weak.” It happens to me far too often, and then I unleash… Lol.

      • IKR. Which is why I don’t sign any online petitions for fast food workers to get a higher minimum wage.

  13. Hate to have to go there with them but sometimes we gotta have a nigga moment..ijs I don’t just go place and turn up lol but B made a great point. I work hard for my money that goes for any place and yea for the vine too lol

  14. Yes, plus the fact that I’m 5 even doesn’t help #stayedgivinoutassbeatings #nicknamedtysoninschool ha

  15. Is it just me or does she look like she already ate it and mad because she wanted seconds and didn’t wanna pay so she got pissy js

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