Aretha Franklin: Keepin' It Real
If you've ever wondered what a typical day in the life of a living legend was like, just ask the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin
"I get up and I watch the soaps The Young & the Restless and The Bold & the Beautiful and I scream at the TV for about half an hour at what I don't like," reveals the 17-time Grammy winning artist. "And then I get something on the stove, something cooking... [I do] a little clean up, and kick back and relax if I don't have work to do."
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous it's not, but don't interpret Franklin's down-home existence to mean she takes her "Living Legend" status lightly. "It's certainly the highest compliment that one can be paid," admits the first female Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who adds that the title does not put any added pressure on her. "I'm very much appreciative. I love it it feels good."
Well, Franklin will be living like a superstar on April 10, when she headlines VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin. The concert to be broadcast on VH1 live from New York's Radio City Music Hall will also feature appearances by Billy Dee Williams, Carlos Santana and "they're going to be speaking with Mary J. [Blige]'s people," Franklin reveals. "I believe George Faison is going to be with us [too], all hot and ready." (A rep for the music channel could only confirm Franklin's attendance at this point.)
Franklin had few other details about the fourth annual event, but she does offer fans this preview: "We're going to have a good time at Radio City Music Hall don't miss it!"