According to media reports, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston was not pleased with the comments Aretha Franklin made about Whitney Houston on the Today Show the day before her funeral…
The Queen of Soul’s spokeswoman strenuously denied that Franklin missed Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday afternoon because she angered the late singer’s mother, Cissy Houston. But insisted instead, that the “Queen of soul” was absent at Whitney’s funeral due to leg spasms.
Yet sources and all reviews note that, the “Queen of soul” was just fine on Saturday night when she performed the second of two sold out concerts at Radio City Music Hall.
An insider also tells us that Franklin, who paid tribute to Houston during her concert was even feeling well enough to entertain 40 of her friends at the Ritz Carlton hotel on Central Park South after Saturday’s show.
The eyewitness says Franklin, sporting a curly blond hairstyle, arrived on the arm of her on-again, off-again fiance William Wilkerson. The group dined on steak and shrimp, and our source says, “It looked like everyone was having a great time.”
Franklin’s rapid recovery gives credence to the buzz that her absence from Houston’s funeral had to do with comments she made during an interview she taped with Al Roker. And although the interview is no longer available online Aretha made the following statements…
“Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home,” Franklin told Roker. “They have to make sure when they leave home, they have all the right things.
She left home with all the right things, but she just kind of lost her way along the way.”
Franklin also denied she was Houston’s godmother, as the media has reported, but rather an “honorary aunt.”