A third user helpfully summarized Madonna’s speech: “Madonna talking about guitar lessons, Paris baguettes and her ass hanging out while she looked for a stiletto with the image of Aretha Franklin behind her is everything I expected from the #VMAs”.
It didn’t take long for the Internet to react, upset that Madonna had taken up so much time with her own story.
“The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds”. However, extended family or creditors could also potentially make a claim on the estate. Judge Jennifer Callaghan will oversee the case.
The soul singer’s Los Angeles attorney, Don Wilson, who has represented her for almost 30 years in entertainment matters, told The Detroit Free Press that he hoped Franklin’s estate did not end up too hotly contested. “She didn’t die. She just transitioned to the next life”.
Fifty-five percent of people with an annual income of $75,000 or more said they had a will.
“It generated a lot of money, but it generated a lot of money for one particular artist” Wilson said.
Despite fighting pancreatic cancer for several years prior to her death, Franklin did not declare where she wanted her vast fortune to go. A very private person, Franklin kept ownership of her original compositions. If this was Madge trying to get us to scream, “Just stop and sing an Aretha Franklin song instead”, at the screen, it worked, because that’s exactly what I screamed’.
She changed the lyrics to suit her message of empowerment, spelled the word out in the chorus and added the “sock it to me” refrain with her sisters Carolyn and Erma backing her up.
Aretha’s had been struggling with her health for some time.
“I could see that they did not take me seriously – and why should they?”
Her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said that her funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple in her hometown of Detroit on 31 August and will be limited to her family and friends.
Fans thanked Jessie J for telling the truth, confessing they’d made plans to stay up into the early hours in a bid to catch a glimpse of her on the Radio City stage.