Fantasia Remembers Aretha Franklin Telling Her ‘I’m the B*tch Around Here’

Aretha Franklin was known as very outspoken.

Fantasia Barrino says when she first met Aretha that she had no problem letting her know exactly what was on her mind.

via Page Six:

“I was able to sing for her when they were honoring her [at a 2007 tribute concert] at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, which is actually where I won ‘American Idol,’” Barrino, 34, told Billboard recently. “I was stupid nervous because I was the little girl that was listening to Aretha. My first cassette was Aretha Franklin.”

After performing her tribute, Barrino was introduced to Franklin.

“She walked around the room gracefully, as Aretha would do – very smooth,” Barrino remembered. “She shook hands, gave people one or two words and kept it moving.”

Franklin’s mood suddenly shifted when she reached Barrino. “She finally gets to me, and she looks at me – I’m still crying. And she said, ‘You can sing – but I’m the bitch around here.’ I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute! That’s not what I was ready for!’ But she was serious.”

Barrino replied to the unusual exchange, “Yes, ma’am.”

“And I understood exactly what she was saying because she was that in my life, for me,” the Grammy winner explained. “There will never, ever be another Aretha Franklin. That’s what she was letting me know: ‘You’re good, but always know, I’m the head chick.’”

Barrino will perform one final tribute at the Queen of Soul’s funeral in Detroit on Aug. 31. She will be joined by Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill and many others.

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Soul Train Awards 2015 #Fashion

The Soul Train Awards went down last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, with loads of Fashion on the carpet.
Take a look:

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The hostess with mostess Erykah Badu

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Jilly from Philly and Mz Texas Trill Erykah

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The newly engaged Chrisette Michele

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Fantasia is breathtaking backstage before her performance

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Electric Lady Janelle Monae

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Brandy

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Jazmine Sullivan

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The best group / photobomb picture of the YEAR!

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Fun in the SUN: Swimwear That Suits Your Body Type

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What is there not to love about the summer? Who can share any other sentiment besides pure adoration for warm weather and what it brings. Summer is like buying a bottle of your favorite perfume, as if the purchase alone wasn’t sweet enough, the sales associate throws in millions of tiny samples of other fragrances to seal the deal. Golden sun-kissed skin, shaved ice, the scent of sea air, the breeze beneath your sun dress, BBQ’s, street festivals, watermelon, outdoor lanterns, summer romances, fruit infused cocktails, and spontaneous road trips makes summer a winner against contending seasons in the popularity contest. So again, what is there not to love about summer???

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I am not knowledgeable on which fashion founding father came of with the name bathing-SUIT as; the name itself is contradictory to the amount of skin that the garment actually covers. With so many tricks to the trade when it comes to dressing for your body type, women have found ways to create hips, contour tummies, boost breast, and elongate legs. Choosing the most silhouette manipulating cuts and fabrics has brought women more confidence in clothing that flatters their body types. Bathing suits on the other hand are another ball game. With little fabric to work with and even less left to the imagination, how can woman keep their self-confidence afloat in swimsuit fashion while deep style diving? IMG_20140619_143211

 

Athletic build:

Athletic bodies tend to be very toned so one would assume they can pull off any swimsuit know to womankind. FALSE! Because they are so toned, many swimsuit styles can leave the athletic body looking even harder and masculine. Athletic builds do better in bust-enhancing details. A ring top bandeau halter or ruffle trimmed cleavage adds interest to feminine parts. Bikinis are more preferable than a one pieces as they break up a straight up and down body.

Pear Shaped (bottom heavy):

STAY AWAY FROM BOY SHORTS!! Many women have adopted the thought process that “if you hate it, hide it,” but this does not always work. They will cut your thighs creating the illusion of rolls. Higher cut bottoms work better as they elongate shorter heavier legs. String bikinis also work well in revealing more thighs. Tankinis will also lengthen your top half and create more of a balanced proportion. Deep V one pieces also show off more top, making your upper body appear longer.

Short Torso:

A plain one piece actually shortens the torso even more. Try a one piece with more artful cuts. A one shoulder one piece stretches out the top of the body. Manipulate your viewer by drawing eyes up to your collarbone by choosing one pieces with detailing around the neck or punchy colors.

 

Long & Lean:

NO ONE PIECES! Ruffled bikinis help give this body type curves. Frills on the top and bottom of bikinis help create and hourglass shape. Also, try bikini tops with a front tie or knot for more cleavage curve. Here’s a stylist best kept secret: WEAR RED…. Anything red says sexy.

 

Well Rounded:

Do not rule yourself out! Again, trying to hide your body can make you look frumpier. Trade-in your frumpy finds for sleek alternatives. One pieces or tankinis with rouching in the mid section are extremely flattering and hides flaws fashionably. If you’re daring enough to opt for a bikini, try banded or high waist bikinis as they offer more support than a best friend. Side detailing trims the sides down and offers more contouring.

A Little Pooch ..No Puppy:

If you have a stubborn little pooch and I’m not talking a cocker spaniel, a ruffled waistband is ideal as they can be adjusted to sit higher. If you prefer a one piece, opt for chevron stripes as they trim downwards. Retro cuts also work, such as pinup inspired bikinis, as they are often high waist yet tempting.

Long Torso:

Prints and cut outs are your new best friend. Side cutouts break up the torso while showing flirtatious hints of skin. Striped bikinis also break up a long line.

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