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Aretha Franklin Has No Issues With President's Misspelling

Mar 11, 2014

So, what's a dropped vowel among friends?  

Aretha Franklin, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at MLK Jr. Memorial
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 Aretha Franklin says she has no beef with President Barack Obama - even though he botched the spelling of her signature song last week.

At a White House concert last Thursday, Obama dropped the initial "E" when trying to spell out "Respect" as Franklin does in her song. In a statement, Franklin excused the mistake saying she's sure "the President had much on his agenda and was just a little tired."

The concert included Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae, Ariana Grande and Jill Scott.