Oprah Winfrey Furious With Aretha Franklin Over Wendy Williams Interview!

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As we all know, Last week the “How You Doing” lady, Wendy Williams had the honor and privilege to be the first “National Talk Show” to interview Aretha Franklin, since she took ill and recovering from high risk pancreatic cancer surgery. Oprah was very eager to administer her welcome back to her fans interview, she even had big shots Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Berry Gordy the Founder of Motown scheduled to do a tribute for her. But that wasn’t good enough obviously because Wendy Williams won that battle.

Checkout what the National Inquirer had to say:

OPRAH WINFREY became “rip-roaring furious” that ARETHA FRANKLIN showed her NO respect by granting one of her fierce TV rivals a major interview over the desperate battle she’s waging with cancer, The ENQUIRER has learned.

Instead of choosing the undisputed Queen of Talk to describe her emergency surgery and courageous struggle, the Queen of Soul gave the first interview to WENDY WILLIAMS.

“Oprah is about as angry as can be,” said an insider.

“This is the final season of her show, and she’s been pushing to land all the big ‘gets’ out there. Oprah is embarrassed that Aretha – a legend – chose Wendy, who is a relative newcomer in the TV talk show world.”

While Oprah, 57, gives Wendy, 46, credit for snagging the much-coveted sit-down with Aretha, she’s still “steaming,” adds the insider, telling pals that Wendy’s show is “a long way” from hers, and criticizing it for being “silly and gossipy.”

Aretha underwent surgery in December but has never publicly revealed the nature of her health issues. However, The ENQUIRER has exclusively reported that she is fighting pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

Following her operation, the 68-year-old “Respect” singer made her spotlight appearance in a videotaped message that was broadcast during the Grammy Awards.

Aretha shocked fans by looking like she had lost about 80 pounds from her once 300-pound frame. Because of the intense curiosity about Aretha’s condition, scoring an interview with Aretha was a major coup for Wendy.

Yet Oprah insisted she would’ve been able to outdo Wendy by using her clout to pack her show with legendary heavy hitters paying homage to the musical icon.

“Oprah was not going to keep the whole interview on the illness, which she knows Aretha is reluctant to fully discuss,” said the source.

“She was going to get Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, for a touching tribute. But instead, Aretha chose Wendy – and Oprah is NOT happy!”

8 COMMENTS

  1. If this is true I would be mad too… People need to respect order… Oprah Definitely has seniority and could have done the interview better justice I THINK!!!

  2. Ms. Franklin has the right to grant who she wants to do an interview. I love me some Wendy Williams but I was some what disappointed with the quality of the interview. All I know is Ms. Franklin said she did not have cancer but said she had stomach surgery. With the drastic weight lost in a small amount of time can you say gastric bypass, which is her right s well.

  3. It’s Aretha’s story and she can tell it to whoever the hell she wants to. Oprah just mad because she finally came across someone who didn’t jump for her……please!

  4. I highly doubt that this was an issue for Ms. Winfrey or if she even knows that Ms. Franklin appeared on Ms. Williams show. Ms. Winfrey has never been the competitive type for an interview, she feels if someone wants to come on her show and she wants them there as well then it’s the perfect setting. She is also supportive of those who feel telling their stories to different outlets will be beneficial for them.

  5. It’s interesting to me that this interview is in question. Oprah and Wendy are both amazing at what they do. Aretha can choose to speak with anyone she wants to. Not sure why people try to make an issue out of who the interview was given to. It doesn’t matter. The fact is that Wendy received this interview…PERIOD. Aretha can speak to Oprah, Wendy, or anyone else for that matter at any time. Relax…Enjoy the interview. These ladies deserve RESPECT! I happen to admire all Three of these strong, amazing, talented individuals. Let’s have enough room to appreciate individuality in our lives.
    God Bless!

  6. If Aretha wants to cheapen herself by going to Wendy over Oprah, I’m quite sure Oprah could not have CARED LESS. Keep fryin’ them peanut butter shrimp Frankie. LOL.

  7. SILLY WABBITS TRIX R 4 KIDS! THE ENQUIREReputation as A HIGHLY SERIOUS & REPUTABLE NEWS WORTHY MEDIA OUTLET IS NOTEDuhhh! I THINK NOT! NOR IS WENDY WILLIAMS 1 2 NV. RESPECTFULLY, ARETHA FRANKLIN ISNT GOING 2 MAKE OR BREAK MS.W’s CREDIBILITY OR STATUS. THIS GODDE$$ COMMANDS MEETINGS WITH KINGS QUEENS PRESODENTS & PRIME MINISTERS BHIND CLOSED DOORS.! WAKE UP GEY A CLUE! SHE HAS A PERMANENT SEAT @ THE GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE$ OF THE WORLDiscussions TO DECIDE HOW U WILL LIV ON THIS EARTH. U R FUNNY & THOSE WHO SERIOUSLY THINK THAT MS.W IS LOSING OR LOST SLEEP U DONT HAV A CLUE. SHE WAS SIKPLY GOING TO PAY HOMAGE TO A GREAT ICON. NOW HER SCHEDULE FOR.THAT HOUR WAS CLEARED & SHE HAS AN EXTRA HOUR TO WALK.HER DOGS OR TEND HER GARDEN OR SPEND TIME ALONE WITH HER THOUGHTZzzzz…..#DONT AWAKE THE SLEEPINGiant..less u gotta WAYOUT. RESEARCH*RESPECTFULLY*RULElitEchelon

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