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Aretha Franklin -- Black Is Slimming

5/4/2011 9:45 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin proved she's half the singer she used to be ... by looking fab in a black gown at a charity gala in NYC last night.

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Fortunately, there's one thing the slimmed down 69-year-old diva hasn't lost -- her big voice.

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Bejeeze    

You can change fat but you cant change u....well you know

1081 days ago
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jus-sayin    

Not so much.

1081 days ago
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Street Smart    

Not gonna hate on her, although, I think she is a self absorbed DIVA and a bit of a b.itch but whatever

1081 days ago
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MoonDust    

They look the same to me, just the hair is different.

1081 days ago
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electriczipper    

SHE HAS LOST WEIGHT BUT SHE WONT ADMIT TO HAVING BY PASS SURGERY
WONDER WHY

1081 days ago
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Street Smart    

and I also get a vibe that she be hatin' on white peoples, most blacks do, who cares butthole racist
everybody is racist so whatever

1081 days ago
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Chaz    

There is NOTHING "slimming" about a 300+ pound woman.

Nothing.

It doesn't matter what color you paint it, black, white, vertical stripes... you can still tell its a house.

1081 days ago
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Ari    

Slimmed down? Hardly ...

1081 days ago
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jjmom22    

Gastric bypass or lap band....she will keep it a secret for a few months like Star Jones did....

1081 days ago
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Sonia    

Yeah right TMZ!! You make fun of people if their fat, skinny, lumpy, have stretch marks or are picking their nose, bending over,ect. and you put a zoom cam on their pics!- so yeah I bet you think either of those two pictures there looks real "fab"

1081 days ago
11.

bob    

See?
There are some good things about Cancer!

1081 days ago
12.

sg1    

welllll - looks like Ursula from the Little Mermaid

1081 days ago
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northern gypsy    

ok...she's always been "full figured"!!!
honestly...she's never monitored her caloric intake...
never...i mean ever... have i seen photos of her exercising...
at this stage gastric bypass is her only option !!!
if anything do it for your health...

1081 days ago
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mrspatrickcampbell    

Now she weighs only ONE ton instead of two!

1081 days ago
15.

Quinn    

The Cancer diet.

1081 days ago
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