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Aretha Franklin

The $40,000 Eat-and-Run

6/15/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



061512_aretha_franklin_launchAretha Franklin
just left Sarah Jessica Parker's $40,000 a-plate dinner party ... after spending just 20 MINUTES INSIDE ... that's $2,000-per minute!!!!!
 
Aretha -- who was the first to arrive to the Barack Obama fundraiser -- was also the first to the leave.

On her way out, Ms. Franklin told us the food was impressive ... "chicken with a mustard sauce, diced tomatoes and a lot of relishes on the side of the plate."

She added, "Very tasty."

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46.

Who Knew    

40k for the cheaper chicken?

799 days ago
47.

luckycat    

ARETHA,SJP, AND ANNA WINTOUR should have had an ugly hag pageant.
EVERYONE WINS.
TIE.

799 days ago
48.

rose    

why do tmz address President Barack Obama as Barack Obama. their are former President not in office and you still can them President. what's up with that. what tmz as NO RESPECT for him?

799 days ago
49.

jimi    

eat and run , don't you mean eat and waddle?i can see her running to the food , but not away

799 days ago
50.

Kevin    

Only in America could politicians and celebrities talk about the greed of the rich at a $40,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

799 days ago
51.

Spike    

You know this will end up on Got2BeReal!

799 days ago
52.

Pat    

Aretha really needs to skip a few meals. She would live longer. She's getting too old to carry that kind of weight around. The good life will kill you, if you let it.

799 days ago
53.

Xavierism    

You know she was craving a King Size Snickers bar!!!

799 days ago
54.

Seldombinlaid    

A plate, or a trough?

799 days ago
55.

Jackazz flatts    

They made her wash dishes

798 days ago
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