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Aretha Franklin

My Family Members Need Record Deals

3/23/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

032314_aretha_franklin_launchIt's Aretha Franklin's birthday, and if you wanna make the Queen of Soul happy all you gotta do is sign her son to a record deal ... and her grandson ... and her granddaughter.

The now 72-year old diva was on her way out of her private party in NYC at the Ritz ... and Aretha knew exactly what she wanted when our photog asked what would be her ideal b-day gift.

Denzel Washington attended the event to surprise the singer -- same goes for her buddies Clive Davis, Andre 3000 and Babyface.

Victorie Franklin -- Aretha's granddaughter -- performed at the BET Honors concert paying tribute to the legendary diva -- and she's pretty damn good.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

If Miley can get a record deal then I'm sure people with talent can get one too

180 days ago
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Sabrina    

Wow-- Aretha's lost a TON of weight. Congrats to her.

180 days ago
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VOUDOU    

invisalign, braces, do something to those chicklets. Maybe grandma could get the kids teeth fixed jesus h

180 days ago
4.

bernergirl    

It's her birthday someone get her a good bra!

180 days ago
5.

Phil    

Congrats TMZ comments is 90% spam. Someone do something about this for god sake!

180 days ago
6.

CJ    

Her granddaughter is adorable but I am sorry I was not impressed by her singing. Maybe it was just a bad song?

180 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I can't believe I would commend your TMZ pap first of all he didn't sound like some ghetto half-English speaking bum, and second of all he conducted a pretty good off-the-cuff interview without any ridiculous questions. He pretty much "gave her her propers" like the song says. She gave some "propers" to TMZ ... and she was sober! Happy Birthday to the Queen of Soul.

180 days ago
8.

Chris    

Give this woman some R E S P E C T !

180 days ago
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Chris    

Just a little bit!

180 days ago
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ghetto_scum    

Just more gibs me dats for these s*** bags.

179 days ago
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ghetto_scum    

Just more gibs me dats for these s***bags, don't want to work, just play ghetto rAPE noise.

179 days ago
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ghetto_scum    

Just more free gibs me dats for these s***bags.

179 days ago
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myopinion    

I was not impressed with her grand daughter .

179 days ago
14.

rob    

We'll she can sing but I wasn't really impressed! She needs a little more practice because she is no Aretha franklin. I was expecting her to get up there and sing like Aretha did back in the 70's but there is not many people who can out sing Aretha in her younger days well besides Whitney Houston. But it's only a handful of people who are blessed with that talent!

179 days ago
15.

static    

RSPECT!

179 days ago
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