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Aretha Franklin

Hey Music Execs ...

Do Me a Solid!

3/24/2014 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Aretha Franklin got everything for her birthday she could possibly want except for one thing. Okay, two ... sorry -- THREE things.

Not often you hear a queen begging, but that's exactly what 'retha is doing ... all for her talented spawn.

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Waka Waka Waka    

Aren't they good enough to get there own contracts

148 days ago
2.

Rigby    

Lol still need mommy to get you a J O B? That's pathetic

148 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

She should be able to make her own record label at this point

148 days ago
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Phil    

Mum should have her own record label by now then she can employ her own kids. Job done!

148 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

SHE IS SO YOUNG AND PRETTY.....

148 days ago
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angryblackman    

Aretha look a MESSSSSSSSSSS

148 days ago
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olu32    

I thought she already had her own record label already.

148 days ago
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olu32    

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/11/30/aretha-franklin-looking-for-musicians-to-mentor-got-what-it-takes/

148 days ago
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Pam    

It is sad that REALY music has gone to the dogs. Here is a woman with one of the most spectacular voices in modern times and she can't get a record deal but you have all these non-talented individuals (i.e., Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and the like) making stupid money on the garbage they call music. Just as with most things today - the world is so damn twisted.

148 days ago
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Pam    

It is absolute sad that in today's music world - record executives do not or cannot recognize real talent. Aretha is one of the most gifted entertainers of our time and can't get a record deal. But you have all these no talented individuals (i.e. Justin Bieber, most of the pathetic "Rappers" (which is not music at all) making riduclous money on garbage. I tell you this world has gone to pure ****

148 days ago
11.

HRH Prince Michael    

If they can deliver?
Give The Queen what she wants.

148 days ago
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porkchop    

This woman is well above having to shill for these kids. If they are that good they will get their own contracts, especially when execs find out who their famous relative it. You can't tell me they aren't letting THAT be known! Not as talented as they think, maybe?

148 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

Based on the quality of popular music today, Aretha couldn't get a label to sign her if she was new to the music scene. If you don't lip synch, auto-tune, barf on people or perform sex acts on stage, nobody wants to hear you. I know there are some good musicians out there, but they aren't the million sellers. Back in the day, Aretha, Marvin Gaye, Smokey, etc. (You know, actually talented people) were the biggest hit-makers.

148 days ago
14.

Rachel    

She sang at the BET honors 2014...heres the link... shes ok but I wouldn't give her a contract. http://www.bet.com/video/bethonors/2014/performances/victorie-franklin.html. She is average talent. You see better talent on American Idol. My neighbors kid is 9 and sings better. Just saying. Sorry Arethra. Love you your amazing but your grandbaby doesn't have the chops that you do. Maybe the nerves got to her for this performance.

148 days ago
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j.j.buff    

F luck those kids! I'm sooooo sick of nepatism in music and Hollywood. Pay your dues and make it on ur own. That goes for Alec Baldwin's daughter also and Will Smiths clan too.

147 days ago

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