Aretha Franklin Is About To Have It Poppin’ For Her 69th Birthday

- By Bossip Staff

Somebody’s about to be birffday stuntin for real:

Ailing Aretha Franklin is planning to throw herself a lavish 69th birthday bash because it may be her last!

The Queen of Soul is secretly making arrangements for a spectacular, star-studded celebration at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in NYC on March 25, The ENQUIRER has learned. The legendary entertainer, who has a fear of flying, will travel in her luxurious custom built bus from her hometown of Detroit to NYC.

The guests list includes Oprah Winfrey, Wendy Williams, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Patti Labelle and Smokey Robinson. Motown founder Berry Gordy and Rev. Jesse Jackson are also invited.

“Aretha’s not saying it, but she knows this could very well be her last birthday celebration so she’s going all out,” an insider close to the singer revealed. “She may be recovering from her illness, but she’s still a diva so she’s planning every detail down to the napkins – she’s making sure this party will be one to remember.”

As The ENQUIRER exclusively reported, the Grammy-winning star had half her stomach removed after undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer on Dec. 2.

Aretha isn’t calling this her swan song, adds the source, but she wants to be remembered and what better way to go out than with a huge bash!”

Awww, we hope lil ReRe doesn’t really think this is her last birthday…she doesn’t eat ham hocks, hog maw, and chitterlings anymore, so she’s got at least 3 more years in her!!


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  • QueenLove

    D@mn I had to take a doubletake. That’s Aretha, well Happy Birthday Lady.

    She’ll never look that way agin, eva.

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    • tommykimon

      The woman is 69 years old. No one is going to stay looking the same way forever. Everyone gets old if they are lucky.


      @tommykimon: I agree no one will look as they did in their youth, but examples such as Tina Turner and Diahann Carroll allow us to know that aging gracefully is possible and in reality a choice.

      Aretha is a talented singer, but has never lived a healthy eating lifestyle. I think she might be a binge eater when she gets depressed.




  • Daniel

    I’m sad to say, but I think this will be her last and I hope this party is off the hook and I hope she gets it all together and makes her peace with GOD.


    aww go Aretha with your bad self , she is such a remarkable women …

  • MACK

    My Auntie Ree ain’t going NOWHERE! I pray she’s here for many more years to come!

  • veryfunny

    Gush!!!she’s got some pretty grrreat!!! boobs in that picture up there,I can not tell a lie.

  • Christie_love

    Aretha used to have a great shape when she was young,its so sad that she is ailing and is giving herself a birthday party which may be her last. Aretha will always be the Queen of Soul!

  • tommykimon

    She deserves a great party, It an honor to have reached her age. Good for her, I hope she gets better.

  • Dat sum reel N*gga Sh*t!

    She shole wuz uh banga!

  • Northern Cali Honey

    Ms. Franklin looked hecka good back in the day! Go head girl and get your party on, it may not be your last but i think its great to have a huge birthday party when your older…you just never know when it’ll be your last. Get down on it !

  • Honut Sinti

    Please, Miss Aretha ain’t going nowhere. Rock on Queen!

  • prissa

    That picture reminds me of Tocarra (when she was thick).


    I doubt that Patti or Oprah will attend, seeing as though Aretha has made some off cuff remarks about Patti (jealous much) and Aretha has ignored Oprah since declining to attend her “Legends’ Ball” appearance.

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