The Newly Slimmy Trimmy Queen Of Soul Is Still Cryin’ About Giving Up Her Chitterlings And Hogmaws

- By Bossip Staff

Auntie Ree Ree never misses an opportunity for some chitchatter about the chitlins she is no longer eating.

Aretha Franklin still isn’t giving up any deets about the illness that caused her hospitalization and surgery this winter — instead preferring to divulge about her healthier, more fit lifestyle. Appearing Thursday on “The View,” the music legend talked about the diet that’s helping her keep off the 85 pounds she lost due to her surgery:

“I feel wonderful, I’ve got more energy, I’ve changed my diet, going to Whole Foods now, getting the best stuff,” she said. “Dropped the chitlins, drop the ham hocks, getting some — I won’t say better food, I’ll say other food.”

Speaking to the AP back in February, Franklin said, “I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it, by one dress size.”

And just as she promised, gone are the pigs’ feet from her diet.

“When you come off (a high-energy concert), a carrot or some celery just isn’t going to work,” she said at the time. “I’ve gotta do a fresh fruit thing … and come up with some tasty and satisfying recipes that are going to work for me after concerts.”

Why do we get the feeling that when the Queen of Soul goes to sleep, she dreams of a plate stacked high with chitlins and smothered pork???


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  • Mrs. Rance

    Whatever. Me and Aunt Ree Ree ain’t stuttin you high falootin black folk. Auntie you make sure you get you some chitlins on Thanksgiving. A once a year treat. Just work out an extra hour or two over the next few days.

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    Leave Ms. Re alone!



  • Life

    After that weight lost surgery (everyone that was cancer – NOT) she turned slimmed magically, yeah right. It was the surgery.

  • Daisy Jay

    …………people really eat chitterlings? And what are hogmaws???

  • if anything be noble

    Lots of people eat chitlins. Filipinos do. Puerto Ricans do …stewed and fried (cuchiflitos and cuajo guisado.) Hog maw is the stomach lining of the pig.

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    @Keep it Real your generalizations are ignorant and unfounded. Just hush.

  • mjg

    Great News..
    There is only one Aretha..(I think)

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