Do not get it twisted, Aretha Franklin is not called the Queen of Soul for nothing.

Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford found out why Franklin is called Queen.

It seems Kathie Lee and co-host Hoda Kotb were discussing Aretha Franklin wanting to be an American Idol judge when Kathie Lee suggested that it wasn’t a good idea because “If they are looking for a younger demographic, there are a lot of kids out there (who) actually don’t know who Aretha Franklin is. It’s sad, but they don’t,” said Kathie Lee.  A reporter on set also added “She doesn’t like to fly and that will make it hard for her to travel across the country for auditions.”

The Queen shot off an email to the host advising, “my audience and fans span the age of 8 to 90! And are multi-ethnic, and I am very well-known to young adults, tweens and teens. Their parents play my music and I take care of my business whenever I sign on the dotted line!”

Period Point Blank.  All Hail the Queen.

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