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Aretha Wants Royalties For Wearing Inaugural Hat
WWJ.COM ^ | 4 May 2009 | Vickie Thomas, Scott Ryan

Posted on 05/05/2009 9:45:50 AM PDT by Westlander

Mr. Song Millinery on Woodward Avenue in Detroit has struck a sour note with Aretha Franklin. It was her inaugural hat that caused a flood of orders from around the world. And now, the Queen of Soul wants royal treatment from store owner Luke Song for wearing it.

"I think that I should be getting big time royalties from him. That's what I think," said Franklin in an interview with WWJ's Vickie Thomas at Sunday's NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aretha; bhoinauguration; fashion; hat; inaugural; obama
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With the royalty money, Urethra can demolish the dozens of vacant burnt houses she owns in Detroit and pay the city hundreds of thousands she owes in back taxes that date back decades.
1 posted on 05/05/2009 9:45:50 AM PDT by Westlander
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To: Westlander
Is it a hat store or joke shop?
2 posted on 05/05/2009 9:49:04 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Westlander

diva wants another gimme. wow. story at 11. *yawn*


3 posted on 05/05/2009 9:49:14 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: Westlander

She has teeth. I have teeth. Do I need to pay her royalties for that too?


4 posted on 05/05/2009 9:49:28 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Westlander

Urethra say “Gimme, gimme gimme.”


5 posted on 05/05/2009 9:49:40 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: BallyBill

The only taste this woman’s got is in her mouth.

What a porcine princess.

Aretha, shut up and don’t sing. Just go away.

Thanks, from all of us.


6 posted on 05/05/2009 9:50:16 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: Westlander

Thats a shot at the diva Westlander, not you.


7 posted on 05/05/2009 9:50:35 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: Westlander

why should SHE get royalties..isn’t wealth a no-no in todays world?? isn’t she supposed to “share the wealth” and re-distribute her income to those in need??

wait, sorry, that only applies to corporations and conservatives..


8 posted on 05/05/2009 9:51:52 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: Westlander
"I think that I should be getting big time royalties from him. That's what I think,"

She should have added that to the (implicit) contract she made when she bought the hat.

9 posted on 05/05/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: libs_kma

Reminds me of Daffy Duck refusing to tip a cab driver.


10 posted on 05/05/2009 9:52:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Westlander

I bet if everyone knew what kind of a woman she really was we would not have to see her ugly, racist, slumlord face again.


11 posted on 05/05/2009 9:52:24 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Westlander
NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner??? They want my freedom now?

Urethra should market her own hat if they are that popular.

12 posted on 05/05/2009 9:52:31 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Westlander

“’I think that I should be getting big time royalties from him. That’s what I think,’ said Franklin”

Is this a joke? If you wanted some sort of compensation, you should have worked it out ahead of time.

Also, since when do you get royalties for a one-off advertisement? It’s not as if the inauguration is syndicated on local television (or is it?).


13 posted on 05/05/2009 9:52:31 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Westlander

Typical lib...gimme gimme. Take money from the people who designed, created, manufactured. She deserves it because she wore it?


14 posted on 05/05/2009 9:52:38 AM PDT by Lets Be Frank
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To: johniegrad

Urethra say “Gimme, gimme gimme.”

Michelle Obama say, in March ‘08,
“See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn’t have trust funds. I’m still waiting for Barack’s trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s’posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!”


15 posted on 05/05/2009 9:52:59 AM PDT by flowerplough (It's never fun. I hate cheesecake. I hate emoticons. -Danny Donkey, Pearls Before Swine, 3/8/09)
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To: Westlander

What would have happened if Sarah Palin asked for royalties because women started buying the type of eye glasses she wore?


16 posted on 05/05/2009 9:55:53 AM PDT by Skenderbej
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To: Westlander

gimme, gimme, gimme....


17 posted on 05/05/2009 9:56:02 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Westlander

That was an ugly hat anyway—both of them, the gray one and the pink one. They look ridiculous.


18 posted on 05/05/2009 9:59:57 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: Westlander
"I think that I should be getting big time royalties from him. That's what I think," said Franklin

I think you're a fool for not arranging that in writing before wearing that horrific hat out in public. That's what I think.

19 posted on 05/05/2009 10:00:09 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (I'm the one Janet warned you about)
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To: Westlander
It was her inaugural hat that caused a flood of orders from around the world.

Really?

20 posted on 05/05/2009 10:00:19 AM PDT by Neverforget01 (Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.)
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To: johniegrad

Fat stupid woman. Like everyone is saying gimme gimme.

She is overrated too.


21 posted on 05/05/2009 10:01:26 AM PDT by Frantzie ("Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: Westlander

It’s Liberals like her who give Capitalism a bad name.


22 posted on 05/05/2009 10:01:29 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Westlander
WAIT....PEOPLE ACTUALLY ORDERED THAT HAT AFTER THEY SAW HER IN IT????

Dear Lord, we are worse off than I thought.

23 posted on 05/05/2009 10:01:36 AM PDT by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: Westlander

One thing is an absolute certainty:

“Liberals” are the cheapest people on the planet.


24 posted on 05/05/2009 10:03:04 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy only goes so far)
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To: Westlander

Always, Something for nothing, you owe me.


25 posted on 05/05/2009 10:03:43 AM PDT by blam
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To: Westlander

OK, then anyone who buys an Aretha Franklin CD and let’s their friends listen to it are owed royalties from her if those friends go out and buy a copy of the CD themselves? Is that how it works?


26 posted on 05/05/2009 10:03:48 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Westlander

That hat was butt ugly, why would anyone order one of those? Geesh..........


27 posted on 05/05/2009 10:05:50 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Smile you're on Janet's Candid Camera!)
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To: Cheetahcat

NAACP racism dinner. I always liked James Brown. He was once asked if he was angry at whites for ripping off his music (Mick Jagger perhaps?).

James, the hardest working man in show business, said no. He basically said white kids were the only ones buying his records through his lean years when his popularity waned.


28 posted on 05/05/2009 10:06:35 AM PDT by Frantzie ("Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: Westlander

Frankly, I don’t think she has a chance in hell of getting royalties unless she entered into some kind of contract with him.

That thing on her head looked like a flower pot with a bow. Kind of reminded me of that I Love Lucy show where they put buckets on their heads at a Paris fashion show and they became of the rage of Paris.

Some people have no taste — can’t sing either.


29 posted on 05/05/2009 10:08:17 AM PDT by goldi
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To: Westlander
I WANT SOME PIE!


30 posted on 05/05/2009 10:09:08 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: Frantzie
“James, the hardest working man in show business, said no. He basically said white kids were the only ones buying his records through his lean years when his popularity waned.”

I agree with that he kinda popped at the end though.

31 posted on 05/05/2009 10:10:30 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Frantzie
MOO!

32 posted on 05/05/2009 10:11:13 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Westlander

I would rather buy her hats, than have to feed her.


33 posted on 05/05/2009 10:11:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Westlander
Urethra can demolish the dozens of vacant burnt houses she owns in Detroit and pay the city hundreds of thousands she owes in back taxes that date back decades.

Where does this info come from? Is it widely reported in Detroit and/or elsewhere in Michigan?

34 posted on 05/05/2009 10:12:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Westlander

Reminds me of the King family asking for royalties on everything with MLK’s image at the inauguration.


35 posted on 05/05/2009 10:12:39 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Westlander
"I think that I should be getting big time royalties from him.

She's just pissed because the buffet table at the inauguration ran out of food........

36 posted on 05/05/2009 10:13:22 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: Westlander

Hat ???? looks like they were disguising a major head injury on that fat over pandered to wind bag.


37 posted on 05/05/2009 10:14:27 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Westlander

38 posted on 05/05/2009 10:15:13 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
I WANT SOME PIE!

Hey,in her defense....in this country it's usually true that a person of,say,60 weighs at least 50% more than they did at 20.When I got out of BCT (40 years ago) I was 165 pounds.Today,one of my legs weighs 165.

39 posted on 05/05/2009 10:16:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: goldi
Some people have no taste — can’t sing either.

Hey,in her day Aretha most assuredly *could* sing.

40 posted on 05/05/2009 10:18:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Westlander

41 posted on 05/05/2009 10:19:16 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Singular? More like PIES!!!!


42 posted on 05/05/2009 10:20:50 AM PDT by Steve_Stifler
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To: Gay State Conservative
Wasn't made to be a shot at being heavy, it's all about the pie.
43 posted on 05/05/2009 10:23:51 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

The picture on the left of Aretha after Jenny Craig?


44 posted on 05/05/2009 10:25:23 AM PDT by sticker
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To: Gay State Conservative

Urethra news is common here. Here’s an example - one of her vacant burnt houses was across the street from a school where kids would get raped and killed regularly. City tore it down on an emergency order after # ? was murdered. When they were tearing the garage down, in the rubble were some of the Urethra’s gold records. And by the way, she not only owes back taxes, but also the costs accrued by the city to tear down some of her burnt hulks.


45 posted on 05/05/2009 10:25:54 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: sticker
See?

"Water aerobics" works!

46 posted on 05/05/2009 10:29:47 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

She couldn’t sing 45 years ago and sure is doing a lot worse now.


47 posted on 05/05/2009 10:31:06 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Westlander

48 posted on 05/05/2009 10:48:39 AM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (III III IV)
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To: Westlander

"Where's my pie, foo'?"

49 posted on 05/05/2009 10:53:35 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I'm all for cap & trade. I want to cap government's power and trade it for a conservative one.)
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To: Westlander
If she wanted royalties, it was her responsibility to get that in writing with the hat shop BEFORE she wore the hat in public. She doesn't have a contract and has no right to demand payment after the fact. It's not even a product of her effort or investment.
50 posted on 05/05/2009 10:57:29 AM PDT by Myrddin
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