Don Lemon Breaks Down During Emotional Tribute to Aretha Franklin on CNN

Don Lemon Breaks Down During Emotional Tribute to Aretha Franklin on CNN

"I have a walking regimen", she said on Live with Kelly & Michael in 2014. "Her sincerity is unforgettable", the 68-year-old singer said. It continued, "Him saying Aretha Franklin "worked for him" conveys how his failing brain works. What a voice. What a great body of work that inspired so many people".

A moment they had met, spoken, or seen her at the hairdresser. She also revealed that she was donating her famous 2009 inauguration hat to the Obama Presidential Library, "That hat took on a life of its own". The TV channel mixed up a photo of "Queen of Soul" Franklin with the "Godmother of Soul" Patti LaBelle.

Aretha began singing in the gospel choir of her father's church as a little girl and even then her voice was spectacular.

"That's okay, @FoxNews. We often confuse you for a real network".

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin departed this mortal coil yesterday, and tributes to the legendary singer have been pouring in from all corners.

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"I'm sorry, Poppy. I just woke up and got the news. I'm so sorry. I didn't expect to have this reaction", he told host Poppy Harlow through tears. She helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human.

"We always had a relationship that was nearly like had nothing to do with show business".

Robinson concluded by talking about Franklin outside of her incredible singing, noting both her humor and her talent in the kitchen. "She could throw down in the kitchen".

"For more than 50 years, she stirred our souls".

Ch-ch-check out Ari's Aretha tribute (above) and watch the rest of her Tonight Show clips (below)!

"And she sung about three numbers and danced and was just wonderful, and she gave me a $1,500 tip".

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