Aretha Franklin: ‘I want to be next American Idol judge’


Aretha Franklin has said that she is interested in taking over as a judge on American Idol.

The talent show’s judges Jennifer Lopezand Steven Tyler recently announced that they are leaving the show.

Franklin reportedly sent out an email responding to questions about her future role on the show, saying: “Yes, I am interested as a judge.”

The show’s producers have not commented on whether or not Franklin is indeed in the running to join the show.

The soul singer recently performed at the Essence Music Festival along with D’Angelo and comedian Kevin Hart.

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