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Aretha is effing pissed!

Aretha Franklin Norman West royalty payments battle

Got damn. As an artist it must be a constant struggle to find a trustworthy person who isn’t going to stab you in the back and right through the heart. It is surprising to me that people would TRY to take advantage of a living legend like Aretha Franklin…especially someone SO CLOSE to her. But let me tell you one thing, home girl isn’t going to just let bygones be bygones. She’s in fighting mode!

Get the details below!

Franklin’s longtime songwriting partner Norman West filed a lawsuit against the legendary singer claiming that Springtime Publishing (Franklin’s company) did not sign a royalty agreement for a song that appears on Franklin’s latest album “A Woman Falling Out of Love”.

In a statement, Franklin revealed, “To say the least, I am extremely disappointed that Norman West had the unmitigated gall to file a law suit against Springtime Publishing, Inc. considering how I’ve personally assisted and advised him over the past fifteen years. I’ve helped Norman West make a name for himself in the music industry, earn a living and in the past I’ve used several of his songs on my CDs, which resulted in other artists performing and recording his compositions.”

In other words, she MADE him mad cash and he’s wanting more of it. Talk about some big balls!

Danity Donnaly is a Midwestern mama with class, sass and a love for celebrity gossip. D is a former disc jockey and is a fierce dancer who looks forward to that morning cup of coffee. When she’s not delivering the dish, Danity can be found on Twitter talking smack or shaking her bon bon to any jam by Justin Timberlake or attempting to sing one of her favorite Mariah Carey songs without breaking a window. Yep, she’s THAT good!

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