Clive Davis made the announcement at his annual pre-Grammys party when introducing Jennifer Hudson’s performance. He said she was “anointed by Aretha herself.”
Jennifer Hudson took to Instagram to confirm the news with a picture of Rolling Stone’s announcement with the caption, “I don’t even know what to say …. look at God ! #Arethafranklin u have no idea how humbled, I am!”
Aretha Franklin told Wendy Williams a couple years ago that she wanted Halle Berry to portray her, but Halle Berry expressed her concern over her inability to sing, fearing she couldn’t do the legend justice. We can put our fears to rest because we know J-Hud has the pipes and acting skills!