Aretha Franklin thrilled to have Mrs Obama at gig

Tuesday November 20, 2012

Aretha Franklin has said "it was fabulous" to have first lady Michelle Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder attend her show in Washington, DC.

The Queen of Soul sang for the pair – as well as 3,000 other fans – at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday night.

Afterwards, Aretha said it was great to see her VIP guests relax and "shake their hips a little", especially after the tough re-election campaign. 

She has performed for the First Lady before - at the inauguration of her husband, President Barack Obama.

Aretha added that she doesn't think there will be an encore in 2013, though if invited she "would certainly come and would love to sing".

Image: © Getty

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