Aretha Franklin: “I sing to the people about what matters”

Aretha Franklin

“I sing to the people about what matters. I sing to the realists, people who accept it like it is. I express problems. There are tears when it’s sad and smiles when it’s happy. It seems simple to me, but for some people, I guess feelin’ takes courage. When I sing, I’m saying, ‘dig it, go on and try. Ain’t nobody goin’ make ya.”

– Aretha Franklin

RIP, Aretha.