During an interview with Rolling Stone, Aretha Franklin issued a warning to R&B and pop stars of today, including Rihanna and Lady Gaga. She talked about the moment Whitney Houston lost her range in her voice and how it devastated her, saying her fans no longer cheered her name and this left Whitney lost.
The Queen of Soul remembered words from her father as she was struck with cancer and wanted to pass along a very important message to the popular women in the entertainment industry:
Here’s what Aretha said:
“I would like to take this moment to caution young artists the same way that my dad cautioned me when I reached my peak. He said, “No matter how good you are, and no matter how successful you are, one day, the applause is going to die down. One day the hallelujahs and the amens are going to stop. One day, the fans might not be there. So know what you’re going to do when that day comes.”