WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Some of the most famous voices in R&B and Soul music were guests of honor at the White House Thursday night for PBS’ “Women of Soul” event. Though President Obama tripped up a bit while introducing the “Queen of Soul.”
“When Aretha first told us what… R-S… P-E-C-T… meant to her,” the president said.
We assume the president meant no "dis"-respect to Aretha Franklin.
Franklin wowed a VIP audience that included Michelle Obama, members of the president's cabinet and a former Detroit mayor.
Also performing at the event were Patti LaBelle and Melissa Etheridge.