Mariah Carey Says Aretha Franklin Taught Her to Bring God With Her

Aretha Franklin

Soul music icon Aretha Franklin died on Thursday after losing a bout with pancreatic cancer.  As a result, many have expressed their condolences and tributes.  One of them is pop singer Mariah Carey. Carey not only credits Franklin for her faith, but Franklin taught her to bring God with her in her music.

"Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul. The Icon. The ultimate singers' singer. The greatest singer and musician of my lifetime," Carey wrote on Instagram Thursday.

"The power of your voice in music and in civil rights blew open the door for me and so many others. You were my inspiration, my mentor and my friend. You showed me I could sing the songs I wanted to sing and bring God with me. You've inspired millions everywhere yet never left home, never left church," the popstar continued.

Carey went on to say that she will forever cherish the moments she spent with Franklin.

"I say a BIG prayer for you. You will forever have all our RESPECT," Carey concluded.




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