The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is at war again. Not with Beyonce or some wannabe pop goddess in training. No this war is about felt. A hat.
Sister Re-Re is definitely not happy with her milliner Luke Song. Who is Luke Song? Everyone in the fashion industry has been buzzed with extreme excitement over the work of Luke Song which is embodied in the grey felt, crystal lined bow hat that Aretha Franklin wore to the Obama inauguration.
The hat caused a stir heard around the world. The lips of every comedian alive couldn’t believe the comedic material that fell plum out of the sky. Because of the popularity of the hat, Luke Song has more than doubled his millinery business located in Detroit. Various versions of the hat named “the Aretha,” have flown off shelves just in time for Mother’s Day.
However, the Queen is not so happy with Mr. Song. In spite of the enormous success that her long-time hatter is now enjoying due to her appearance in it, the Queen wants more. Aretha wants recognition and royalties. Yep. Royalties.
Granted, Luke Song and Aretha did collaborate on the creation of the hat. Yet, the final artistic genius came from Song. But, Aretha believes that she should get a cut of “the Aretha” profits.
Sister Re-Re, you can’t get royalties off a hat. It is a hat, not a song. It’s a Song creation. But not a song…song. No royalties there. No matter how peeved she may be at Luke Song for not mailing her a check, Queen Aretha wore a Mr. Song Millinery original to the Kentucky Derby.
BREAKING NEWS: Suspected Wife Murderer Drew Peterson Indicted! Charged And Jailed On First Degree Murder In Death Of Third Wife!
Only in America can a man suspected of murdering not one, but two wives, walk around with his freedom for five years. That man is Drew Peterson. The ex police sergeant has been under a dark cloak of suspicion for a while. But it wasn’t until the strange disappearance of Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, that law enforcement decided to take a closer look at what is beginning to shape up as a dark picture of the uglier side of domestic violence.
Drew Peterson, 55, was arrested Thursday during a routine traffic stopped and charged with first degree murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio was found dead in her bathtub with a head wound. The death was ruled an accidental drowning. How that happened is anyones guess because Ms. Savio was found in a dry bathtub, yet water was in her lungs. Kathleen Savio’s family for years claimed that Drew Peterson murdered their loved one and even expressed the concern that Savio had for her well-being.
The Savio family had the body of Kathleen Savio exhumed and an independent forensic pathologist over-turned the accidental death ruling and called the death a homicide. Yet, Drew Peterson walked a free man to live, marry and pop up with another wife whom he claims simply left their marital home and children never to be seen again. Drew Peterson and his attorney argue that Stacy Peterson was having an affair with some unknown man and ran off with.
Far fetched and screaming suspect, Drew Peterson was not charged in the disappearance of his fourth wife even though authorities believe that Stacy Peterson has met with foul play at the hands of her husband.
What this commentary is getting at is if this case featured an African American man in the very same predicament as Drew Peterson, would the African American man fare the same? No. Drew Peterson’s African American counter-part would have been up under the jail years ago. It should be an outrage to everyone that Drew Peterson has been allowed to walk a free man all this time. Peterson, according to CNN, even has a new wifey prospect in an obliviously naive and love-starved twenty-three year old.
All of that siad, the Illinois grand jury has finally indicted Drew Peterson and he sits in jail on a $20 million bond. It’s about time!