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Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland stands next to a plaque marking the childhood home of soul singer Aretha Franklin on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

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FILE - In this combination photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, left, and Aretha Franklin attends the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Franklin is accusing Warwick of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother. At Houston's funeral, Warwick told funeral-goers that Franklin was present and introduced her, but then realized she wasn’t in attendance. Warwick said, "“She loves Whitney as if she were born to her. She is her godmother.” Franklin said she was suffering from swollen feet and had to skip the funeral. She felt the comment was damaging to her and planned to address it at a later date. (Photo by Jordan Strauss, left, Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington. Franklin is planning to retire this year. The singer says she has one more album planned, with several tracks produced by Stevie Wonder, and will otherwise limit herself to “some select things” as she devotes more time to her grandchildren. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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Singer Aretha Franklin waves while standing to receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree as Chilean author Isabel Allende, left, and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, right, look on during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Singer Aretha Franklin performs the national anthem during Harvard's commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. Franklin was presented with an honorary degree during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Former President George H.W. Bush among the honorary degree recipients at Harvard along with Michael Bloomberg and Aretha Franklin. Twitter photo by Jim Mcgrath

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Aretha Franklin waves to graduates at a New York University graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Aretha Franklin and her son Kecalf Cunningham attend her 72nd birthday celebration on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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Aretha Franklin and her son Kecalf Cunningham attend her 72nd birthday celebration on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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Aretha Franklin attends her 72nd birthday celebration on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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Clive Davis helps Aretha Franklin blow out candles on her cake at her 72nd birthday celebration on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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From left, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Clive Davis, Aretha Franklin and Denzel Washington attend Aretha's 72nd birthday celebration on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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Aretha Franklin and Denzel Washington with Clifton Oliver, rear, attend her 72nd birthday celebration on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)