Aretha Franklin sat down with Tom Joyner in the 1980s for an interview on EBONY/JET Celebrity Showcase, a spinoff television show derived from both magazines. The Detroit native discussed her music career, moving back home from Los Angeles and why she never signed to Motown Records.
Watch the classic video from the EBONY/JET Showcase above.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.