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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sat down with Wendy Williams for an exclusive interview, in the first part of the interview the Queen of Soul talks about her health scare, what happened to the famous hat she wore to President Obama’s Inauguration, and what reality shows she loves.

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Part 2 of the interview will air today.

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