Aretha Franklin Talks About Her Appreciation For Adele, Performs “Rolling In The Deep” On ‘TODAY’: Watch

Robbie Daw | October 3, 2014 8:27 am

Aretha Franklin made headlines this week thanks to her new cover of Adele‘s “Rolling In The Deep,” and her Late Show With David Letterman performance of the song, which earned the Queen Of Soul some mixed reactions. She was back on the promo trail this morning, where she performed “Rolling In The Deep” on the TODAY show. She also sat down for a brief chat, during which she gave props to the diva who originated the smash hit.

“I said, I could have fun and have a good time with that, too, because I love the song,” Franklin said “[Adele]’s a terrific artist and a wonderful writer. Very, very heavy writer.”

Later she made a crack about loving when other artists cover her songs — “especially if I wrote it and I published it. Yeah!” Watch Aretha’s interview above, then catch her belting out “Rolling In The Deep” below.

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