No disrespect to Barack Obama, but his flub in no way compares to the greatness of "Adele Dazeem."
The United States President paid tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and a host of other female singers during a special Women of Soul tribute at the White House in Washington, D.C. Thursday night.
"When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her," he began, causing the crowd to laugh. "She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they looked like, who they loved. They wanted some respect."
Franklin, 71, performed twice during the recital, singing her 1967 hit "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" and the Christian hymn "Amazing Grace." The event also featured performances by Melissa Etheridge, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle and Janelle Monáe. The full concert will air on PBS on April 7.