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President Obama Misspells “Respect” When Paying Tribute To Aretha Franklin

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In news that we simply can’t make up: Barack Obama mangles the spelling of “respect” while paying tribute to music legend, Aretha Franklin.

When it comes to spelling, we all make mistakes … But for President Obama, there is one mistake that should never be made, and that’s when referencing one of Aretha’s biggest hits.

“When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” he said on Thursday night, when paying tribute to Franklin and a number of other artists during the Women of Soul tribute at the White House. “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.”

The President continued, “As someone who always shares this house with brilliant, creative, talented, somewhat stubborn women, I think Women’s History Month is the perfect time to honor a few more: the women of soul.”

Franklin, who performed “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and “Amazing Grace” during the soiree, was also joined by Melissa Etheridge, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae and Patti LaBelle.

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Eniko Hart Slays On First Red Carpet Since Giving Birth; Hear What Kevin Hart Had To Say!

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Kevin Hart may be the star in the family, but it’s his wife Eniko Hart who stole the show during the premiere for his flick “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle”.

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It was Mrs. Hart’s first red carpet since giving birth to the couple’s first child, Kenzo Kash, just three weeks ago. To say it was a snapback is an understatement. The 30-year-old, who worked out during her entire pregnancy, look sexy and svelt in a elegant black number while her superstar hubby hit the carpet in a black suit with white trim.

Although the couple faced some bumps in the road earlier this year with Kev being extorted over a video showing him cheating on his wife, the couple has bounced back. And on Tuesday night’s jungle-themed red carpet Hart told HipHollywood, “My wife is just an amazing woman … I would not be me right now without that woman in my life.”

You can see Kev, alongside Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and more, when “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle” hits theaters on December 20th.

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