Tag Archives: Kennedy Center Honors

Mic drops are for amateurs, Aretha does a MINK drop in tribute to Carol King

In an astounding performance, the Queen of Soul showed the world why she has held the title for decades. Aretha Franklin served up an incredible performance of Carol King’s You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman on last night’s Kennedy Center Honors that will have people talking for a long time. Carol King herself was ecstatic, singing along and bouncing up and down like the kindergartner who forgot their Ritalin. The President himself was teary eyed, and the audience responded with a standing O.

This is how you do it people.

UPDATE: The original version of the video I linked to was blocked by CBS. This new video is the CBS approved video. Sorry if anyone had trouble viewing the old version. *side eyes CBS*

I dare you to watch Gina Rodriguez’s tribute to Rita Moreno and not cry

For anyone who doesn’t understand that representation matters, I dare them to watch Gina Rodriguez talk about what Rita Moreno means to her. Gina wondered where all the Puerto Ricans were, so her mom showed her Rita Moreno. Now we owe Mama Rodriguez and Rita for the delightful Jane the Virgin.

Last night on the Kennedy Center Honors, Gina gave a moving speech on what Rita has meant to her. It’s short at just over a minute, but I can tell you that there is high probability that you will be sniffling by the time that 1:13 is up.