Aretha Franklin once hit up hit-maker Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds for relationship advice.
“Five years ago I performed with Aretha . . . I sat in her [dressing] room and she told everyone to leave . . . then she said, ‘You be writing all these love songs and I want your advice,’ ” Edmonds recalled. “She said, ‘I’m seeing this gentleman and I’m gonna tell you some of the things he’s been doing. And I’m trying to decide if I want to date him or not’ . . . I said, ‘I wouldn’t trust this gentleman.’ About a month later I got a call and she said, ‘You were right, Face. He wasn’t the one.’ ”
Edmonds revealed the anecdote during an Instagram Live celebration for the 25th anniversary of the “Waiting To Exhale” soundtrack.