You may have noticed something different about soulful legend Aretha Franklin these past couple of months.

Franklin recently surprised many when she showed up on the scene a shocking 85 pounds lighter, which lead many to believe that the Queen of Soul had underwent gastric bypass surgery.

However, during her recent interview with Access Hollywood, the 68-year-old icon was asked point blank whether or not she had surgery to lose the weight, and a very adamant Franklin responded:

“Definitely not, and would not.”

We love you Aretha, but we don’t believe you. You need more people! You went from this to the picture on the left instantly it seems. “Diet and exercise” are great, but they don’t yield those kinds of results THAT quickly… But hey! Who are we to judge?

What do you think?

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