Update: Here's the backstory:
The Franklin/Farrakhan relationship dates back several decades, according to a statement Farrakhan made after her death.
‘In 1972, when I was minister in New York City, Temple No 7, the police attacked our mosque. Within a few hours, Aretha Franklin came to the mosque, to my office, and said that she saw the news and came as quickly as she could to stand with us and offer us her support,’ Farrakhan wrote.
‘She asked me if Rev Jesse Jackson had been there to show support. I said, not yet. She said, he’ll be here within 48 hours. Rev Jackson came and stood with the Muslims.
Jesse Jackson? Oh, you mean the guy who once referred to NYC as "Hymietown."
Those were some really swell Jew-loathers the Queen of Soul liked to hang out with. Not that it matters now but I can't help but: was she in synch with them, Jew-wise?