aretha franklin, beyonce*They’re NOT ready for that jelly!

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin announced she wants to cover Destiny’s Child mega 2001 hit, “Bootylicious” — leaving fans and critics on edge and not too happy about it.

Black Twitter is not to be toyed with — especially where there’s a #Beyhive. Beyonce‘s loyal “stanyonces” are being just that — having the “XO” singer’s back!

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Wow, Queen Bey’s fans have no mercy on the queen of soul! Check out HelloBeautiful for more fan reactions here.

Nevertheless, Franklin wants to show some love and pay tribute to other iconic female singers and their music on an album filled with covers of classic hits.

“It’s a concept CD,” Franklin told Billboard. “They’re records that, musically, I respected and that I liked a lot and that I would love to have one go-’round with. I aspire for musical excellence. I have very high standards where music is concerned, and I’m looking for something I haven’t done, something that you haven’t heard and something just absolutely smashing.”

The Queen of Soul does have a few supporters (well, sort of?) — telling the Beyhive on Twitter to calm down and that Franklin is a queen too for a reason.

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