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*It was only a matter of time before Aretha Franklin was asked about President Obama’s recent misspelling of her most famous song.

At a White House concert last Thursday, Obama dropped the initial “E” when trying to spell out “respect” as the queen of soul does in her famous song. The flub made instant headlines.

“I’m sure the President had much on his agenda and was just a little tired,” the 71-year-old singer said in a statement Monday.

The “Women of Soul” concert included Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae, Ariana Grande and Jill Scott.

Franklin says no offense was taken.

“The President and I are mutual when it comes to R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” she said.