Aretha Franklin is throwing some serious shade at Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj! The Queen of Soul sat down with the Wall Street Journal last week to talk about her new album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,” and when the conversation turned to some of the new divas on the scene and the 72-year-old was asked to briefly describe each name called off, it became pretty clear whom she had beefs with. When asked about Adele, Franklin replied “Good singer.” In regard to Alicia Keys? “Young performer, good writer, producer.” But when Nicki Minaj’s name was brought up, she didn’t have many nice things to say: “Hmmm. I’m going to pass on that one.” Ouch! And the only compliment she had for Taylor Swift was in regard to her fashion choices: “Great gowns, beautiful gowns.” Check out the video to hear the “Respect” singer’s diss, and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news. Joan Perry Los Gatos Entertainment News.