Gilliam said Armstrong often said she was "tired of being a burden on my aunties and uncles."
These aunties see themselves as the “good girls,” and they assert their authority to keep the “bad girls” in check.
Girls often call these older women in their community their "aunties."
1787, also aunty, familiar diminutive form of aunt. As a form of kindly address to an older woman to whom one is not related, originally in southern U.S., of elderly slave women.
The negro no longer submits with grace to be called "uncle" or "auntie" as of yore. ["Harper's Magazine," October 1883]
Any elderly, esp black, woman (1800s+)
An antimissile missile
[Air Force; fr humorous mispronunciation of anti]