On Monday night time (Aug. 13), after studies emerged saying that Aretha Franklin was “gravely in poor health” and residing her final days, Beyoncé and JAY-Z devoted their “On The Run II Tour” live performance in Franklin’s hometown of Detroit to the Queen of Soul.
After performing their first music, “Holy Grail,” at Ford Area, Beyoncé instructed the cheering crowd “This present tonight is devoted to Aretha Franklin.” Queen Bey added, “We love you and thanks for altering all of our lives with stunning music.”
DJ Khaled, who served because the opening act of Monday’s present, obtained the group excited when he performed certainly one of Franklin’s largest hits, “Respect.” After taking part in the music, Khaled shouted: “Make some noise for Aretha Franklin” because the viewers cheered.
DJ Khaled tribute to Aretha Franklin earlier than exiting the stage on a fowl scooter pic.twitter.com/w5WRDAN5GE
— Graham Davis (@grahamdavis) August 14, 2018
The touching dedications got here simply hours after information broke that the long-lasting singer was dying of most cancers.
CNN reported late Monday that Franklin is in hospice care, and Detroit information anchor Evrod Cassimy, who has been in contact with the R&B/Soul legend’s family members stated she was being “surrounded by family and friends” and “asking on your prayers presently.”
Stevie Surprise and Jesse Jackson are among the many singer’s associates who’ve visited Franklin at her residence in Detroit over the previous couple of days, in accordance to her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. Mariah Carey tweeted that she was “praying for the Queen of Soul,” as did Ciara and Missy Elliott.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 13, 2018
Praying for Aretha Franklin and her household proper now! ????
— Ciara (@ciara) August 13, 2018
My prayers are with Aretha Franklin & her household throughout this tough time ?? LOOK BELOW @ what I tweeted on the high of the yr we MUST CELEBRATE the Residing Legends whereas they’re right here to see it. So many have given us many years of Timeless music…?? https://t.co/VVacLxcMSI
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 13, 2018