Beyonce dedicated her and Jay Z's OTR II tour stop in Detroit to Aretha Franklin. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella )
Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella
Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella

Beyonce dedicates Detroit OTR II show to Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, who was born in Memphis but raised in the Motor City, is reportedly in poor health

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Detroit Free Press reported that after the opening song, Beyonce told the crowed of 40,000 people, “This show is dedicated Aretha Franklin. We love you and thank you.”

She then thanked the 76-year-old musician for her “beautiful music.”

Before the Carters took the stage at Ford Field, DJ Khaled, who is opening some dates of the tour, led a sing-along of Franklin’s 1967 song “Respect,” according to People.

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