Taylor Swift paid tribute to the late Aretha Franklin during her stop at Detroit’s Ford Field on her Reputation Tour.
“Last week we lost an irreplaceable force,” she said. “Aretha Franklin did so much for music, did so much for women’s rights, did so much for civil rights. She was one of those people where no matter what you said, no matter what glowing positive thing you said about her, it would be an understatement. Words could never, ever describe how many things she did in her lifetime that made our world a better place. And this is her home.”
Swift then asked for a moment of silence “so that every single one of us could reflect on our love and respect for her and everything she did in her life.” Swift stayed silent for nearly a full minute in front of a star-filled backdrop, with shooting stars cutting across the scene. “We love you, Aretha” she said before going into the next planned song, “Delicate.”
Franklin passed away on Thursday, August 16 at the age of 76 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
by RTTNews Staff Writer
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