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According to reports Beyoncé dedicated Monday night’s Detroit concert to the ailing Aretha Franklin, drawing a massive roar from the Queen of Soul’s hometown crowd. 

USAToday:  The moment came early in Beyoncé’s show with Jay-Z at Ford Field, packed with 40,000-plus.

“We love you,” Beyonce said of Franklin, adding a thank-you for “the beautiful music.”

DJ Khaled, spinning tunes ahead of the power couple’s set, had drawn his own stadium-sized cheers when he dropped into Franklin’s “Respect.”

As the Free Press confirmed today, the 76-year-old singer is seriously ill. She is under the watch of family and doctors at her home in Detroit’s Riverfront Towers.

Beyoncé Dedicates Detroit OTR II Concert To Ailing Aretha Franklin  was originally published on kissdetroit.com