Ailing soul legend, Aretha Franklin, was in many people’s thoughts during the Detroit stop of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run II visit on Monday night.
Opening act, DJ Khaled whipped the packed crowd at Ford Field in Franklin’s hometown into a craze by playing her famous track “Regard.” Hours earlier, reports surfaced saying the 76-year-old Queen of Soul was “gravely ill.”
Beyoncé devoted the entire show to the legend. “We cherish you and thank you,” she told the gathering of people, per the Detroit Free Press. She described Aretha Franklin’s music to be “beautiful.”
— Ford Field (@fordfield) August 14, 2018
Under doctor’s orders to rest and recover, Franklin recently canceled a slew of scheduled shows. The news of her worsened conditioned sparked an outpour of love amongst the Hip Hop and R&B community.
My prayers are with Aretha Franklin & her family during this difficult time ?? LOOK BELOW @ what I tweeted at the top of the year we MUST CELEBRATE the Living Legends while they are here to see it. So many have given us decades of Timeless music…❤️ https://t.co/VVacLxcMSI
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 13, 2018
— Mr. T (@MrT) August 14, 2018
?? for Aretha Franklin pic.twitter.com/bsGDqCLaFr
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) August 14, 2018
My Prayers to Aretha Franklin and her family! It's been reported that the Queen of Soul is gravely ill!
Continued prayers to you! ?? pic.twitter.com/2jCBi2VfM4
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) August 13, 2018
Praying for Aretha Franklin and her family right now! ❤️??
— Ciara (@ciara) August 13, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Aretha’s failing health. She is not just the Queen of Soul; Aretha is an American Treasure. I am praying that she recovers and for the peace & hope of those closest to her. @ArethaFranklin #arethafranklin #aretha #queenofsoul #americantreasure pic.twitter.com/Ipu8Z56C5t
— Gloria Gaynor (@gloriagaynor) August 14, 2018