Taylor Swift Holds Moment of Silence for Aretha Franklin in Detroit

Taylor Swift Holds Moment of Silence for Aretha Franklin in Detroit

Taylor Swift is one of the many artists who has been influenced by the legendary artist Aretha Franklin and she paid tribute to the recently departed singer at her concert in Detroit.

The 28-year-old singer held a moment of silence and honored Aretha for her work on Tuesday night (August 28).

“Last week we lost an irreplaceable force. Aretha Franklin did so much for music, she did so much for women’s rights, she did so much for civil rights,” Taylor said during the show.

“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,” Taylor continued. “I would like it if we could have a moment of silence so that every single one of us could reflect on our love and respect for her and everything that she did in her life. So if we could please cut the lights, we’ll have a moment of silence for Aretha.”

When the lights came back up, she added, “We love you Aretha.”

A few years ago, Aretha sang “Happy Birthday” to Taylor while attending the same event.

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