Taylor Swift Aretha Franklin Tribute, Moment of Silence, Detroit Concert

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Fans waited festively outside, then walked in a solemn, single-file line into the rotunda of Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Detroit remembers the Queen of Soul and her relationship with the Motor City. On the inside of the lid, embroidered into the fabric, read "Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul".

"I never got to meet her, I never got to tell her that I love her", Ms Jefferson said.

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Franklin died August 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.

Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour rolled through Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit on Tuesday (Aug. 28) night, and the country-gone-pop starlet didn't overlook the opportunity to honor a legend.

Swift's speech came about 45 minutes into her set, and was followed up with a moment of silence for Franklin.

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Ariana Grande has been added to the list of performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral in Detroit on Friday.

On Friday, Franklin's family will hold a private funeral service, which will be streamed online and on television.

The Wright Museum is a cultural landmark in Detroit, where Franklin grew up and spent most of her life. The sorority's traditional Omega Omega service lasted almost an hour, saluting Franklin with song, scripture and words. The vibrant red dress signaled Franklin's distinguished status as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Standing in a semicircle surrounding Franklin's family, the women filed in for almost 10 minutes wearing black dresses, pearl necklaces, and corsages of African violets, the sorority's official flower.

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"I guess she touched so many hearts, you see people crying, you see people just smiling and singing her songs". "Franklin's family was moved by Grande's performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" after Franklin's August 16 death.

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