Aretha Franklin performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Thanksgiving Day football game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings Thursday afternoon. And, as, the Queen of Soul usually does, she stole the show.
Accompanying herself on piano, with an organist laying down gentle swells underneath, the Detroit native took her sweet time with the national anthem. Franklin stretched out for nearly five minutes, lingering passionately over each word. As a known #churchgirl this totally felt like a Sunday morning devotional song by a seasoned traditional Baptist deacon.
The Queen took us to church whether you wanted to go or not check out the video below: