Beyonce and Jay-Z dedicated their On The Run II Detroit performance to Aretha Franklin. The couple honored the legend who is severely ill at the moment and is believed to be close to passing away due to the rapid deterioration of her health.Beyonce took a moment after their first song to share a short message for the diva: “This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin. We love you, and thank you.”

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Concert goers recognize the magnitude of Franklin’s impact on music.

“It hurts my heart. She’s the queen. She will forever have an impact on my soul […] She is forever gonna be remembered.”

Another fan commented on how Aretha Franklin lives on through younger generations.

“We probably wouldn’t have Beyonce if it wasn’t for Aretha, and that’s what we’re seeing tonight.”