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Beyoncé Dedicated Her Detroit Concert To Aretha Franklin After Reports That She's Seriously Ill

"We're with you," Beyoncé told the Queen of Soul.

Posted on August 14, 2018, at 9:45 a.m. ET

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been visiting different cities across the country while on their On the Run II Tour.

Instagram: @beyonce

And last night when performing in Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit, Beyoncé dedicated the show to the iconic singer, who is reportedly seriously ill.

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The Detroit News tweeted that Bey said, "This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin. We love you and thank you."

Beyonce opens her show with Jay-Z at @fordfield with a tribute. “This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin,” she says. “We love you and thank you.” #OnTheRun2

"We're with you," Beyoncé also said, according to another Twitter user.

Tonight's #OTRII show in Detroit is dedicated to Aretha Franklin. "We're with you." - @Beyonce

DJ Khaled, who opened for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, also played Franklin's famous song "Respect" during his set.

DJ Khaled tribute to Aretha Franklin before exiting the stage on a bird scooter

Fans appreciated Bey's kind words during her Detroit show.

Aww 😢🙏🏾 https://t.co/Eg9d6Y9fxy

#ArethaFranklin you will always fill our hearts, minds & ears with your soulful voice & music. I was grateful to see you in #Detroit last summer. Shout out to @Beyonce https://t.co/QOWNjkf2WR

Thank You @Beyonce & #JayZ For Dedicating your show last night to OUR HOMETOWN #DETROIT QUEEN of SOUL🎶 ARETHA FRANKLIN https://t.co/hzLrwtmqWL

A person close to Franklin told the Associated Press on Monday that the singer is seriously ill, but no other details about her condition were provided. A representative for the 76-year-old singer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

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