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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.

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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