Aretha Franklin's casket arrives in style

Aretha Franklin Wears Bright-Red Louboutin Spike Heels in Her Gold Casket — And They Have a Hidden Meaning

Aretha Franklin Wears Bright-Red Louboutin Spike Heels in Her Gold Casket — And They Have a Hidden Meaning

Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin on Tuesday by holding a moment of silence for the late Queen of Soul during her concert in Detroit.

Days before the iconic singer is set to be laid to rest, Swift asked her concertgoers to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul with a moment of silence.

"Last week we lost an irreplaceable force", she told fans, according to outlets.

"You can only look that restful and peaceful when you're at home with the lord, so I know where she is and she's in a better place and she looks wonderful", added one of her friends, Kim Harrison. And on Tuesday, a local funeral home transported her body to a public viewing in a show-stopping vintage hearse: a white 1940 LaSalle.

'So if we could please cut the lights, we'll have a moment of silence for Aretha.

She said: "She called me one time, one time only, and she goes 'Hi, it's Aretha, ' and I'm like, 'Franklin?!"

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At least 1,000 Delta Sigma Thetas from across the country attended the service, which lasted almost an hour and is traditionally performed for any member before her funeral. Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder are among those scheduled to perform.

As the sun rose on America's Motor City, the crowds were already waiting in line to say a final farewell to the Queen of Soul. She did so much for women's rights.

A member of the public becomes emotional viewing Aretha Franklin's coffin at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

She began her career in her teens singing gospel music at church, later catapulting to fame with her hit "Respect" topping the charts in 1967.

The private service will take place on Friday.

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