The Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin has passed away after battling cancer for a number of years. Someone of such magnitude and importance as Aretha does not leave this Earth without an outpour of love from those who she has influenced. With that said, checkout some of our favorite tributes to the Queen.
Robin Thicke gets some participation from the youth for his adorable tribute.
Alicia Keys surprised Nicki Minaj on her ‘Queen’ Radio with an amazing rendition of “Natural Woman”
Here is a short clip of DJ Khaled hosting an Aretha Franklin tribute at the Detroit stop of The Carter’s “On The Run 2” tour. The audience sings along to the Queen’s timeless classic, “RESPECT.”
Arianna Grande with some help from The Roots did a full-on performance in dedication to Aretha on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The ever so iconic Jennifer Lopez paid her R.E.S.P.E.C.T to queen Aretha.
Last but not least, Kelly Price and the iconic Anita Baker performed Aretha’s classic “A Natural Woman” at their concert.
What an honor to share the stage and the microphone with Lady Anita Baker. WOW! I’ve cried a lot today. She was grieving The Queen @arethasings too and pushed through because that’s what MASTERS of a craft do! She pulled me from the audience and we shared this moment to tribute our Queen Aretha Franklin. It was therapeutic and very necessary. I’m so grateful… more footage coming @anitabakerfc
Aside from all these great tributes celebrities put together on their own, the debate is on about who should be playing Aretha Franklin in biopics and of course who is going to perform her songs at all the tributes this award season.
This comedian had a few suggestions…
Who do you guys think would slay an Aretha Franklin Tribute? Let us know in the comments below!
Written By: Rahkiya Brown