Now that is what you call a homegoing. Aretha Franklin‘s funeral was yesterday at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple and for over 8 hours, the service took over the country. From television to social media, no matter who you were, you had to take a minute to sit down and take in the Queen of Soul’s final bow.
The funeral included former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Hillary Clinton, Clark Sisters, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and more.
There were several classic moments that let you Aretha Franklin truly, and unapologetically, never forgot her roots.
Check out the Blackest moments from Aretha’s funeral below:
1. Rev. Sharpton Reminding Trump Aretha Franklin Never ‘Worked’ For Him
Al Sharpton had a message for President Trump after he publicly stated that Aretha Franklin worked for him: "No, she used to perform for you. She worked for us." https://t.co/WO7cDmAHYr pic.twitter.com/pb23YjnvTl— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 31, 2018
2. Fantasia’s Vocals
3. And Jennifer Hudson’s!
4. Aretha Managing To Get Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, and Clinton on Stage Together
On stage in front at Aretha Franklin’s funeral are Min. Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and former president Bill Clinton https://t.co/FOic3yqVw8 #ArethaHomegoing pic.twitter.com/ClQOPuU6Jt— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) August 31, 2018
5. Twinkie Clark Belting It Out
6. Michael Eric Dyson Breaking Down How Aretha Was Black Without Apologies
Speaking at Aretha Franklin's funeral, Georgetown Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson talked about how Franklin was "black without apology or excuse." pic.twitter.com/wLfihcIEKA— USA TODAY Video (@usatodayvideo) August 31, 2018
7. White People Freaked Out By Farrakhan At Aretha’s Funeral
8. Cicely Tyson’s Hat And The Epic Speech
9. Stevie Wonder Closing Aretha Franklin’s Funeral
"What needs to happen, not only in this nation but throughout the world, is we need to make love great again,” Stevie Wonder says at Aretha Franklin's funeral ❤️ pic.twitter.com/vMOSU5ovJC— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 31, 2018