The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was honored this past week with something that made her even tear up: her own street name. The street formerly a portion of Madison Avenue ― beginning at the corner of Brush Street outside of the Detroit City Music Hall for the Performing Arts ―is now named “Aretha Franklin Way”. They announced it right before a major music festival at the performing arts center in Detroit.
Even in her wise age, at 75 years old, she was still touched by the citizens of Detroit for recognizing her accomplishments.
“Thank you again for this resplendent and magnificent honor of this street, Aretha’s Way. I want to see it every time I come down here, I’m going to dance down it!” she said.
Take a look at her reaction as she was caught totally by surprise in the touching video below.