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VIDEO: Aretha Franklin's National Anthem Lasted Over 4 Minutes!

VIDEO: Aretha Franklin's National Anthem Lasted Over 4 Minutes!

Aretha Franklin performed the National Anthem on Thanksgiving Day at the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings football game… and it last for four and a half minutes!

The Queen of Soul wore a long fur coat while sitting at the piano in the middle of the field for her performance, which was pretty epic.

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Aretha‘s slow-downed version of the “Star Spangled Banner” is sure to go down in history as one of the most memorable renditions of our nation’s anthem. Watch below!

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  • eternalfratboy

    snatch my soul!!! god bless america!!!

  • Amber

    Yes, she took em to church with that one!!


    She was terrible. I was at the game and was getting tired of standing and I thought maybe I should kneel down. She didn’t slow it down she kept repeating the words. and when she sang the final “and the home of the rave” the crowd started cheering and she still kept singing for another minute repeating “the home of the brave over and over and over” She would take three words and repeat them. Best part was the piano playing.

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  • Legendary Trolly

    Lol you a fool!!! “I thought maybe I should kneel down”


    She put words in the song that are not in it and the song was so long I aged 2 years. Now the one from last years Super Bowl with Lady Gaga was fantastic but she almost took as long as the halftime entertainment. If I go to a football game I go to the event not for pregame entertainment. I would rather have heard Charles Manson sing it properly than to hear her. She made it all about her and not the national anthem. She is getting criticzied from everyone.