Aretha Franklin Honored with Monday Night Football Video Featuring Boyz II Men, Tori Kelly
The kick-off to the 2018-19 season of Monday Night Football got an extra boost last night (Sept. 10) during halftime of the late game with a tribute to Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the two-minute video that played during the Los Angeles Rams/Oakland Raiders game was taped in Detroit on Sunday (Sept. 9) and featured Boyz II Men and Tori Kelly singing Franklin's signature hit "Rock Steady."
The footage was shot around the city at iconic locations, including Motown Record's Hitsville, U.S.A. United Sound Systems studio and the Music Hall's recently re-dedicated Aretha's Jazz Cafe, right near Ford Field in Detroit, where the Detroit Lions and New York Jets faced off in the night's first contest. That game, a devastating loss for the home team, also featured a coin toss from another home town icon: Eminem.
Check out a fan grab of the tribute below.
filmed something special w/ the incredibly talented (& hilarious) BOYZ II MEN yesterday that airs TONIGHT on @espn!! look out for us during both halftimes of the monday night football doubleheader---- #GENESIShalftimeshow pic.twitter.com/VhQeBI6PQd— tori kelly (@torikelly) September 10, 2018