Well, when you are a legendary diva, you deserve to take your time. But, when you do, don’t think some people will not poke a little fun at ya.
Enter Aretha Franklin — with a floor-length fur coat and rocking a Detroit Lions beanie — the Queen of Soul sang a 4-minute 35-second version of the “Star Spangled Banner” that sent the Twitterverse flying with hilarious memes.
— Gerren Peterson (@GerrenPeterson) November 24, 2016
Check out a few of what we think are the funniest ones, and remember, be kind people when ROYALTY is in the room. And to be fair, while some laughed, others loved it and came to her defense. Carry on.
Kaepernick would’ve developed arthritis in his knee for kneeling so long if the 49ers were playing while Aretha Franklin sang the anthem
— Brock (@BrockOgami) November 24, 2016
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) November 24, 2016
BREAKING: Aretha Franklin just finished singing the national anthem
— NOTSportsCenter™ (@NOTSportsCenter) November 25, 2016
CBS got the game clock confused with Aretha Franklin’s National Anthem timer
— Someone’s An Idiot (@SomeonesAnIdiot) November 24, 2016
Delay of game 😂
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 24, 2016
Aretha Franklin’s rendition of the National Anthem was so long, Colin Kaepernick had to stand up and stretch his legs….
— Richard P. King Jr. (@RichardPKingJr) November 24, 2016
Before Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem
After Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem pic.twitter.com/EaMF1CctzB
— shauna (@goldengateblond) November 24, 2016
I’m gonna tell all your grandchildren about the time you complained about seeing Aretha Franklin instead of the Detroit Lions
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) November 24, 2016