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On Thanksgiving Day, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem for a football game in Detroit. Fans were shocked when this rendition of the National Anthem ended up being more than four minutes long.

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Viewers complained they had time to cook and eat their turkeys in the time that it took Aretha to complete the song. This may seem shocking to some, but for others, this is nothing to be surprised about. Click play to hear Gary With Da Tea explain more in this exclusive audio edition of Gary’s Tea.

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