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Fantasia Takes Shoes Off At Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Newsweek logo Newsweek 8/31/2018 Emily Zogbi

Fantasia kicked off her shoes for her performance at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday and now it's trending on Twitter.

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"I hope she don't mind, I don't think she would, but I think I'm gonna come out of my shoes," Fantasia, 34, said before she began a rendition of Franklin's "Precious Lord, Take My Hand/You've Got a Friend."

Fantasia, backed by a full choir, had the entire congregation on their feet as she belted the lyrics to the classic song.

Fantasia is giving her everything. Shoes off & everything. She is sanging,” writer Mikki Kendall wrote under the #ArethaHomegoing hashtag.

“When Fantasia starts going that phantom biting thing with her mouth, just give your life to the Lord,” said writer Britni Danielle.

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