Thanksgiving Day is upon us meaning it's time to slice open that turkey, try our best to avoid awkward political conversations with family and friends, and watch football — lots and lots of football.
On Thursday, Mowtown legend Aretha Franklin kicked off the NFL's Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions game with a soulful rendition of the National Anthem. She slayed, naturally, but also felt compelled to take her sweet damn time:
The 74-year-old singer's performance clocked in at more than 4 minutes and 20 seconds. For comparison, most anthems can be sung at around 1 minute and 57 seconds. Let's just say the folks on Twitter definitely took notice of what felt like the longest National Anthem in U.S. history:
In case you're interested, you can watch Franklin's full performance below: